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Mix: iPod domination, White PSP, Gameboy emulator, What’s next

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By LC Angell

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Published: Thursday, July 21, 2005
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Piper Jaffray says last week’s Apple results “provided evidence of the continued domination of the MP3 player market by the iPod” and that it is “gaining further traction through the beginning of the September quarter.”

Sony today announced a white PSP and a new software update that will add a web browser, wireless photo sharing, and support for AAC audio and MPEG4 AVC video.

A member of the iPod Linux community is working on a Nintendo Gameboy emulator for the iPod. (screenshot, photo, video)

At a panel discussion in London yesterday called “I Came, I Saw, IPod—What’s Next?,” several digital music experts discussed iPod competitors and were asked to identify a possible iPod successor.

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1

That’s really neat that sony is including support for AAC and MPEG4 AVC.
I guess they’re trying to snag some iPod users into buying psp’s.
I wonder what’s next…

Posted by Brian on July 21, 2005 at 9:22 AM (PDT)

2

I am really wondering HOW these people can play a platform game on the iPod? do you just circle around forever as you move and click during your rotation to jump and move?

Posted by Blue_chi on July 21, 2005 at 9:26 AM (PDT)

3

Hahahah!  Gameboy emu for iPod!

This idea would work out perfectly with a custom made remote. The current remote has what, 6 buttons (D-Pad, A, and B).  So all we need is a way to jury rig start and select and I’ll be playing Pokemon Blue.

Posted by Same on July 21, 2005 at 9:49 AM (PDT)

4

The wheel can be used like a 360-degree joystick too I believe—it knows exactly where you touch your finger.

iPod Linux is too cool. Can’t wait until they get it working better on color screen models.

I heard that someone was trying to port the original Doom too.

Posted by Nagromme on July 21, 2005 at 10:37 AM (PDT)

5

“Piper Jaffray says last week’s Apple results “provided evidence of the continued domination of the MP3 player market by the iPod?”

Oh come on, don’t make me laugh. Just because it’s white doesn’t mean it has anything to do with your precious iPod, ego boy. *rolls eyes*

Posted by LiQuiD_FuSioN on July 21, 2005 at 2:46 PM (PDT)

6

As always, take what Piper has to say about *any* stock with a lot of grains of salt. Piper is always acting as boosters for its own stock positions. I prefer to get my stock tips from disinterested, financially uninvolved sources.

Piper Jaffray was making a market in the securities of Apple Computer, Inc. at the time this research report was published. Piper Jaffray will buy and sell Apple Computer, Inc. securities on a principal basis.

In the past, Piper has even worked for Apple placing shares on the market…

Piper Jaffray has received compensation for non-investment banking securities-related services from Apple Computer, Inc. within the past 12 months.

In fact, poor Piper has not been doing so well lately...

Piper Jaffray Cos., a brokerage and investment bank, on Wednesday posted sharply lower second-quarter profit, weighed down by restructuring costs as it cuts staff and reduces office space. Net income fell to $1.2 million, or 6 cents per share, from $13 million, or 67 cents per share, a year earlier.

Posted by Demosthenes on July 21, 2005 at 4:15 PM (PDT)

7

Nintendo Gameboy emulator

Nice. Rockbox has had this for a while on iRiver.

I think a good SNES emulator is in the pipeline as well. The advantage of open source is that the ipodlinux and rockbox people can use each others code.

I noticed that the early 1990s 3DO used an older, way slow ARM CPU, That looks like a good emulation target for ARM-based iPods. It has some, well, a few, well, like one or two, good games for it that weren’t available on anything else.

Posted by Demosthenes on July 21, 2005 at 4:18 PM (PDT)

8

Hmmm…AAC support for the PSP…guess I’m going to have update the firmware on mine to see how good it really is. MP3s to me sound significantly better on the Sony than they do on my 4G; wonder if it’ll be the same with AAC.

At least maybe NOW I’ll tempt myself into actually using the bloody PSP more often (racing games…nothing new but stupid racing games).

Posted by flatline response on July 22, 2005 at 2:21 AM (PDT)

9

The PSP was already an interesting option as an alternative to an iPod, but the new web browser may have been the most genius addition seeing as the things already have built-in 802.11b networking.  I can see myself now sitting on the couch, jamming to tunes and surfing the web on my PSP…

Posted by Uncle Miltie on July 22, 2005 at 7:58 PM (PDT)

10

AAC support on the PSP?  Me thinks I might be getting a PSP soon. wink

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on July 22, 2005 at 9:23 PM (PDT)

11

The PSP is the best! I’m getting one for my 15th B-DAY Lordwilling.

Posted by PulcherPuella on February 28, 2006 at 4:01 PM (PDT)

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