Tinier, touch support, but not so touching
The Nano is Apple’s offering to those who want a really compact PMP, but with a display. The display completely dominates the device, for there’s nothing else, other than a largish on the top. The menu structure is quite simple, and using touches to accomplish things is a lot better than the click-wheel that we, quite frankly consider a pain. The aluminium enclosure is compact and stylishly designed.
The 240×240 pixel display looks sharp but its apparent that it’s not a very good performing LCD. The top of the device has three matte-chrome finished buttons –a larger display on/off-cum-start button, and two volume buttons. Just like the new Touch 4G, these buttons are hard. The Nano has FM Radio support, as well as an in-built pedometer.
The volume level is a lot lower than previous iPod. Still, the Nano has much better audio quality than most PMPs in this segment on the market, it’s just that it’s not as good as expected from Apple. The interface is fast, although USB transfers are slower than on the Touch.
At Rs. 12,700 for the 16GB version, we feel the larger capacity Nano is better value than the 8GB one. You get a tiny device with a touch-screen and a good sounding PMP for the money.
Display: 1.54-inches, 240×240 pixels, capacitive-touch;
Weight: 21 g
Phone: +91-80-2574 4646
Price: Rs. 12,700 (MRP, 16GB)