In the wake of a Steve Jobs keynote comment, the new and miniaturized iPod Nano has found a new role as geek chic wrist wear of the moment. As soon as one gets past the doing-it-because-you-can stage though, you probably realize that the Nano does not, in fact, make a very good watch.
Running a wire from your wrist to your ear so you can use the Nano as a music player--which is sort of the point--rather than just a timepiece with a short battery life is inelegant. Keynote comments notwithstanding, Steve Jobs would not approve.
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Garmin's start to the smartphone business was a rocky one, with numerous delays and a poor introductory device, and though the company's second handset, the Garminfone, was a vast improvement, the outlook for Garmin's smartphone unit isn't a rosy one.
In an interview with Reuters, Garmin Chief Financial Officer Kevin Rauckman said sales of its Nuvifone handsets have not met company expectations and that it will examine the business over the next couple of quarters and decide whether to continue to invest or exit the smartphone market altogether.
"We're pragmatic. If we end up … Read more
OnStar adding Facebook, other apps; new flagship GPS models from Garmin and TomTom; and the King's Mercedes goes up for auction.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 185 SHOW NOTES