updated 07:30 pm EDT, Wed October 27, 2004
iPod Photo vs. XM MyFi
MSN's Slate discusses how the new , also introduced earlier this week: "My instant take on today's game of whiz-bang one-upmanship is that both companies lost.... This new iPod Photo is the same iPod we're already sick of hearing about. The 2-inch color screen isn't the start of any digital revolution--all it does is turn your iPod into a camera phone that can't take pictures or make phone calls. XM's MyFi isn't as disappointing as a gadget. Just a week ago, I was wondering why there wasn't a satellite radio that I could wear on my hip;" however, the author notes the lack of custom playlists and selective delivery of news: "So, XM offers live breaking news, but you're stuck with what they pick for you. Apple gives you all the storage space you want, a cocoon against the outside world, and a mostly useless color screen."