Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 23rd Mar 2006 01:23 UTC
Apple Insiders at Taiwanese phone maker BenQ say that Apple procurement executives have been talking to various Taiwanese phone makers during the past few months in an effort to cut a manufacturing deal on an iPod Phone. My take: Just for kicks, here's my iPhone mockup.
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by pixelnate on Thu 23rd Mar 2006 07:02 UTC
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I thought that GPS was mandated before the Sep 11 attacks. Anyway, it was always intended to be part of the 3G spec.

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RE[2]: GPS
by Janizary on Thu 23rd Mar 2006 07:05 in reply to "RE: GPS"
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I'm pretty sure it was after, I worked for Nextel for a spell after the merger with Sprint. There it was beaten into our heads that we coult not sell them because of legislation passed after the terrorist shinanigans.

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RE[3]: GPS
by pablo_marx on Thu 23rd Mar 2006 09:10 in reply to "RE[2]: GPS"
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Pretty sure the GPS requirement comes from the 1999 Wireless Communication and Public Safety Act (WCPSA or E911 Act).

The Act required all mobile telephones created after 2000 to have the capability to map the user's location through the use of global positioning systems. The primary benefit of such a system is that it enables 9-11 operators to locate callers in distress.

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