Jobs checks out new SONY Walkman @ Paris Expo

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  1. woodsey macrumors regular

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    Dont know if anyone has picked this up yet, but I though this pic of Steve checking out the new SONY Network Walkman at the Apple Expo Paris was pretty funny.

    I cant emagine the SONY rep would have had much fun trying to convince him of its superiority over the newly released Nano!

    http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000227059950/
     

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  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    That's the greatest expression. Can't wait to see it in iGary's 'tar.

    Let's hope Steve doesn't get any ideas/advice from them though.
     
  3. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    The look on Steve's face is funny.

    Anyway, Sony's new player looks sweet, I like the look of it better than the look of the iPod... If it had a scroll wheel and it synced with iTunes I would probably buy one.
     
  4. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    Steve:"Ahh, so this is the sony product we'll be crushing this year"
    Rep:"Well actually we feel we've got a really strong contendor that will give the iPod a run for it's money"
    Steve:"Haha, it doesn't matter how many times I hear that it still makes me laugh"
     
  5. Mord macrumors G4

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    it's the most but ugly player i have ever seen, i wish sony would just give up and start makeing ipods like they did with the powerbook 100.
     
  6. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    I heard this extract from the same conversation:

    Rep: "You know it has 50 hours battery life, Mr Jobs."

    Steve: Really? Well, I guess there has to be one benefit. I mean, would you just..... just.....look ..... at it..... I don't feel too well.... Bluuuerrrrgghhhh...."

    NB: at this point Steve and the rest of the Apple crew were taken away to recover from the horror sighting. Meanwhile, the Sony rep received a letter from HQ. A source read it over his shoulder and it said:

    Dear Rep,

    Due to the horrible MP3 products we have produced and been stupid enough to show at the Apple Expo, we have to make you redundant.

    Sorry.

    Sony Portable Music Dp (non-joint ericsson division)
     
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  8. jared_kipe macrumors 68030

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    Thats because iPod is what everyone wants, features are less important than the image. The ipod is a unique case where the whole is NOT simply a sum of its parts.
     
  9. njmac macrumors 68000

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    but an mp3 player at Macworld? Seems like a waste of time/money/space.
     
  10. dan-o-mac macrumors 6502a

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    Can someone provide a link to the model he's checking out. The look on jobs face is classic, he's like WTF!
     
  11. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    There's a link in the article...
     
  12. DaftUnion macrumors 6502a

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    That thing is Fugly, but yeah the expression is great.
     
  13. feakbeak macrumors 6502a

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    That's exactly what popped into my head when I saw his expression.
     
  14. mojohanna macrumors 6502a

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    My eyes!!! my eyes!!!! Someone please get me a trash can. I'm going to barf. That thing looks like something that would come with a barbie set, you know the one with the little plastic Corvette.
     
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  16. dan-o-mac macrumors 6502a

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    oops I missed it. :eek: Here's a great reply from an engadget poster.

    Posted Sep 8, 2005, 12:28 AM ET by Brad
    If you want to release a product that will mean nothing the same day, make sure to coincide with an Apple release.
     
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  18. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Without a sync/webstore app like iTunes, all other mp3 players are crap.

    Besides iPods just look plain cool :)
     
  19. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    iTunes isn't the only app of it's kind... It's just the only one worth mentioning :p
     
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    agreed, the Connect store and software is rather lacking to say the least.

    steve must be thinking: "where is the scroll wheel, how do you use this thing?"
     
  22. dan-o-mac macrumors 6502a

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    :D
     
  23. Astral Cars macrumors regular

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    yeah, it's just not fair to say you can fit 13,000 songs on a 20GB mp3 player. Sure, if all your music is compressed to 48kbps, which anyone could notice a difference at. Also, The battery life isn't gonna happen. Kinda flashy looking.
     
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    cool shot.

    If this was a car forum, I would share my picture of Chris Bangle (BMW Designer) sitting in a New C6 Corvette! Alas, this isn't a car forum so nobody will care ;)
     
  25. skubish macrumors 68030

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    I know but none are as good as iTunes.
     

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