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Apple patent points to iPod touch wireless accessory

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Thursday, September 16, 2010
News Categories: Apple, iPod

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A new Apple patent application suggests the company is working on a wireless transceiver accessory that would allow devices such as the iPad Wi-Fi and iPod touch to access cellular networks. Entitled “Accessory Transceiver for Mobile Devices,” the application describes a transceiver that can connect to a mobile device via either a cord or wirelessly, and could support functions such as telephony, SMS, e-mail, and web access, via a cellular, Wi-Fi, satellite, or WiMAX network. In another embodiment, the device itself contains a transceiver, and the accessory is used to access a second network. [via]

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1

The telephony aspect is puzzling - attach one of these to an iPod Touch or iPad, and suddenly the iPhone becomes irrelevant.

Posted by Farnsworth on September 16, 2010 at 12:08 PM (PDT)

2

when is it out

Posted by Petty on September 16, 2010 at 11:00 PM (PDT)

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