[citation][nom]icepick314[/nom]"Shame they stuck with tegra 2 when tegra 3 is round the corner "eeeh...it's MUSIC player...I'm sure Tegra 2 is more than enough for a music player...and if Sony and Google worked out to include Google Music, then it would be an instant hit!!![/citation]
So far in all the posts, we agree that the cost of the unit is projected to be set a bit high. If the intent is to be a market contender (and actually sell units), then the price definitely needs to be substantially less than the iPod, and also far less than a tablet. The one thing that would definitely set itself apart from and cannibalize Apple sales would be the ability to play PlayStation games. What a great combo unit that would be… every kid in the world would want one…
[citation][nom]beardguy[/nom]These companies have no clue when it comes to making a competitive product. Too expensive Sony, get a clue! Why would you think anyone would buy this over the wel established iPod touch? The trend seems to be, copy something Apple does 2-3 years after the fact and expect people to pay more for less. This is what we've seen with tablets, phones, and now a music player.[/citation]
Agreed. And Apple is innovating with old technology, yet charging premiums for it. Apple has vision that everyone failed to bring to the market. Everyone is trying to catch up, rather than innovate themselves.
Dear Sony, you have the resources to be a "first time to market" company... you have always been in the past (thanks for the walkman way back in the late 70's, early 80's)... now bring something to the market that Apple would have to catch up and copy from you, not the other way around - maybe for starters, make this product part of your PlayStation suite of products.
[citation][nom]BruceOTB[/nom]Right. Kill innovation already please?[/citation]
Using a slightly older processor instead of the new one is killing innovation? By that same argument, PC games that can be adjusted to play on a weaker system are killing innovation...
This is awesome - I can pay so much more for similar size (memory) hardware and for something that doesn't have the established software/ecosystem of the iPod Touch - and which has the potential of being orphaned (like all the other iPod/iPad contenders)...cool.
A smartphone does everything this thing does, and makes phone calls. It's the same concept of buying an ipod touch or ipod of any kind over an iphone.....why the hell would you do that when you can just get the same thing but have the ability to make a phone call also? This just baffles my mind.
[citation][nom]gmp23[/nom]A smartphone does everything this thing does, and makes phone calls. It's the same concept of buying an ipod touch or ipod of any kind over an iphone.....why the hell would you do that when you can just get the same thing but have the ability to make a phone call also? This just baffles my mind.[/citation]
Maybe those that buy the iPod touch want all the features of the iPhone without being tied to a carrier for phone calls.