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Over at the iPhone Dev Wiki, people are taking a crack at hacking the iPod Touch. The discussion so far is that Apple has encoded the firmware image differently for the iPod Touch. Because of this, there is currently no working jailbreak method that will allow you to get 3rd party software onto the deivce. I’m pretty excited for this to get sorted out… there are some key features that are sadly missing from the iPod Touch.

Keep your fingers crossed, though. Here are a few things you’ll be able to do once this obstacle is surmounted:

  • enable SSH access
  • copy Mail, Maps, Stocks and Weather apps from an iPhone to the iPod
  • install important 3rd party software like Apollo IM (AIM client) and NES.app (Nintendo emulator)

Personally, I just want a nice little WiFi-enabled web client that I can install apps on for, say, a hundred bucks less than the iPhone.