Bits and Pieces

Tuesday, October 26, 2004  


Apparently, it's not about music alone. iPodPhoto, the latest in the iPod stable comes with a color display that offers 220x176 pixel resolution apart from provision to view stored pictures on a larger display (AV). A logical extension of the device, although Samsung's Yepp YH-926 hit it off with a 20GB version (and arriving earlier).

Former Apple employees have helped bring out OQO (model 01), an ultra Personal Computer, thus throttling ahead in an all-new segment.
Newton is history. Could it repeat itself, especially for the price that OQO sells for ($2000)?

posted by pradeep | Permalink | (2)


The iPodPhoto was definitely expected. I was disappointed though that its just a color iPOd with photo viewing ability. Similar devices from Archos, Samsung and Creative allow videos to be seen on crisp 2-3 inch LCDs along with other controls to manage all media. Apple for once is a laggard and I wouldnt see why people would spend so much for so little.

By Blogger The Last Blogger, at 9:35 PM 

If a wire-free G5 iMac (bluetooth) is so certain, then iPod couldnt be far behind. It's just so much pain to carry wires around. More than multiple-media support, I am looking forward to this addition in the rumoured 2005-release.

The devices that you mentioned fall under Portable Media Player category and from what we read, Steve Jobs seems to have remarked on numerous occasions that he doesn't see TV as part of the 'digital hub' envisioned by Apple. To add to that, iBox (Set-Top Box kind) is about the only popular rumour these days.

"It's all about the music" you see! :)

By Blogger pradeep, at 10:47 PM 

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