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Monday, April 17, 2006

Are You Kidding Me?

I ran in to this review of the new mPOD beta being developed over at MotionAPPS. It basically turns a Treo in to an iPOD by simulating the simplicity of the iPODS menu navigation and click wheel design.

The software is in a 15-day trial beta so I decided to give it a shot. I am an iPOD owner and use it to store all of my music, but I find myself using the treo a lot to listen to music and podcasts only because I carry it around more often than I do the iPOD.

I'll have to say that mPOD just blew me away when I tried it out for the first time. The iPOD's click wheel and buttons are simulated on the Treo's touchscreen. You don't get the touch feedback that you get from the iPOD's click wheel, but the response from the treo's touch screen is rather impressive- and can adjusted to a high or lower sensitivity.

I'm preferring to use the Treo's 5-way button to navigate through the menu's, and the on-screen click wheel takes a bit of getting used to. Plans on intergrating this software with iTunes are in the works, so that would be an added plus!

This comes AWFULLY close to simulating an actual iPOD right down to a menu selection dimming the treo screen to save battery, so I don't know what kind of legal issues are involved, but I can only hope motionAPPS did their research in making sure they don't get tangled in some kind of lawsuit.

I'm watchin this app closely!


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