[quote]Originally posted by ricRocket:
Huh? what a ridiculous statement! Maybe it's an expensive
idea, but it's hardly ridiculous. Go out and poll people - if they could afford it I bet 10-1 would buy the color over the b&w. I'd be first in line. It's easier to look at and provides additional means of identifying items on a small screen (color-coding...near to impossible w/o color). Color adds both functionality and ease-of-use.
20 years in the future, if color was dumb in pocket devices period, then we'd never have it. However, if in 20 years, we DON'T have color in pocket devices I'll buy you a beer and admit I'm wrong.
I guess I didn't state myself too clearly. If the function of the device is to be an mp3 player, color would be completely superfluous. You hit a button on it, put it in your pocket and go. You don't need to make the device color to do that and I don't think that it would do anything to enhance the usefulness of the iPod as the screen is incredibly readable right now. Apple didn't skimp. Sure, no bottle opener, but it's good enough.
But, movies in your pocket? What the hell for? How useful would that be? It's just ridiculous to think that a market would be large enough to support it. Even a photo album in your pocket would be stupid. Yeah, I really miss my girlfriend on the busride to work, so I just have to have a catalog of years worth of pictures with me at all times.
Be more creative people.