iPod Touch "A business tool"

Apple Inc.'s new iPod Touch is a revolutionary device, much like its iPhone cousin. It offers in one svelte package a host of cool features, everything from Web browsing over WiFi to VPN access and a host of enterprise-useful apps. Sure, you can listen to music, but there's also a practical side, the side that […]

Apple Inc.'s new iPod Touch is a revolutionary device, much like its iPhone cousin. It offers in one svelte package a host of cool features, everything from Web browsing over WiFi to VPN access and a host of enterprise-useful apps. Sure, you can listen to music, but there's also a practical side, the side that makes it a perfect tool for business. (I know what a lot of you are thinking: "In your dreams." Just stick with me a minute.)

Having spent some time with Apple's latest iPod, which hit the market in September and starts at $299, I think there's a lot of on-the-job use you can get from this little guy -- so much so that you might even be able to expense it at work. Not only does it arrive out of the box with useful software, but apps that can be added to it with a little tweaking make it feature-filled enough to keep almost any road warrior happy.

Not convinced? Let me break these down by application; feel free to file this list away for any future iPod Touch purchase order justification. That way, when you sit down with the CFO to explain why you want, er, need one, you'll have a ready-made checklist handy.

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