1. There is a new trend from the Korean MP3 player manufacturers to include a FLASH player in their new MP3 devices. The iriver SPINN, Cowon S9, and Samsung P3 all have 480 x 272 touchscreens and a Flash player app on board.
2. WiFi is one feature of the iPod Touch that is hard to compete with. The App Store with thousands of applications for the Touch is the other. High end players from anyone else would need a similar source of apps to even begin to steal market share from Apple. Having better Audio output, FM radios, and Bluetooth isn't enough.
I predict we'll begin to see incentive from the Korean manufacturers to develop Flash applications for the new family of touchscreen players. Maybe even an online store and profit share strategy for developers. I pick up my Samsung P2 when I want to listen to Music, but the iPod Touch is my main source for games. I'd LOVE to find a source of great applications that would play on the SPINN, Cowon S9 and P3. New products would then only have to include a Flash player to have instant access to all those apps.
What do YOU think?