someone call it as it is: iPod touch is a PDA

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by clevin, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006

    PDA review site.

    at the price tag, its direct competitor is palm TX, iPod touch has better browser, TX has more functionality.
  2. The Stig macrumors 6502a

    The Stig

    Nov 4, 2006
    On the track

    If it has note and the same keybaord as the iphone then it's a PDA. What happened to mail too?

    The Stig
  3. clevin thread starter macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    Its obviously more like a PDA than a music/video player, those who expecting this to be an update pf current iPod video should look other way.
  4. tmiw macrumors 68000

    Jun 26, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    I imagine the iPhone hackers will find a way to copy the apps on the iPhone to the new iPod. I mean, the hardware is the same other than phone/lack of phone, right?

    So yes, it is a PDA.
  5. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    May 14, 2006
    Roskilde, DK
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    It's a huge deal compared to the Palm T|X with the exception of third party applications and Bluetooth connectivity.

    The ability to synchronise with the computer is better also.

    Safari works nicely on the iPhone so I don't see any reason you can't easily do e-mail through a website.

    Besides all that, it's still a great music player.
  7. clevin thread starter macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    I honestly only see mobile safari as a significant plus for iPod touch when compare to palm T|X. I will wait for more detail to come out. such as wi-fi battery life (T|X only gets 2 hrs when wi-fi is connected, not very nice), policy of 3rd party app (allow or not, easy or not, etc...)
  8. LouTreize macrumors regular

    May 19, 2007
    I agree with this post...i'd like to contribute to this because i own a Palm TX...even tho it is a very functional PDA, this new iPod has got me a little worried...the collaboration of Google and AAPL has me going too...who knows what will happen next...Google has most of their apps on the can make notes, you can make docs, spreadsheets and the list continues. And this is only the beginning coming from Google. If this relationship between the 2 continue (and it's going strong just because YouTube comes standard on the iPod Touch), then ya, this iPod will eventually become a standard PDA and i don't see why not. It's only in a matter time where u'll find a boat load of 3rd party apps designed for the iPod that'll gear towards it being a fully functional PDA.

    You know every product has their thing, whether it's good or bad but this one right here...i hate to say's a pretty dope job coming from Apple.

    One problem, IMO...i dont know if PDAs are doing as well as they used too...can anyone figure that one out? If i look at myself? I went from a note pad (u know, pen and paper) to a PDA (Palm TX) to a Blackberry in a matter of 2-3 yrs. So even though the new iPod is amazing and has all these expectations, if the new "thing" is having a smartphone or wtv u wanna call it (Palm, BB, MotoQ, Blackjack and so on), then shouldn't the iPhone come on top of all this? Whats going to happen down the line...well, people are already saying it...

    QUOTE]For people that didn't want to be locked into a long contract, this is a great alternative," says one money manager who is long Apple and has no AT&T position.[/QUOTE]
    Source: The Street

    Now! I dont know how to think anymore amongst all this...all of what i's mind boggling...
  9. Slayerboym88 macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2007
    Touch updates?

    Is it plausible that the iPod Touch will see updates later down the road, giving it its notes and email back? Since it is the same system as the iPhone and we know that the iPhone can get hardware updates (see iPhoto updates) and natural security updates, then can't Apple just add these back in?!

    Of course, that does beg the question, why did they leave them out in the first place? If you're putting internet on a phone, why would you leave out email? It's like having cherry pie w/o the whipped cream! And notes is such an easy application, and I doubt that it requires that much space.
  10. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Wow, you're right! I hadn't noticed there was no Mail on the iPod Touch!

    That's actually something of a deal-breaker. The iPod Touch can appeal to people on low budgets that are always near a WiFi network, but without mail, it's just a widescreen iPod with less capacity and a web browser.
  11. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    You can't use Safari to access Google mail, Yahoo! mail or Hotmail or one of the others? I can do e-mail on my phone but I'd rather wait until I can use a complete computer with a complete keyboard.
  12. j5uh macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2007
    gmail, yahoo mail and hotmail is considered WEB mail.. which should be ok.. hes talking about
  13. gloss macrumors 601


    May 9, 2006
    Frankly, the iPhone's mail app was only marginally more useful than using webmail anyway.
  14. queshy macrumors 68040


    Apr 2, 2005
    Could the iPod touch be a replacement for my Dell x50v pda?

    On the dell I do web browsing (iPod Touch > x50v clearly). I have a bunch of contacts (iPod Touch > x50v since it syncs with my mac). I also rely heavily on the calendar apps. I use Pocket informant and pocket breeze for the today screen and the x50v is clearly superior to the iPod Touch in that sense. But hey, if the calendar still lets me write down assignments, classes, etc, it should suffice - the tradeoff is worth it for multitouch, safari, iPod, etc. I also use it to check my e-mail a lot so I will miss the mail app. Should I get the iPod touch? I guess I would keep my iPod video in the car and use it with my FM transmitter (which actually works great).

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