Apple's much-anticipated and never officially confirmed iPod cum mobile phone continues to generate rumour.

Think Secret is reporting that the device will ship early next year and be made available through Cingular in the US, and (potentially) O2 in Europe.

The report also predicts a 2.2-inch display, a built-in 3-megapixel camera and iTunes as well as iSync support.

ThinkSecret also claims that Apple's internal estimates predict the phone will sell 25 million units in its first year.

A Piper Jaffray report recently revealed that 74 per cent of Apple's European customers would be likely to buy a hybrid iPod/mobile phone.

Analysts also appear keen for Apple to make its mobile market move, with consensus among that community also favouring the notion that the rumoured product may debut early next year.