T-Mobile G1 and iPod touch: The ultimate digital duo?

imageI’ve often described the iPod touch as “the iPhone for the rest of us,” meaning those who, for whatever reason, would rather not sign an AT&T contract.

Granted, the touch is subject to all the constraints of the Apple App Store that Ryan Block deftly delved into in his““Engadget Cares” column this week. However, also like the iPhone, it seems to beat the G1 in a few key areas such as games and media playback capabilities. If the G1 lives up to its promise of affording a strong Internet experience, friendly UI, relaxed development rules, and an abundance of programs, having the two on hand (or in hand) could provide the best of both touchscreen worlds.

And if T-Mobile permits something like TapRoot Systems’ Walking Hotspot to be developed for Android, then the iPod touch could even piggyback onto the G1 for Internet access, including Microsoft Exchange compatibility.

3 Responses to T-Mobile G1 and iPod touch: The ultimate digital duo?

  1. Mike says:

    Personally I think my iPod touch and my Blackberry 8830 are a pretty tight combo. 🙂

  2. Ross Rubin says:

    Mike,

    You evoke the good point that practically all iPod touch users are using it in conjunction with some other phone (and paradoxically probably not an iPhone as there’s so much feature overlap). I suspect that many or maybe even most iPod touch users have a Blackberry due to the latter’s popularity and corporate standard status; it’s a business vs. pleasure or left brain vs. right brain contrast.

    But why tie people down with your practical working solutions today when I can offer them speculation about devices that haven’t shipped yet and applications that may never arrive? 🙂

  3. Rosedale says:

    “And if T-Mobile permits something like TapRoot Systems’ Walking Hotspot to be developed for Android, then the iPod touch could even piggyback onto the G1 for Internet access, including Microsoft Exchange compatibility.”

    – YEAH THAT WOULD BE GREAT!