Friday, July 28, 2006

Rumors: Apple planning a talking range of iPods

Apple Computers has filed for some patents which points to a range of new speech capable Apple iPods. This can result in players, which would read artist names and album and song titles to listeners who are too busy to look at the player to use the controls.

This new development is exciting news for the company as they face possible competition from Microsoft, which is rumored to be developing their own range of players.

The new range of iPods might make it easier for people to pick a song by saying its name rather than fiddling with the controls on the player.

The filed patent refers to devices having capabilities to read artist names and album and song titles to someone during “eyes busy situations”. The company also added that this technology might spread to other portable devices including mobile phones and PDAs.

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