What would you call an iPhone if....

Posted:
in iPhone edited January 2014
...It had *no* cellular radio?

(Answer - an iPod Touch)



But what if it had a WiMax radio?

What would it be then?



Is there any possible way that Apple (and Intel) could take-on the cellphone industry by thinking different and playing playing technology leapfrog?



C.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 12
    irelandireland Posts: 17,623member
    No...
  • Reply 2 of 12
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Carniphage View Post


    But what if it had a WiMax radio?

    What would it be then?



    Useless? ...till the WiMax spectrum space is available in the UK.
  • Reply 3 of 12
    not happening in 2008. Sprint already called dibs on that one anyways.
  • Reply 4 of 12
    The wiPhone! seriously not going to happen anytime soon
  • Reply 5 of 12
    carniphagecarniphage Posts: 1,984member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by HyteProsector View Post


    not happening in 2008. Sprint already called dibs on that one anyways.



    Heard of Clearwire? Market cap 1.9bn? Don't they have some spectrum?



    C.
  • Reply 6 of 12
    Regardless, its still called the iPhone.
  • Reply 7 of 12
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by darngooddesign View Post


    Regardless, its still called the iPhone.



    Would it be covered by the AT&T deal? Like the touch isn't?



    C.
  • Reply 8 of 12
    Hello everyone
  • Reply 9 of 12
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Carniphage View Post


    Would it be covered by the AT&T deal? Like the touch isn't?



    C.



    Its an iPhone isn't it.
  • Reply 10 of 12
    carniphagecarniphage Posts: 1,984member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by darngooddesign View Post


    Its an iPhone isn't it.



    A handheld WiMax device with VoIP? Is that a phone? You'd have to look at the wording of the contract.



    OK - To be honest, I was wishfully thinking out-loud.



    The wish went... What if tomorrow... Apple launch a wireless laptop with an associated high-speed wireless internet service. (air) Only available in a bunch of cities. Based on Intel's Wimax - and using network infrastructure from Clearwire etc.



    If it worked-out. things could get interesting.



    Throw in some fancy Apple handset, and instead of having to get in bed with cellphone industry, Apple could kick them out and keep the house and the kids.



    To be honest, I don't believe it either, but I'd just love to see the cellphone people get a good ass-kicking.



    C.
  • Reply 11 of 12
    John Gruber was thinking along similar lines. The Air could clearly do with proper wireless internet.



    C.
  • Reply 12 of 12
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Carniphage View Post


    A handheld WiMax device with VoIP? Is that a phone? You'd have to look at the wording of the contract.



    That's still a WiMax cellphone so its still an iPhone so its still with ATT.
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