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Is Apple about to launch handheld games console?

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ipod_touch.jpgNothing like a good rumour to spoke the excitement of gamers and none
could be more juicy than this one where maker of highly-desirable media
players Apple could be about to launch a handheld games console to
compete with the likes of Nintendo and Sony. 

According to this filing made at the USPTO
(the agency that handles patents and the like), the iPod company has
made some changes to its trademarks and this, according to
rumour-mongers makes it certain to put out a console that will havve
Apple fanboys lining up around the block to purchase and covet.

The filiing states: "toys, games and playthings, namely, hand-held units for playing
electronic games; hand-held units for playing video games; stand alone
video game machines; electronic games other than those adapted for use
with television receivers only; LCD game machines; electronic
educational game machines; toys, namely battery-powered computer games."

There’s no doubt that Apple could make a great games console, whether they have the will is a different matter.