“The iPod nano is Apple Computer’s replacement for the iPod mini and its buzz and bling factor is major. If you want one right away, you’ll have to settle for the $199 2-gigabyte version that holds 500 songs. The 4GB, 1,000-song model ($249) is in short supply, with both of Apple’s Detroit area stores reporting a 5-to 7-day wait,” Mike Wendland reports for The Detroit Free Press. “Similar results are reported nationwide.”

Wendland reports, “Apple has not yet released nano sales figures, but at Apple retail stores in Troy and Novi, so many people have called to get hold of one that the store telephone is answered with a recorded announcement on the limited availability of the nano. The iPod has become the icon for the digital age, selling 27 million since 2001 and accounting for an astounding 75% of the music player market. That was before the introduction of the nano, a super sleek 1.5-ounce device with a color screen that is about as thick as a pencil. It was unveiled two weeks ago by Apple chief executive officer Steve Jobs.”

Full article, focusing on iPod nano accessories, here.

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