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    Default The iPhones are out! [Merged]

    Engadget was right!

    Linksys, a Division of Cisco Systems, and the recognized leading global manufacturer of voice, wireless, and networking hardware for home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) and small business user, today unveiled its iPhone family of Voice over IP (VoIP) solutions. The iPhone family of handheld devices harnesses the power of the Internet to enhance voice communications, integrate compelling information services, and deliver access to multimedia. In short, Linksys iPhones voice solutions and products give consumers the ability to do more with their phone than talk."
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    iPhone is out, just not THAT iPhone

    At CNET

    **please don't murder me**

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    bugger.

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    Thanks for getting my hopes up, and then smashing them down, stefanlod.

    I saw this earlier, and it just doesn't look like it deserves the iPhone name.

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    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
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    Very clever - I wonder how much they are hoping to make by selling the name to apple.

    What about "iCell"?

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    Very Damn Clever Bastards.

    Smart-arse of the year award goes to Cisco...
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    Apple will be pretty peeved if they have realy called this an iPhone.

    What will Apple call theirs? "iPod Phone" seems too long and wrong....But maybe the only option!

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    Damn you. Bring xmas and then taketh away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbuikstra View Post
    Apple will be pretty peeved if they have realy called this an iPhone.

    What will Apple call theirs? "iPod Phone" seems too long and wrong....But maybe the only option!
    Apple lost of a lot of their naming caché when they went with MacBook and MacBook Pro.

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    gizmodo was right.....
    clever little bastard http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/cellp...day-221991.php
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    Quote Originally Posted by tintinaujapon View Post
    Apple lost of a lot of their naming caché when they went with MacBook and MacBook Pro.
    I thought this was because they wanted all of their computers to include the word "Mac" in their names? To suit their marketing campaign.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gbuikstra View Post
    Apple will be pretty peeved if they have realy called this an iPhone.

    What will Apple call theirs? "iPod Phone" seems too long and wrong....But maybe the only option!
    When apple is doing its product planning months or years in advance, it should register the name then. So either:
    - they not calling theirs "iPhone", we will hafta wait to see their name
    - this co. will be sued by apple
    - someone at apple will get their arse kicked for not being quick enough off the mark

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    You picked me up high, then dropped me down low... Lol, well done...
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    Quote Originally Posted by maj3stic View Post
    I thought this was because they wanted all of their computers to include the word "Mac" in their names? To suit their marketing campaign.
    Absolutely true, but the name still sucks regardless.

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    [QUOTE=rtc;233644
    - this co. will be sued by apple
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    Apparently Linksys registered the name in 1990 so Apple would have to have registered it very early.
    "The Macintosh uses an experimental pointing device called a 'mouse'. There is no evidence that people want to use these things."
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaehl View Post
    Apparently Linksys registered the name in 1990 so Apple would have to have registered it very early.
    Okay good point. Maybe in the apple "new product name" brainstorming meeting:
    - "ideas, anyone"
    - "er... 'iPhone'?"
    - "well done Larry, you always go for the bleedin' obvious huh?"
    - "I guess"
    - "well 'iPhone' is good, someone find out if it's already taken. If it is, we'll have to have another meeting to decide another name..."

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    You suck, I had my credit card out before the page had loaded...

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    People are under the assumption that the iPhone will be called that... with Apple breaking away with the iWhatever naming. I would think something more like Apple MobilePhone Pro (AMPP) will be more fitting.


    Or how about Cellular Pro.


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    They could always call it Newton ;-) Appel have had that name registered for quite a while now!

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