Take Apple’s iPod Touch, give it a little more innovative juice, and you get the next big thing in handhelds, blurring the line between consumer electronics and computers, writes Arik Hesseldahl in BusinessWeek. The Touch, now considered the “flagship” iPod, can already run the major media formats—music, movies, etc.—and access Wi-Fi. With a few changes, it could become a full-fledged computer in your pocket.
The Touch can already read documents, though a bigger screen would be nice, notes Hesseldahl. If the Touch’s screen were expanded to make it a reader, why stop there? Apple could add an existing feature allowing users to access documents on their home computers. And if you can grab them, you should be able to edit them. Add Bluetooth for peripherals, and you’ve got a wireless “micro-Mac.”