Sun All-In-One Card, to make iPod Obsolete?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by amac4me, Jan 5, 2006.

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    amac4me

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    A super thin, credit-card shaped device, the AIO Card is powered through its solar panels and has an e-ink-like display, allowing for touchscreen capabilities, fairly high resolution, and incredibly low power consumption.

    The device will work over wireless and you'll access your data that's stored on a server. Integrated Bluetooth and WiFi, also aVoIP calls.

    It uses the thin client found in Sun Rays and has very low power consumption.

    Here's the link http://mobilemag.com/content/100/102/C5814/#
     
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    iMeowbot

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    From the source:
     
  3. macrumors Core

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    in no way is that going to compete with the iPod if it ever comes out.
    simply because you need to have your files stored somewhere where this thing can connect to them. its not an MP3 player. its cool. it might be a nice thing to have. but definitely not an iPod killer or even competitor. more of a PDA killer or rather the next step for PDA and home multimedia use as well.
     
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    Lord Blackadder

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    This thing will never happen. It is vaporware. Scotty, beam me up!
     
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    2nyRiggz

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    thats nice though..if it is made i would get one but it wont replace my ipods


    Bless
     
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    yoak

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    One should never say never;)
     
  7. macrumors Core

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    but you just said it twice. ;) :D
     
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    doucy2

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    i def would get one if they would come out (which i doubt they will)
    def would replace my ipods (all three of them) :)
    no way
    this would be way cool if if it comes and has a cell phone function
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    how many times has something that was supposed to be the death of the ipod died?
     
  10. macrumors member

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    plus, it wont be released for at least 10 years. Ipod has plenty of time to catch up.
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    haha, yea, no kidding. also, the video ipod is ridiculously thin as is compared to the regular 3rd generation ipod. so im sure the ipod in the future will be newspaper thin.

    did anyone else see that snl skit with they guy imitating steve jobs?
     
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    adk

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    Even if it does ever come into existence, it will never replace the ipod. All of its data is stored elsewhere, and it sounds like it would access it wirelessly. There's absolutely no way I'm paying roaming charges on my mp3 player.
     
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    TheMasin9

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    cool thought

    its a wonderful concept, and a darn neat device, but i doubt well see anything like this soon. soon being 2 years.
     
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    hvfsl

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    It's just a very small lablet PC.

    Although it might be cool if you can have your laptop in low-power-mode in your bag and use that thing to access it so you can maybe watch some movies on the way to work.
     

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