Some Reasons I'm Not Getting An iPod Touch
Thursday, September 20, 2007
I had an interesting conversation yesterday at lunch with some co-workers, one of which has an iPhone, on why I was not getting an iPod Touch:
- Lack of key hardware features: Bluetooth, external volume control, speaker, physical iPod control buttons, & camera.
- Currently missing some key applications: Mail, Notes, Maps, SMS, & Widgets
- Minimal capability as PDA-like productivity tool (read-only calendar for instance)
The real deal breaker was that I could not use the iPod Touch as a mini-data collection tool. If it had Bluetooth portable keyboard support so I could use it to rapidly collected data I read from print media, then I would have probably lived with the other negatives and purchased one.
I do think that the items #2 and #3 will be solved in the future by software upgrades.
That is my deal breaker. What is yours?
Me, I am getting one. I played with one tonight and I am sold. I like the easy ability to get podcast/video/pictures on it. Apps will come...however not there now.
What you are describing though...get a nokia N800. Worth every penny. Speakers, Bluetooth for KB..etc, small and portable.
Posted by: Kreg Steppe | Thursday, September 20, 2007 at 08:05 PM
My deal breaker is that Apple makes it! LOL
Posted by: Derek | Sunday, September 23, 2007 at 09:32 PM