I’ve been saying since the introduction of the Apple iPhone that I just wanted the “i” part and didn’t need the “Phone” part of it. Today, with the introduction of the iPod touch, I got my wish.. or at least part of it.
Here’s what’s missing from the iPod touch when compared to the iPhone…
- Phone radio (of course!)
- Bluetooth radio (aargh!)
- Camera (sigh…)
- Microphone and speakers (no VoIP either)
- Email client (for IMAP4 and POP3)
- Google Maps client
Still, what is left is pretty good. You can watch a video introduction on Apple’s site here (though the choice of spokes-person leaves me a bit baffled).
Apple iPod touch Guided Tour
I ordered mine this evening with shipment currently scheduled for late this month. So, you can expect to read iPod touch rants and/or raves sometime next month.