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Starbrite Solutions has introduced the pPod for the Windows Pocket PC platform.  This MP3 player mimics the look and basic functionality of a 3G iPod… including a scroll wheel.  It even has a blue backlight!  I wonder how long it will take Apple to blow the whistle on this product.  Price tag is $35. 

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21

That was actually a decent song smile

Posted by i had seks with pink on February 23, 2004 at 3:34 PM (PDT)

22

It’ll no doubt have a longer battery life.

smile

Posted by Adam on February 23, 2004 at 5:44 PM (PDT)

23

A lil off topic, but would anyone know if the Hitachi microdrives work for Sony NX-73 PDA?

Posted by Terenus on February 23, 2004 at 8:12 PM (PDT)

24

old news - that doesn’t look all that “mini” to me.

BTW, why don’t you just use itunes? Media Center is lame.

Posted by dave on February 23, 2004 at 8:32 PM (PDT)

25

btw, with any palm device, the more higher the storage, the crappier the battery life.

You plop a 4 gig microdrive in this sucker, expect to get about 1 hour of battery life.

Posted by dave on February 23, 2004 at 8:48 PM (PDT)

26

Arent there plenty of free MP3 players out there for PDAs?  Is anyone really going to pay for one?

Posted by Fenn on February 24, 2004 at 12:29 AM (PDT)

27

Neat and cool idea but I think Apple will still bring a lawsuit upon the makers of this software.

I highly doubt that this software will go anywhere near replacing an ipod

Posted by cabbit on February 24, 2004 at 1:42 AM (PDT)

28

iTunez is okay, but Media Center is the

Best

Program

Ever

!!!

Posted by ichoonz on February 24, 2004 at 7:05 AM (PDT)

29

dave, I think you misunderstand Media Center. It has three skinning modes

Maxi - for tag editing and interaction
Hairstyle - for full-screen party mode
Mini - reduced size, basically just a player.

So you see this Media Center “mini” skin happens to look like an older iPod - it’s not meant to look like an iPod Mini - but I am sure someone will do a skin for that real soon now.

Media Center’s skins are actually very cool. In the Maxi and Hairstyle modes you can embed web pages, HTML, Flash, Javascrit, and so on. You can take inputs from the media tags, SmartList variables, and so on, and so create you own customized playback screen.

I find it’s useful to display current BPM, next queued song BPM, and BPM phase differences, for example.

Media Center is anything but lame. iTunes is good for simple stuff, but it lacks support for a lot of media, it has no video, and it’s not very customizable. My SO likes it on her Mac but that’s probably because she has no real alternative - we use Media Center on the PCs because it’s so damn cool!

Posted by old news on February 24, 2004 at 9:52 AM (PDT)

30

i have an ipod 40 gb and am looking to get a zire 71 or something of that nature so this would seem cool

Posted by jordan on February 24, 2004 at 7:14 PM (PDT)

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