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Submission + - Linksys Unveils New 'IPhone' Line

mikesd81 writes: "The Associate press is reporting that the iPhone has arrived. From the article: "The iPhone has arrived, but it's not made by Apple, which was widely rumored to be working a cell phone-iPod combination of the same name."

The phones use the increasingly popular Voice over Internet Protocol, better known as VoIP, and also allow users to switch over for traditional landline calling. They also can search the Web and allow users to see when friends are online and ready to accept calls. Several other companies have similar offerings. Howerver, the name has caused a stir: Cisco has owned the trademark on the name "iPhone" since 2000, when it acquired the company that originally registered the name, InfoGear Technology Corp. Speculation was that Apple would come out with one first. Much of the speculation about Apple's activity centers on an application the Cupertino-based company filed with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for a "portable computing device capable of wireless communications." The company has not discussed its plans, and declined Tuesday to comment on "rumors and speculation.""

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