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Apple Patent Application Hints at Phone Calls With Your iPod?

According to Patently Apple, Apple’s newly published patent application reveals an “Accessory Transceiver,” which allows an iPod to make phone calls. The iPod connects to the Accessory Transceiver either wirelessly or via a hardwired connection and allows the iPod to connect to multiple mobile phone networks. The Accessory Transceiver may also be used with Androids, Blackberrys, game consoles and even digital cameras. While mobile phone calls from your xBox360 may still be a ways off, it is clear that Apple is investigating alternatives to the exclusive iPhone deal it struck with AT&T.

Brett Trout

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