This seems very silly - but Seagate has announced its DAVE product - Digital Audio Video Experience. It is a portable hard drive (10GB and 20GB models) with a USB port and integrated Bluetooth 2.0 and 802.11b/g WiFi radios.

The idea is to decouple your MP3 and video store from your mobile phone and use it as a thin client player. But DAVE! I ask you. Shades of 2001 - "I can't do that Dave" (open the Pod bay doors).

Seagate's PR says "Built for portability and about the size of a centimeter-thick credit card, the DAVE mobile platform slips conveniently into a shirt pocket, backpack, or purse ­ anywhere up to 30 feet (9.1 meters) from the phone - it's a huge shirt then.

"In addition, the mobile storage platform is open source, enabling third party software developers to create new applications for the mobile phone utilizing the hard drive’s unmatched capacity and performance. The DAVE technology is offered to telcos and mobile handset OEMs for sale under their respective brand names."

In other words, don't use flash (Gordon). Use (hard drive) Dave"

Dave....

What are you doing Dave?

Dave ....

Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do....