[RUMOR] Ipod touch to get a calling function.

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  1. scrtmstr
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    AMSTERDAM - Apple is considering to give the ipod touch multiplayer- and calling functions with a special transceiver.

    That's what we can conclude from the patent published last weekend.

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    In the patent, which says: ‘Accessory Transceiver for Mobile Devices’ talks about a transceiver which converts the ipod touch to a game console or a mobile phone. With the transceiver, a user could also connect to networks like WiMAX or the well-know US network CDMA. The transceiver can be made like a case for the ipod touch, or can be connected through a cable.

    Apples patent does already have a competitor: A Chinese programmer released the apple Peel 520, which also converts the ipod touch into a working cellphone.
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    The patent

    If this is true, I'm going to get an ipod touch 4g straigt away.
     
  2. Jamstruth

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    Knowing Apple if that makes it to market it will cast a BOMB. £100 at the very least.

    Apple Peel 520 is set to cost about £35 so I'm still gonna get that for my current iPod Touch 3G once I've seen some reviews of the retail version.
     
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  4. _Chaz_

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    I'm sorry, did you mean the iPhone?