iPod Phone Coming?
Forget the ROKR. Apple's trademark applications suggest a mobile phone/iPod hybrid. Why do we care about this? Because an iPod phone that also permitted Internet access (as one would expect it to) could be the breakthrough device that would unlock the potential of mobile local search.
The iconic status of the iPod and inherent consumer appeal—assuming Apple could pull it off elegantly—would drive immediate adoption of such a device and potentially accelerate usage of mobile data, we believe.