After a lot of web searching I found an MP3/FM radio with 8GB storage for less than $40. So I was very curious how it would go when I picked it up from Walmart today. I have never owned or used any touch screen type of device.
After today's experience I feel my worst fears were justified. I got the thing to play a few mp3 tunes. Didn't sound bad. But the touch screen business drove me crazy. I could not try the FM radio because instead of just disabling the Bluetooth automatically it pops up a message I have to do it. But it won't let me. Scrolling of files in a folder as well as settings jumps all over. As soon as you take your thumb off the screen the scrolled list of files starts to scroll back in the opposite direction. After about 15 minutes or more of fiddling I got the Bluetooth setting back to Off. But the setting will not "stick." No matter what I do it stays set to "on." I even tried resetting factory settings. That did not work.
Nearly all the user reviews for this player were very positive except for the note that the screen seems to require an abnormal amount of pressure to "click" it and that there is a time lag.
In my case I think the touchscreen software was corrupted as I could get it to do almost nothing. Pressing the menus at the top did nothing at all. I guess I am still in the market for something with more than 4 GB storage to play my tunes. Maybe I'll fish around and see if I can wangle a free government issue smart phone or something similar.
Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny so that will give me an excuse to get more treats to eat while I am at Walmart returning the item.