My Christmas List: iPod Communicator

My Christmas List: iPod Communicator

Summary: Apple has come a long way with the iPod, contstantly improving it and adding innovative new features. Since it's close to Christmas I figured that I'd put together my wishlist for the iPod of the future

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Apple has come a long way with the iPod, constantly improving it and adding innovative new features. Since it's close to Christmas I figured that I'd put together my wishlist for the iPod of the future.

I originally wrote about my dream device almost a year ago on the PowerPage and it's actually more of an iCommunicator than an iPod. My iCommunicator has a small camera built-into the upper front edge of the top trim, similar to the Sony Vaio PCG-C1 subnotebook. The built-in camera rotates back into the trim cover of the device when not in use.

The iCommunicator looks and works like the personal communicator from Star Trek. The user selects who he or she wants to contact in a dock type menu and (if they answer) you get a full screen view of them on the screen. The device will work on GSM so that it works around the world. In addition to 3G cellular, the iCommunicator features built-in WiFi and Bluetooth. The screen will be OLED, high-definition and feature micro pixelation and will draw very little power.

It's admittedly not in Apple's sweet spot, but the iCommunicator would be the next logical step for the iPod and I'm sure that lots of people would gobble them up.

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  • what about a more generic iMac Nano

    I actually have the same kind of wet dreams than you http://www.u-blog.net/syd1980/note/118

    But why specializing the Product ? iCommunicator refers to Communication such as Phone refers to Telephony, PSP refers to Console Games and iPod refers to Music Playback.

    For me, the real breakthrough is to NAME this pocketable object on a "Natively" multi-purpose basis.

    If you get back to the past, first we had the Computer aka Mainframe. Then, the MiniComp aka DEC Workstation. Then, the MicroComputer aka Desktop/Laptop PC. Thus the next logical consequence of Moore's Law is the "Nano"-Computer.

    Apple could be the first real Nano-Computer vendor not with a iPod Phone or iCommunicator but with an "iMac Nano", ten years after the Newton. I am afraid that cannibalizing dedicated peripherals such as iPod and growing volumes of middle class Laptops such as iBook will kill my dream at Apple.

    And to Anti-Swiss-Army-Knife guys, I will add one Principle that will complement Moore's Law, the Highlander Principle : "There can be only one...24/7 in your pocket"!
    JulienBoyreau
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