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What is a Creative NOMAD?

What is a Creative NOMAD?

The NOMAD was a range of digital audio players designed and sold by Creative Technology Limited, and later discontinued in 2004. Subsequent players now fall exclusively under the MuVo and ZEN brands. The NOMAD series consisted of two distinct brands: NOMAD (and later NOMAD MuVo) – Players that use flash memory.

When did Creative NOMAD come out?

Creative released it’s$500 player in September of 2000 and it was a huge hit. The Nomad Jukebox had a 6GB hard drive. If you had more than 6GB of MP3 files in 2000, you were probably too obsessed with music.

What replaced Walkmans?

MP3 players replaced the Walkman/Discman class of portable music products — a multi billion dollar industry. The applicability of MP3 players was instantly obvious. It’s not obvious what VR changes or its general purpose.

What does M4A stand for?

Acronym. Definition. M4A. MPEG 4 Audio (audio compression format)

What does MP4 stand for?

MP4. Moving Picture Expert Group-4 (audio file format/extension)

Why did the Sony Walkman fail?

Sony knew hardware but was at best so-so in retail and a total disaster at developing software (see Sony Connect). Some have speculated that Sony’s failure to keep up in a segment that the company created was one of the reasons it has given the Walkman such a quiet send off.

What is the difference between Creative NOMAD II and Nomad IIc?

Creative NOMAD II – Included FM radio and 64MB of memory via bundled Smart Media card. No internal memory. Creative NOMAD IIc – Same appearance as Nomad II, but with no FM radio and 64MB or 128MB internal memory. The Nomad Jukebox runs on four AA batteries and has a 6 GB hard drive.

What kind of memory does a Creative NOMAD have?

Creative’s foray into the MP3 player market began with the Creative NOMAD, a rebranded Samsung Electronics Yepp YP-D40 player with 64 megabytes of solid-state memory. Creative NOMAD II – Included FM radio and 64MB of memory via bundled Smart Media card.

What programs can I use to manage my Nomad player?

Besides the NOMAD Explorer or MediaSource programs included with the devices, there are other programs which can be used to manage the player and to transfer data. Creative NOMAD Explorer – Software included with older NOMAD models and used to transfer music and data to the device. This has since been replaced by Creative MediaSource

What kind of processor does a NOMAD Jukebox use?

Later NOMAD Jukeboxes used Creative’s own firmware. Most players use Texas Instruments TMS320DA25x ARM plus digital signal processor as their CPU and support some version of Creative’s environmental audio extensions (EAX). It beat Apple Computer’s hard drive music player “iPod” to market by about a year.

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