During the holidays, I'm trying to get a few things out of the way that have been waiting on my to do list.
I don't really want to get a smart phone, as I don't think I need one, don't want to get addicted to checking messages and being reached at all times etc. On the other hand, on trips it would be handy to have some way of texting, checking maps, finding addresses, accessing internet or skyping. I like some of the apps available, including being able to record something for a student spur of the moment and sending it directly to them on the spot or having a camera with me, tuner, metronome, etc.
I think that this may be something that is part way in between.
So for the advice part:
Do other brands have a counterpart to this? What do you think of it?
Is this the device that seems most likely to meet my needs or am I better to go with a mini iPad?
Is there an appreciable difference between 4th and 5th gen other than screen size?
For the kinds of things mentioned, would I be best to look at 8, 16 or 32 GB? I don't see a need for overkill, but would like something that's going to adequately do the trick for quite awhile.
What's battery life like? My nephew said with his (3rd gen?) iTouch that he wished he had just gone with a regular phone as this uses a lot of battery up pretty quickly anyway.
Any input is much appreciated!