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Mix: TV Guide, Quanta deal, Mobile Phones, Apple campus

TV Guide magazine has announced a new weekly column called “Downloads,” which will feature information about television shows available for download or online viewing each week.

Following a vague report in March that said Quanta Computer had secured a contract from Apple to manufacture “video iPod devices,” the Chinese-language Commercial Times reported today that the order has been shifted to an “unspecified EMS provider.”

Increased memory card capacities and sales growth could help cell phones become true iPod competitors. “In 2005 the average capacity of memory cards sold for use in cell phones was 112MB per card,” said Stephen Entwistle, vice president of Strategy Analytics. “By 2010 we predict that this will have increased to around 1.6GB, equivalent to an annual average growth rate of over 70 percent.”

The Mecury News reports on Apple’s recent announcement of a new campus: “By the time Apple flattens the site’s old-style structures and builds new offices for as many as 3,500 employees—a process the company expects to take about four years—Apple could easily have spent $500 million, two real estate experts predict. That would make the company’s second campus one of the costliest Silicon Valley commercial ventures in recent memory.”

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2010 for 1.6GB?  That’s ridiculous…you can get SD cards that capacity now, for fairly inexpensive prices.  I would bet we see a GB card in a cell phone by mid 2007…

Posted by Cameron T. on April 26, 2006 at 1:39 PM (CDT)


1.6GB by 2010….umm the nano is up to 4GB already. and even though, by 2010 Apple will propably have the ipod phone and kill them all! this stephen fella needs a trip to the nearest Best Buy

Posted by dead on April 26, 2006 at 1:53 PM (CDT)


I’ve got a 2GB card in my Walkman phone and can use it to carry 500 tunes! :)

Posted by GenuineSpyke on April 26, 2006 at 2:39 PM (CDT)


My comment here is really just a thank you to iLounge for making the entire Mix once again visible from the main page. :)

Posted by M. le Pod on April 26, 2006 at 7:06 PM (CDT)


People who are scoffing at 1.6gbs, remember that that’s the AVERAGE they’re talking about. As Cameron correctly says, right now we can get 2gb cards, but the average is 112 mb. That means that in 2010 the cheap pack-in that’s now 112 mb will be 1.6gb, and the top end of the line could be a whole lot higher.

Posted by catboy17 on April 26, 2006 at 7:08 PM (CDT)

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