Apple’s fourth-generation iPod nano has obviously learnt a lot from its bigger siblings, and with a slick new redesign gone is the controversial chunky casing. The 2-inch display, with the same 320 x 240 resolution as the third-generation model, is crisp and bright, and the automatic rotation works quickly. As with the iPhone and iPod touch, it will rotate either left or right, but not completely inverted.
More iPod nano photos, video and hands-on feedback after the cut
Size-wise, at 3.6 x 1.5 x 0.24 inches (90.7 x 38.7 x 6.2 mm) the fourth-generation nano is a little longer but otherwise thinner and narrower than the second-generation model it resembles. The more pronounced oval cross-section, however, makes it feel narrower again, a lesson Apple learnt with the iPhone 3G; make no mistake, this PMP feels incredibly thin.
The new iPod nano is available to order now, in 8GB and 16GB capacities priced at $149 and $199 respectively. Both models are available in nine different colors.
More hands-on pictures of the new iPods here.
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