iPod Touch impressions
So, I recently got my hands on an iPod touch and have spent a bit of time trying out various things, and to be honest it ’s quickly become very useful.
First up it has to be said that the interface is lovely and the screen is pretty awesome – especially for video.
Where it has been of most immediate value is in email. As long as I have a wireless connection I can pick up email, which is very handy. A blackberry seems rather dull in comparison.
More interesting is the way you can integrate it with web based apps to do useful things. The best example so far has been to use docs.google to store papers and other documents so that rather than cart stuff around I have a whole archive of papers available where I can get a connection . When Google add edit and create functions it will be even better.
I am writing this on it now – which goes to show how well it works with Warwick’s web systems. I’ve also edited sitebuilder pages using it. The keyboard works well, but bluetooth could make this even easier.
The absence of a flash player remains a major headache, but so far so useful.