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Apple iPod nano 8 GB Blue (3rd Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Now the world's most popular music player lets you enjoy up to 5 hours of TV shows, movies, video podcasts, and more
  • An enhanced interface offers a whole new way to browse and view your music and video
  • IPod nano sports a larger, 320-by-240-resolution display that's 65 percent brighter than before
  • In anodized aluminum and polished stainless steel, iPod nano is now 6.5 mm thin and even more beautiful
  • Measures 2.75 x 2.06 x 0.26 inches (H x W x D), weighs 1.74 ounces
  • Its designed in anodized aluminum and polished stainless steel, iPod nano is now 6.5 mm thin and even more beautiful.
  • IPod nano sports a larger, 320-by-240-resolution display that's 65 percent brighter than before.
  • It has an enhanced interface offers a whole new way to browse and view your music and video.
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Technical Details
Brand NameApple
Item Weight1.8 ounces
Product Dimensions2.8 x 2.1 x 0.3 inches
Item model numberMB249LL/A
Operating SystemApple MacOS X 10.4.8; Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP2; Microsoft Windows Vista; Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
Number of Items1
  
Additional Information
ASINB000BR0MFK
Shipping Weight1 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableSeptember 12, 2006
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Apple
  • Model: MB249LL/A
  • Digital Storage Capacity: 8 GB
  • Color Name: Blue
  • Supported Audio Format: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps)//Protected AAC (from iTunes Store)//MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps)//MP3 VBR//Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4)//Apple Lossless//WAV//AIFF
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An anodized aluminum top and polished stainless steel back. Five eye-catching colors. A larger, brighter display with the most pixels per inch of any Apple display, ever. iPod nano stirs up visual effects from the outside in.

And it'll wow you for hours. Play up to 5 hours of video or up to 24 hours of audio on a single charge. All that staying power and a wafer-thin, 6.5-mm profile makes iPod nano one small big attraction.

Cover Flow
If a picture says a thousand words, think of what all the album art in your collection might say. With Cover Flow on iPod nano, you can flip through your music to find the album you want to hear. Use the Click Wheel to browse music by album cover, then select an album to flip it over and see the track list.



In addition to listening to music you can now enjoy TV shows, movies, video podcasts, and more. View iPod nano dimensions.


The iPod nano comes in a host of exciting new colors.


Play up to 5 hours of video or up to 24 hours of audio on one charge. View larger.
Music
Use the Click Wheel to adjust volume, navigate songs, browse in Cover Flow, or explore the Music menu by playlist, artist, album, song, genre, composer, and more. Want to mix things up? Click Shuffle Songs. iPod nano makes your music look as good as it sounds, thanks to its bright color display.

Movies
Buy movies from the iTunes Store and you can sync them to your iPod nano to watch anywhere, anytime. Up to 5 hours of video playback means you can watch two movies back to back. And for your viewing pleasure, the 320-by-240-pixel display--with a whopping 204 pixels per inch--is 65 percent brighter than before.

TV Shows
There's always something good on iPod nano. Browse thousands of episodes of your favorite TV shows on the iTunes Store, buy them for just $1.99 each, then sync them to your iPod nano. Watch last night's episodes this morning, or buy a whole TV series and play a pocket-size marathon.

Podcasts
The iTunes Store features thousands of free video and audio podcasts, including indie favorites and offerings from such big names as ABC News, Comedy Central, ESPN, PBS, NPR, and many more. Browse and subscribe to podcasts, then sync them to your iPod nano. You can even play video podcasts on TV using an optional Apple component or composite AV cable.

Audiobooks
The digital shelves of the iTunes Store are stocked with thousands of audiobooks--including exclusives like the entire Harry Potter series--so you can catch up on your reading wherever iPod nano takes you. iPod nano even recognizes where you left off reading and bookmarks your place.

Games
Put hours of fun at your fingertips. iPod nano comes with three games--Vortex, iQuiz, and Klondike--and you can download more from the iTunes Store for $4.99 each. All iPod games are designed specifically for the iPod interface. And all of them look great on the 2-inch color display.

Photos
iPod nano holds up to 7,000 photos you can sync from your Mac or PC via iTunes. Use the Click Wheel to scroll through photo thumbnails. To see a photo full screen, click the center button. You can even view your photo slideshows--complete with music and transitions--on a TV using an optional Apple component or composite AV cable.

Extras
Calendars, contacts, and a screen lock appear in the Extras menu, along with a few more handy items. Take the world clock, for example. Spin the Click Wheel to choose different clocks for cities all over the world. For workouts, use the built-in stopwatch to log your best times.

Product Description

iPod nano has a dramatic, polished anodized aluminum finish and a larger screen. The new Genius Mixes feature acts as your personal DJ, automatically searching your iTunes library, then making mixes you'll love. iPod nano has a new Pedometer that counts your steps. It also has a built-in FM radio with two amazing features such as iTunes Tagging and Live Pause. So the world's most popular music player now has more to play with.

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Customer Reviews

The sound quality is even better than the old Mini and the video quality is better (if smaller) than the Ipod Video.
Leah H
Of course, everyone knows that whenever you buy an iPod, soon after the geniuses at Apple will unleash another one which is better than yours.
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Great user interface, very fast search, great video quality and all this in a very small piece of tech, i really love this ipod.
Jorge Mendoza Salazar

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336 of 363 people found the following review helpful By Mark #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 16, 2007
Apple iPod nano 8 GB Black (3rd Generation)

This review is for the 8GB iPod Nano. All the reviews for the third generation Nanos have been combined by Amazon. While this unit is very similar to the 4GB iPod Nano Apple 4 GB iPod Nano (3rd Gen) there are enough differences that they each deserve a closer look.

Choosing Among iPods

Overall, I would choose the 8 GB iPod Nano over the 4 GB nano and the 8 GB iPod Touch. This unit is priced right, and at only $50 more than the 4 GB unit it's a no brainer. Those who want to step up should look to the 16 GB Apple iPod Touch 16 GB or 32 GB iPod Touch Apple iPod touch 32 GB. I have been lucky enough to live with all these players, so I hope this helps you decide.

Hopefully Apple will soon make a 16 GB or even a 32 GB Nano available. Only the iPod Touch currently sports those capacities. Till they offer larger sizes the 8GB is the biggest option. The screen is small, but the regular buttons and click wheel allow easier volume and track changes and better use on the go than the iPod Touch.

Some may choose to pay an extra $100 more than this to step up to the 8 GB iPod Touch
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By J. Smith on September 10, 2007
I bought the blue Nano 8 GB 3rd generation Ipod this past Saturday at the Apple Store. It did freeze up on me once but if you read the owners manual on [...], it tells you how to reset it. I did as they instructed and it was working normally again. It kept everything in memory and did not erase anything. The video function is awesome! You quickly forget you're watching on a 2 inch screen as the screen is so sharp, bright and clear.

Cover flow is so cool, although a bit slow but nevertheless it is a nice added feature. Some album covers do not load in Itunes so will not download to your player properly. This might be a glitch that Apple may address in a future software download patch (I hope).

If you are looking to purchase a Nano, I highly recommend the new third generation over the second, simply because of the added video feature and twice the memory for your money. It is definitely worth it for the added memory alone.

Overall, more bang for your buck and a nice new cool look and interface, with an all metal construction.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Leah H on September 19, 2007
I upgraded from an antiquated (3 year old) Mini and actually bought the 8 G Product Red Nano (why not give to charity while upgrading) and I love it! The sound quality is even better than the old Mini and the video quality is better (if smaller) than the Ipod Video. Amazingly, the new Nano actually fits into the belt clip of the Mini, so very little adapting is needed. So worth it!
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75 of 106 people found the following review helpful By Timeconstraint on September 7, 2007
I went to the Apple store when they received their shipment yesterday (9/6) and purchased my new Nano. After connecting it to charge it and put some music on it, I tested it and it froze after about 10 minutes of use. Couldn't get it to turn off - it wouldn't accept any input. So I let the battery die down over night and connected it next day. Still in frozen state. So I took it back today and exchanged it for another one. Connected it, put some music on it, and this one froze even before playing a tune. The software must not have been tested very well. It's not like I was doing anything unusual. Back to the Apple store tomorrow to return this, and I think I'll wait awhile to get it.

The product looks great otherwise. The screen is bright and clear. Can't wait until they work out the bugs so I can get another one.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Demetrius A. Armstrong on September 23, 2007
After toying around with this little thing for a few days I feel certain I can report that Apple has made another excellent product. When these came out earlier this month, I have to admit that I was thrown back into the MP3 player market, despite already having purchased a black IPod classic 5.5 in May. I almost went with the $249 80 GB model but I opted for the 8 GB Nano instead. This thing is so tiny (it fits in my small jeans pocket) that I don't mine managing which 50 to 100 albums I want to carry with me. And I found that popping this out and flipping threw the cover flow of albums is quite enjoyable.

I also have to admit that I came extremely close to purchasing Creative's new player, which is also impressive. The SD expansion capability nearly had me sold and the Zen UI is nice. Actually the Zen Vision M's UI was better than the IPod's and I may have switched back over had it not been for IPod's new UI, which I think is excellent. The tweaks to the interface is the main reason I bought another IPod in the same year and having it on something that is as portable as the 3g nano is...well it's hard to get my head around.

The floating images that present the media in the selected plane is very nice and album art is slightly improved over the 5.5. Most of the settings are displayed in a similar fashion as previous models with an even more user centric ideal in mind. Photos show up quite nice and are reminiscent to their display in OS X and the new 2in screen and better resolution makes them look better than they did on previous nanos. Video comes off quite nice as well. They play just as seamlessly as they do on IPod classics and the screen display is better than expected for such a small device.
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