First: it's a beautiful piece of technology. It works so well you can almost forget in how many ways things can go wrong when you are using complex technology like this (but Apple has been getting us used to this type of quality).
I decided to buy this iPod (the 8Gb version) because:
- iPhones are not available in Europe
- When they will be available, the first generation won't be 3G (i.e.: on-line they would be slower than my current phone)
- I'm quite happy with my Nokia N73, the way it synchs with my address book and the quality of its camera
...except that apparently the audio jack is output only (meaning no mike) ...except that it has no bluetooth, so no wireless headset ...except that they deliberately didn't install some apps (for example email) ...and most of all except the fact that Apple doesn't allow me to load any software on my iPod.
But I believe that this is just a first step, it's not about creating a platform, it's about putting a real and usable browser in our pockets (I'm not even very interested to the media part, and I have a 80Gb iPod which will continue to be my main media repository, except maybe for a few videos that I'll want to watch on the Touch bigger screen).
All I would really like is bluetooth support, allowing the iPod to use my phone to get on-line, just like I can do from my Mac (and according to some rumors, there's a bluetooth chip in here, it's just not activated).