That pigs are flying
And that hell has frozen over
Not just yet I'm afraid
Sorry to disappoint all of you who thought someone hacked my website and posted a blog of an iPhone purchased here. ;) Yup... I didn't get an iPhone, I got an iPod Touch.
An entry level unit at that. But wait you say, didn't I always say that the iPod was just another music player but tied to a music store and also that it had limited capability as a MEDIA PLAYER since video support is basic because it's a legit device and not something out of Taiwan/China with support for every format under the sun?
That's still absolutely TRUE! That's why I didn't get the iPod Touch to play media, if I wanted to play media I'd have gotten a Nano or something. I got the iPod Touch to be used as a distraction. No prizes for guessing who I need to distract.
As a media player the iPod Touch is beaten soundly by pretty much every other device I own. But... as a PDA like device that is able to run plenty of easily available games (that's why I went for something with an internal speaker) THAT it can do well.
Why don't I just pass him my Diamond 2 to distract him then? It's it because Windows Mobile has no App Store with vast quantities of games and apps? Even if there were an abundance of senseless games on Windows Mobile I can't trust WZ with my Diamond 2 because it's too damn easy to make phone calls with it! All it takes is 2 presses of the brightly lit call button and it'll dial out! So I can't exactly leave WZ with my Diamond 2 unattended.
Why not any other portable gaming device then? A Sony PSP maybe? But what would he play on that? He still can't fully grasp the concept of moving a player with the joystick yet. He needs a more direct touch oriented interface. So how about the Nintendo DS you say? Give a 3 year old that has a tendency to bend and smash things something with a hinge... rigggghhhttt.
That's why I decided to get the iPod Touch instead, and I can't wait for everyone to start rubbing it in. Well.. it's not gonna work yet guys. It's still not an iPhone which I pretty much swear off.
But I'll throw you guys a bone. I'll let you know when hell will freeze over.
When I come to a decision myself to buy an iPhone for my own use while Windows Phones are still being worked on, THAT's when hell freezes over.
Let's see if this sentence comes back and bite me in the arse, as with this purchase as well. That's why this phrase is loosely engraved (using a Windows powered laser engraving printer no less!) on the iPod.