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Turning the iPod Touch into a phone

Apple may have a new mobile phone to compete with--one that runs on its iPod Touch.

The MP3 player can be transformed into a mobile phone with the help of a free app from Internet telephone company Truphone. The new app allows users with a Wi-Fi connection to make and receive phone calls via voice over IP with other iPod Touch owners, users of the Google Talk's messaging service, and customers of Truphone's Internet telephone service. The company said it expects to add the ability to handle landline calls.

The app creates a virtual keyboard on second-generation iPod Touchs to dial calls and requires the addition of a headset and microphone.

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Doppy3214d ago

Even though this is for the iPod Touch, this would be another reason why the next PSP doesn't need phone capabilities. There are bound to be multiple online phone services in the future and the PSP 2 would most likely be able to use these apps. which would save Sony a lot of money since they won't have to include phone capabilities.

Lombax3214d ago

My PSP can already do this. PSP with Skype that is. I can call landlines and cellphones for $0.02 a minute.