Jupiter analyst Gartenberg: ‘the market is going to go for Apple iPod nano in a big way’

“The big news here in SF wasn’t so much the iTunes phone but rather the iPod Nano… that’s what caused the most buzz and excitement here. Clearly, Apple meant that bit about 1,000 songs in your pocket again… Pictures do not do this device justice. The form factor is amazing, this clearly fits in our mobile taxonomy in the invisible space. But it’s a real iPod, with scroll wheel and a beautiful hi-res color display. The dock connector is the same so all the key accessories will work just fine with it. With the integration with Outlook with iTunes 5.0 and the small size, I can even see folks using this as a personal information manager… there’s no doubt in my mind that the market is going to go for this product in a big way… At this price point, the Nano isn’t the cheapest 4gb player but that’s not what this product is about. At the moment, there’s nothing else like it on the market,” Jupiter Research analyst Michael Gartenberg writes. “The real question is with a $199-$249 price for the Nano and a form factor that’s so small and elegant, you could carry it and a RAZR in your pocket without noticing either, who is the market for the iTunes phone?”

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21 Comments

  1. Exactly. Who gives a damn about the silly phone and Cingular’s sucky service anyway. The iPod nano is definitely all the rage today. This will be the hottest consumer electronics product of the Fall/Christmas season…

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