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Subject: 8 GB iPod Nano

8 GB iPod Nano

From: Sarai <bucc7465_at_bellsouth.net>
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 15:22:02 -0500

This looks cool! Hope Rockbox will work.

September 12, 2006, 10:41 AM PDT
The hot new Apple iPod Nano
Posted by:
James Kim

As expected, Apple announced the second-generation iPod Nano, and, yes,
it does have a maximum capacity of 8GB. That brings it in line with the
current
market rate--before today, the 4GB iPod Nano cost as much as the 8GB
SanDisk Sansa e280--$250 (ouch). Well, here's Apple's retort, and while
the new Nano
still doesn't play video, it is much improved in many ways, including
the price, which gives you twice the gigabytes for the same price. The
2GB model
will cost $149, the 4GB $199, and the 8GB $249.

The second-gen iPod Nano looks and feels better. Its body is now made of
anodized aluminum, rather than the scratch-prone polycarbonate of the
original.
It's also thinner, believe it or not. Five new bright colors bring us
back to the iPod Mini days: silver (2GB/4GB), green (4GB), pink (4GB),
blue (4GB),
and black (8GB)--thinner, more durable, and colorful.

What's more, you get up to a rated 24 hours of battery life now, plus
gapless playback of audio files (like in the new 5G iPod and iTunes 7).
Other features
include instant search by first letter, the "new and improved"
headphones, and a 40 percent brighter screen. Even the iPod Nano
packaging is improved,
with 52 percent less volume.

So, in addition to the boost in capacity, the new Nano is all about
improvement: improved durability, sleekness, and battery; some wish-list
features such
as gapless playback; and of course, an array of color choices. While the
value of this model isn't as great as for the $349 80GB iPod (and you
can get
the much thicker but more feature filled SanDisk for the same price),
the thin design and incremental improvements should continue the Nano's
claim as
the world's most popular player. We will update our opinion once we get
our hands on one. Also check out our
first take on the new 5G iPod.

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September 12, 2006 1:11 PM PDT
any improvement? same 4G codec? what's the scoop? drives me nuts when
these things get released and all reviewers follow apple's lead and only
comment on
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September 12, 2006 1:00 PM PDT

A bit disappointed.
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September 12, 2006 12:47 PM PDT

How can I tell the 2nd gen Nano from the old one
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September 12, 2006 12:32 PM PDT

(NT) What about integrated FM radio???
New!

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September 12, 2006 11:23 AM PDT

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Sarai D. Bucciarelli
Received on 2006-09-12


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