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Jolly Rogers

8gbrogers2.jpgApple advertises its 8 GB MP3 player––some device called the “I Pod Mini”––as having enough capacity for 2,000 songs. Rogers, on the other hand, is marketing its 8 GB Sony Ericsson W580i MP3-playing phone as having the capacity for 10,000 songs!
10,000! That’s no problem if you like all your music under a minute and a half, in mono, and encoded at an AM radio–quality bitrate. Otherwise, you might be a little disappointed––you know, more than you would be already if you were a Rogers customer, unable to download with BitTorrent and getting your favourite websites muscled into on your internet account, and paying tons of hidden fees for your video rentals.
Now if we could only figure out what that asterisk beside “8GB SanDisk memory card free” was for. Maybe the clause is missing an en dash, and it’s actually supposed to read “8GB SanDisk memory card–free.” No more pesky SanDisk memory cards!
Thanks to reader Carlos A. for the tip.