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Turning an iPod Touch Into an iPhone 175

Posted by kdawson
from the at&t-not-best-pleased dept.
David Burnett recommends an eWeek article on the leading contenders to make an iPhone out of an iPod Touch. Of course your newly phone-capable iTouch needs no activation and no binding carrier contract, just Wi-Fi. One of the companies working in this space, JaJah, is bundling the software with back-end services such as billing, so that carriers — or anyone really — can offer free-calling iTouch phones.
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Turning an iPod Touch Into an iPhone

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 10, 2009 @05:59PM (#26804555)

    Oh I can just whip it out anywhere I feel like it.

    I'll whip it good.

    *ahem* Now its time to read TFA, to find out what the hell you're talking about.

  • by the_humeister (922869) on Tuesday February 10, 2009 @06:23PM (#26804971)

    They should do this with the Zune, because not only can you whip it out, you can squirt other people too!

  • Mic? (Score:3, Funny)

    by ahoehn (301327) <andrew@noSpAM.hoe.hn> on Tuesday February 10, 2009 @06:28PM (#26805049) Homepage

    I was fairly confused, even after i RTFA, about how you talk into an ipod touch, since they don't come with either a microphone or bluetooth.

    Google helped me find this Lifehacker Article [lifehacker.com] that is way the hell more useful than the linked one. Basically you have to buy some sort of external mic that clips onto your touch, then use your headphones to listen to the call. To me, this awkwardness seems like sort of a deal breaker for the practically of an iPod TouchPhone.

    If there were a way to hack a bluetooth module in there, it could be a whole different deal. You could talk using a handsfree bluetooth device, and in a brilliant circlejerk of redundancy, even tether your internet connection to a traditional cellphone with a data plan.

Wernher von Braun settled for a V-2 when he coulda had a V-8.

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