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Old 08-21-2003, 04:18 AM
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Post New Toshiba HDD player announced

Check it out:

http://www.toshiba.co.jp/mobileav/au...j/products.htm

Looks pretty smart. Still prefer my iPod tho!
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Old 08-21-2003, 06:14 AM
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whats the price?
depending on the price..it might be better than ipod
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Old 08-21-2003, 10:43 AM
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It's looks really cool! And very thin too. But the interface and screen could probably be better.



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Old 08-21-2003, 10:47 AM
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Hmm. So, Toshiba is getting into the MP3 player business. However, Toshiba also makes the hard drives for the iPod. I wonder how this will affect the relationship between Apple and Toshiba.
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Old 08-21-2003, 11:34 AM
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Japanese web sites (ZDNet etc.) are estimating it to be around 50,000yen or about $420.

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Old 08-21-2003, 12:36 PM
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looks awful wide i think anyone know the physical size of it.
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Old 08-21-2003, 01:08 PM
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looks good to me, maybe too expensive if it's at $420, but at least it's finger-prints free.
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Old 08-21-2003, 01:11 PM
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ok, about the size of it, there is a picture in one of the toshiba site that shows a man holding it, unless the man holding it is a white shaq o'neal, i think it's rather small in size.
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Old 08-21-2003, 01:29 PM
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Hmmm

The interface looks a LOT like apple's. So does the dock. Wonder if there might be some head-butting between Apple and Toshiba over the similarities.
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looks good to me, maybe too expensive if it's at $420, but at least it's finger-prints free.
Right, it's a good reason to exchange to Toshiba.



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Old 08-21-2003, 05:01 PM
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smaller hdd ;/
ipod is sexier too
hows battery life?



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Old 08-21-2003, 06:16 PM
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Re: Hmmm

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The interface looks a LOT like apple's. So does the dock. Wonder if there might be some head-butting between Apple and Toshiba over the similarities.
um....the interface probably looks similar because there's pretty much no other logical way to have it...

and how the hell are you make docks different? docks have been around for a long time, and they all look pretty much the same
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Looks very slick and thin, but way too wide to hold comfortably in the hand.



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Old 08-21-2003, 06:22 PM
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http://www.toshiba.co.jp/mobileav/au...g200j/spec.htm

if you scroll down a bit you can see what looks to be the dimensions

toshiba dimensions: 76.5x12.7x89.5mm (869.5 cubic mm)

ipod dimensions (15gb): 61x15.7x104.1mm (1000 cubic mm)

ipod dimensions (30gb): 61x18.5x89.5mm (1177 cubic mm)

(I converted the ipod dimensions to metric from the given imperial dimensions on apple's website)

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looks good to me, maybe too expensive if it's at $420, but at least it's finger-prints free.
its $20 more than a 15gb, and has 33% more storage...how is that too expensive?
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