It looks like the new iPod touch is slowly becoming available. There are reports of the device hitting Apple Stores and preorders shipping. Good news for those who are waiting.
If you want to read up on the new iPod touch, the user guide is available. If you already use one extensively, there is probably very little to learn from it. Still, it’s something to read on the ride to work, or something. It’s available at the iBookStore.
The benchmarks have also been published. Website Macotakara says that the new device is comparable in speed to the iPhone 4S. You can see the hardware specs above.