News Roundup Week 49

newsroundup News Roundup Week 49

Amazon MP3 has finally started going international with the MP3 store coming to Amazon UK. The record companies continue whining about illegal music downloads but considering the (lack of) speed that MP3 stores are brought out (because of licensing and such) we’ll prob have audio files implanted directly into our brain and have the site renamed Anything But iBrain by the time the entire world has access to MP3 stores.

After two years of disappointing customers every couple of months with no new info, Meizu is finally releasing it’s M8 iPhone copy. This was announced as a competitor to the iPhone two years ago while the first gen iPhone was still hot and new. Personally I couldn’t care less about this thing, but maybe there are still people out there who remember the fuzz surrounding the announcement of this thing back in 1863(ish).

The Archos 5 got a firmware update this week adding some features, bringing others out of beta and fixing some bugs.

The popular TV show “The Simpsons” had an episode last Sunday where a certain company got a bashing. Check it out if you want to know the real story behind Steve Mobs, Mapple and the Mypod.

Haier released a new version of the Rhapsody player, called the iBiza Sport. Flash memory, Wifi and Rhapsody support. The first player they released never was much of a success and I doubt this will be any different.

Many of us are tired of getting fleeced by eBay fees and ridiculous policies, so we have added an MP3 player classified section to the forums. Check it out, sell your used gear or find some great deals from others.




4 Comments

Mathieu on December 7, 2008 9:13 AM

When will the Amazon Mp3 Store finally launch in Canada? Im getting tired of buying CDs to get DRM-free music…

Fuzzypits on December 7, 2008 10:37 AM

Amen. I’m ready and waiting for it to launch in Canada.

spleen2060 on December 7, 2008 12:37 PM

when come out cowon S9?

Fuzzypits on December 7, 2008 2:07 PM

You mean When will the Cowon S9 come out? nobody can honestly stay, it’s been delayed a few times. So it could be delayed again. I’d rather wait a few months and get a quality player without many bugs rather than an average player with bugs.

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