Cramer: Yahoo and SanDisk combo is no ‘iPod killer’

Apple Store“Yahoo!’s next to fall on its music sword with this new music device, the Sansa Connect. The downloading of music wirelessly, something that Microsoft does too, will make a splash as still one more tech company tries to overthrow Apple,” Jim Cramer writes for RealMoney. “It will have similar results as all the other challengers. Why?”

Cramer writes, “The morning paper gives you the best reason why. Check out this one for irony. On the front page of The Wall Street Journal’s B section, the headline is simple: ‘A New Wireless Player Hopes to Challenge iPod.'”

“That’s all well and good. Yahoo!’s got a big installed base. SanDisk, its partner, has some clout,” Cramer writes. “But then turn to the back page. You will see something that tells you about the success, or lack thereof, of this new venture: A heart made up of iPods and two lines — ‘100 million iPods sold. Thanks to music lovers everywhere.'”

Cramer writes, “It’s called ‘installed base.’ It tells you all you need to know about where Yahoo! stands, which is nowhere.”

Full article here.

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33 Comments

  1. What kind of name is Sansa anyway?

    It’s like it’s designed to fail from the very begining!!

    “iTunes” says it all.

    Good luck Yahoo, which just deleted 4.5 million emails last week. Hahahaha!

  2. Why do people spell the word ‘owned’ with a ‘p’ as opposed to an ‘o’?

    Why do people spell the word fsck with an ‘s’ for the vowel to read fsck?

    Doesn’t seem to make such sense to me…

  3. “Connect” …?

    Since that name worked so well for Sony.

    (When I wrote a very similar post, comparing Best Buy’s projected Apple store-within-a-store to CompUSA’s, I got called a “dumbass.” I hope this new comparison holds up to my forum-mate Leader’s high standards for intellectual discourse.)

  4. In order to stand any chance of competing with Apple their competitors have to do a number of things. They have to work like the iPod and iTunes do and be consistent, constantly changing partners and stores is good for no-one, they have to be cheaper and they have to do more but without complicating the device. I don’t see anyone doing that. I love Apple and love the iPod but that’s not to say I wouldn’t welcome some genuine, viable alternatives.

  5. Umm,

    Just because we’re not all geeks and Unix doesn’t run our very existence it doesn’t mean we’re dumbasses, it just means we have a life outside of computers. Gee, and I thought the common denominator of this site was a love for all things macs. I must’ve been mistaken.

    MDN word: doubt as in No Doubt. I miss that band already.

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