With 2.0 software and a clutch of applications, the Touch is now a straight competitor for PDAs such as Palm and Windows Mobile. Yet it continues to be marketed as a glorified media player. I think this rather undersells the capabilities. Prospective purchasers will see a big-screen iPod and, perhaps, not associate the device with PDA functions. The Touch with 2.0 gives most of the capabilities of the iPhone but in a slightly thinner package. For those who don't need the phone facilities and are content to rely on wifi, the Touch is a very sensible choice and not a second-best offering.