"Excellent for what it is. Derided for what it is not."4.0 starson by johnson22473
Pros: Giant step forward for the nano design, which was always meant to be a more portable, less feature laden member of the lineup.
Cons: Jury still out on the control functionality, but should not suffer from the roll back of features it never needed
Summary: Video on the Nano? seriously? I see the last generation of the Nano all over my gym, and I've never met anyone who has shot video, or even still shots, with it. Apple correctly rolled back two functions that no one wanted or needed, and replaced them with a form factor that is an improvement to everyone.
I'll reserve judgment on the touch screen controls. The scroll wheel and screen combo was a masterpiece of functional aesthetics that will be hard to improve on.
Over all, Apple did exactly what they needed to do, they maintained the nano in a perfect position between two other highly competitive, iconic products.