Basically, it’s an iPhone without the cellphone bill. It performs almost everything the iPhone performs — runs 600,000 applications, plays films and songs, displays e-books, takes pics and video recordings, checks net mail and internet sites, but without necessitating you to sign your soul over to Verizon or AT&T. When you factor in the monthly charges, the 2-year charge of an iPhone is around $1,880. The iPod Touch – just $200.
The one colossal trade-off, evidently, is that the Touch can’t hook up to the mobile phone network. It catches on the web over Wi-Fi only, so it’s no beneficial for turn-by-turn GPS commands.
This is all old news, certainly; no doubt Apple is selling around 22 million Touches on an annual basis. The shocker is that the iPod Touch has turned the undoubted custodian of its big fat position without much challenge from competitors.
Electronics giant Samsung has noticed this.
Samsung’s family of Touch contenders, known as the Galaxy Player series, hit the markets during last winter, and now a second generation also came out, thinner and superior.
At the present, the existing iPod Touch has its magic. It features that Retina display, you can’t witness individual pixels. It’s the flimsiest, exciting player on the market.
Maybe more significant, it belongs to the Apple world. It links to the globe’s largest application store, a striking and well-stockpiled music/movie/TV store.
As it gets up, the pitch is quite convincing.0
The company said, “We are to the iPod Touch what Android phones are to the iPhone. That is, we’re much more open. We offer choice that Apple doesn’t — of screen size, of manufacturer. We don’t obsess over the suitability of every app in our app store.”
In several ways, the Player 4.2 is just like the Touch. It has the identical advertised battery life. You can make use of it the similar way: multitouch screen, on-screen keyboard, no voice commands.
The Player 4.2 is striking and it has plastic shell, with easy rounded edges.
The Player provides several undeniable hardware traits that trump the Touch.