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Mix: Nano economy, Unlocks, Verizon, Toys R Us

Commomwealth Bank of Australia has used the 4GB model of the third-generation iPod nano to compare global currencies and purchasing power in 55 countries, reports Reuters. The survey found that Brazilians pay the most ($369.61) for the device, while Hong Kong edged out the U.S. as the cheapest place ($148.12) to buy the player.

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has issued a research note claiming that 10 percent of all iPhones sold in September were purchased specifically to be unlocked. Munster wrote, “In late September we spent 12 hours counting iPhone, iPod and Mac sales in Apple stores across the country. During our store checks we noticed many people buying iPhones in the maximum 5 per customer allotments, which we believe were being purchased to be unlocked and operated on carriers other than AT&T”.

Verizon Wireless this week rolled out three new cell phones for the holiday season, including the LG Voyager, a touch screen-equipped mobile meant to compete with the iPhone. In describing the device, Verizon Wireless Chief Marketing Officer Mike Lanman said, “We think it’ll be the best phone ... this year. It will kill the iPhone.”

The iPod touch is expected to be one of the most popular toys this holiday season, according to toy retailer Toys R Us. The chain has released its list of the 20 toys that it predicts will become best sellers this year, and the iPod touch is expected to be the most popular, knocking the iPod nano from the top spot.

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1

Personally, one of the reasons I bought the iPhone is that it DOESN’T have a traditional keyboard. The more I use the on-screen keyboard, the more I like it.

Posted by RNB in Bakersfield, CA on October 4, 2007 at 12:20 PM (PDT)

2

I love my iPhone, but I gotta be honest, that Voyager looks pretty sick…any word on whether it has wifi?  At least we know the cellular network (3G) will be much faster than EDGE…

Posted by Nitin on October 4, 2007 at 12:35 PM (PDT)

3

Anyone notice any icon similarities on the LG interface? Hint… browser:

http://www.letsgomobile.org/en/2262/lg-voyager/

Posted by Warren Piece on October 4, 2007 at 12:39 PM (PDT)

4

If that Voyager looks half as cool in person and performs well, I am totally trading my EnV in ASAP.

That having been said, it’s not an iPhone killer.  In these parts, what kills the iPhone is being on AT&T’s network.  Terrible coverage everywhere, pretty much.  Verizon’s got this part of CT sewn up.  If the iPhone (or a version thereof)were available to V, it would sell even more.

Posted by malren on October 4, 2007 at 12:41 PM (PDT)

5

Mairen - I know I’d be getting an iPhone if it could be used on Verizon as well (in Philadelphia).

The iPod touch is a toy? Really? Does Toys R Us sell iPods?

Posted by Multimoog on October 4, 2007 at 1:04 PM (PDT)

6

With all things being equal. If you remove the UI from the iPhone, you have a phone built upon 2 or 3 year old technology. EDGE networks are yesterdays news, and people who claim they are fast enough have never surfed a graphic heavy site with HSDPA. Right now the current Nokia line up (N and E series) simple out performs the iPhone hands down. In many European countries, the iPhone will not be allowed for subscription sale unless it has 3G which puts Apple in a real bind. If they roll out a 3G phone so quickly, people will start to freak out and scream that Apple jerked them around again.

Posted by Don Trammell on October 4, 2007 at 1:10 PM (PDT)

7

and Microsoft’s and/or Creative Labs’ mp3 players are going to kill the iPod….

everyone knew the iPhone would crawl on EDGE and still they stood on lines for hours.

I want 3G too but there are very few places in NYC where I can’t get a WiFi connection… that said, I’ll upgrade when the 3G iPhone is released.

Posted by gmerin on October 5, 2007 at 11:11 AM (PDT)

8

to RNB,i bought iphone recently but i gettin blur with this phone so need ur help,do u know wat’s AT&T means?n also how to bluetooth song,photo to others phone?tq!

Posted by caron on October 6, 2007 at 11:04 AM (PDT)

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The LG Voyager beats the iPhone in some areas but overall its a tough battle but the Lg Voyager tops it by a hair.

Posted by Amishra97 on April 22, 2009 at 5:27 PM (PDT)

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