nytimes link I know there seems to be a new iPod competitor popping up every week, but this one is a little more interesting. It has software that is supposedly pretty neat, built by ex-apple employees, and was designed by an ex-apple employee who was involved in the Newton project. It gets 35 (!!!) hours of battery life, looks pretty nice, and has a 1.8" color screen. It is pretty small (nano sized). It is compatible with microsoft playsforsure - no integrated store like ITMS, but i'd say it's the best thing I've seen from an iPod competitor. It is manufactured by Samsung.