The new upgrades to the iPod touch do make it much more useful to learners who want to use it to “learn while mobile”.
It’s the best email you’ve ever seen on a handheld device. View rich HTML email with graphics and photos displayed inline, as well as PDF and Microsoft Word and Excel attachments.
Whether it’s the best is down to personal opinion…
However now that it can receive and send e-mail (outside webmail) and view Word and Excel attachments (no mention of PowerPoint) and PDFs (okay save that presentation as a PDF) means that it is now possible to read more stuff on the iPod touch then you could before.
I quite like the idea of the Maps feature, whether it will actually work in practice is a different story.
As you can e-mail notes this means that learners will be able to send their tutors answers to questions, etc…
Currently downloading and installing the 165MB software update and then I might buy and install the new apps.