A frequent reader named Derek sent me an email yesterday afternoon, and pointed out something that I hadn’t considered, but that I think is very important to make note of…
The iPod Touch should be able to make VOIP phone calls.
Since it runs the same browser as the iPhone, that means it will work with SkypeforiPhone.com. Unless Apple has somehow preemptively disabled the mic from iPhone headphones, there’s no reason that they shouldn’t work when you plug them into your iPod Touch.
After you log into your Skype service via the Safari browser, you should be good to go.
Another interesting question is whether or not the iPod Touch supports Bluetooth. Engadget seems to think that it does, and if that proves true, then you might even be able to make those VOIP calls over a wireless Bluetooth headset as well!
Of course, I can’t confirm any of this 100% until we can actually get ahold of an iPod Touch, but if it works, that’s going to be one more very cool thing you can do with the iPod Touch, and one more thing to consider when choosing between the new iPod, and the iPhone.