Consumers want music mobile iPods

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. Mudbug Administrator emeritus


    Jun 28, 2002
    North Central Colorado
    by 'mobile' I assume they mean a PDA, or Palm device - just difference in terminology for different sides of the pond - or am I off?
  3. Blackheart macrumors 6502a


    Mar 13, 2004
  4. Moonlight macrumors 6502


    Jul 9, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Cell phones ?

    I thought they ment Moblie phone. Like a iPod/Phone...sort of what moto and apple are trying to do. I think Apple should make Cell phone OS's myself. They suck so bad right now !
  5. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    Yeah, the terms are a bit confusing right now since PDAs and phones have been merging. The rest of the world runs roughly a year or two ahead of the US in getting the new toys (foot-dragging by carriers, and the gap is wider if you include early adopters), so these articles can have kind of a science fiction feel to them from a US point of view.
  6. CraigS macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2003
    Washington DC
    Yeah, that's the most nonsensical headline I've read in a long time. I still don't quite get what it means.
  7. macnulty macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2003
    Rehoboth Beach, De
    iPod - phone, not happening. But then again I don't like the PDA - phone thing; If I'm on with a client and need to look something up . . . if I'm in a mellow grove with some Miles I don't want some ring tone snapping me back to reality.
  8. beefstu01 macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2002
    Am I the only one who wants a cell phone that's only a phone? I just want to be able to make calls, not the bajillion other things that cell phones do now.
  9. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    The time will come when a device can, from a technical perspective, do all these things WELL and still be SMALL. When that day comes, buying--and carrying--multiple devices will become less popular. When typical phones have 20 GB hard disks, the role of music players is bound to change (for mobile phone users). And I hope some of those new do-it-all devices will have Apple ease of use!

    But that day is a long way off, and combining everything in one does NOT make sense now. A do-it-all-device would end up being too big and doing nothing truly well, like the iPod does music well. So for now, speculating now on what Apple might do in five+ years is fun, but pure sci-fi :)

    When it can be done WELL (I nominate Apple) and at about iPod size, with decent battery and reception, I'd love the following in one device: a) phone, b) PDA, c) 10 GB+ music player, d) 2+ megapixel camera with flash and decent optics.

    I want all those things with me. For now, that means carrying a bunch of stuff--and so I don't bother. But one day...
  10. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    UK: mobile = cell-phone

    As in: where did I put my bloody mobile?

    Currently in UK, top line models do texting (SMS), WAP, Bluetooth, video & picture messaging, games, simple PDA stuff... oh, and phone calls.

    There may be one or two out there that act as MP3 flash players but they're not a big thing. Everybody wants an iPod!
  11. rdhatfield3 macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2004
    Searcy, AR

    I am waiting for the day that this comes true. I will buy a motorola cell phone on this day.
  12. Blackheart macrumors 6502a


    Mar 13, 2004
    As will I. I'm trying to make my T720 last as long as possible and I'll be one of the early adopters of the new phone. Assuming it's not outrageously priced (>$300). If i can get it for under $300, I'll get one.

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