iPod nano/Creative Zen Nano

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  1. briansolomon macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone else find it kind of weird that these products both use the 'nano' moniker while still being completely different?
     
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    Over a unit of measurement?

    Why would Apple want to benefit from Creative's already established name? The own the iPod for godsake.
     
  4. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    If Creative sues over this, it's nothing but a way to try to compensate for Creative's inability to compete in the marketplace. I'm sure Creative benefits more from the name similarity than Apple does.
     
  5. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Daveway is right, nano is a unit of measurement and as such cannot be registered so Creative have no legal means on that front, the may be able to go after Apple for trading on the back of an existing product but then who knew there was a Zen nano anyway? Creative have so many overlapping and confusing product lines it wouldn't surprise me to find they have a "Creative Zen ipod" somewhere hidden in the catalogue.

    It amazes me that companies still think the best way to take on the iPod is to release lots of different products with confusing UI's, buttons all over the place and features nobody ever use.
     
  6. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    LOL I didn't even know about the existence of the Zen Nano till I read in the front pages of ilounge of a possible creative lawsuit over the ipod nano. lol How Ironic.
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I wonder who's sold more so far... How long has the iPod nano been on sale again? :p
     
  8. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    I can see it this x-mas. A daughter talking to her parents wanting a iPod nano. The parents walk into best buy saying the want the ugh... a nano so they get the zen nano. Creative can mostly benifit from this.
     
  9. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    If Creative sues, it will be to generate publicity and consumer awareness for thier product. Their best bet is to try and put out the message "Apple copied us."

    I don't think Apple's in legal trouble over this, but I'd love to know what their reasoning was for choosing 'Nano.'
     
  10. iGary Guest

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    That is, if Creative stays in business long enough to do anything about it. :cool:
     
  11. geese macrumors 6502a

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    Have you been to their website? They've got a bewildering number of MP3 product lines- 23 different models many of which seem to overlap each other in some way.

    Its like the mac product lines pre-Jobs- I remember getting my 1st mac- do i get the 5500, 6500 or the 4400??!!
     
  12. iGary Guest

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    They are basically the other 26%...how long will they last?
     
  13. geese macrumors 6502a

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    You think? I thought Sony were doing a better job in the MP3 market then Creative.
     
  14. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    Creative does much more than MP3 players, so I doubt they'll go away anytime soon.
     
  15. Shelax macrumors newbie

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    You never use an equalizer or FM radio? Intriguing. And the Zen Nano's three buttons (1 for on/off, 2 for volume control) aren't "all over the place." I'm surprised no one has mentioned affordability - I guess that would mean acknowledging that it's less than half the price of an iPod Nano.
     

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