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Briefly: Apple VP keynote, U2 at iTMS, Creative\'s bid

updated 01:05 am EDT, Mon July 26, 2004

Apple VP keynote

In Brief: The online music industry expo in the first half of the year, boosted by continued demand for products such as Apple's iPod.




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  1. tonton

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Creative Zen Touch

    As per the story, "10,000-song, 20-gigabyte Zen Touch".

    So Creative joins Sony in touting 64kbps files. Unbelievable.

  1. johnhood

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Creative thinking!

    iTunes vs the rest!

  1. z10n

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Whatever

    If the player won't accept iTMS files, then it takes a huge hit against the iPod. As much as I'm annoyed that apple has tied iTMS to the iPod, I have to admit it makes sense for selling iPods vs some other player.

  1. spacefreak

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    A little research...

    Past experience has taught me not to trust just one article in determining a product's specs. So i checked out 3 of their models on Creative's site... As far as looks and general specs are concerned, this looks to be the strongest WMA-based iPod competitor yet.

    http://us.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=3&subcategory=21&product=9288

    http://us.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=3&subcategory=21&product=10274&campid=20459

    http://us.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=3&subcategory=21&product=4836

  1. himself

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    better than most...

    this product appears to be pretty well designed, at least compared to the other offerings. It still doesn't match up to the iPod (expect in battery time, which most other players handily beat the iPod anyway), but it looks pretty decent. If it plays mp3's, it will probably do well. If it doesn't play aac (iTMS), it won't do as well as it could. And wma will probably hurt its chances of succeeding.

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