Want the internet of an iPhone with out the contract? Sprint is unveiling the ZTE Peel on November 14th. Place the case over your 2G or 3G iPod touch, and you can get almost all the features of an iPhone. (Except, you know, the phone part.)
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This past Saturday marked the iPod’s ninth birthday, and I’m sorry to see no-one at BuzzFeed wished it a happy one. Here’s some of the highlights and evolutions of the iPod over the past nine years.
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Earlier today we learned that SGN, a mobile gaming company that focuses on the iPhone/iPad and will soon be expanding to Android, had raised $2 million from Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s Tomorrow Ventures and Xing founder Lars Hinrichs. Today SGN is also making its 3D shooter EXO-Planet Elite available for the iPhone and iPod Touch in the hopes of recreating the success of its hit Skies of Glory. The game runs $4.99, and you can buy it on the App Store.
Adobe has partnered with ad company Greystripe to deliver Flash-based ads to Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Greystripe makes this possible by converting Flash ads (which the devices do not currently support) into the competing HTML5 format.
It’s rumored that Apple will soon give access to FM radio receivers in their devices, so people can listen to radio on the iPhones and iPod touches. That’s right, FM radio on your mp3 player. Here are 5 other examples of needless antiquated technologies incorporated into new devices.
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Like semi-clothed Japanese women? Like looking like an asshole in public? Like blowing on inanimate objects? There’s an app for that.
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Expect a large screen iPod touch device to be released in the Fall of ‘09, with a 7 or 9 inch screen.
A soon-to-be-released app for the iPhone handsomely packages classic books for touch screen reading. If I could figure out how to update my hacked iPhone, I would totally get this.
Rumor has it that Apple will soon be releasing a MacBook Touch. Perhaps as early as October. The Apple rumor mill is running at full steam. While none of the sources will eschew the “rumor” label, they certainly aren’t holding back on details. Sources claim that the new product will function very similarly to the iPod Touch and iPhone, and will take the form of a tablet of sorts. Whether or not any of this is actually true seems less important than how awesome it all sounds, but since when was the truth important?…Don’t quote me on that.
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