For many people, the iPhone is the best phone money can buy. For those who can’t commit to the contract or the fees, however, the iPod Touch is the next best thing (I myself have one.)
The iTouch has almost everything the iPhone has, save for a few features such as GPS and Siri, but it’s perfect for someone who wants iOS but doesn’t need a new phone.
Is there an android equivalent?
Turns out there is. It’s called the Samsung Galaxy Player. It has most of the same features the iTouch has, including GPS, but it hasn’t been updated in over a year, made obvious by the fact that it only supports Android 2.3.5. Woefully inadequate considering we’re now well into version 4.1, aka Jelly Bean.
But what if there was something even better suited for the role? One that also had no phone capabilities but was equally powerful, if not moreso. I believe I have the answer:
The Samsung Note is an oddity among Samsung’s phones. It seems to only fill one small little niche in the world of smartphones due to its unusual size and stylus needs, but it does it well. But, I argue that because it’s essentially a halfway point between a phone and a tablet, it would make a PERFECT counter to the iPod Touch!
Without the phone end of the device, the Samsung Note could be used by people who want a decent Android-based toy that isn’t attached to a contract, expensive data plan, or is a normal phone. And since it’s not part of the recent Apple V. Samsung lawsuit, it’s immune to the patent claims!
Think about it. The Note has a bigger screen, small width, HD camera, GPS and the like. The only thing Samsung would have to do is take out the phone end of things, and reduce the price of the player by about $100 or so to compensate. People would then finally have a decent alternative to the iPod Touch, and the Samsung Note finally gets to fulfill its destiny.
Do you think the Note would make a good alternative to the iTouch, or should it be a device similar to the Galaxy? Or something else entirely?