So far, I LOVE it. (Though I’ve only used half the features.)
With the amount of in transit time I have, it’s perfect for me. Especially while running and biking.
A small speaker has been added since the first generation.
If interested in getting one for yourself, watch Apple’s “Guided Tour” video.
The 8GB plays 36hrs of audio, 6hrs of video when fully charged, new.
Main downside is that — unlike the iPhone — the Touch has no GPS. (A battery hog anyway.)
It does have a GPS alternative:
For iPod touch with Maps, the Maps application provides your approximate location using information based on your proximity to known Wi-Fi networks (when on and available). The more accurate the available information, the smaller the circle identifying your position on the map. The feature is not available in all areas. Known Wi-Fi networks are predominantly in urban areas.
There is no microphone on this device. But I plan to add one included with new headphones.
George tells me I need to jailbreak this one to make full advantage.