Yesterday I posted about the new Microsoft Zune, and how it could have an advantage over what Apple is offering.  However, Apple has released the next generation of the Apple iPod Touch this morning.  From what I am reading, it looks more than promising.

The new iPod touch is out. It has a new design: chrome rim, with a tapered back similar to the iPhone, but thinner. It now includes external volume controls as well. It also has Nike+ integrated  (you still need the in-shoe transmitter,) as well as on-the-fly genius playlist creation, all included in the new iPhone 2.1 software. It also comes with new prices, available today: $229 for the 8GB, $299 for the 16GB, and $399 for the 32GB. That’s $100 cheaper than before. 

Link: New iPod Touch 2G

With built in volume controls, external speakers and wi-fi, this new iPod is going to be the next big thing.  I have a feeling that this new iPod Touch is going to be more popular than the second generation iPhone.

Part of me wants to sell my first generation iPod Touch and get the new one.  Perhaps in a few months when the bugs get worked out.

Comments welcome.