Microsoft's "iPod Killer"? Riiiight.

Discussion in 'iPod' started by ToastMaster, Jun 4, 2006.

  1. ToastMaster macrumors regular

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    Found a link to this across the top of my Gmail page. We all know that Microsoft's been planning a new media player, but precious little else. I really hate the phrase "iPod killer" because they say it about every new device that comes out that plays music or video, but these pictures are sort of intriguing, in their horrifyingly blurry own way.

    I don't vouch for their validity, of course. I'll leave that to Engadget.

    http://www.engadget.com/2006/06/04/cringingly-blurry-pics-reveal-microsofts-ipod-killer/
     
  2. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    *cough* fugly *cough*

    Even though theyre blurry. We need to learn a little more about it, but until msft gets they're own *good* music store (I don't count URGE) I don't think well see to much of a problem
     
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    I think Microsoft should learn that nothing should look like a PDA, unless it is a PDA.
     
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    I'm sorry... did I see brown with a white scroll wheel??? the iTurd?
     
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    That screen was nice (from what I could see). Media center capabilites too!
     
  10. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    My guess is that it will enjoy a brief period in the sun where every iPod hater will say this is the true iPod Killer... then the new iPod will come out and everyone will shut up :p
     
  11. rimrocka07011 macrumors member

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    Good guess... did you see their control arrow? And no iTunes compatibility? F outta here...
     
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    I was actually considering the Gigabeat S until I read where C|NET (once again) got their facts wrong. The device has 1/2 the battery life that C|Net reported, does not support DIVX (without conversion in WMP) like reported and has a lower resolution screen than Toshiba originally stated. :mad:

    BLAH.
     
  13. ToastMaster thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow. Those controls are even worse than the Microsoft one. It doesn't even have any sort of scroll wheel.

    Do they have any idea how long it would take to scroll through all my music with that thing?
     
  14. unfaded macrumors 6502

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    Throw it in the pile with all the other iPod-killers.

    The only iPod-killer will be the next iPod, if for no other reason, because you can't legally put the iPod name onto anything else (unless, of course, you are a shoddy asian manufacturer of IPOD or the other knock-offs).
     
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