Just want to say that I think the onboard speaker is great. Sure it's not for music, but it is clear and loud. The touch is now a radio and recording player, and is my constant companion. Indeed, the new Touch is the handheld that I have been seeking for years. Business, web, entertainment, and great communication, including voip. I really don't care that it is not a phone. As a matter of fact, I prefer my phone being separate. I am often working the Touch while on the phone, and I find this much more comfortable than having the phone onboard. Just for the record, I have used many all-in-ones, so I am speaking from experience when I say that this machine fulfills my composite dreams. I would call it perfect, except (spoiled here) that it lacks an onboard mic.