Consumers want music mobile iPods

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    by 'mobile' I assume they mean a PDA, or Palm device - just difference in terminology for different sides of the pond - or am I off?
     
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    Cell phones ?

    I thought they ment Moblie phone. Like a iPod/Phone...sort of what moto and apple are trying to do. I think Apple should make Cell phone OS's myself. They suck so bad right now !
     
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    Yeah, the terms are a bit confusing right now since PDAs and phones have been merging. The rest of the world runs roughly a year or two ahead of the US in getting the new toys (foot-dragging by carriers, and the gap is wider if you include early adopters), so these articles can have kind of a science fiction feel to them from a US point of view.
     
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    Yeah, that's the most nonsensical headline I've read in a long time. I still don't quite get what it means.
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    iPod - phone, not happening. But then again I don't like the PDA - phone thing; If I'm on with a client and need to look something up . . . if I'm in a mellow grove with some Miles I don't want some ring tone snapping me back to reality.
     
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    Am I the only one who wants a cell phone that's only a phone? I just want to be able to make calls, not the bajillion other things that cell phones do now.
     
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    The time will come when a device can, from a technical perspective, do all these things WELL and still be SMALL. When that day comes, buying--and carrying--multiple devices will become less popular. When typical phones have 20 GB hard disks, the role of music players is bound to change (for mobile phone users). And I hope some of those new do-it-all devices will have Apple ease of use!

    But that day is a long way off, and combining everything in one does NOT make sense now. A do-it-all-device would end up being too big and doing nothing truly well, like the iPod does music well. So for now, speculating now on what Apple might do in five+ years is fun, but pure sci-fi :)

    When it can be done WELL (I nominate Apple) and at about iPod size, with decent battery and reception, I'd love the following in one device: a) phone, b) PDA, c) 10 GB+ music player, d) 2+ megapixel camera with flash and decent optics.

    I want all those things with me. For now, that means carrying a bunch of stuff--and so I don't bother. But one day...
     
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    UK: mobile = cell-phone

    As in: where did I put my bloody mobile?

    Currently in UK, top line models do texting (SMS), WAP, Bluetooth, video & picture messaging, games, simple PDA stuff... oh, and phone calls.

    There may be one or two out there that act as MP3 flash players but they're not a big thing. Everybody wants an iPod!
     
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    I am waiting for the day that this comes true. I will buy a motorola cell phone on this day.
     
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    As will I. I'm trying to make my T720 last as long as possible and I'll be one of the early adopters of the new phone. Assuming it's not outrageously priced (>$300). If i can get it for under $300, I'll get one.
     

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