Newest Ipod Touch vs Archos 43. I have both.
Largest screen: 43.
Expansion slot: 43.
HDMI output, with full UI displayed on the TV, and 43 as the touchpad control: 43
Best media apps and codec support: 43.
Touch screen OR stylus use: 43.
Best price for 8gb: 43 ($199 vs $229). If they every sell an 8gb 43.
Best price for 16gb: 43 (no Touch with 16gb)
Best price for 32gb: 43 ($249 + 16gb MicroSD at $30ish) vs Touch at $299.
Best Bluetooth: 43. Keyboard, mouse, stereo music, file transfer.
Best WiFi: 43. Built-in shared file access with your home network.
Best graphics: Looks like a tie to me.
Best Apps: Another tie with Google Android market patch in place.
Best email app: Tie.
Best kickstand: 43.
Best rear Photo camera: 43 @ 1,600 x 1,200. Touch is 960 x 720
Just a few of the reasons I prefer my 43 over my Touch.
how can anyone take this seriously???????/
how can you say the apps is a tie? I'm an avid Android user with 3 devices running it, but we all know that Apple, as it stands, is hands down the best for app development. It's definitely not a tie, they may be close but apple is still on top on that perspective.
Yes I agree there are some nice apps for the android from homebrew developers, things that the App store would never allow. However in all honesty, how often do you actually use apps made by small time developers.
Graphics...again...apple wins with this one. Play on one and you'll find 99% of apps run extremely smoothly on it. because it doesn't have a dedicated multitasking feature, the apples run apps exactly how they should. With android, you'll find the same games, lag quite a bit more.
I would think that android win on the e-mail clients...however i've yet to try a touch's e-mail client so i could be wrong
I don't know how you can say the 43 wins purely on the basis that you can use a stylus. Because the ipod doesn't need a stylus to be used and to be honest, neither does android now. Windows Mobile was the one that needed the stylus. With a resistive screen, you'll find that if it's on in your pocket, your phone will do a lot more things you don't want it to.
And let's be honest, the ipods/iphones are the bench mark when it comes to touch screen. So again, i would say the iphone wins on this one.
I'm sure the camera on the iphone is a lot better than the 43 as well, have you even tried taking a photo with your 43 yet?
I'm not a fanboy of ipods, I actually hate them and the people that buy apple products, however something else that annoys me are people that blindly support anything else that isn't apple purely because of that reason. I can see why Ipods are liked by people, i'm not blind to that fact. They're just not my cup of tea. I would never claim that something that's in direct competition with them are always better though. That's just misleading.