The iPod is doomed – CNET
I happen to agree with Sun Microsystems CEO McNealy on this one. While the iPod is all the rage now, people are going to want integration of their multiple electronic devices. Who wants to carry a cell phone, camera, iPod, PDA, keys, USB drive, and a wallet. I suffer the frustration of this every day. But the reality of one devices that does everything well is not here yet. Even devices that come close like the Palm Treo or Blackberry are too expensive for most of the market.
Cell phones throughout Asia already serve to integrate the music player, PDA, USB drive, camera, and sometimes even the wallet. When I was in China, I saw very few stand-alone mp3 players.