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Parrot's helicopter-like executive toy, the AR.Drone, will land in the UK in August, the company revealed last night. Priced at £299, the Drone is a tad too pricey to pick up for the offspring, but eminently affordable for your average gadget fan. After all, they'll need an iPhone to run the remote control software - 'nuff said …

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they'll need an iPhone ?

Then they can iPhuck off. What a stupid pointless restriction to your potential sales.

It looked like a brilliant toy for checking crops - in the country where the only use for an iPhone is posing. They just lost 90% of their potential market.

iPrats.

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@Tom 7

Firstly, shut-up.

Secondly, they're also releasing an Android controller. Happy now?

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Awesome

I've been waiting since about August for them to release this. £299 doesn't quite fit into the impulse-buy department, but I expected as much..

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FAIL

Sounded interesting until...

...I read the license for the SDK.

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Android too.

Contrary to popular demand, the have an open source Android controller for it too.

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This is the year...

that Linux takes off !

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Re: This is the year

@Chemist

Nice1. My keyboard is now drenched in coffee!!1oneone

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Perv-o-copter

The local neighbourhood voyeur could hover one of these outside someone's bedroom window with the camera routing a live feed back to their iPhone. Assuming they can keep it steady enough to maintain a hover, 12 minutes fly time should be more than ample for their purposes...

Still, at least flying one handed makes a change from typing one handed.

Anon because I'm somewhat embarrassed that I even thought of this application.

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iTouch

Will work with one of those too, I imagine that clients will be available for desktop, either as a browser plug in, flash, or something similar.

Been following this on Facebook for a while, they do look great fun, especially if you team up more than one, wonder if I can get my client to buy a few to play with in their warehouse?!

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