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No Belkin JoyPod coming to iPhone

Belkin JoyPod, iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPod TouchEarlier this week we told you about the Belkin JoyPod, but now it appears that this neat looking iPhone add-on will never see daylight. Belkin told Touch Arcade that they don’t have plans to release such a product. Now we hope that the iControlPad will be a nice replacement for Belkin’s JoyPod. We doubt that developers will support this accessory since it’s not that known. A company like Belkin would be able to give an accessory like this a huge launch and make it popular.

Belkin JoyPod gaming looks promising

Touch Arcade got their hands on some artworks of the Belkin JoyPod for the iPhone. It’s still a prototype, but rumors are floating around saying that Apple will be providing support for this add-on in the system’s SDK. Most gamers were concerned that iPhone gaming could never break through because of the lack of buttons on the device, but with this JoyPod those problems would be gone.

Belkin JoyPod, iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPod Touch Belkin JoyPod, iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPod Touch

A Spanish advertisement for this JoyPod add-on shows that it has eight buttons, audio output and a dock connector for power and syncing so that you don’t have to get your iPhone out of the accessory to sync or charge it. It’s not clear whether this JoyPod will also support the iPod Touch or not.