Should I Pod Touch?

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Sep 25, 2008

Should I Pod Touch? by notnarb at 1:22 AM (1,941 Views / 0 Likes) 20 replies

  1. notnarb
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    First some background. I hate apple. I hate everything from their bullshit marketing techniques to their overcharging for their merchandise. I love the umpc concept. No good umpcs are out on the market for under $500. The ipod touch fits into my current needs for a portable device to compliment my 701 eeepc (which only fits halfway into my largest pockets [​IMG]).

    EDIT: Purchased one, thanks for the quick answers
    *answered questions*
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     


  2. Pado

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    1) as long as the (i)phone is simlock free it should work with any sim provider for normal use, whether it comes with an internet plan doesn't matter. The sim is just a sim.
    2) new firmware's will usually be jailbroken by the scene within a 1-7 days.
    4) who carez if you are gonna jailbreak it anyway ... just download the official progs not so officially [​IMG].
     
  3. Beware

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    There are plenty of good UMPCs out there in the $500 USD range. I suggest the WiBrain B1LE. It is larger than an iPod Touch, but it is far more functional and certainly one of the better UMPCs out there. I would actually suggest waiting until the i1 comes out as it upgrades to an Atom processor instead of a VIA C7-M. Also will have 3G (with a SIM slot) an SD card reader, a better location for the USB port and improved battery life. It will also come in the same general price range as the B1. If you want something truly pocketable, then the iPod Touch is really the only option in that price range, but it is also vastly underpowered compared to things like the WiBrain or Gigabyte M528. If internal storage isn't important to you, the Pandora is going to be very nice.
     
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    The iPod Touch does not use SIM cards.







    It is not a phone.


    Or are you talking about two separate subjects in one thread?
     
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    You don't hate Apple if you are considering getting an iPod. Before we answer your question, ask yourself this: "Do I really hate Apple enough to not buy their sweet products?"
     
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    I'm just like you... I hate Apple very much, (Only regarding Ipods.) but I was very tempted to buy an Ipod touch 32 gig.

    But instead, I changed my mind, and is getting a good laptop. Instead. Still, here's a few answer to your questions.

    1. Ipod Touch isn't a phone.... Unless you're actually talking about the Iphone.
    2. It'll be very active, since the community is large.
    3. Can't you just get a free video convertor somewhere, and use it to fit the resolution, etc of the supported specs? It should work. I mean, there's multiple 3rd party softwares that are made to do this.
    4. You can look at the free list using Itunes store, can't you? There's a free section in the app section.
     
  7. notnarb
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    the phone question was regarding getting a touch vs getting an iphone or m8 (so that I can have both in one device while keeping my current call + sms plan), sorry if that wasn't clear.

    Until absolutely necessary I will refrain from installing that bloatware on my computer

    *new questions added*
     
  8. Urza

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    You likely won't get much cheaper than Apple Store (unless you get a last-gen refurb on sale somewhere).
     
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    If you hate apple, at least, if you hate apple as much as I do, just don't bother. even with the introduction of the app store it is still a very closed platform.

    Personally, I would just wait for the T-mobile G1 (aka Gphone, aka HTC dream) to come out, it will be better and far more customizable anyway; oh, and did I mention it will be cheaper? Its not like you will have long to wait, its coming out next month in the US and in November in europe.
     
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    My 701 fits in most of my pockets with only 1 cm sticking out. [​IMG]
    You should probably go for the iPhone 3G instead of iPod Touch.
     
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    Very nice. If I could afford a monthly internet plan, I would get an Iphone 3g, but since I can't, it seems like a waste of an extra $200+
     
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    5. What are the odds that the bluetooth used in the Nike N+ will be hacked for use with things like headsets and other bluetooth peripherals? None. N+ is using it's own frequencies, as far as I know. Close to BT, but not close enough.
    6. How well do touchscreen controls work for emulators? They don't. The Cocoa touch platform is only great for media, gaming on iPhone/iPod touch is a horrible, horrible experience.
     
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    so?
    Hmm, forgot how crap they apparently are in the US
    use a bluetooth headset/headphones or use the included miniusb to 3.5mm cable
    will probably be fixed soon, its just a software issue
     
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    Stop hating Apple. The Iphone is superior to the G1 in every way that matters.
     
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    I have no intention of entering a flame war with an apple fan boy that does not value customization, freedom and openness (oh, and having a proper keyboard :-P).
     
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    Superior interface, performance, and usability are far more important in my eyes.
     
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    I'm going to have to go with Urza and DrKupo on this one. At this point Android is pretty bad, and obviously we won't be able to make the G1 better like we can with Android so it's going to stay crappy.

    The iPhone, on the other hand, has a great interface, it works, its is fairly customizable after jailbreaking, ect.

    Right now, the iPhone/iTouch beats an Android phones.
     
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    Seconding this. Also, a headphone jack sorta matters to me (LOL).
     
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    Yeah it is ):

    The only thing I like about having TMobile is that it uses SIM cards...
     

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