A timely Burton Group snapshot – see the full post for more details
The iPod Touch is an intriguing device. Imagine an iPhone minus the camera and cell phone (and also minus the expensive monthly cell phone service fees). But it has all the other goodness found in the iPhone:
- It’s an iPod (of course)
- WiFi networking
- Cool applications ranging from fun games to educational tools to the unusual. This is just the beginning, the SDK has been out less than a year.
The iPod Touch also ships with the Safari web browser and enterprise capabilities like support for virtual private networks (L2TP/IPSEC, Cisco IPSec, and PPTP) and connectivity to Exchange e-mail servers via ActiveSync (which can enforce corporate policies and remotely wipe data, details in the Enterprise Deployment Guide).
I’d rather imagine a future iPod touch-class device with a camera and Skype -- and without the monthly AT&T or other service provider iPhone fee :)