“Apple may be keen to tout the Touch’s 3.5in display, but the first thing you notice about the new iPod is how thin it is. Front to back it measures 8mm – on paper not as thin as the 6.5mm thick iPod Nano, but you’d never really know unless you measured them both. The point is, the Touch is supremely skinny,” Nick Hawkesmoor reports for Register Hardware.
“Safari is a joy to use and turns the Touch into a fully-fledged web tablet that’s actually rather better than many handheld web browsing gadgets designed specifically for that task. We found it great for doing quick news checks and Wikipedia look-ups while were spudding out on the sofa after a hard day’s work. There are times when you don’t want to fire up your computer to look something up online, and the Touch provides a great way to do it. And not a hint of the compromises mobile phone and PDA browsers make,” Hawkesmoor reports.
“Register Hardware wasn’t excited by the new iPod Nano and the iPod Classic, but we like the iPod Touch. It’s not perfect – the price is too high, and there are some niggles about its interaction with iTunes. But you can’t help but be wowed by its graphical bravura, decent-size video playback and – joy upon joy – high-speed handheld web browsing. Got an iPod already? Buy the cheaper Touch and use it solely for surfing,” Hawkesmoor reports.
Full review here.