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    Default iPhone OS in other devices

    Just wondering, does anyone think that the iPhone OS may appear in other devices? It seems it would be perfect for a touchscreen device.

    For example, one use I have for my Newton is to read me RSS feeds while I make dinner. The speak text extension has a mechanical voice, but its does the job admirably well for a 10+ year old device! Now, with the excellent new speech in 10.5, how great would it be to have a silky voice read the days feeds while doing something else.

    I think there is a market for a device that uses a simplified UI like what the iPhone has, but with a larger screen (say the Newton 2100 size) with touch capabilities. It would do the following:

    - iChat
    - RSS feeds (and read them out)
    - email (read it out also)
    - the web
    - specialised video player that hooks into the news services ie press the "news service" icon and a selection of video feeds pop up (CNN, Reuters, ABC etc)
    - the new iPod menus (video, music, podcasts)
    - the ability to add specialised apps that take advantage of touch screen and speech eg a recipe program that displays small video of the dish being made, plus the recipe being read out.

    I just think that for a good chunk computing functions, the simplified iPhone OS might be a better option than the desktop-based OS X. Bit of a paradigm shift, but I think the Surface technology from Microsoft shows that interacting with a UI doesn't have to be with a keyboard and mouse.

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    I think it might appear on Macintosh computers sometime after October this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lavo View Post
    how great would it be to have a silky voice read
    I bags http://www.msdewey.com/ to do that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver View Post
    I think it might appear on Macintosh computers sometime after October this year.
    Smart alec

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