"Leading retailers report sales of Apple's iPod nano digital music players shot through the roof over Thanksgiving weekend. Favorite color? Black. (Barely.) The Thanksgiving weekend traditional marks the start of the holiday buying season in the U.S., and Apple's iPod nano got off to a strong start, with the black 2 GB model jumping to the number 6 spot on Amazon.com's list of most popular electronics items, while the white 2 GB version occupied the number 10 spot. But the stats changed Monday, as Amazon.com sold out of the black 2 GB unit, giving the still-available white 2 GB model a surge of popularity. Best Buy's Web site sold out of both the black and white versions of the 4 GB iPod nano, although a spokesperson for Best Buy noted the company had to throttle back its online sales due to high traffic volume related to the launch of Microsoft's Xbox 360."
The Nano, along with the Xbox 360, are the hot items to get this holiday season so far. Anyone buying a Nano for someone (or themselves) this Christmas?
I just realized that with 2 GB Hi-speed SD cards going for barely over $100, my old & faithful MPIO FL-100 can run circles around the Nano (and on its screen :P) and then some... 8)
And in a few months/years when your Nano will still be stuck at 2 or 4 GB, my MPIO will confortably swallow 4, 8, 16, 32...∞ GB SD cards.
And still be able to exchange its cards with all my electronic devices 8).
And in a year or so, when your battery will be dead, costing $€$£$¥$F$ to replace, I'll just buy another $2 AAA rechargeable for my MPIO 8).
Besides I always have unlimited battery operation wherever I go, LA, Geneva, Tokyo, Tombuctu, even if the tiny AAAs I bring along are flat I'll find fresh ones everywhere 8).
Still the wisest and most versatile choice.
I had that player up untill it broke. Did you notice that support simply doesnt exist for MPIO? I had a problem a month or two after purchase. After trying to get hold of them for weeks, I went ahead cracked it open and fixed it myself. A few months back I was synching it, which is a TERIBLY slow process, and it just froze, I disconnect it, the unit is gone. I was using this player for almost a year with a cracked screen too. :lol: And ofcourse when it cracked I couldn't get a hold of ANYONE at MPIO even though I wanted to pay to get it fixed.
In any case, I ended up getting an iRiver H10, not too happy with that one. The glass that protects the screen fell of for absolutely no reason. It just started peiling off instide from the adhesive and then one day simply fell off. Called iRiver twice, "The superviser will call you back within 5 business days", my a$$.
So everyone go ahead and buy more of those iPods, I wish I had, at least Apple wont leave you at the curb when you have a problem with the player.