Late last week I was able to get my iPod Touch and sync that baby up with all my music and what not. I can now see the appeal of the iPhone to many people since the Touch is just an iPhone without the phone component. I can use it for most of the applications while I’m here at home connected to my Wifi. There are some gripes and I’ll get to those in a second. I just wanted to say that I think it is true that this is the most fun I will ever have with an iPod when compared to my old one or at least until Apple comes out with yet another version thats even cooler.
I downloaded a bunch of apps and most of them work fine. I don’t know how useful they will be when I’m on the road since they require a network connection but I did get some games that are really fun. One of the games that I truely like is CannonGame. It’s like playing Worms but with a huge artillery cannon. I’ve been trying out the email and the web browser and both are really cool. I like the web browser more than the email. I’m still trying to get over the no physical keyboard thing. I think I’ll still be gunning for my Treo with its regular keyboard.
The video and music capabilities are good. I espeically like it for video since thats what I bought the thing for. It shows my movies in a much larger format so now I can actually read the sub-titles. I haven’t had a chance to try out the Nike+ stuff yet but I’m dying to. I just need to get one of the sensors and I’ll be all set to try that out. I’m also in the market for a case but they don’t have many of those out yet either. One thing I did discover is that it won’t play on my current iTrip. Not like I was going to use it for that purpose anyway, my old iPod is now the car iPod in my view. It’s mainly there for use in the car because the click wheel is still easier to manage than the touch screen while you drive around town.
I can’t wait to take this thing out on the road, it’s going to be so freakin sweet! Other than a few small gripes, this new iPod rules!
Well the rumor mill has it that Verizon will be getting the Treo 800W rather than the Treo Pro. The 800W is already out for Sprint and should be arriving in the next month or so. Thats going to be uber sweet. I was expecting the Treo Pro but that sucker is GSM and the rumors that its going to be CDMA are still rumors while the 800W is currently out and active. I hope it keeps a lot of the cool trimmings that Palm puts into the device and maybe add some apps to make it more useable out of the box. I’ll be picking this little gem up in January when I’m due for new every two with Verizon. BOOYAH!!
Today I decided to treat myself to a new iPod Touch. It’s basically an iPhone without the phone component. It’s only 32GB but it has some neat features that I’ll take advantage of. It has wireless internet, access to the apps store, Nike+ sensor, and the best part is that it has a large screen. This is somewhat replacing my current iPod Classic 5G that my wife got me. I’m still going to use it but it will be relegated to car useage beacuse I can control it by touch (that sounds funny), ok maybe I should say by feel to change songs and what not really quickly. The iPod Touch is mainly for my plane rides during the week so that I can watch my movies on them. The Nike+ thing will also be cool since I run a couple times a week and it will be interesting to track all that stuff. There are lots of free apps and games available too so that means I will have even more things to distract me while flying the un-friendly skies.
This won’t replace my phone and I will NOT get an iPhone because I don’t like AT&T. My phone will still be my number one device because it is my phone and I can get internet everywhere. I was able to use my discount and engrave it. Now all I need to do is wait for it to ship and to buy a case for it so I don’t scratch it up too bad. I can’t wait, this is gonna be soo sweet. OK on to the next post!
Well it seems that the Fed isn’t done using my tax payer money to bail out companies in private industry. Now its AIG that needs some help and another $85 Billion of tax payer money in order to make sure it doesn’t fail. This is starting to get a little crazy. My tax money is to improve infrastructure and pay for projects that make the country a little better than it was yesterday, not to keep failing companies from going bankrupt. Like I said earlier, let them fail. Granted its a sad thing to see people lose their job but the government should not be in private industry, regulate it sure but not actually own and liquidate stuff while risking the money I pay in taxes.
I’m hoping that AIG gets dismantled quickly so that my money will be safe. I’m fine with the Lehman solution but if this continues we’re going to be in deep doo doo. If the financial markets need to take a nose dive, maybe its for the best to do the correction and start fresh with some new regulation to ensure this doesn’t happen again (i.e. 1929 crash). OK thats it for my rant, time to create some new blog entries about other stuff.