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NY Times: Apple readying ‘personal computers in pocket form’

While not distinguishing whether his story is based on his own sources or current circulating rumors, John Markoff of the New York Times writes that Apple is set to unveil a mobile phone that may feature “a sleek ceramic case and a transparent touch screen.” Markoff says that “industry executives and competitors” believe Apple has developed “the first of a new generation of devices that are closer to personal computers in pocket form, meaning that they will easily handle music, entertainment, productivity tasks and communications on cellular and other wireless networks.” The Times tech writer notes that “Apple’s business strategy in offering an Apple phone will potentially be as intriguing as its industrial design.” He says Steve Jobs “has been rumored to have entered into an alliance with Cingular,” and that the Apple CEO recently told two associates he was “more excited about his current project than he was about the Macintosh.”

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Comments

1

A Cingular iPod Phone doesn’t do us Sprint customers a whole lot of good, now does it?  Let’s hope it’s really an unlocked model.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on January 8, 2007 at 10:19 PM (CST)

2

An unlocked model still won’t do you any good. Gingular means a GSM phone, Sprint is CDMA.

Posted by John on January 8, 2007 at 10:41 PM (CST)

3

Been waiting ages for the Apple phone - my old mobile is past its sell by date so needs replacing. I’m in the UK. I wander what networks the Apple mobile will support over here? 02? Orange? Vodaphone? T-mobile?, 3?, Tesco Mobile? We’ll have to wait and see…..

Posted by KatrinaUK on January 9, 2007 at 5:03 AM (CST)

4

KatrinaUK, my bet is that if they do announce a phone, it will be US only to start

Posted by Nick on January 9, 2007 at 7:35 AM (CST)

5

Err… Sorry Steve Jobs, wake up from the cave you’ve been living in…

IT’S CALLED A TREO, IT’S MADE BY PALM, IT DOES ALL OF THE ABOVE, AND IT’S BEEN ON THE MARKET FOR SEVERAL YEARS.

Jeez, when will you fan-boys just wake up and see what’s going on here.  Pocket PC phones have been around for eons.

Posted by Dopial on January 9, 2007 at 8:20 AM (CST)

6

Haha Dopial .. not these Pocket PC phones :)

Posted by Kevin on January 9, 2007 at 5:14 PM (CST)

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