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Old Jan 14, 2006, 06:45 PM   #1
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Steve Jobs - Microsoft will release X-Player.

"What’s going to happen is that Microsoft is going to have to get into the hardware business of making MP3 players. This year. X-player, or whatever."

-http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10853916/site/newsweek/

A somewhat more interesting interview on the topic of macworld than all the other junk reporting so far. Steve Jobs seems quite certain that Microsoft is about to release a flagship media player: how serious do you think he is?

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Old Jan 14, 2006, 06:53 PM   #2
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X-player? I don't think Steve was serious. He's just speculating that Microsoft needs to introduce something to seriously compete against the iPod.
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Old Jan 14, 2006, 06:59 PM   #3
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X-player? I don't think Steve was serious. He's just speculating that Microsoft needs to introduce something to seriously compete against the iPod.
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While, he's obviously joking about the name. But is it really that proposterous? Sony was owning the videogames market and taking away share from PC when Microsoft introduced the X-Box, so there is some precedent. Plus it is clear that their current strategy is not working, and that they really want to beat Apple in this market.
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I found Apple's reason for not changing form factors more interesting.
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x-player?....will of course microsoft will throw their hands into the ring but i hope at a different name.


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Old Jan 14, 2006, 07:21 PM   #6
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Or he could have meant the letter "X" as a variable. He wouldnt be releasing news about microsofts new products at the MACWORLD keynote...
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Old Jan 14, 2006, 07:26 PM   #7
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...on that note: Xbox is the most generic and uninspired name ever contrived. Even worse than playstation and gamecube. Sega was the only company with good product ames: especially dreamcast (so poetic!).

I almost think that if Microsoft were to release a pmp, it would be called X-360. Terrible.
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Old Jan 14, 2006, 07:31 PM   #8
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Sega was the only company with good product ames: especially dreamcast (so poetic!).
Master System, Mega Drive... they're not much better than PlayStation and GameCube really.

PS. Super Secret Microsoft Rumours, by Steve

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Old Jan 14, 2006, 07:46 PM   #9
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I love that article (well any interview with Steve). I think if Microsoft doesn't get in the market this year they never will because they would just be to far behind it seems, but then again they are a HUGE company so I could be wrong.

I think its funny/sad steve said that the Powerbooks/ iMacs had the perfect form factor. (I agree but I want to seem them keep on innovating it.)
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...on that note: Xbox is the most generic and uninspired name ever contrived. Even worse than playstation and gamecube. Sega was the only company with good product ames: especially dreamcast (so poetic!).

I almost think that if Microsoft were to release a pmp, it would be called X-360. Terrible.
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I like the last question in that interview, about if Steve would have a blog. He probably does have one, but it may not be public. It would be amazing to read a blog by Steve though.
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I like the last question in that interview, about if Steve would have a blog. He probably does have one, but it may not be public. It would be amazing to read a blog by Steve though.
Whoa! They updated the article because that diffenetly wasn't there when I read it first. I would love to read Steve's blog, as just about anyone who is a member here would
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