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    Are there any good alternatives to the Ipod touch?

    My ipod nano broke so I have been looking at different MP3 players and devices that offer more than just music playing/video playing?

    I did see recommendations on the Archos devices.

  • #2
    Originally posted by cburbs
    Are there any good alternatives to the Ipod touch?

    My ipod nano broke so I have been looking at different MP3 players and devices that offer more than just music playing/video playing?

    I did see recommendations on the Archos devices.
    I can't recommend an alternative because my 1st generation iPod Touch is still going strong after more than 3 years!:D

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    • #3
      Yeah I thought about one of the older ones but a camera in the phone would be a bonus.

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      • #4
        I waited for a camera to buy the iPod touch, but the camera is really poor. Having said that, I absolutely love my touch. I looked for alternatives because I have a love/hate relationship with Apple, but the Android is still mainly for phones and I read a lot of bad reviews on the Archos.

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        • #5
          Is there a good link to compare each generation of the touch and the differences?

          Yeah about the only other items I see are the Archos.....

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          • #6
            I almost forgot to mention that my iPad sounds even better than the touch.

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            • #7
              iPod touch (4th generation)

              iPod touch (4th generation) is available in a 8 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB configuration. It has two built-in cameras.

              iPod touch (3rd generation)


              iPod touch (3rd generation) features a 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen multi-touch display and 32 GB or 64 GB flash drive. You can browse the web with Safari and watch YouTube videos with Wi-Fi. You can also search, preview, and buy songs from the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store on iPod touch.

              The iPod touch (3rd generation) can be distinguished from iPod touch (2nd generation) by looking at the back of the device. In the text below the engraving, look for the model number. iPod touch (2nd generation) is model A1288, and iPod touch (3rd generation) is model A1318.

              iPod touch (2nd generation)

              iPod touch (2nd generation) features a 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen multi-touch display and 8 GB, 16 GB, or 32 GB flash drive. You can browse the web with Safari and watch YouTube videos with Wi-Fi. You can also search, preview, and buy songs from the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store on iPod touch.

              The iPod touch (2nd generation) can be distinguished from previous iPod touch models by its contoured design and oval shaped antennae cover in the back upper left corner.

              Ok so then I looked at craigslist and see alot of people listing 3rd generation Ipod Touch with 8g/16g drives......Is this not right since the info I found says they only came in 32 and 64gb?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cburbs
                iPod touch (4th generation)

                iPod touch (4th generation) is available in a 8 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB configuration. It has two built-in cameras.
                ...
                Gen4 also has a different (and supposedly faster) processor, more RAM, a higher-resolution display and wireless-n capability.

                -- Edit --
                I'm currently looking for a new player to replace my damaged Zune120 (which I liked very much). The Gen4 Touch is tempting, but it's $429 here in Canada. Since my priority is music and not apps/games/e-mail, that's a lot to pay just to play tunes.

                The Gen3 is currently $100 off, but I figure if I am going to get a Touch, well, I'd rather have the latest, so maybe I'll wait until Boxing Day to see what kind of deals might be available then.

                Other options include:
                - an iPod Classic 160Gb
                - a SanDisk Sansa Fuze+ 16Gb (expandable to max of 40Gb)
                - a "gently-used" Zune80 or Zune 120

                For the time being, my trusty 16Gb NWZ-E345 Sony Walkman is handling music duty. It's a good little device. :)

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                • #9
                  Yeah I just found that info as well.

                  I think I will stop in at BB and check out the Archos and Ipods to see which one I like.

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                  • #10
                    Regarding the iTouch, there really isn't anything that comes close to it - it's pretty much an iPhone without the Phone/Data plan. You get access to all the apps. I have had the 1st gen, as well as the current 4th gen, and it's provided me with a very good iOS experience.

                    I also have an Android phone (Samsung Droid Charge), and there definitely are differences. Software-wise I do think iOS is more polished and has better quality apps, because of it's simpler, more controlled environment and longer time being out, but Android definitely has some nice options, better GPS w/ voice navigation, and more options for screens, 4G, etc. Just depends on preferences!

                    Sorry that second half was totally unrelated. Just taking a break from finals studying!

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                    • #11
                      Is it true on the Iphone Touch the Camera is .9mp and the phone is 5mp?

                      That's crap -

                      There is no reason I can't say buy a used droid x on Craigslist and use it with just Wifi is there?

                      My wife has that phone and I really like it.

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                      • #12
                        Yes, the iPod camera is crap.

                        I just found out that the Virgin Mobile Androids work via wifi if you don't add airtime, so that is a viable iPod touch alternative.

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                        • #13
                          Looks like archos will be announcing some new products later this week.
                          I wish we knew if Samsung was actually going to release the samsung galaxy 4" and 5" player.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by dvenardos
                            Virgin Mobile Androids work via wifi if you don't add airtime, so that is a viable iPod touch alternative.
                            As a user of a Samsung Intercept (and Virgin Mobile), I would suggest that while this may be true, I've found that the hardware is really not in the same league as Apple's - not that many are.

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                            • #15
                              We may have a valid alternative, the Motorola Triumph unactivated from Virgin Mobile. Gets you a decent camera with LED flash, GPS, and expandable up to 32GB with SD card.
                              http://www.pcworld.com/article/23654...lable_now.html

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