Beijing (AFP) Aug 10, 2010
A Chinese firm has developed a special protective case known as the "Apple Peel" for converting the iPod Touch media player into a mobile phone, state media said Tuesday.
The Apple Peel 520 from Shenzhen-based Yosion Technology is expected to be available next week in online stores and is targeted at aspirant owners of Apple's trendy iPhone who are baulking at paying the full price.
The device attaches to the iPod Touch like a protective case but has a dock connector, an extended battery and a SIM card slot, enabling users to make phone calls and send text messages, the Beijing News said.
Users who unlock their iPod Touch can install the rubber and plastic case for 388 yuan (57 dollars).
The iPhone became legally available via China Unicom, the country's second-largest mobile operator, in October -- more than two years after its US debut.
An iPod Touch costs around 1,500 yuan in China, compared with 4,999 yuan for the Apple smartphone.
Sales of iPhones in China were initially sluggish as the price was much higher than for those sold on the grey market, which has been thriving for years.
Share This Article With Planet Earth
Space Technology News - Applications and Research
Google phones unseat BlackBerry as top sellers in US
San Francisco, Usa (AFP) Aug 4, 2010
NPD Group on Wednesday reported that smartphones running on Google-back Android software unseated BlackBerry devices as top-sellers in the United States during the second quarter of the year. Android phones continued an "upward climb" in the US market, accounting for 33 percent of all smartphones purchased from the start of April through the end of June, according to the market tracking firm ... read more
Chinese 'peel' widget converts Apple Touch to phone: report|
Better Displays Ahead
Nvidia chip team gets 25 million dollars from US military
Russia works with CIS to upgrade radar
Mexican navy aircraft to use Telephonics
Raytheon's ASTOR Saving Lives In The Counterinsurgency Battle
Testing Of Australia's Network Centric Command And Control System Completed
Thales UK wins Congo army radio contract
Arianespace Announces Launch Contracts For Intelsat-20 And GSAT 10 Satellites
Arianespace Launches Two Satellites
New Rocket Launch Period In And Around Tanegashima
Kourou Spaceport Welcomes New Liquid Oxygen And Liquid Nitrogen Production Facility
Lockheed Martin-Built GPS Satellite Surpasses 10 Years On-Orbit
Sea Star Line GUARDIAN SERVICE Offers Reefer Monitoring, Tracking, Tracing And Control
US appeals court nixes GPS tracking without warrant
Runzheimer International Reduces Corporate Mileage Expenses
Turkey's aerial industries prosper
Hong Kong's Cathay expands as demand returns
Spanish military may replace absent air traffic controllers
China jumbo jet maker picks GE, Eaton as suppliers
Computer data stored with 'spintronics'
Protein From Poplar Trees Can Be Used To Greatly Increase Computer Capacity
Polymer Synthesis Could Aid Future Electronics
Acer, Asus and Lenovo lead pack as PC sales surge
Greenland Glacier Gives Birth To Giant Iceberg
NASA Instrument Tracks Pollution From Russian Fires
Satellites help measure Earth's water
TerraSAR-X Image Of The Month: Tracking The Catastrophic Oil Spill
China cracks down on polluting factories
Oil tanker suspected in penguin-killing slick near Rio
Texas sues BP over air pollution from refinery
'Almost nil oil spill' now from stricken ship off Mumbai
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2010 - SpaceDaily. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement|