It is hard to believe that no one has produced an Android-based answer to the iPod Touch yet. There have been a few attempts (Archos comes to mind) but none thus far have had access to the standard set of Google apps. Android without gMail, Google Calendar, Google Maps, and access to the Android Marketplace…well, to say that it’s crippled is an understatement.
However, that looks like it might change with the release of the Samsung Galaxy Player 4 and Galaxy Player 5 this spring. As the first non-cellphone full Android devices at this size, I’m hoping that these are priced competitively. I for one would love to have an Android device that didn’t have to have a cell contract behind it.