What if the iPod Touch were made into a proper Wifi Phone?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Calidude, Feb 25, 2011.

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Do you want the iPod Touch to be made into a Wifi Phone as well?

  1. Yes!

    5 vote(s)
    55.6%
  2. No!

    4 vote(s)
    44.4%
  1. Calidude macrumors 68000

    Calidude

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    Imagine this: the next iPod Touch becoming the world's first media player to become a Wifi Phone. You'd have the whole iOS ecosystem to install Skype, SIP, Tango, Fring, Line2, but most of all, the iPod Touch could finally be held up to your head and spoken into like a regular phone, except its entirely through Wifi.

    No contracts, no carriers involved, and plenty of companies rushing to make apps that would turn your iPod Touch into your home phone line.

    It would have a speaker so it would ring just fine, and seeing as how it's a Wifi phone, it wouldn't vibrate since it wouldn't be something you take on the go unless you have a Mifi.

    Isn't this something that is pretty easy to implement? Don't we have a microphone already for facetime? All we'd need is an earpiece to listen from. It really wouldn't cost that much to build into the current iPod Touch, and it would sell even more than it already does because it can replace a phone entirely without the need for headphone/mic.

    What do you think?
     
  2. neim81094 macrumors newbie

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    Umm the itouch 4g has a microphone and a camera etc, it technically is that? all you need to do is add the apps for it, or you could get a ipod sleeve or w/e its called that enables your itouch to accept sim cards, a good calling app is gv connect and talkatone
     
  3. Calidude thread starter macrumors 68000

    Calidude

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    No, I mean adding an earpiece and better mic would make it a proper Wifi softphone.
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    It has Bluetooth and u can use an iPhones mic headphone cable to talk.
     
  5. vincenz macrumors 601

    vincenz

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    Apple would never add an earpiece into the iPod touch. What's the point?
     
  6. neim81094 macrumors newbie

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    U mean like a bluetooth headset? Cuz truthfully i dont see the problem with it right now?
     
  7. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    For it to work you would need available wi-fi. In my area unsecured wi-fi is very hard to find.
     
  8. neko girl macrumors 6502a

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    You can already do what you've described with an iPod Touch.

    If you want a SIM type cell, you could do that with a Touch too.
    http://www.peel520.net/

    YMMV.
     

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