The iPod As Laptop
Copied word for word from PSFK.com:
The Post Money Value blog has posted an email from Pete Field that looks at the opportunity for running the Apple computer operating system OS-X on an iPod. Pete says:
I was struck by the possibility that they could run OS-X on a 32-bit ARM with very little changes to the OS… I see the potential for Media mode and computer mode.
Pete suggests that with a flick of a switch a future iPod could go from media player to mini-computer.
So… if we take this concept a little further and consider that a future iPod will be WiFi enabled and the majority of your media and software can be stored on a virtual iDisk that can be pulled at will anywhere, anytime – then your iPod will become your portable computer if you can just find a keyboard (or input device) and a display device (or just use the existing screen).
And maybe you won't need those peripherals – Smartphones already offer 'smart' input option including hand writing, and we've heard about devices that have projection systems. Et voila: your next iPod is your next Laptop.