The Wide Pod?

5:00 PM -- Palm Inc. got some interesting little digs in about the upcoming Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPhone at its analyst meeting today.

Basically, Palm folk almost seem to be trying to play off the Apple gizmo as a more fancy version of the computer maker's iPod MP3 player.(See Palm's Open Source Hope.)

"I think of it as a wide screen iPod," said Brodie Keast, senior vice president of marketing at Palm. Oooof. I believe this is what they call damning with faint praise. He repeated this mantra later in the session.

Of course, even if users did just buy into the iPhone as a fancy MP3 player with a phone in it, I doubt Apple would be too unhappy. Apple shifted 46 million iPods in 2006 and has sold 100 million since they first launched in 2001.

By comparison, Palm shipped 2.3 million Treos over its 2006 fiscal year and reported record sales of 738,000 for its last quarter.

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

joset01 12/5/2012 | 3:10:37 PM
re: The Wide Pod? Indeed, it could be. I'm just going to feel a bit stupid if (ok, when) I lose a $600 iPod. :-) Also, I still wonder about the battery life.
t_newt 12/5/2012 | 3:10:37 PM
re: The Wide Pod? So it is a fancy PDA phone with a built in iPod, or a wide screen iPod with a built in phone and PDA.

Or maybe, it is the wireless iPod you were asking for.

It runs a version of OS-X so there's no reason they couldn't have iTunes running on it, so you could buy and download songs anywhere.

The price seems high, but it is about the same price that the very first iPod had.

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