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Are there any devices that are like an iPod Touch, but run Android?

In other words, is there a piece of dedicated hardware designed (or shipped with) Android that is meant as a media player, so that I wouldn't have to pay for a phone, and just not use the phone features?

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There's also the Archos 28 which is a little smaller and a little cheaper than the Archos 32. Again, they're both referred to as tablets but the Archos site (links previously) both say "Excellent multimedia player".

Also, MP4Nation may have some Android PMPs.

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  • All of these are good answers, and all are linked equally. Yours is the closest to an answer I originally envisioned, with better info than my own answer [!!!]. – Michael Paulukonis Sep 23 '10 at 12:41
  • I am now using an Orange San Francisco handset (rebadged ZTE Blade), sans sim card, debranded, flashed with FroYo (Android 2.2) and loaded with some well chosen apps as my day-to-day media player. A review of the San Francisco/Blade can be found at: androidpolice.com/2010/10/28/… – Captain Toad Jan 18 '11 at 13:29
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The Barnes & Noble Nook is based on Android, has no monthly fees, and includes the ability to playback music. It probably isn't what you have in mind as a media player, but I think it fits your description.

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The Archos 32 sounds like it's the closest, so far. Although it is bizarrely referred to as a tablet.

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Samsung has a Galaxy Player 50 PMP, which will be coming out soon.

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