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Confusing myself (not hard though) Do i get an ipod touch, Archos 605 or Nokia Tablet?

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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
Head is spinning, looking for a device i am able to access the net, send and receive emails, portable (pocket size), good media player (Audio and video) and is a bit flash :-), would love an iphone but dont want anything you have to pay monthly subscription, dont mind the push email idea for a fiver, not really bothered if its a phone as i have an LG Cookie and im quite happy with that,

Any advice from anyone who has any of the above or any other suggestions for an alternative? i have about £180 to spend,

You know what its like, the more you look the harder it is to decide!!!
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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OK - I have had all of these at different times (managed to ebay them to upgrade to the next level).
The ipod touch is the one for me - the only downside is having to convert video files via Handbrake (or something else) before being able to put them on. Apps are fantastic and internet integration is a key part of the design rather than an add-on.
Archos 605 isn't as portable or as easy to use. Better video screen and fantastic for watching movies on long journeys but the browser and associated internet support is well below the ipod touch
The Nokia tablets are great - really substantial but then again not really pocketable. Great for tinkering with if you want to deal with Linux. Certainly they are the oldest tech of the lot. My biggest gripe was that, with a really nice screen, they didn't give it the processing oomf to play back video files at the full screen res.
#2
perrywhite
OK - I have had all of these at different times (managed to ebay them to upgrade to the next level).
The ipod touch is the one for me - the only downside is having to convert video files via Handbrake (or something else) before being able to put them on. Apps are fantastic and internet integration is a key part of the design rather than an add-on.
Archos 605 isn't as portable or as easy to use. Better video screen and fantastic for watching movies on long journeys but the browser and associated internet support is well below the ipod touch
The Nokia tablets are great - really substantial but then again not really pocketable. Great for tinkering with if you want to deal with Linux. Certainly they are the oldest tech of the lot. My biggest gripe was that, with a really nice screen, they didn't give it the processing oomf to play back video files at the full screen res.


Cheers for your post, great advice, do you find that the ipod touch browser is fast enough, how long would you say a page takes to load & is the email easy to setup? my main reason to but one is for the net and emails, even thinking about a PDA but not sure which is the best for the price (rep added for your post:thumbsup:)
#3
Glad to help someone with such good taste in gadgets!
Yes the browser is generally quick as long as your wireless access is OK (although it has to be said it doesn't support flash). It certainly the quickest I have seen on any of your three options. Email is a doddle to set up and a lot of good sites do special options for iphone / ipod touch or even small apps you can run outside of the browser but which pull the data for you in a more pleasant format (you can usually force the real site to download in Safari though) or which may avoid some of the issues with not having flash support.
I have had a PDA before (WM6) and the ipod touch is certainly much more user friendly but lacks the codec support and freely available external software of WM, but there are lots of good things on the app store that are free (or cheap).
Without wanting to get your head spinning further, the only other thing you might want to consider would be a small netbook (probably with a flash drive) - it wont fit in your pocket but will give you the best internet options in your price range.
That being said I wouldn't be without my ipod touch and I use it constantly.
#4
perrywhite
Glad to help someone with such good taste in gadgets!
Yes the browser is generally quick as long as your wireless access is OK (although it has to be said it doesn't support flash). It certainly the quickest I have seen on any of your three options. Email is a doddle to set up and a lot of good sites do special options for iphone / ipod touch or even small apps you can run outside of the browser but which pull the data for you in a more pleasant format (you can usually force the real site to download in Safari though) or which may avoid some of the issues with not having flash support.
I have had a PDA before (WM6) and the ipod touch is certainly much more user friendly but lacks the codec support and freely available external software of WM, but there are lots of good things on the app store that are free (or cheap).
Without wanting to get your head spinning further, the only other thing you might want to consider would be a small netbook (probably with a flash drive) - it wont fit in your pocket but will give you the best internet options in your price range.
That being said I wouldn't be without my ipod touch and I use it constantly.


Been really helpful, cheers:thumbsup: think my finger is on the buy button:) have a good evening!
1 Like #5
perrywhite

That being said I wouldn't be without my ipod touch and I use it constantly.


Agreed- I got one on a whim (I never 'got' the overpriced ipod and itunes concept) but it's simply the best thing i've ever owned tech-wise. Wheras last time I went on holiday I took a laptop and mp3 player, the next time i'll just take the touch- emailing on it is
great, and it finds wifi connections so easily. Also grabs my gmail inbox whenever I pass a wifi zone.
#6
billyX
Agreed- I got one on a whim (I never 'got' the overpriced ipod and itunes concept) but it's simply the best thing i've ever owned tech-wise. Wheras last time I went on holiday I took a laptop and mp3 player, the next time i'll just take the touch- emailing on it is
great, and it finds wifi connections so easily. Also grabs my gmail inbox whenever I pass a wifi zone.


It grabs gmail!! excellent, just made my mind up (did before!! tbh) would the 8gb be ok, im not really that into video on the move, and my music collection isnt massive, so thinking that would be enough, cheers billy,
#7
perrywhite
Glad to help someone with such good taste in gadgets!
Yes the browser is generally quick as long as your wireless access is OK (although it has to be said it doesn't support flash). It certainly the quickest I have seen on any of your three options. Email is a doddle to set up and a lot of good sites do special options for iphone / ipod touch or even small apps you can run outside of the browser but which pull the data for you in a more pleasant format (you can usually force the real site to download in Safari though) or which may avoid some of the issues with not having flash support.
I have had a PDA before (WM6) and the ipod touch is certainly much more user friendly but lacks the codec support and freely available external software of WM, but there are lots of good things on the app store that are free (or cheap).
Without wanting to get your head spinning further, the only other thing you might want to consider would be a small netbook (probably with a flash drive) - it wont fit in your pocket but will give you the best internet options in your price range.
That being said I wouldn't be without my ipod touch and I use it constantly.


Someone could confirm this but isn't Firmware 3.0 supporting flash through mobile Safari? I may be wrong.....
#8
clondikemike
It grabs gmail!! excellent, just made my mind up (did before!! tbh) would the 8gb be ok, im not really that into video on the move, and my music collection isnt massive, so thinking that would be enough, cheers billy,


8GB is loads just for applications and a couple of music playlists :thumbsup:
1 Like #9
have you considered just a basicish phone + a netbook ? you can play music on the phone plus do phone stuff and do very basic internet stuff, grab your email in a hurry etc.

and then the netbook will run full real applications, give you wifi access and you can do 3g over bluetooth, you get much better movie support than on any of the other devices and better screen etc. and full real internet access with java, flash everything.
#10
iCodd
8GB is loads just for applications and a couple of music playlists :thumbsup:


Agreed - 8gb is plenty unless you want to use it for lots of movies etc. I went for 32GB thinking I'd need the space and don't use half of it, even with lots of movies and TV shows on it.
#11
Cheers to you all!!! top info and advice, rep left and ipod touch will be purchased tomorrow!!!
banned 1 Like #12
I've got all three. Firstly, remove the Nokia Tablet from the list for what you've said you want.

The Archos is by far and away the best device for watching video content. As was mentioned, it is bulkier, but then it would be with a bigger useable screen. Cant see the point of watching anything other than say Youtube clips on the iPod Touch TBH.

Archos is cheaper... but be warned, depending on your choice, you may have to fork out for codec plugins. The older ones you dont have to, but you do on the newer ones.

For browsing via WiFi, have to agree the iPod touch would be better. Obviously the Touch also has games you can play.

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