- 05-07-2013, 10:59 PM #1
I know that the iPod Touch isn't as big of deal as it used to be. But I was thinking, should a WP media device like the touch be released? I am laying down, typing this on my 521 that I now use strictly as a Touch like device. If you took the cell portions out of it (making it slightly cheaper), it would be a great device for people to discover WP. Thoughts?
- 05-07-2013, 11:08 PM #4
Software wise, yeh itd be cake to make a media player. But as if Zune sales weren't enough to prove how hard it is to penetrate the pmp market, Microsoft would have to invest in hardware or find an OEM who would want to do something like that, and honestly I think they will see more money in Tablets then PMPs. That being said, I would still kill for one if they did! :p lol
- 05-08-2013, 11:43 AM #8
the iPod touch is still a solid seller, i still see them everywhere (even 5th gens) and it's a shame noone really pushed to bust in there. sure Samsung has its galaxy player, but it seems everyone pretty much gave up on this market. but its still a hit with us kids.
what i do now is just get older devices and just turn off the radio - works for me :P
- 05-08-2013, 12:08 PM #10
I would totally buy an Xbox Touch Player with my Xbox Music Pass on it!
I cannot carry my Lumia with me while I run or carry it while I am working out in the gym and I refuse to pay for an iProduct. I know someone is bound to quote me asking me to get a Zune but it's like buying a Windows Phone 7 today.
- 05-08-2013, 12:28 PM #12
iPod Touch can run all latest games and apps , its unbeatable device in that category especially for younger generation.
WP has very less games and apps as of now (This shouldn't actually be a competition because Most WP games are downgraded graphics like asphalt 7 which has no smoke effects or other games with lot of details missing)
Yes apps are arriving every week but still its a long way.
But comparing it to phone is not so fair.
As a Phone , I give WP heads up (Vs iOS especially all features like people's hub , easy integration , nice apps etc.) , but iPod Touch meant only for apps and games , no device can beat it regarding its function to serve
It has exact same screen of iPhone 5 which is one of the most accurate displays on the market (according to anandtech and displaymate analysis) compared to Lumia 720 screen.Its screen is comparable to Lumia 920.
I don't know why WP games are so rubbish (high end games) , with missing details , I hope developers work better for WP.
Yes its price is higher but its a great device for multimedia.
Last edited by Sanjay Chandra; 05-08-2013 at 12:42 PM. Reason: small changes
05-09-2013, 12:55 AM #13
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It will be technically very difficult. The windows phone 8 requires cellular network to perform very basic tasks like restoring from back up - I don't know why they decided to do it that way - but to make something like a media player work, a lot of updates need to be added to windows phone OS.
- 05-09-2013, 01:40 AM #15
05-09-2013, 02:13 AM #16
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- 05-10-2013, 06:19 AM #17
That's all the iPod is as well. If they announced an iPod with sim tray that would be a iPhone. Basically its for people who want longer life (no cell data drain) with preloaded entertainment but an option to stream when WiFi.
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