Or perhaps even more likely is that they are reserving that feature for the iPhone only. I'm guessing the only reason Safari is there is because it needed to be there for the iTunes store, Youtube and Starbucks features, so they figured they'd throw it in too. But I highly doubt they'll add Mail. Besides, 99% of providers have a webmail solution, so it's no big deal.
Could there be a work around for adding the mail app to the iPod touch?
If the iPod touch had the mail app then it would be perfect, but it looks like I will have to wait for the iPhone in Canada. I know I could use hotmail for sympatico, and .mac works online, but I would be using it at work, which restricts what sites I can goto which includes both of them, but the mail app on the computer has no problems accessing the servers. I could get an iPhone from the states since I don't want the phone function (I'll take the function but don't like cell phones that much, mainly the bill).
I'm wondering whether iCal and Contacts on the Touch are editable and can be synced both ways, like they are on the iPhone, or whether they are read-only like the now-classic iPods. The lack of support for task lists on either device is baffling.
Also, with an OS X operating system and Safari on board, the Touch should be able to render pdfs. iTunes supports pdfs - could you upload them and view them in Safari?
I suppose whatever the feature set, people are going to find something missing...