Commodore to introduce portable music player and music store

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    Good grief. I thought that HAD to be humor, but it seems to be real :D

    That's still the funniest thing I've seen in a while. A VIC-20 portable music player! (And "in-head" earphones? Ouch!)

    But one upcoming Commodore product actually DOES sound cool... speaking as one who still owns a C64:

    "It is also planning to offer the C64 DTV, a joystick that connects to your TV and which contains 30 Commodore 64 games, in October."

    [​IMG]

    That's nothing but cool :)
     
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    You know... the last thing I need is to have to wait 12 hours in front of my computer for my music to load onto my MP3 player. A USB connection!?

    Go back to the 80's.



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    MEH.

    LOOK OUT APPLE! OH MY GOD APPPLE, LOOK THE HELL OUT!!!!

    I have to say though, that as far as design goes, it does look better than most other immitators out there (like the ***ty dell), but iPod killer.....no. Especially with a USB connector.....EL Oh EL.
     
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    The original article was something like "Commodore takes on Apple with portable player" :rolleyes:

    I edited out the stupidity before submitting :)
     
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    USB 2 isn't that much slower than FireWire. It'll be okay...just not great. And, as we know from the popularity of Windows, "good enough" is good enough for many people. :(
     
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    I looked here, and the strong implication is that it is not USB 2.0. Generally, anyone using USB 2.0 goes out of their way to let you know.
     
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    Right. I Googled like mad looking for some sign that it's USB 2.0, because putting a USB connection in this day and age is pure madness. Alas, it seems Commodore consists of just that. Heh.

    So, as I said, go back to the 80's.



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    yeah - that's because it's not really a Commodore product. If it was it would kick Apple's iPod butt!!!

    C64 ownz the CrApple ][e, luzers! :eek: :eek: :p :p

    (Sorry - reverted back to 9th grade for a second!)










    (But the c64 did rule!)
     
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    "It is also planning to offer the C64 DTV, a joystick that connects to your TV and which contains 30 Commodore 64 games, in October."

    [​IMG]


    What a bunch of copycats! :p
     

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