September 6th 2007 3 Comments Share Email Twitter Google+ Facebook LinkedIn Posted in: Technology The iPhone for the Rest of Us by Simon Fodden More posts by Simon » Only USD100 less than the real thing. And unburdened of any ability to transmit voice. Apple's new iPod touch. Retweet information » « Previous: Free Internet Tools for Entrepreneurs Next: Book Burners » Comments Connie Crosby September 6th, 2007 at 5:47 pm I dunno–take the new wireless (wifi) ability, add a headset with microphone, and use VoIP (voice-over-internet protocol) such as Skype, I bet you would have a reasonable facsimile of the iPhone. And then there is the announcement by Starbucks yesterday that they are teaming up with iTunes to give free wifi access to pod-heads in Starbucks stores (U.S. only?). After its debut in New York and Seattle on October 2, the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store will continue its national rollout to 350 Starbucks stores in the San Francisco Bay area on November 7; 500 stores in Los Angeles in early February 2008; 300 stores in Chicago in March 2008; and additional markets throughout the US later in 2008. Much of this timing, I think, will depend upon revenue generated. Simon Fodden September 6th, 2007 at 10:31 pm Oh, I'm just trying to keep myself from buying one, Connie. I'm a Apple gadget fan boy. I even watched the whole hour-long Jobs keynote online. I'd rather an iPhone though, but given that there's been no word whatsoever about its coming to Canada, I'll probably be an easy touch. Connie Crosby September 7th, 2007 at 12:51 am I've held back so far, but it is getting awful tempting. The wifi makes it almost irresistable….I have been thinking of excuses to drop by the apple store to sneak a peak.