Friday, March 03, 2006

This was going to be big

Last night I read a digg headline stating that ABC's Shows Will Be Free on iTunes. Then I read that Apple will be launching a movie subscription service so it hit home even more. But, alas, it was all a misunderstanding.

Now as per Apple's existing record, they don't release bad products [the mac mini and macbook are only recent incarnations of older products so let's not talk about them right away...]. If they do something, it's with flare. Take the video downloads. They don't just offer a video-capable iPod, they get Disney and Pixar on the boat to provide content in a way that's never been done before and sell the most popular show on TV. The FM tuner accessory? They release something that's thin, light, and has RDS. So when is Apple going to sell movies? When they can do it the best. That data center in Newark won't hurt.

BTW, doesn't the origami look like an OQO with higher resolution? Who bought an OQO? Unfortunately, I'm not the first to say it.

Sometimes I think all I can do is repost stuff from elsewhere. It's because when I'm on the computer, I can post stuff before forgetting :-/ <-updated to be compatible with Google Talk/Gmail Chat.

UPDATE 9:32 PM EST 3/4/06: I've got some following up to do regarding these topics. The origami might be a software platform running on Intel's Ultra Mobile PC since it looks right and will be announced the day after the UMPC debut. Makes sense. So it's a Intel-based OQO instead of a transmeta-based OQO. But, there's this 2.2 lb Centrino-based tablet from Motion Computing. More hints that iTunes will sell movie subscriptions: a market analysis survey (not something they do a lot of it seems, if it was them).

iPod Hifi gets B grade in a review at iLounge, but a 4.5/5 from PC Mag, and Creative is launching a video store a day before Apple's birthday? Darn, can't find the source of this, but probably digg. And finally, one last mac link before the next post: Anandtech thinks imitation is the sincerest form of flattery (regarding the mac mini). I disagree with the concept. When you imitate, someone may get the impression that you admire them, but your well-being is certainly not the motivation.

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