IPods getting a second screen and phone functionalities?

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Apple has started seeing itself in the telecoms market with the iPhone cellphone, but its plans might be to provide a whole range of talking iPods. A patent granted to the company unveils a iPod Nano with a touchscreen in the backside of the device. Said differently, flip your iPod Nano to turn it into an iPhone Nano.

The idea is ingenious and separates functionalities associated with media playing from the phone tool box. But Apple could just rely on a single programmable touchscreen, will you argue. Sure, and that’s what LG did with its Prada cellphone. As the Korean electronics manufacturer plans to sue Apple, it’s better to find a workaround.

May 11, 2007 | By Nuno

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