Two major announcements from Apple today: first of all, Apple is continuing its partnership with Cingular and Motorola to introduce a full on iTunes phone, the ROKR from Motorola, available in the United States only through Cingular, which patches straight into the iTunes Music Store through a dedicated music button on the phone. It’s pretty neat, especially if you dig mp3s on your cellphone and using real songs as your ringtones, and I can only hope that the partnership extends to other cellular providers in the United States. This is definitely the phone for music lovers.
Check out the phone:
[ http://direct.motorola.com/hellomoto/rokr/ ]
Pretty sweet, huh? Well, while everyone expected that announcement, and it’s admittedly awesome, it wasn’t all Apple had in store today! Meet the iPod Nano, the tiniest mp3 player on the planet, but beefy on storage: when I first saw it, I seriously thought it was a joke, but it’s not-the thing is thinner than a number 2 pencil, sports 14 hour battery life, comes with a color LCD display, and in 2GB and 4GB models. It’s beautiful, check it out:
[ http://www.apple.com/ipodnano/ ]
Absolutely gorgeous. Starting at $199 US, it’s not too horribly pricey that it doesn’t fit snugly into Apple’s iPod lineup. Now we just need to get our hands on one and we can see the real deal for ourselves. I’m looking forward to it.
UPDATE // iLounge has an excellent first look article at the iPod Nano that’ll blow you away. I mean seriously, this thing is hot. Check it out:
[ http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/super-first-look-apple-computer-ipod-nano/ ]