[olug] UPDATE to Looking for a Portable Media Player and More!

John Hobbs john at velvetcache.org
Wed Jun 25 18:07:17 UTC 2008

I love my Nokia 700, I'd pick something on that line.  Not as flashy
as an iPod Touch, but it's a great hand held, fantastic for e-books.
It's got killer battery life too, can't speak for the 800/810 but I'm
sure they are just as good or better.

- John Hobbs

On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 12:32 PM, Sam Tetherow <tetherow at shwisp.net> wrote:
> I've got the 605 WiFi and have been pretty happy with it.  I've used it
> for watching video, reading PDFs and an MP3 player in the car, mounted
> using a GPS mounting system.  As a portable MP3 player I wouldn't
> recommend it, the button on the side are not conducive easy operation in
> a pocket and the screen makes it a tad large to carry around, I would be
> concerned about damaging it.
> Another option to look at would be the Nokia N800.  For the price I
> think the N800 would be a better deal than the N810, especially since
> you are mainly looking for a media device.
>        Sam Tetherow
>        Sandhills Wireless
> Joe Gulizia wrote:
>> Talked with a co-worker who said the boss doesn't want a UMPC...looking for a portable media player type device.  So far we've found the Apple iPod Touch and the Archos 605 WiFi.  Basically we want to be able to have any SCOLA learning content on it easily  (www.scola org).
>> Joe
>> --- On Wed, 6/25/08, Joe Gulizia <jrguliz at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> From: Joe Gulizia <jrguliz at yahoo.com>
>>> Subject: Looking for a Portable Media Player and More!
>>> To: wftl-lug at salmar.com, "Omaha Linux Users Group" <olug at olug.org>
>>> Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2008, 10:36 AM
>>> My boss wants us to find a "all-in-one" portable
>>> media device...(similar to an i-Pod Touch) but with more
>>> capability..it needs to be able to not only play MP4 video
>>> content and MP3 audio...but also be able to display jpegs,
>>> PDFs and other text materials and surf the net wouldn't
>>> be bad either.
>>> I'm not sure if it needs to be smaller than the EEE
>>> PC...but that might be the case.
>>> Thanks in advance,
>>> Joe
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