"its the iPhone...only BETTER"5.0 starson by burton _force_99
Pros: everything you could POSSSSIBLY want in an iPod. verry good quality media, YOUTUBE!, surf the web too i mean wow.
Cons: ok i want more than 16GB but its perfectly understandable, the reason for not including Google Maps and email is stupid
Summary: I have to say that this device fascinates me. The iPhone fascinated me, i wanted to get one. But i wasnt gonna drop 600$ for one nuh uh, nor was i willing to do a 2year phone contract that was ludicrous anyway.
so BAM, here comes the iPod touch: everything that made the iPhone amazing, AND minus the phone part which i can totally live without, i already have a phone. its also THINNER, its as thin as my current Samsung player, which ive always referred to as annorexicly thin! so thats great!
features, yeah theyre amazing too! sure the iPhone has more, but this is "just" an iPod. and it has the iTunes music store! YOUTUBE! now i can just sit wherever (within wifi of course) and just watch youtube movies if i get bored of what i have. everything else thats major is all here. except for email and Google maps, which technically speaking i dont see why are not there. im sure the Touch could completely handle it. but my guess is that the business dudes at Apple guessed that yeah this is a substitute device that is going to draw a lot of demand away from the iPhone (ex: me) so lets keep some features iPhone only. so no Google Maps or email on the touch cuz they still want some people to be interested in the iPhone.
and alas. SPACE. 16GBs. ABSURD!! but wait.....is it???? is it really absurd?? perhaps for the ignorant out there it is(im not saying im not, im just sayin i understand why). Ok, the purpose of the iPod touch is to be a Super Advanced media player that was also small, sleek, and super sexy. the only way to go to meet that requirement storage wise was FLASH memory (which is much more expensive gig per gig than a hdd). it saves volumetric space and saves energy. plus its not as heat prone (that=better circuit usage).
so although i would be much happier with a lot more than 16 GB, at the same time im completely happy with 16GB cuz i KNOW that that number is Already a really high number to fit in flash (yeahhh i know some laptops have like 40 gig of flash but thats a laptop...not a 4 ounce iPod...).
plus....for the average user....16GB is Plennnnnty of space. and even for more moderate users, you can still manage with 16, its not THATttt bad. if you want more space....there IS the iPod classic that has 80 or 160 GB that does music and video. they made (in hindsight) it specifically for those people who would complain about the Touch's small capacity.
so yeah, in the end. Amazing device and will most likely be worth every penny (cuz i havent actually gotten it yet derr, but it has every symptom of it)