With the holidays around the corner, Apple’s advertising team is working overtime. Just a few days ago we told you about the new iPad 2 commercial, and now the company has just released a new iPod touch ad.

The iPod touch line didn’t receive any hardware updates this year, but it did get a new white model and a minor price drop. It also received¬†the new¬†iOS 5 update, which stars in the device’s latest TV spot…

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The advert is interesting because not only does it spotlight cool features like Game Center and video recording, but it also shows the device has smartphone-like qualities, such as text messaging and video calling.

Users can send text and other media to other iDevice owners using iMessage, and can make video calls using FaceTime.¬†And at $199, it’s not a bad alternative for people who don’t want a data plan or carrier contract.

What do you think of Apple’s latest commercial?