January 31, 2006
Dear CNET members,
Most would agree that 2005 was the year of the iPod. But now that we've moved into 2006, can Apple keep its lead? A lot of innovative MP3 and portable video players (PVPs) are on the horizon and could give Apple a serious run. Do you think the iPod and iTunes will continue to dominate, or do you think something better will take its place? What about subscription services for music and videos? Will services such as Napster To Go and Yahoo Music Unlimited keep gaining momentum, or do you think they'll eventually flop? There's a lot of buzz going on in the digital music and video realm, and I can't wait for you to tell us what you see in your crystal ball. So when you're ready to do some predicting, check out the latest Make Some Noise discussion and leave your mark! Maybe at the end of this year, we'll revisit this discussion and see who was on the money for 2006. Will it be you? Thanks for sharing and have fun with your predictions!
This week's hot topic:
The best MP3 player in 2006
It seems like just about everybody was sporting an iPod in 2005. What MP3 or PVP player do you think will reign supreme this year? That's the question put forth in a recent Make Some Noise discussoin, and several of you shared your predictions.
iPods will continue to rule
Many of you agreed that the iPod family will continue to dominate in 2006. CNET member daveworld reasons Apple will easily keep the lead since no other player or service can touch the iPod/iTunes ease of use.
Read daveworld's post in Make Some Noise
Zen Vision:M will take the top spot
CNET member Mister FleX thinks that the Zen Vision:M will take the top spot from the iPod. Many of you agreed, touting the player's beautiful video screen, stout battery life, and plethora of features that can't be found in an iPod.
Read Mister FleX's post in Make Some Noise
The best of everything
Renegade Knight predicts that 2006 will see a device that combines an MP3 player, a PVP, and a PDA into one. He theorizes the device will be packed with a big display, monster storage, and multimedia recording capabilities--and he can't wait to get his hands on one.
Read Renegade Knight's post in
Make Some Noise
What killer MP3 players, technologies, and services do you think we'll see in 2006? Visit our latest "Make Some Noise discussion" and tell us what you think!
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