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Gadget aficionados know that there are plenty of things keeping Apple's iPhone from becoming as ubiquitous in the mobile phone marketplace as the iPod did in the portable music biz – but is it something a flip-phone would cure?

Apple is already thinking ahead to its next assault on the world of mobile handsets, and appears to be opting for a strange two-sided design this time around. In a patent application featuring Apple's traditional “draw a box and make 'em guess†'diagrams' the company has revealed a rather interesting clamshell form factor.

[The patent shows a fold-out touch panel which leaves the top screen free to display data without being occluded.]


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Apple patents lots of stuff... lol
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Since when did Apple plan Assaults on markets? lol

I think this clamshell touch phone might be too much
    
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well the last time they patented the multi-touch we got the iphone and ipod touch, so let's keep hoping
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Apple patents lots of stuff... lol
.. some of which they even invented
 
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Motorola V262 > iPhone
    
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Looks like a digital makeup container that girls carry round to touch their face's up while on the move
    
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Motorola V262 > iPhone
I dislike motorola, mainly their firmware sucks.

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well the last time they patented the multi-touch we got the iphone and ipod touch, so let's keep hoping
Apple patended multi-touch technology? If i remember correctly, multi-touch technology was around for years before Apple started looking into it.
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I think this clamshell touch phone might be too much
I think it's a rather good idea if they can get the closed thickness to be about the same or even less than the current iPhone. The lack of a physical attached keyboard and the lack of Windows Mobile would turn me off, but there are a lot of people out there that would really get hot in the britches for this!
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