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It probably has 1080p playback. So I guess it's cool that you can hook it to your TV and watch at 1080p res. (Although I can't see myself using such feature)
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That sounds like the Zune HD.
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Where? The newest 64GB iPod Touch has an MSRP of $399. Even then the extra 32GB of storage definitely helps the iPod, but nearly everything else is in favor of the D3, except perhaps the application scene of iTunes, as far as I can tell. If someone was seriously considering an iPod Touch to begin with, then the D3 was probably never on their radar, or it was at best a distant blip, so even if the features weren't in favor of the D3 I could see the price being similar. I don't think Cowon is trying to get the same type of people that typically buy iPods.
Here.

You're the one that brought up the idea that they're competing with Apple, and them rooting Android to one of their upcoming PMPs somewhat says that, considering that iOS and Android are competing mobile OSes. Both have equal capability of sounding great and with Android being a much bigger mobile platform now, the app stores are pretty much equally competitive. To say they're not equal competitors based on the aspect of what they are capable of, is just denial of the point I'm proving.
Edited by pez - 2/2/11 at 8:22am
 
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You might want to re-link that, I get 404.
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Here.
Apple iPod touch 64 GB (4th Generation) NEWEST MODEL:Amazon:Electronics

You're the one that brought up the idea that they're competing with Apple, and them rooting Android to one of their upcoming PMPs somewhat says that, considering that iOS and Android are competing mobile OSes. Both have equal capability of sounding great and with Android being a much bigger mobile platform now, the app stores are pretty much equally competitive.
The link doesn't work for whatever reason. Searching for it myself I see that it is marked down from the $399 that Apple is charging.

I said they are priced with Apple. That is different than directly competing. I see your point that adding Android would imply that Cowon is trying to enter that market, but I still don't see them pushing ads or anything that would support that assessment. I would still think they are focusing on the crowd that wants better sound quality (I have yet to see any reviews that suggest the iPod Touch 4G has anything to improve its predecessor's sound quality) with all the other features - the same thing they did with the initial PMP market. I could be wrong, but that's my opinion. If you know of any reviews, please give them! It'd be nice to see Apple cater to music again.
Edited by stargate125645 - 2/2/11 at 8:31am
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The link doesn't work for whatever reason.

I said they are priced with Apple. That is different than directly competing.
It was implied by what you said. It's easy enough to search...the link is probably screwed through my phone, but the price is still cheaper and the touch is equally capable. My point is that there are better options available for the price.
 
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It was implied by what you said. It's easy enough to search...the link is probably screwed through my phone, but the price is still cheaper and the touch is equally capable. My point is that there are better options available for the price.
If that's what you thought then I'm sorry. Twice now I've clarified so take it for what you will. Also, reread my post. It was edited. Unless Apple has improved their sound quality you cannot argue that it is a better option for those who want it for the primary purpose of listening to music. The iPods certainly have better battery life and more capacity!
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Apple's iPod line is more focused now on overall entertainment, from music to movies and games. Cowon has sound quality as its main priority, and should cater to audiophiles and people in general who want better quality music.

So, those two cannot easily compare especially that they're targeting entirely different markets. I can vouch for the iPod's multimedia capabilities, but I'm still leaning to Cowon for its superb sound quality and flexibility in utilizing codecs.
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The iPod isn't really good in terms of playing media. It's better at playing apps which is why people like it.
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The UI is pretty sluggish on the J3 too.
I see a lot of people say that but mine is really responsive, I upgraded from an iPod Touch which is regarded to have a good UI.

The D3 looks great, if I would use such a gadget I'd have no problems with buying Cowon again.

Regarding the comment above about 1080P support but only an 800x480 screen, the D3 has a HDMI output so you can play content on a 1080P screen/device.
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