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View Full Version : Microsoft Creating iPAQ...er Zune Car Dock?

Aaron Roma
05-30-2007, 04:30 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://crunchgear.com/2007/05/24/car-zune/' target='_blank'>http://crunchgear.com/2007/05/24/car-zune/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>&quot;The newly minted patent covers a portable audio device that can be docked and/or integrated into a car stereo. The union would allow the devices to transfer media and data back-and-forth. The guts of the patent boil down to this key point: A car stereo including a docking station into which an off-the-shelf handheld computer can be docked...&quot;</em></p><p>&nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/zt/2007/ms_car_radio_052907.jpg" /></p><p>Crunchgear has been reporting on some Microsoft patent documents referencing a car stereo with portable device docking functionality. While the above sketch up shows a device much more resembling an <a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:PocketPC_Compaq_iPAQ_3630.jpg">iPAQ</a> than a Zune, could these documents hint at some future functionality coming down the road for Zune?</p>