"Great Device, but still has room to improve"4.5 starson by gavainm
Pros: The Apps, the interface, the wi-fi, Kindle ... the list of what Apple did right is too long for this space.
Cons: No FM radio (Nano has one!), no camera (Nano has one - sucks, but it has one), can't rearrange application screens from device - you have to use iTunes to do it, App store is not the best to navigate through (like iTunes).
Summary: Love the device, but I'm a little disappointed that Apple didn't take the opportunity to advance the Touch more on the 3rd gen. Simple things like an FM radio capability would have been nice. A camera would have been cool. However, what the device does right, it does really really well. I travel A LOT (75-80,000 freq flyer miles/yr), and have historically used a PSP for my travelling entertainment. Once I got the 32GB Touch, my balance shifted. Where the screen is bigger on the PSP, the Touch is more portable (fits in my pocket), has more internal storage, has a far better music player, has a Kindle app with lots of free books, has lots of free apps (including check registers, games, productivity tools, etc.), and does pretty much everything the PSP does. PSP does have a bigger screen (not a touch screen though), is a better gaming platform, and I can hook it up to most modern TVs to watch movies from it. However, I am finding the Touch a better companion on the plane, and I am using my PSP more at the end of the day if there's nothing on TV in the hotel. To my dismay, because I really enjoyed my PSP a lot, I am finding that I use it less and less now that I have a Touch. I can take my Touch with me everywhere, and all my books, movies, games, and music come with me without adding to the amount of stuff to carry ... just bring the Touch and some headphones (if you want to listen to music, otherwise I leave them in my bag). The PSP requires external memory cards, UMDs, a carrying case, and is way too big to fit in a pocket.
I'll wrap this up by saying this is a great device. I wish Apple would just skip a generation and bring all the best this device could have to market at one time, instead of dragging out the incremental improvements. You know they could do it if they wanted to. I figure this is probably the last or next to last "update" version of the Touch before a total remake that takes another giant leap forward (like Apple usually does with new products), but I love it none-the-less.