We’re onto the medal rostrum in our rundown of the 10 Tech Things you won’t be able to buy this Christmas. In the bronze medal position:

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3. The iPhone – this has to be top of the list of rumoured iPod variants and seems likely to be unveiled at Macworld at the beginning of January. A phone that plays music and looks cooler than a RAZR or LG Chocolate could shake up the wireless world, particularly if Apple goes the whole hog and becomes a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) to promote its services.

But right now the company is saying nothing to suggest the iPhone will even be announced and the same goes for reports about a wireless iPod, the widescreen iPod or the touch-screen iPod.

The iPhone name already appears to have been taken anyway. Linksys announced an iPhone family of products on Monday, beginning with a Voice-over-IP handset (pictured) that works with Skype.

The countdown so far:

10. An Enzo Ferrari 9. Halo 3 8. The $100 Laptop 7. The iPod wannabes 6. Pleo the dinosaur

5. If I Did It 4. TMX Elmo

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