Saturday, January 16, 2010

The iPod Touch


Lately, I have been having touch screen withdrawals since changing back from the Pre to my Blackberry (go ahead and laugh, I laughed too), but sadly I'm not eligible for an upgrade right now to any new phones. I still have my Pre but ya know, that keyboard size and battery life really makes me sad and so we are not gonna do down that road again ... but I think I have found some common ground here that might just fill a need as well.

I am looking at a getting an iPod Touch (the 8GB version cause that's about all I will need) mainly because I need a new iPod (my Nano is over 5 yrs old and about had it with scratches, dents, and some operational glitches here and there) and well, I think the Touch might meet several things at once including having WiFi for applications and giving me access to the much talked about, "Words with Friends". Obviously, I would have to keep my Blackberry as my cell phone since the Touch does not have a phone (or camera) on it. As info, I cannot get an iPhone (due to our service commitment with Sprint) so that is just not an option.

So, here's my questions: Does anyone have an iPod touch? Do you like it? Is it worth the $199 price tag that it has? How is it carrying that AND a cell phone around with you? Too cumbersome? Really annoying? Can't live without it? Prior to investing a couple hundred dollars into this device I'd like to get some opinions from folks who have it and who might be able to shed some light o
n my thinking.

Thanks!


1 comments:

Lisa on January 17, 2010 at 6:24 PM said...

I've only had my ipod touch for a week, but I've enjoyed it so far. For me the whole carrying it around thing is not a big deal. I'm a girl, I carry a purse ;) Like you, I'm not up for a phone change for another year, and like you, the ipod touch fills in the gaps. I do like the apps, but haven't downloaded many. So far I have words with friends (which I LOVE), the Starbucks app (because I drink too much coffee), and the skee ball app (cause I'm a dork.) The only thing I'm kind of bummed about is the wifi thing. I thought I would be able to access the internet say...outside my kids school while waiting for them to get out, but I can't. Public places with wifi work fine, and in my house. The iphone, as far as I know, has internet everywhere. That's the only plus I can see.
As far as price goes, we printed out a coupon for Best Buy, and they are always the same price at Costco (as we paid with coupon...$187 I think.) Marissa and I are enjoying ours. I'm bummed that I can't just take everything out of my current ipod and switch it to the itouch. Only what's in my itunes music library. Not a huge deal though, just an inconvenience. Hope that helps, and I look forward to possible playing you at words with friends. Kyle Ray is currently slaughtering me!

 

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