Re: [NTLK] Contacts on iPod: it's official

From: Jon Glass (
Date: Fri Mar 22 2002 - 04:52:35 EST

on 3/21/02 10:15 PM, David Golden at wrote:

> I know that is probably more of an expression of desire than a
> representation of realistic eexpectauion, but the expansion of the iPod to
> 10GB, the new contacts software and the introduction of Bluetooth into the
> Apple mix makes me wonder if there isn't something developing in terms of a
> hand help Mac. If the iPod can be made to import contacts, then how
> difficult would a dates application be? But what would Apple be thinking
> about in the way of text entry? Perhaps the old reliable Newton HWR?

If you can check out the company that makes the operating system that the
iPod uses, you will see that they have the PIM functions built into the OS.
It's more a matter of implementing them. I guess the OS can be used in
several different applications--cell phones, for instance. It isn't so much
a PDA as it is an information access-type of device. In other words, you
don't put info in, but read it out.

-Jon Glass
Krakow, Poland
"I'm not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 tent just to hit some
camel in the butt." --President George W. Bush

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