2001 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: May 12, 2008 4:24 PM by poniz
Any application developed for the iPhone will run on the iPod touch. Obviously ones that make phones calls would be pretty useless.
Software developed for other platforms won't run on iPod touch/iPhone because of the limited memory available to developers on the devices.
It would be safe to buy one, and if one doesn't pop-up around WWDC in June, you can always jailbreak it. Being a highly requested feature on the original iPhone, I'd bet my life that a Office type utility is in the works.
If I were you, I would wait until the App store comes out(in June) and see if anyone made a Word Processor app... And if they have, then you know that it's "safe" to go ahead and buy the iPod touch!(unless you don't NEED to have the word processor)
As I said I intend to jailbreak it anyway, so that's no problem. I haven't been able to find any word processor or spreadsheet app for it yet, but as you say one will probably be developed sooner or later. I hope I won't have to use any MS crap on it, but that's for time to tell.
Thanks for your answers.
Extra info related to this:
I've now found out that online apps (like google docs, for example) can be used for this purpose, with more or less satisfying results. When app store opens there will also be at least a few different programs for connecting to your home computer and possibly using the programs installed on that.
For offline use there are presently apps available (developed for iPhone) that are both limited in useability and take up serious amounts of precious memory. Personally, I think they seem rather crappy.
Until something better comes up through the app store the best choice is probably google docs or similar online services.