convergence sighting: ipod phone 09.08.2005, 8:10 AM
posted by ben vershbow
The Motorola ROKR, a new iTunes-compatible cellphone developed for Apple, hits the stores today for Cingular subscribers. The phone will run for $249.99 and can load up to 100 songs from a computer through a USB wire. Sounds like a rip-off to me, but indicative of things to come. It also comes equipped with a camera. The cellphone is steadily swallowing up all personal media.
Apple also unveiled its newest iPod, the "nano," which uses solid flash memory (like in little USB memory sticks) rather than a hard drive with moving parts. It's roughly the size of a half dozen business cards stacked together, and can hold up to 1,000 songs.
Posted by ben vershbow on September 8, 2005 8:10 AM
tags: The Ideal Device?, The Performing Book, apple, cameraphone, cellphone, gadgets, ipod, itunes, media, mobile, motorola, music, nano, phone, podcast, rokr, technology
Danielle on September 8, 2005 12:57 AM:
Personally I wished they had done a little bit more than find a way to put an Ipod shuffle into a cellular phone, but keeping it simple is probably just what consumers will go for.