Thursday, February 09, 2006

Will the real video iPod please stand up?

ThinkSecret is reporting a True video iPod to sport 3.5-inch display, touch-screen click wheel is set for release as early as this spring. In Steve Jobs' January Macworld Keynote, April 1, the 30th anniversary of Apple Computer, Inc. might see some interesting annoucements. If ThinkSecret is right, this totally makes sense. Is this the portable video device I have been waiting for? It just might be. A 3.5" diagnol screen would actually fit in the existing iPod shell if the click wheel is removed. I maintain the PSP is too big for truly portable video, you can't put the device in your pocket or on a belt clip without it getting ridiculous. I also maintain that optical discs and memory cards on the PSP are yesterday's storage solutions, downloads for everything. The key with this new iPod has to be fingerprints on the display. How are they going to keep finger prints off of it? Every touch-screen I have ever seen is mucked up with prints. Are you going to have to carry around a lint cloth to wipe the screen to watch video? Anyway, this will make a nice birthday present to myself if it's real. :)