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In the summer, i am going to Germany for 3 weeks, and i want some sort of phone type thing to use while there.

Usually i would just use my phone, but since my Thunderbolt has the battery life of a dead mule (fail analogy), I really am not planning on bringing it.

Anyways, I was going to buy an Ipod touch 4g(is that what they call it?), but then i started to wonder if there are any good alternatives.

Some things i noticed in a quick search of the interwebs:

-Archos 43 (has resistive screen, but people say it is not that much different than capacitive)
-ZuneHD (kinda dated)
-???
-tablet like Viewsonic Gtablet was another thought, but i would like to be able to carry it arround like you would a phone.

Thoughts OCN bretheren?
Edited by reflex99 - 5/31/11 at 6:52pm
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The iPod is really the best thing out there for the size if you want an app experience. You can try out a nook color and hack it if that's your thing. I carry mine in my pocket all the time, but it is still a little big for that. A galaxy tab is another option, but more expensive.

Samsung also has the Galaxy Player coming, which might or might not be an iPhone dethroner, but it's not out yet, and I don't know of any reviews.

Also, I looked into the Archos 43, not that appealing.

Edit: You could potentially get a used android phone. That will allow you to keep all your apps synced between the two. I've seen Galaxy S phones go for that price.
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The Ipod Touch is hard to beat. Has a lot better App store and the battery is phenomenal. I still have the first gen and the battery doesn't quite last as long as it used to, but I can still play most apps on my touch.
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Granted I got rid of my Ipod Touch.

Sound quality from the Ipod touch is also better than any other player I have used.
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-Havent really heard of the Archos 43 offhand, but from the videos and reviews it looks good. ill do my research on it.

-Zune HD is kinda dated yes but its very solid. Only reason i dont use mine is because i use my phone (samsung captivate) for music and other needs.

-iPod touch would be a good thought because of its versatility with music and videos, and also the apps you could get.

-and as for a tablet, keep it in good consideration. you say that you would like to carry it like a phone, but a tablet (depending on which one your currently debating with) could give you more for your money while still getting good features and also good internet browsing.

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Probably going to be buying the ipod today or tomorrow. Anyone wanna convince me otherwise
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You sold your Droid to me, I would have suggested something like that to keep you occupied lol. Sansa Clip is my choice of MP3 player. Depends if you need video or music. Going to Germany though, I wouldn't bother with video since you're probably going to not use it that much. The clip is cheap, disposable, and rockboxable.
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Probably going to be buying the ipod today or tomorrow. Anyone wanna convince me otherwise
one of the cowon players? Otherwise the ipod touch, there isn't all that much competition for it really
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