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srobert
Mar 31, 2004, 12:27 PM
No! not that kind of virgin.

Was'nt Virgin supposed to launch an iTMS competing online music store this summer? Was'nt Virgin supposed to launch an iPod competing portable music jukebox alongside? —>click me to see related article <— (http://www.silicon.com/networks/webwatch/0,39024667,39118958,00.htm)

Well, Now they're letting first class passengers borrow iPods for free in their lounges. That's one weird move from a company that plans on competing with iTMS and iPod.

Or maybe Virgin Music and Virgin Airways are 2 distict things but I was thinking that it was pretty much the same company.

—> Link to the Article <— (http://news.com.com/2009-1088_3-984352.html)

Extract from the article:

"We already have iPods in the Heathrow Clubhouse, and as they've been so popular, we will soon be adding them to our new Clubhouse at JFK (in New York)," Virgin said in a newsletter to frequent fliers.

idkew
Mar 31, 2004, 12:55 PM
Sounds good to me. Maybe the borrowers will go home and pick up one of their own. Apple should be supplying Virgin with free iPods. Virgin can buy the songs.

srobert
Mar 31, 2004, 01:07 PM
Sounds good to me. Maybe the borrowers will go home and pick up one of their own. Apple should be supplying Virgin with free iPods. Virgin can buy the songs.

My guess is that they only put Virgin owned music on those iPods. Why buy it from Apple when they own it.

I can easily imagine this scene taking place this summer in an airport lounge:

A) Virgin finally release online Music store and Virgin iSuck™ portable jukebox.

B) Virgin removes all iPods from their VIP lounges and replace those with iSucks™

C) Mr. BigShot comes in for his flight and ask for an iPod as he's used to.

D) Virgin hostess hands him an iSuck.

E) Mr. BigShot relunctantly accept the clunkier heavier uglier music player.

F) 30 minutes later, Mr. BigShot comes back to the hostess and ask if by any chance they still have one of the old iPod around. ^_^

jimsowden
Mar 31, 2004, 06:30 PM
So the new isuck and the isuck mini, 10 or 50 songs in the large pocket of your cargo pants.