mp3/media player/phone

Gibble

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I *need* a new mp3 player, my old neo jukebox has played it's last tune. RIP.

But I also need a new phone. Motorola has the ROKR, which wouldn't be bad if it wasn't limited to 100 songs. Even 500-1000 songs is kinda small, but I could live with that. So the player needs to hold at least a few gigs.

And this is where I start getting conflicted. I could wait and get a phone that will hold that amount of music, since I don't think there is anything out there just yet.

But, the phone has a limited display, so the video playback features of newer mp3 media plaeyrs wouldn't be there (or be useful on a 2" display")

So...do I get a phone that just holds a few songs, and a nice media player or shell out the cash for a phone that holds more, not get the media player, but have the luxury of alot of music with me all the time allthough, without useful video playback.

Allthough, if there's a phone that can hold a few mp3s, and receive FM, that would be a good compromise. I could have music with me all the time, in one device. And can shell out the money on a media player to hold music and videos...

HELP! What phones or media players do you all have, what are the pros and cons, or what would you recommend!

Thanks!
--gibbs
 
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Hi Gibble,

I've just ordered my new phone as it happens and I opted for the Sony Erikson W800i
I don't know where you can find one in Canada but I'm sure you can slot in a 2 gig memory card and the MP3 player is very good. Mine comes with 512meg as standard.

It arrives tomorrow so I'll let you know what I think(y)
 
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Did you know that most any phone with a browser will play mp3's, one catch you must be running orb on your computer and you need a plan that supports alot of data transfer.
 
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Man you must really like your music, I use the Orb in the office on my PDA. Orb is running on my home box with my twin 250 gig hard drives (one drive dedicated to movies and mp3's) using my PDA for play back good for an office setting :)
 

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AKA Arizona said:
Man you must really like your music, I use the Orb in the office on my PDA. Orb is running on my home box with my twin 250 gig hard drives (one drive dedicated to movies and mp3's) using my PDA for play back good for an office setting :)
I have over 600 songs on my work PC, and many more at home.

At home I have an OmniFi DMS1 (Digital Music Streamer) which streams mp3s, or internet radio from my PC to my stereo. And soon to be installed in my car is the OmniFi DMP1 which uses a 20gig harddrive in the trunk and a wireless networking to keep in-synch with the files on my PC when my car is parked in the driveway.

It's the "mobile" time I need something for, when I'm not at a PC, at home, or in my car.
 
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OK so Omnifi streams music to your stereo or home theater unit either by lan or wifi does it do an FM broadcast or does connect to your stuff via cables?
 

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OK forget the last part does it do video?
Sadly no. But I bought it for the car components, the home stereo stuff was a bonus.
 
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I think Mulder was using some kind of networkable dvd player anybody remember the name?
 
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Sounds like your more interested in the media players but for the record my new phone landed and it's very nice. I can't fault it, it's designed to be a walkman as well as a phone so it's more functional when listening to music and the camera is really good considering it's a phone. The build quality seems very good too, nice and solid.

http://www.sonyericsson.com/walkmanphone/

Just in case your interested.
 

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