The rumor mill seems unwilling to stop when it comes to iPhone and Apple is again in the headlines with the iPhone Nano popping.
Apple may unleash a smaller (and cheaper) handset in the not too distant future in order to grab a sect of market share not interested in the relatively pricey iPhone.
News bugs report that Apple’s long-awaited miniature version of the iPhone, combining the functionality of the 3G beast with an iPod Nano, has surfaced in China.
It’s also got dual-band GSM connectivity and dual SIM support (which is a big hit over in Asia) as well as a VGA camera, so it looks like these knock-off artists have slimmed down the phone’s specs as well.
However, there is some reason to believe that the iPhone Nano is coming, and it would make sense to use the two year anniversary of the original iPhone to make such an announcement.
So, if the iPhone Nano does land next month, then it wouldn’t be totally out of the blue… but don’t hold your breath.
Many people who bought the iPod touch later regretted their decision as the iPhone, with similar performance but phone capabilities. Fortunately a new piece of software has been released which comes at least some way to bridging the divide.
The Truphone currently only lets you ring other Truphone and Google talk users via a WiFi network. (So slightly more limited than an iPhone as you need an available connection) This is all via VOIP so once you have converted your iPod Touch to an iPhone you will be able to make 100% free calls to other users Truphone.
Truphone have also announced that the app they have created to allow calls from an iPod Touch, will soon be able to make calls to landlines and mobiles, pricing structures are currently in discussion.
Truphone for the iPod Touch is free to download from the iTunes App Store and once you’ve installed it all you need to start making free calls on your iPod Touch is a headset with microphone and headphones, which you can buy at electronic retailers or the Apple Store.