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You know that Simpsons episode where Homer gets to design a car? I wish i got a chance to do that with a Sony PMP, because this looks like a giant pile of disappointing Doh!I already got a big fat smartphone, and i haven't got room in my pockets for another big fat gizmo. If i want a portable video player or picture viewer i'll buy a tablet or an ultrabook, maybe even a bigger smartphone (and a backpack to store it all in).Someone please make an mp3-player that doesn't know how to do anything but play music, something small and sleek, with excellent battery life, decent capacity and great audio quality. Without silly gimmicks like karaoke and speakers. Replace that with a built-in file/playlist manager (and perhaps wifi and a spotify app)./rant
@whitespace: Agreed. Why I'm still rocking my aged iPod Classic.
... or alternatively, a >64GB smartphone with top-notch audio might work, since you're carrying one of those around anyway. Sadly, smartphone audio is so often disappointing.
@whitespace - I agree - I think the nearest you can get to your ideal is the iPod nano but in my case I need more than its 16GB of space.
Anything above 16GB and it seems you have to buy into devices like this Sony and the iPod touch, where you're getting extra functionality when all you want is a music player.
The TR reviewed/awards nominated Sony NWZ-866 seems to come close to what I want, and just plays music and little else. Maybe manufacturer's like Sony are afraid their music players won't have the breadth of appeal if they don't include Smartphone features?
@all:Sounds like you're after something like the £40 Sansa Clip Zip.About half the size of a matchbox with a colour screen and 8GB of internal memory plus a microSD slot for up to 64GB more! It'll also happily play back all the formats iPods can't.
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