The patent filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office defines “a docking area configured to receive a portable computer,” according to the filing. Apple and the legal firm of Van Pelt, Yi and James LLP filed the patent application on 3 July, 2006.
According to the patent, the docking station will serve as a monitor for a portable computer and also enable connections between data lines and devices and the portable device when it is docked in the station. It also will enable the portable device to communicate with the docking station using Bluetooth and IEEE 80.2.11 wireless connections.
Maybe the much vaunted ultra-thin laptop / subnotebook is an oversized iPod? 🙂
Wifi video? A “docking area”? C’mon chaps, you’re nearly there…