Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Oct 2012 16:51 UTC
Apple The Verge reviews the iPod touch, and it's as good as ever. "This year's iPod touch is the best one ever, without question - Apple updated all the right things, and by giving the touch a big screen and good camera has made this mini tablet a more versatile device than ever. As a gateway drug into the iOS ecosystem, it does a great job of showing off all the iOS 6 features and apps, on a really solid piece of hardware. It's also a great way to get into the huge iOS ecosystem without putting an expensive data plan on your account - and thanks to iMessage, FaceTime, and Skype, there's a lot of communicating you can do just over Wi-Fi." The iPod touch rarely gets the spotlight, but I think it's actually one of the best and most clever products in Apple's portfolio. Not only is it simply a fantastic product, it also has zero competition. My best friend is pretty much in love with her iPod touch, and it gives her everything a smartphone has to offer without the burden of expensive contracts. For people like her, who do not want a smartphone and prefer a sturdy Nokia feature phone, the touch is a godsend.
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Galaxy Player, 5.0
by tomz on Wed 10th Oct 2012 21:32 UTC
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Bigger - usable screen, TRUE GPS, drag and drop, use micro SD (including SDXC!), wifi transfers, many browsers, things loke Torque to shut off your check engine light. UnDRMed bluetooth. Google maps. Different mp3 players (astro player that pitch corrects from ultra slow to 6x!). Firefox or Chrome with sync...

Still 2.3.5 but works really well. The 5.8 is coming soon.

Or you can lock yourself into Apple's prison-farm (wallled garden with guard towers and razor wire) closed ecosystem. And that carbonized atrocity called iTunes.

I have an iPod. I haven't turned it on in months.

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