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iPod Touch : phoneless iPhone

September 12, 2007

The new generation of iPod, called iPod Touch was a prove how Apple listened to its users, and surely brings excitement to iPod lovers. Apple is releasing new generation of iPod while keep maintain and make the iPod classic better. This new release of iPod just will put a side that Creative, iRiver and others competitors of portable music players. In addition to iPhone, iPod Touch is another must-to-have gadget.

Why I called iPod Touch is a phoneless iPhone ?. Well at a glance, you wont notice its different with iPhone. The size is just 8mm thick, a lightweight gadget, a bit slimmer than iPhone though. With multi-touch interface, just the same like iPhone, it has built-in Wi-fi, Safari web browser which features the same functionality you get on iPhone and built-in Google and Yahoo search plus YouTube app. Ipod Touch has the same photo-manipulation as the iPhone and its 3.5" screen display is just sharp with vibrant colours and equipped with accelerometer. Through iTunes Music Store you just a click away to shop and downloading your favourite tracks wirelessly. Those features just almost the same as iPhone offered, it's just an iPhone minus the phone functionality. Once it is called stripped down version of iPhone.

Despite its huge functionality as a music player, iPod Touch has its own downside. The lack of radio capability and the small memory capacity is a let-down. Compared with the latest iPod classic's 160GB capacity, the 8Gb and 16GB is just way too slim. iPod Touch also doesn't have Google maps. With the Wifi enabled, all sort of web-thingy would be able to be done with iPod Touch, not just shopping iTunes tracks, right ?.

This must-to-have gadget is expected to arrive later this month, 8GB and 16GB. 16GB will be at around $400.

UPDATE: Now iPod Touch Features Guide is available

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Iman Brotoseno said...

this thing i wanna buy..