Talk:Android pod touch
You'r correct. And as long as the dominant buisness model is to have cellphone contacts subsidize the device costs, I don't see it changing. I believe apple views the touch as a gateway device that will sell them more iPhones. The ipad is currently priced more like that's what they think you should spend on it.
The thing is that I don't desire cheep non-cell devices near as much as I would like cheep wireless access plans. Of course that isn't the way things are going. They are looking for more ways to charge us.