Apple iPod Touch Wish List

posted by Jabo Blog
I've wanted a portable computer for a while now, but I could never find any that I thought would be worth the investment. I've also written off the PDA scene as a little too nerdy and clumsy.

You shouldn't always need to be behind a keyboard locked to your desk to be productive. It would be nice to have as many of the conveniences from your computer as possible in a device that doesn't frustrate you but becomes part of your daily life and facilitates more communication with your friends.

That being said, I think the iPod/iPhone Touch devices come the closest right now to what I would want in a portable device. It's affordable compared to its competitors when you consider the quality of the product and the amount of storage you get. Also equally important is that it simply has the best user interface I've seen and does not rely on a stylus for input.

But the biggest criticism for the iPod/iPhone is the lack of 3rd party applications that a user can install. For the rest of the iPod line this has not been as much of a problem, with the introduction of WiFi consumers got a taste of the good life and want a lot more. Currently the only extensible options are HTML and Javascript through the Safari web browser. If you remember Microsoft tried this same approach with Media Center 2005 and it requires a lot of work to build what is ultimately a mediocre web experience.

Here is a list of things on my wish list, most apply to both the iPhone and iPod Touch:

  • Instant Messaging
  • Voice over IP using Skype
  • Google Maps with GPS
  • Games

I decided to leave certain things off this list, like support for MicroSD which Apple is unlikely to ever consider

The iPod touch blurs the line between iPod and portable computer with features like Safari, WiFi 802.11, and YouTube support. So it's only natural to open up the platform for additional apps. Apple has shown they are not immune from feedback in the past, and with the market for portable devices becoming more exciting this type of ecosystem could really be game changer.
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TheCrazyBrute 1191878431000 #1

you should go to they gave portable computers like that. Tablet pcs and ultra mobile pcs. Maybe this can benefit your wants and needs. It looks abit pricey though but this was just a possible recommendation.

TheCrazyBrute 1191878520000 #2

sorry, mispell error but, " they sell* portable computers like that. They don't give it away, my bad.

Jabo 1191919567000 #3

you should go to they gave portable computers like that

Yea I've seen those as well, and for a long time I thought about getting one of the Intel or Via powered ones UMPC I think they were called. For my tastes, they are great mobile devices, and I have a laptop I love dearly, but I want something for my pocket Also as I mentioned I hate stylus pens.

squall_leonhart 1191927721000 Moderated #4

sorry for the argument Jabo,

as he has admitted, he is Tacobell, like we couldn't already tell, search pj64 for any other loud mouth abusive git. lol

i shall remove it.

lol, you need another moderator here, too bad zilmar is busy

Jabo 1191928492000 Moderated #5

yea zilmar isn't really involved here, he has his own things going on at the moment. Gent is actually a moderator but he has no net access while he is at work unfortunately so its hit and miss. luckily I am ever vigilant hah.

Hryusha 1192373863000 Moderated #6

Sorry for being annoying and off-topic, but is there any hope that we'll see some support for World Driver Championship in the future versions of your LLE plugin?

squall_leonhart 1192376144000 Moderated #7

Hryusha, this place is for Jabo's other projects, all PJ64 talk belongs at the pj64 site.


Hryusha 1192712244000 Moderated #8

But no one can register to pj64 forum (it does not send back the activation link)

Jabo 1192717777000 Moderated #9

But no one can register to pj64 forum (it does not send back the activation link)

There is a public forum at which is linked on PJ's site, try that.
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Hryusha 1192781314000 Moderated #10

That is the exact forum that does not send you email after registering and filling lenghty form. The email is suppose to activate new users right?

Jabo 1192783366000 Moderated #11

Ah sorry, I thought you meant something else. Yes the email is suppose to activate new users. As unfortunate as it is, no one here really has anything to do with emutalk so there isn't much we can do.

squall_leonhart 1192817559000 Moderated #12

emutalk has lost alot of respect over the last few years.

its time for a new emulation forum to superscede them.

Hryusha 1192880299000 Moderated #13

So where can new users like me talk about the PJ64? this site seems to be the best alternate. Hope there is a blog for such issues in site.

Jabo 1192886286000 Moderated #14

Project64 has a website, the website is similar to this one, if you were looking for it at the old url apparently that no longer works. Additionally there is other emulation forums, just look around a bit
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Hryusha 1192975641000 #15

You're a developer of plugins right? why not having a blog about plug-in at your site? why you do not want such blogs in your site? are you scared of being sued by someone?

Jabo 1192977039000 Moderated #16

I blog about my plugins on the homepage for Project64, there is quite a few blogs there. There is no point in discussing PJ things here as well, PJ has an entire site dedicated to it. While I'm flattered you tracked me down on my own site to talk to me, I really have to insist you use the blog on Project64's site and not this.
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Hryusha 1193032701000 Moderated #17

No problems, I will use PJ's site You're the best coder, you know it, I know it and probably others know it too I've one small tiny issue left with you (hope you don't get angry), I call this "moment of truth" --> ((((((((( Me == OxHEAD ))))))) LOL. Hope this does not change too much between us cauz "A fan is always a fan regardless of twisty comments"

squall_leonhart 1193040882000 Moderated #18

fans don't rant on sites when they are told its not the place to post about it.

Hryusha 1193054418000 Moderated #19

Well for your special ranting issue, all fans have different unique brain and ways to make someone good. My way to slap someone and then give a kiss :* (that way it becomes a special that no one can copy©)

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