The importance of the iPod Touch (and where is the Android equivalent)

When I look at the stats of some the most popular iOS apps in our portfolio I’m amazed at the importance of the iPod Touch.

The Touch has come a long way since it was first introduced. It’s slimmer, has a camera and battery life is great.

The drawback of course is that it relies on WiFi for connectivity. There ain’t no cellular option on the Touch like the iPad 3G.

But the Touch has put most of the iPhone’s capability into the (mostly younger) hands without the need of a monthly data plan. That’s huge.

And it also tells me that there is more wifi coverage for “normal” people than I previously imagined. How do we get more open wifi in more places. Feels like an enormous opportunity.

Anyway I’m curious why we have seen an Android equivalent to the iPod Touch. I would buy one in a heart beat.

(please excuse typos and lack of links. wrote this on my phone)