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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #400 on: February 12, 2008, 01:06:28 AM »
isn't 8gb enough?? i'm keeping my 8gb, although i'm still waiting to get it back from repairs..
 

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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #401 on: February 12, 2008, 02:05:05 AM »
isn't 8gb enough??

Well if you don´t any more,you don´t need it right  ;).
But I know I would like to have more memory,N96 is going in the right direction;
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The Nokia N96 redefines "high-end"
http://www.engadget.com/2008/02/11/the-nokia-n96-redefines-high-end/


N96 pushes the envelope further by packing a solid;
16GB of storage internally in addition to a microSD slot

^^^^^^^
That means at the moment it could add another 8GB
16GB memory cards is on the way so..... :P :P ;D ;D  (full specs for N96 on the previous page)

I got a 6GB card in my N82,packs about 1300 tracks.,not enough  :P



i'm keeping my 8gb, although i'm still waiting to get it back from repairs..

iphone? what´s wrong?
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« Reply #402 on: February 12, 2008, 10:43:28 AM »
all the new phones looks promissing. 16GB of internal memory? damn thats tight!!!
 

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« Reply #403 on: February 12, 2008, 02:26:48 PM »
all the new phones looks promissing.16GB of internal memory? damn thats tight!

that's all you got to say?  :o :o :P :laugh: :laugh:  ;) ;)
-N96 got 16GB of storage internally in  :o :o addition to a microSD slot[/color]  :o :o

-N78 and SE W980 both got a build in FM-transmitter:o :o :o


-SE XPERIA X1 a mad dope WM mobile.[/color]


-+ a couple of other 5MP Symbian SE phones.



 

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« Reply #404 on: February 12, 2008, 03:00:36 PM »
lol @ your reply  ;) samsung is heating up the cell phone game,sony ericsson 2 and nokia you know they are already deep in the game,well sony too but their new phone is something good! well nokia their phones is outta this world!
 

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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #405 on: February 12, 2008, 03:42:13 PM »
lol @ your reply  ;)

I tought you was going to be a little more exited over all the new phones  ;D :P :laugh: :laugh:


samsung is heating up the cell phone game,sony ericsson 2 and nokia you know they are already deep in the game,
well sony ericsson too but their new phone is something good! well nokia their phones is outta this world!

Well,Samsung is a little behind feature wise,but the one with build in speakers is interesting;
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Samsung F400 –B&O’s music-minded marvel

Full specs on the previous page  ;)

I found N96 and SE XPERIA X1 the most interesting



I just noticed I have forgot to post anything about SE XPERIA X1 :P
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Sony Ericsson's XPERIA X1 QWERTY with Windows Mobile and HSUPA
http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2008/02/10/sony-ericssons-xperia-x1-qwerty-with-windows-mobile-and-hsupa/



It's here, the XPERIA X1 QWERTY from Sony Ericsson. Yes, full QWERTY to make the most of that Windows Mobile 6 operating system. SE's new XPERIA brand will focus on multimedia and mobile web communication. The X1 then, brings a 3-inch wide VGA (800 x 480) touchscreen display, 3.2 megapixel camera (with photo light), A2DP Bluetooth, aGPS, WiFi, and microSD -- just 400MB on board. On the phone side you've got quad-band GSM/EDGE, and 900/1700/1900/2100MHz UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (or 850/1700/1900/2100MHz in what must be a US-bound model). Navigation is accomplished via touch, arc-sliding QWERTY, 4-way key and optical joystick. Now just replace that Internet Explorer Mobile browser with Opera Mobile 9.5 or Skyfire and the 110 x 53 x 16.7-mm X1 is ready to live up to its potential. You know, when it ships in "select markets" in the second half of 2008. Full specs posted after the break.

Camera

Auto focus
3.2 megapixel camera
Photo light
Video recording
Music

Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
Media player
Music tones
PlayNow™
Windows Media Player Mobile
3D games
FM radio
Java
Video streaming
Video viewing
Internet
Internet Explorer® Mobile
RSS feeds
Communication and Messaging
Polyphonic ringtones
Speakerphone
Vibrating alert
Video calling
Email
Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Text messaging (SMS)
Design
XPERIA™ panels
Optical joystick navigation
Navigation key
Picture wallpaper
Touch navigation
Organiser
Alarm clock
Calculator
Calendar
Document editors
Document readers
Flight mode
Handwriting recognition
Notes
Phone book
Tasks
Touchscreen
Connectivity
aGPS
Bluetooth™ technology
Modem
Synchronization
USB support
WLAN
Windows® Mobile® Operating System
Microsoft® Outlook Mobile: email, contacts, calendar, tasks
Microsoft® Office Mobile: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Internet Explorer® Mobile
Windows Media™ Player Mobile
Windows Live™
Exchange ActiveSync®
Voice control
Utility Applications: file explorer, calculator, pictures & video, notes
Facts and Figures
Size: 110 x 53 x 16.7 mm
Weight: 145 grams
Available colours
Black
Silver
Main screen: 65,536 color TFT
Resolution: 800 X 480 pixels
Size: 3 inches
Memory
Phone memory: up to 400 MB
microSD™ memory card support
Availability and versions
Networks
GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA 900/1700/1900/2100 MHz
UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA 850/1700/1900/2100 MHz


I´m sure HTC got something also got something up their sleeve  :P ;) :D

 

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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #406 on: February 13, 2008, 07:08:19 AM »
News:


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Toshiba Portege G810 – a GPS-enabled communicator
http://www.mobile-review.com/fullnews/main/index_eng.shtml

Toshiba has unveiled its Portege G810 communicator at Mobile World Congress 2008. This is a compact Windows Mobile-powered candy bar with a touchscreen and no hardware keyboard. It boasts of the support for 2G/3G networks, HSDPA and HSUPA standards. The company expects to ship the Portege G810 to Europe in 2Q 08, but it hasn’t unveiled the pricing details.



The specs of Toshiba Portege G810:
OS - Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
CPU - Qualcomm MSM7200 (400 MHz)
Networks - GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS/HSDPA (3.6 Mbps)/HSUPA (2 Mbps) 850/1900/2100
Display – 2.83” touchscreen (QVGA, 65K colors)
Memory - 256 MB ROM, 128 MB RAM
microSD-slot (up to 4 GB storage)
Built-in GPS-receiver, A-GPS support
3-megapixel camera
Interface - Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
FM-radio with RDS
Dimensions – 110x58x14 mm
Weight - 120 g
Battery - 1530 mAh
Standby time – up to 200 hours
Talk time – up to 4 hours





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LG-KF510 – style and slim form
http://www.mobile-review.com/fullnews/main/index_eng.shtml

LG Electronics has introduced LG-KF510 phone at the current Mobile World Congress 2008 in Barcelona. This is an ultra slim fashion slider being 10.9 mm thick. Under the display you can see an interactive panel with sensor buttons. Packed in a metallic shell LG-KF510 is offered in black grey and red shell colors.



The company has provided a brief info on the specifications, but hinted at a stylish design of the phone on the first place. As for the functions mentioned, we have a built-in camera and an MP3-player. LG-KF510 will come to the main markets in March.


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HTC P3470 – an entry-level GPS-enabled communicator
http://www.mobile-review.com/fullnews/main/index_eng.shtml

HTC has officially announced a new communicator, which popped up in news under the codename Pharos – it’s HTC P3470. Taking into account its specs, we see an entry level device lacking the support of both 3G and Wi-Fi, but carrying a GPS-receiver onboard. The price tag doesn’t seem to fit an entry-level communicator. Late in February HTC P3470 will become available in some European countries from Orange operator at €449.



The specs of HTC P3470:
Cell networks - GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Chipset - TI OMAP 850, 200 MHz
OS - Windows Mobile 6 Professional
Display – 2.8” touchscreen QVGA
2-megapixel camera
256 MB ROM, 128 MB RAM
microSD-slot
Bluetooth: 2.0 EDR
GPS-receiver
Interface - HTC ExtUSB (miniUSB and audio jack), USB 2.0 Full-Speed
Battery - 1100 mAh
Talk time – up to 350 minutes
Standby time – up to 240 hours
Dimensions – 108x58.3x15.7 mm
Weight - 122 g





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LG-KT610 – a flip-screen clamshell with VGA display
http://www.mobile-review.com/fullnews/main/index_eng.shtml

We’ve already mentioned a mysterious smartphone briefly announced as “a unique 2.4 flip screen candy bar with the QWERTY-keyboard”. The company hasn’t provided the images of LG-KT610 right from the start. However some sources managed to get and post “live” pics of the phone after the demo at Mobile World Congress 2008 in Barcelona. The device turns to be packed in the form-factor similar to Nokia E90: a landscape-oriented clamshell with a pair of displays and keyboards. There is a small display and a numeric keypad outside, and a larger display with a QWERTY-keyboard inside. Currently we’ve got little info about it: S60 3rd Edition FP1 powered, GPS-enabled and with 3G support (HSDPA included).





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Symbian S60 touch UI
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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #407 on: February 18, 2008, 06:31:54 AM »
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Debunk: Revenge of Stuff's Sony Ericsson PSPhone mockup
http://www.engadget.com/2008/02/17/debunk-revenge-of-stuffs-sony-ericsson-psphone-mockup/



The gaming community is buzzing this morning from some supposedly leaked scans of a possible PSPhone would give it a full 480 x 272 display, mini-analog stick, and drop UMD in favor of playing full PSP games via M2. Turns out they're scans from Stuff magazine from months ago, which seems to have passed under everyone's radar (including our own, initially) because so few people seem to actually read it.

[Via PSP Fanboy, with help from Engadget Español]

"New in 2008: July-Dec
Top box: Between both keyboards there is a 3 inches screen with the same resolution of the PSP (480x272 pixels) which guarantees a good gaming experience. Good as well for movies.

Lower right box: PSP functionalities were replicated in this architecture, making possible that all PSP games can be played. It won't have UMD slot, but it'll have M2 cards instead

Left box: Slide on one side and you'll find a joypad with analog stick for PSP controls. Slide to the other side and a number keyboard will show up enjoying the ergonomics of Sony Ericsson.

Plenty of opinion, final word: Probability of existence: 35%"


....and the rumors keep coming.
Can´t front,shit looks hot  ;)
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« Reply #408 on: February 18, 2008, 09:43:27 AM »
i only hope that shit is real  8)
 

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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #409 on: February 18, 2008, 09:59:23 AM »
I only hope that shit is real  8)


I´m starting to believe it,it only makes sense..... right?
Looks like it´s going to be SE´s multi-media beast,maybe to compete with N81/N95/N96?
If it´s going up against N96 it´s wont be cheap  :P


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Sony Ericsson PSPhone spotted in Stuff Magazine?
http://www.intomobile.com/page/2/


Paul Sinclair from PSP World http://www.pspworld.com/sony-psp/news/sony-ericsson-psp-phone-could-it-really-be-007959.php
says that he has noticed Sony Ericsson PSPhone ad or article in UK’s Stuff magazine.
According to the image above which we took from a YouTube video,
Sony Ericsson agrees with our stand that their upcoming gaming phone should have a dual-sliding form factor.
http://www.intomobile.com/2007/12/10/sony-ericsson-psp-phone-should-be-the-dual-sliding-device.html
Still, we’ve no any confirmation from the Swedish-Japanese handset maker whether this is a real deal or yet another Photoshop rendering. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for the former…


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« Reply #410 on: February 18, 2008, 10:02:48 AM »



I´m starting to believe it,it only makes sense..... right?
Looks like it´s going to be SE´s multi-media beast,maybe to compete with N81/N95/N96?
If it´s going up against N96 it´s wont be cheap  :P



wont be cheap...thats for sure!
 

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« Reply #411 on: February 18, 2008, 06:21:43 PM »
the new SE smartphone (xperia) looks badass....

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« Reply #412 on: February 22, 2008, 10:03:33 PM »
can't wait to try that psp phone,the picture makes me drool lol
 

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« Reply #413 on: February 23, 2008, 11:15:13 AM »
that xperia looks dope as shit! makes me want to get rid of my blackjack 2 which i'm in love with (no homo)
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« Reply #414 on: February 24, 2008, 09:11:12 PM »
that xperia looks dope as shit! makes me want to get rid of my blackjack 2 which i'm in love with (no homo)

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 super-secret OS is Windows Mobile 6.1
http://www.intomobile.com/2008/02/22/sony-ericsson-xperia-x1-super-secret-os-is-windows-mobile-61.html#more-16853


anymore. Sony Ericsson's highly-guarded SE XPERIA X1 Windows Mobile smartphone will be running the refreshed Windows Mobile 6.1 - not the Windows Mobile 6.5 that certain dubious sources indicated previously.

Still, the presence of a real, live application of Windows Mobile 6.1 makes the whole touch-it-and-die vibe start to make sense. Those Sony Ericsson reps were really guarded about the XPERIA X1 and we probably would have lost an appendage had we dared to even reach for the device. At least they were kind enough to
let us film a demo.
http://www.intomobile.com/2008/02/12/sony-ericsson-xperia-x1-live-demo-from-mobile-focus-at-3gsm-2008-barcelona.html



Here's a few confirmed specs for you to drool over:
800 x 480 resolution display (boo-yah!)
528Mhz processor (double boo-yah!)
128mb RAM / 256 ROM
1500mAH battery

We knew the XPERIA X1 was really something to admire and appreciate, but with specs like that and a confirmed instance of Windows Mobile 6.1, we can't wait to personally admire the superphone for ourselves. We'd even accept that proprietary Memory Stick format if the Sony Ericsson people see fit to grace us with a review unit. Fingers crossed…



Keep reading for more pics of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 in all its Windows Mobile 6.1 glory.





 

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« Reply #415 on: February 24, 2008, 09:17:53 PM »
can't wait to try that psp phone,the picture makes me drool lol

it looks hella dope,but I tought you was going to get N82? Just bought a 8GB card... and two extra batteries.


i don't know what to do lol should i wait or cop te N82? psp phone and n96 is coming!!!
 

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« Reply #416 on: February 24, 2008, 09:19:53 PM »
can't wait to try that psp phone,the picture makes me drool lol

it looks hella dope,but I tought you was going to get N82?
Just bought a 8GB card.... but fuck 16GB is available?  :P

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2 terabyte microSDHC card compatible with Nokia N95
http://www.intomobile.com/page/1/


Thank you all for the flood of emails regarding the forum post on Telefon.de where proof exists that a 16 GB microSDHC card works inside the Nokia N95 and E51 and whatever other microSDHC device is on the market.

SDHC is a standard different than regular SD due to how the bits are addressed internally. The theoretical limit for any SDHC card, whether is be full sized or micro, is 2048 GB or 2 TB. While I love the news tips, please hold off on emailing me when the 24 GB microSDHC card works in the N95 or the 32 GB or the 64 GB. Have news on the N100 however and you bet I'll read that at a fverish pace while my fingers band away at a maniac pace to get the news up on Into Mobile.



^^^^^^^ :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o ^^^^^^^ :P :P :P :P :P :P


can't wait to try that psp phone,the picture makes me drool lol

it looks hella dope,but I tought you was going to get N82? Just bought a 8GB card... and two extra batteries.


i don't know what to do lol should i wait or cop te N82? psp phone and n96 is coming!!!


Those two ain´t coming before christmas I believe,so don´t hold breath  :P :P :P :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
 

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« Reply #417 on: February 24, 2008, 09:28:16 PM »
i don't wanna wait till christmas! i'll cop that N82 wih a 16gig card (if i can find one)
 

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« Reply #418 on: February 24, 2008, 09:54:32 PM »
i don't wanna wait till christmas!
I'll cop that N82 wih a 16gig card (if i can find one)

A 16GB card should be available online (I hope).....
I´m a little pissed  >:( :P :laugh: that found out just a couple of days after I got hold of a 8GB card  :P.....
 

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« Reply #419 on: February 24, 2008, 10:56:41 PM »
i don't wanna wait till christmas!
I'll cop that N82 wih a 16gig card (if i can find one)

A 16GB card should be available online (I hope).....
I´m a little pissed  >:( :P :laugh: that found out just a couple of days after I got hold of a 8GB card  :P.....

i feel you,i would be pissed also
 

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« Reply #420 on: March 04, 2008, 04:13:57 PM »

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Japanese gadgets at World Mobile Congress
http://www.mobile-review.com/exhibition/2008-3gsm-ntt-en.shtml

I just love visiting NTT DoCoMo’s booth, Japan’s largest carrier, as every time I leave it I know I found out something new, although realizing that it is mere exotica. There is a popular opinion that the things they are currently using in Japan will make it to other regions in five years or so, if at all. A colleague of mine once said that this booth was of no interest at all, as they had been showing off the same technologies for years with no really fresh additions to the portfolio. But details are what it’s all about, and the things that he saw a couple of years ago have shape-changed, picked up new features and morphed into something totally different. The Japanese mobile phone and services market isn’t that easy to comprehend for a European, that the reason all these prejudiced opinions come along, while in fact this market has a culture that’s not like anything else, as well as different technologies and thus different ways of their application.



As far as Japanese handsets are concerned, I’m used to hearing superlatives lie “the slimmest”, “the biggest”, “the you-name-it” phone. Extremes always draw more attention – that’s the way it has always been. This time around, the carrier’s booth featured “the most water-proof” handset – the F705i, that was literally floating inside a water pool. Another stand showcased the slimmest devices, then a booth with designer solutions taking cues for old calculators and watches.




















Unlike us, the Japanese try to get a broader perspective of things , the N705i coming from the amadana-series not only offers a quirky design, menu and leather accents, but also a whole line-up of things for your home, styled in the same vein and employing the very same concepts. In fact the brand itself has been created solely for this purpose. Now image that Nokia starts turning out fridges, microwave ovens only to key your surroundings to some handset’s design. Insanity? No way, it is a philosophy of being in harmony with the environments.











Late in 2008 the carrier will be launching a phone for those who care about their own health – inbuilt sensors will rate your heartbeat, breathing and weight-to-height ratio in less than a minute. It is going to be an interesting solution, although not a mass-market solution; but who knows how it will turn out, maybe it will occupy the top places in sales charts.















Another piece of gadgetry that makes sophisticated things more straightforward is the Raku-Raku series of mid-tier devices with no bells and whistles onboard, and rather focusing on instant communication. That is, the area below the display houses three buttons that can be bound up with phone numbers of your relatives, so that you will always be a touch away from your loved ones. These phones are already past 4th generation, as they popped up immediately after the carrier had introduced its tariff for the whole family, offering very attractive rates.







We all know how complex technologies may get, but sometimes phone makers take shortcuts that are even more sophisticated. How about a phone coming equipped with dot-pattern compatible mail application that allows picking certain images and composing emails or doing something else this way by touching dot-codes printed on compatible books with the handset’s Mobile G-scanner. Plus it can read out all phrases you have just typed. Sound overly odd and unbelievable, but it actually works and does a pretty good job at that. Perhaps, that’s one way for grandmas and grandpas to send emails via their handsets.





This phone for kids boasts enhanced safety features. What does that mean, I hear you ask? It comes with a so-called “protection” alarm – you press the switch and get yourself and everyone around stunned by a 100-decebel alarm. Or you can secretly send a distress message to other phone numbers. The handset boasts scuffs-prone plastic, and it won’t fall apart should your kid drop it, furthermore, its innards are 100% water-proof. It also comes with a remote that triggers an alarm whenever you get 20-30 meters away from the phone. Parents can also take advantage of the kid tracker, which is a self-explanatory feature. You say impossible? No, it is real, but only in the Japanese society due to its cultural traditions and family institution.













You really want to know that the next Sony Ericsson’s Walkman will look like? Then the SO905i should be on top of your priority list, as it comes with a Bravia widescreen and the latest Walkman player inside. And the best thing about it is that this handset can tap into GSM networks hands down.
















And lastly, we would like to share with you some ideas on how your handset can come in handy in ways other than calling or messaging. Sure, you can open bottles with it, or… doors. The door lock should come equipped with a wireless sensor, so that you will be able to open it with your bare handset. Moreover, you can setup it in the way that your door will refuse to open without a finger print ID, or specified phone numbers will receive messages with info on who and when opened your door. Fascinating? Yes, but not popular even in Japan – over a couple of years they have signed up around 4000 houses.


































The Sony Ericsson joint works in the GSM network  :)



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Rant: Why doesn't Sony Ericsson bring their JAP models to the EU and USA?
http://www.intomobile.com/2008/03/01/rant-why-doesnt-sony-ericsson-bring-their-jap-models-to-the-eu-and-usa.html


The fight for dominating the heart's of mobile phone fanatics is a battle that drives the industry forward faster and faster each and every calendar year. We, the people crazy enough to buy a flagship devive twice a year, sometimes even a few midrange products to match our outfits, are walking advertisements for companies like Sony Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, LG and Apple. When we sit down and place our devices on a table for all to see we are becoming marketeers. When we browse the internet while commuting or watch videos or make a phone call, we are telling the world a lot about who we are.

Nokia has been the top dog for quite some time with Sony Ericsson climbing fast. The conversations I've had with people in the US lead you to believe that the fight for supremacy is between Apple and Nokia. Talk to people in Europe, the Middle East, some parts of Asia and South America and you begin to realize that Sony Ericsson is Nokia's number 1 competitor, not the west coast fruit.

When I was living in Helsinki there were more Sony Ericsson advertismenets than there were for Nokia; their message was be different from everyone else in town. Each time I visit London I'm flooded with Walkman ads, they understand people want to listen to music, constantly, to rid themselves of their outside enviroment. Spain, granted I went there for 3GSM, was owned by the Korean players Samsung and LG who wanted to attract style consious consumers.

Coming back to Sony Ericsson, they are not an incomponent company, they're quite capable of being number 1 in the mid range and high end market, but it doesn't feel like they're hungry enough to be top dog. Here are some models they sell in Japan, but have yet to release anywhere else in the world:



The SO905iCS has a 5.1 megapixel camera with Xenon flash, 3x optical zoom, face detection and a technology that waits until the person you're trying to capture smiles before actually snapping the picture. It has a 2.7 inch screen that displays 256k colors at 480×864 resolution. It's a bit big at 113 x 50 x 24 mm, but compare that to the Nokia N95 8GB which stands at 99 x 53 x 21 and you're not that much larger than the Finnish flagship.



The SO905i is a video centric device that has that same lovely resolution, but this time at 3 inches and 16 million colors. It's smaller at 110 x 49 x 19.7 mm and it has a 3.2 megapixel camera.

Their are plenty more models here, but I'm coming back to the point that Sony Ericsson is a company who can dominate Nokia in Europe, but they simpily choose not to. Those 2 devices I highlighted came out in November of last year, yet here in Europe (Americans import European phones) we're waiting for the inferior speced C902 and G900 to come out.

Why? Think our wallets aren't deep enough to buy something that will probably be 800+ Euros unlocked? Try me.


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What do you when you've spent three years developing a new waterproof phone
and want to show it off to the world with maximum publicity?
Simple: throw it in the bath along with a scantily clad model, and watch the blogosphere light up!
We at MobileMentalism would of course nevre be party to such cynical marketing!
Oh yeh, the phone. It's a Fujitsu FOMA F703i. It works under water. Er....!  :o :o






They sure got some dope phone´s in Japan ^^^^^



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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #421 on: March 05, 2008, 09:09:46 AM »
Apple is releasing info on the Software Developers Kit tomorrow... so in other words we should start seeing Native apps without having to jailbreak or hack your phone... pretty much opening up the flood gates... hopefully it is good stuff!

« Last Edit: March 05, 2008, 09:11:20 AM by E. J. Rizo »
 

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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #422 on: March 05, 2008, 09:14:38 AM »
News


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Spb Mobile Shell 2.0 released; Windows Mobile users rejoice
http://www.intomobile.com/2008/03/04/spb-mobile-shell-20-released-windows-mobile-users-rejoice.html


Spb Mobile Shell 2.0 has been released.
http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/03-04-2008/0004767108&EDATE=
 The new version doesn't just look better (there's a great choice of haptic animation), but is also faster and lower in memory consumption. Aside from the previous version's "classics" like concise "Now Screen," World Time, photo speed deal, launcher, color-based themes and fast/smart contact search — version 2.0 also features full screen dialogs for Weather and Time, animated transitions, navigation with gestures (like HTC's TouchFLO). In addition, the Spb Mobile Shell now packs all functionality in one tabbed window, making the app run much faster.

I could go on and on, but it's the Spb's website http://www.spbsoftwarehouse.com/products/mobileshell/?en
where you should get the detailed info. If you own Windows Mobile 5 or 6 powered device, this is the app to have. It costs $29.95 and it's worth every penny!


^^^A "must have" application for Windows Mobile users   ^^^  ;)


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New Google search client released for Symbian S60
http://www.mobile-review.com/fullnews/main/2008/February/21_eng


Today, Internet giant Google released a native search client, for Symbian Series 60 handsets. It can be downloaded from Google's mobile site. The search client is then accessible from your phones home screen. It is essential that your phone has the little pencil/edit key, or, the control key, for the software to work. When you type something in the search box, on your home screen, and click enter, your web browser will load up, and the results of your query will be shown.

You get a few different choices when your query has been entered, such as changing your location, or being able to switch to Google's classic view. Google mobile search also has a clever local search feature built-in. So, if you type in say, Nokia Shop, it would find the nearest Nokia shop to you. You can download the new mobile search client here; http://mobile.google.com/


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Handy Blacklist 3.0 protects you against unwanted phone calls; Stalkers, telemarketers cry
http://www.intomobile.com/2008/03/01/handy-blacklist-30-protects-you-against-unwanted-phone-calls-stalkers-telemarketers-cry.html


Epocware just announced yet another useful piece of software as part of their Handy series of applications. The so called Handy Blacklist 3.0 protects Symbian S60 3rd edition mobile phone users privacy by blocking unsolicited callers, saving time on unnecessary responses and offering peace of mind.

The easy-to-use application allows you to add numbers to black list either permanently or for a set period of time. Or you could turn things upside down and just add certain numbers into a white list and reject all other phone calls. The unwanted calls will be recorded and available to view in the application's call log. In addition, you can chose a "reject action" to return a prewritten text message back to the caller…

Interested to make telemarketers and stalkers cry? Handy Blacklist 3.0 will be available from the first week of March for 24,95 EUR via download from Epocware's website.


 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: ^^^I´m going to get this one   ^^^:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


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Is this Sony Ericsson W990? I want to believe
http://www.intomobile.com/2008/03/05/is-this-sony-ericsson-w990-i-want-to-believe.html


Even though it's highly unlikely this is the real deal, we do want to believe Sony Ericsson is listening to the market and that they'll eventually release something like this. As you can see, the device runs Windows Mobile and has nothing but a huge touchscreen. The brown color is there to sort of prove this may be the work of the Swedish-Japanese handset maker's designers.

Finally, in case you're wondering, the image above was posted by
"ToShaRa" over at se-nse.
http://www.se-nse.com/



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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 shows AT&T graphic at CeBIT
http://www.intomobile.com/2008/03/06/sony-ericsson-xperia-x1-shows-att-graphic-at-cebit.html


At this year's CeBIT in Germany, Sony Ericsson is showing its latest super-baby XPERIA X1.
What struck us down is the AT&T's logo located at the center of menu.
What could that possibly mean? Is Swedish-Japanese handset maker trying to indirectly pitch the U.S. based carrier through media?
Or the deal is already done and they're just waiting for X1's release?
Guess we'll have to wait and see.
Still, it's worth mentioned that AT&T keeps adding
various Sony Ericsson devices to its offering and somehow we wouldn't be surprised to see them
carrying one of the coolest Windows Mobile smartphones ever built as well.
I'm sure many AT&T users would love that, wouldn't ya?
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RAIDErs of the lost ark

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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #423 on: March 07, 2008, 08:00:50 PM »
More Apple and iPhone news


Apple is releasing info on the Software Developers Kit tomorrow...
so in other words we should start seeing Native apps without having to jailbreak or hack your phone...
pretty much opening up the flood gates... hopefully it is good stuff!



It´s about time if you ask me  ;)
Post links to apps in here,I got a gang of friends that got iphone and would appriciate it.
I´m sure there´s a lot of dubCC members that ain´t active in this thread that pick up a thing or two from "us"...
that has either a iphone,windows mobile or a symbian phone.


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Steve Jobs: Lots of iPhone applications this summer; Flash not going to hit iPhone
http://www.intomobile.com/2008/03/05/steve-jobs-lots-of-iphone-applications-this-summer-flash-not-going-to-hit-iphone.html


Just a day ahead of the much-awaited iPhone Software Roadmap press event, Steve Jobs sat down with with Apple shareholders to talk shop. And, in traditional Jobsian form, Stevie avoided talking about the upcoming release of the official Apple iPhone SDK. The only bit of iPhone SDK info he let slip was that there will be "a lot of apps out there this summer."

Now, it's not clear if Steve's statement means that Apple will be releasing the iPhone SDK post-haste and expects developers to crunch out those "apps" right-quick, or if the iPhone SDK isn't slated to be released until Summer. We're crossing out fingers for the former. It would be a shame to have to wait a few more months for even a beta version of the iPhone SDK.

And, when probed regarding the iPhone's potential support for Adobe's Flash format, Steve Jobs basically shot down our hopes of embedded video-viewing glory on the iPhone. Apparently, Jobs isn't going to let the scaled-down, cellphone-version of Flash, dubbed Flash-lite, mar the iPhone's "full web-experience." Apple doesn't want to bring anything less than real Flash to the iPhone, but the problem is that the full-fledged version runs too slowly on the iPhone. So, we're not going to see Flash on the iPhone anytime soon.

Either way, we're excited to see what Apple has in store for us tommorow.


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More on the 3G iPhone - 2Q 2008?
http://www.intomobile.com/2008/03/05/more-on-the-3g-iphone-2q-2008.html


The 3G iPhone's launch is imminent, it's just a matter of how long we'll have to wait.
Popular opinion and insider reports are pointing towards a mid-2008 release,
and the newest bit from Citigroup analyst Richard Gardner hints at a similar or earlier release.

After visiting Taiwanese electronics companies in, well, Taiwan, Gardner claims that "sources"
have indicated that the second-generation 3G iPhone is on track for a 2Q 2008 release.
The revised launch window means that we could have a 3G iPhone in hand sometime between April and June of this year.

If true, the release of the 3G iPhone in a few months would outpace AT&T's plans to expand its 3G network to 350 new markets in the US. Still, we have no problem dealing with a bit of spotty 3G coverage in return for an early crack at the next-generation iPhone
(3G coverage in Los Angeles is fairly good anyway).

[Via: MacRumors]

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Is this a glimpse of the next-generation 3G iPhone design?
http://www.intomobile.com/


Well, given Apple (really, Steve Jobs's) penchant for tight-lipped secrecy about upcoming products (how many times have we heard that "Apple does not comment on unannounced products?"), it seems unlikely that they let an image of the next-generation 3G iPhone leak out. The image you see to the left is a curious discovery made by iLounge while browsing through the Education First Educational Tours page.

The picture was leaked on iTunes, of all places, and was spotted as iPhone developers were looking into creating pages in iTunes to deliver content to iPhone and iPod Touch users.

Now, it's nice to think that Apple let this pic slip past their censors, but it's hard to imagine that a leak of this magnitude happened on Apple own iTunes-turf. Still, it's sure would be nice to see the next-gen 3G iPhone sport a huge display that dominates the design - even more so than the current iPhone.

We'll have to wait and see.

[Via: iLounge]


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The million dollar question: Will Apple license Mac OS X mobile and let others make an iPhone?
http://www.intomobile.com/


Why does Apple have less than 3% market share? They refuse to license the "most advanced operating system" to other vendors. Their ecosystem is profitable, but that is because they enjoy a monopoly whereby they can charge whatever they want for hardware since you need their machines to run their software.

I was close, really close, to actually being excited about the iPhone after yesterdays SDK announcement, but then it hit me like a ton of bricks: Apple makes only one phone.

Why does Nokia have 40% market share? They released over 30 models last year, each tailored for a specific type of customer, most running an operating system, whether it be S40 or S60, that can be expanded with third party software. Does Apple really think that their one size fits all device will get today's mobile developers to jump ship?

Yes I know what Fake Steve Jobs said, and Michael Mace couldn't be more right in his analysis that the iPhone model of software distribution is the best the mobile ecosystem has seen, but volume trumps quality in today's economies of scale. The million dollar question, will Apple let other people create an iPhone based on Mac OS X Mobile?

Granted I would like nothing more than to see June roll around and Apple expand the iPhone lineup similar to what they've done with the iPod family, but that brings about new questions such as how exactly will Apple handle different specifications among products if they do indeed choose to deviate from the multitouch 480×320 display?

Some people really want a keypad, some people want the best multimedia capabilities which includes a high megapixel count and video recording, some people want that basic barebone device aka iPhone 1.0, will Apple let others step to the plate or will they control their ecosystem and sit happily with their single digit marketshare?

I can already tell the answer is to keep the crown jewel within the company, but I want to know why? If Apple wanted to change things, really shake things up, they would at least attempt to put their "most advanced operating system in the world" out on more devices than their handful of laptops, desktops and music players.

One more thing … The SDK runs on a Mac and only on a Mac, will development houses want to equip their employees with new machines that can only be serviced by one company? Apple changes things, they're bold and some may say they're leaders of the industry, to that I say when they take a big step everyone else makes a big step, but just that tiny bit extra to be better.

Nothing is going to stop Nokia or Microsoft to make an App Store and build it into their 2009 models. Nothing is going to stop Nokia or Microsoft from making a UI that is on par with the iPhone today. What is stopping Apple from licensing their software?


^^^ What you say EJ.Rizo? ^^^^



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A few minor changes in store for iPhone v2.0
http://www.intomobile.com/2008/03/08/a-few-minor-changes-in-store-for-iphone-v20.html







It's not like there isn't already enough to get excited about with the next revision of the iPhone firmware. We've got the iPhone SDK going final, enterprise support (Microsoft Exchange), and the Apple AppStore to look forward to. What more could Apple possibly have in store for us?

Well, Doc over at Macenstein put his freakishly sharp eyes to work and spotted a couple minor changes to the iPhone UI. Pictures from the iPhone Software Roadmap indicate that Apple will be going "square" on the iPhone's calculator. The iPhone Calculator currently rocks round buttons, with the "equals" button in orange. But, if the image that Apple presented a couple days ago is any indication, Apple will be revising the iPhone Calculator buttons to a square shape. Don't Apple designers have better things to do than tweak the iPhone Caculator's buttons?

There seems to also be a likewise minor change to the iPhone's iTunes Store icon. What we see is an iTunes Store icon with a musical note graphic, as opposed to the current "download arrow" graphic. I agree with Doc when he says that the new iTunes Store icon may be a misguided move. The iTunes Store represents Music, TV shows, and movies - not just music. A "download arrow" is better suited to the iTunes Store's function than a musical note.

And, the iPhones homescreen dock could be getting a minor refresh. It's hard to tell from the fuzzy screen-capture, but the iPhone v2.0 could end up sporting a homescreen dock adorned with lines, rather than the mesh/perforated aluminum look that it currently sports.

Like I said, the changes to the UI seem to be minor at this point. We also have the AppStore icon to look forward to, but other than that, we'll just have to wait until we get more info on the iPhone v2.0's changelog.

Of course, nothing beats having access to all those promising iPhone developers' applications right on the iPhone. That and some wireless GPS love with locoGPS - at least until Apple decides to integrate GPS into the iPhone.

I'm counting down the minutes to June. Now, how many minutes does that come out to?

[Via: Macenstein]



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Sun prepping Java for iPhone: your craplet investment is safe
http://www.engadget.com/2008/03/08/sun-prepping-java-for-iphone-your-craplet-investment-is-safe/


We're sure there have been some really great Java Micro Edition apps developed over the years, we just haven't been fortunate enough to find any that aren't a Bejeweled variant run into many of them. But that could very well change with the news that Sun is using that fancy new SDK to develop a Java Virtual Machine for the iPhone, which it expects to have ready "some time after June," and which will allow iPhone users access to the vast libraries of existing JME apps. We suppose the real conundrum now is which Java ME app we'll grab first: Harry Potter, or MapQuest Mobile. These choices, they overwhelm us.

[Via Mac Rumors]

^^^^Nice! ^^^^



Yes,More iPhone news

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Make iPhone web-apps with iPhone SDK
http://www.intomobile.com/2008/03/10/make-iphone-web-apps-with-iphone-sdk.html


That's right. Now anyone can code a web-app for the iPhone. The new iPhone SDK includes a new version of Dashcode that makes it easy develop web-apps for the iPhone.

The interface includes preset styles that we've all come to associate with the iPhone. You can start off with  the default browsing screen template (you know, the menu style that slides to reveal the next menu-level) or code your own. iPhone development noobs will be happy to hear that they can take the "slider template" and add-on forward/back buttons, gauges, indicators, form elements, and more - with little knowledge for code.

With the new Dashcode, I think there are going to be an overabundance of iPhone web-apps hitting the web. Most will suck, but the thing about a massive developer-nurturing environment is that we will inevitably see some amateur come up with a really useful web-app. Bring it on!

Oh, and go download the iPhone SDK if you want to dabble in web-app development.

[Via: iPhone Atlas]


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iPhone SDK: iPhone emulator uses iPhone OS v1.2 firmware (codenamed Aspen); to be released?
http://www.intomobile.com/2008/03/10/iphone-sdk-iphone-emulator-uses-iphone-os-v12-firmware-codenamed-aspen-too-be-released.html


The iPhone SDK includes an iPhone emulator that makes it easy for iPhone developers to test their code without having to risk corrupting a real-life iPhone. But, while the rest of us mortals will have to be satisfied with the current iPhone v1.1.4 firmware, the iPhone emulator gets to play with a newer, unreleased version of the iPhone firmware.

A quick look at the iPhone emulator's "Settings" pane will show that iPhone v1.2 (5A147p) is running the show. iPhone v1.2 is codenamed "Aspen" and is consistent with previous iPhone OS codenames - v1.1.1 was "SnowBird," v1.1.2 was "Oktoberfest," and v1.1.3 was "LittleBear."

Now, we know that Apple is shooting for a June launch of the iPhone v2.0 firmare that will play nice with the iPhone SDK and applications borne from its development. Will Apple use the intervening months to release the iPhone v1.2 firmware in place of, or renamed as, the iPhone v1.1.5 firmware? The iPhone v1.2 (Aspen) firmware is presumably ready to go since it's already being used in the emulator, but will Apple see fit to release Aspen in the next month or so? The move would certainly make sense, given Apple's timing in releasing iPhone firmware updates, so we'll just have to wait and see if Apple's iPhone v1.2 Aspen firmware makes it to see the light of day.

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Not so minor changes coming to next iPhone v2.0
- Bonjour, full-screen browsing, vector graphics, locally stored web-apps, PowerPoint, mass email delete, and possibly search

http://www.intomobile.com/2008/03/10/not-so-minor-changes-coming-to-next-iphone-v20-bonjour-full-screen-browsing-vector-graphics-locally-stored-web-apps-powerpoint-mass-email-delete-and-possibly-search.html


ell that sure was a mouthful. Sure, there are those minor changes to the iPhone UI that may or may not materialize, but there are also some serious changes in store for the iPhone v2.0.

The iPhone SDK, freely downloadable from Apple, is proving to be an invaluable source of upcoming iPhone features. Remember, the iPhone is revolutionary in the way the OS can be updated and features can be added with a simple firmware update through iTunes. iPhone owners don't have to endure the lagging development cycles for OS developers to deliver OS updates - new updates mean new features, and with the iPhone, we get new features on a regular basis.

So, what can we expect from Apple's iPhone v2.0 firmware due out in June (the same firmware that will work with iPhone SDK applications)?

Keep reading to find out…


Mass Email Delete


I don't know how long I've been wanting a mass delete feature for the iPhone's mail client, but it seems that my nightly prayers have not fallen on deaf ears. The Apple gods will be allowing mass email deletion with the iPhone v2.0. I don't really get spam in my business email accounts, so mass deletion is not really a problem there. My personal email accounts are an entirely different story. My Gmail inbox is full of ads for mortgages and Viagra - and with push email with Yahoo! Mail for iPhone, I get solicitations to enlarge my penis pushed directly to my iPhone. Talk about annoying.

It's not clear how this will work, but rest assured, in a matter of months, batch deleting all those spammy emails will be no harder than selecting them and hitting the delete button.

Bonjour


Mac users will understand the awesomeness of Bonjour and what it means for the iPhone. Sure, connecting to a WiFi network is a trivial exercise, but what about connecting to other computers or iPhones on any network (networking in Windows is "fun" to say the least)? Well, Bonjour makes it easy to network devices on a given network. It's as simple as viewing connected devices and then connecting to them.

Bonjour has been lying dormant in previous iPhone firmwares, and it seems that Bonjour support is coming in June. The iPhone SDK includes Bonjour in the foundation, core foundation and base system components.


Full-Screen Mode on Safari

With the new iPhone SDK, iPhone developers will be able to use a full-screen mode to display webpages/web-apps. In full-screen mode, the web-page/web-app will be displayed without the Safari address bar at the top of the screen or the navigation/bookmark bar at the bottom of the screen. All it will take, apparently, is the addition of a meta tag in the web-app/web-page code. Web-apps with the meta tag will be launched directly in full-screen mode.

Every pixel is a precious piece of real-estate on a mobile phone's display. And even with the huge screen on the iPhone, it doesn't hurt to have an extra few lines of usable browser-space.

Scalable Vector Graphics and New CSS Effects

Support for SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) means that images can be highly-compressed, reducing an image file's size. SVG is an image format that can be compressed to tiny proportions while maintaining the original file's resolution. That means iPhones will be able to download SVG images more quickly without sacrificing the image's quality.

The iPhone v2.0 will also support new CSS effects. CSS transforms, transitions, and animations will help take the sting out of the lack of Flash-support. And, some CSS effects will be hardware accelerated to boot!

PowerPoint Support


While making a new PowerPoint presentation might not be in the immediate future for native iPhone features, we're all going to be able to view those PowerPoint presentations. PowerPoint can be viewed through the iPhone's mail client, and should add to the iPhone's enterprise appeal. Microsoft Word and Excel files are already viewable through iPhone Mail, but so the addition of PowerPoint compatibility will truly round out the iPhone's MS Office compatibility.


Locally Stored Web-Apps


Wait, so what's the hub-ub with all these natively installable third-party iPhone applications? With locally stored web-apps, any web-developer can code web-applications for the iPhone! No web connection? No problem, just store your web-apps locally and they're as good as native applications (although slightly limited by AJAX, CSS, HTML, etc.)

The iPhone SDK allows for the creation of web-apps, so it makes sense for the iPhone to include support for offline web-apps. Apple says that the iPhone v2.0 will support client-side database API which will allow “totally functional even with the network disconnected.” Score!

Search


And, last but not least - the iPhone may be getting "Search" functionality. If you search for, uh, "Search on iPhone" you may find that searching for anything on the iPhone just isn't possible. Sure, with auto-completion, you can just start typing a contact to bring up all matching phone numbers or email addresses, but that's only a half-hearted workaround. A search function is needed. Without a true search function on the iPhone, it's hard to find a contact whose name you've forgotten, but happen to remember noting the contact entry as, say, "blonde hottie" or something like that.

Well, it seems that the iPhone v2.0 (or is it iPhone v1.2, or is it iPhone v1.1.5?) could be including a search function. The image you see if from the Apple iPhone Software Roadmap event and shows a little magnifying glass (usually associated with search functions) above the alpha-list. Does this indicate that "Search" will be incorporated int o the iPhone v2.0 firmware? Will we be able to search through our contacts for "blonde hottie" or search our emails for "cheap Viagra?"

Here's to hoping…


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Copy and paste on the iPhone!
http://www.intomobile.com/2008/03/11/copy-and-paste-on-the-iphone.html


Cut and paste is quite possibly the singularly most requested feature on the iPhone. Sure, the iPhone can recognize an phone number in any webpage/text message/email. And calling the number is a simple matter of tapping the phone number and initiating the call. But, what if you want to copy and paste a URL or block of text? Well, for that you need some good ole' cut-n-paste action.

I love to blog from my iPhone. The keyboard and predictive/corrective text feature allows me to type way faster than I've ever been able to with a full-QWERTY keyboard (on a smartphone, of course). The display is big and crisp. Multi-touch makes the endeavor convenient and fun. The problem is, I can't ever embed links to previous articles or even credit the source until I get home - try memorizing a 50+ character URL string, it's hard.

With the help of some handy bookmarklet code, iPhone users can copy text and URLs and then paste into a form or email the text/link to yourself or a friend. iCopy is the best solution to get your iPhone to copy/paste with ease.

Here's how to get iCopy to work on your iPhone:
Drag this link to your Safari browser's bookmark bar. (this will save the bookmarklet to your Safari browser's bookmark file)
Connect your iPhone and let iTunes sync your Safari bookmarks. Make sure to check the "Sync Safari Bookmarks" box. (this will save the iCopy bookmarklet to your iPhone)
Find some web text or URL address that you want to copy.
Bring up your bookmarks and tap "Copy/Paste"
Select "Copy"
Select the "Copy" action you'd like to perform (Copy Text, Copy URL, Email URL, etc.)
Go to the web-form into which you'd like to insert the text or URL that you just copied.
Bring up your bookmarks and tap "Copy/Paste"
You'll be taken to another page for a quick moment, and then you'll be returned to your original page.
Bring up your bookmarks and tap "Copy/Paste" again. You'll see a dialog box indicating that you're ready to paste.
Tap the text box into which you'd like to insert the copied text/URL.

The process is fairly simple, it just looks complex because I wanted to make the installation/use process excruciatingly clear. Overall, the entire process is simply a matter of bringing up the "Copy/Paste" bookmarklet, selecting text to copy, then inserting the text into a text box.

It ain't no Windows Mobile tap-and-hold copy/paste, but it's no harder than tapping a menu to bring up copy/paste functionality.

Check out the demo videos after the break!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/fiVbx0HJZT4&amp;hl" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/fiVbx0HJZT4&amp;hl</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/-IRu8IiS3eY&amp;hl" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/-IRu8IiS3eY&amp;hl</a>


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iPhone firmware 2.0 jailbroken!
http://www.intomobile.com/2008/03/12/iphone-firmware-20-jailbroken.html


iPhone firmware 2.0 is coming in June and some people are scared thinking they won't be able to use their jailbroken iPhones any more. Luckily the great folks of iPhone Dev Team are there to help us all. They got ahold of the new firmware that ships with the SDK (1.2, which will be released to public as 2.0), has already decrypted the disk image and jailbroken the firmware. Or to put it in other words - iPhone firmware 2.0 is hacked, and even though Apple may additionally tweak it before releasing the official update in June, we've no doubts these guys we'll do their best to allow us to keep using the iPhone on any mobile operator. Keep up the great work folks!

[Via: Engadget Mobile]


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What's wrong with the iPhone SDK… and how to get it fixed
http://www.intomobile.com/2008/03/11/whats-wrong-with-the-iphone-sdk-and-how-to-get-them-fixed.html


The iPhone SDK is great. I've talked it up enough in the past few days that it should be quite apparent that I think the iPhone SDK will bring a new wave of development for the iPhone's Mac OS.

Still, the glaring problem with the iPhone SDK is that the development platform is limiting iPhone coders from taking full advantage of the iPhone's hardware. It's like putting 1000 horsepower into a sports car but only giving access to 600 of those ponies. Sure, Bugatti limits the power output and top-speed oftheir Veyron supercar, but that's only done in the name of safety - and the limit can be overridden with a special, secondary "fun" key.

Apple has limited the power of the iPhone with a restrictive iPhone SDK. It's great that Apple wants to create the most integrated distribution platform in the world, but they should give the iPhone developer a choice regarding how to get the application to the iPhone. The AppStore is restrictive in the fact that it's forced upon developers.

iPhone applications should be able to run in the background. As Stefan pointed out, third-party applications will not be allowed to run in the background and thus can't be multi-tasked. Mind you, the hardware is capable of doing so. We know third-party applications can run in the background because the iPhone's native applications run in the background and can be multi-tasked; and some unofficial native applications installed via Installer.app do, in fact, run in the background and can be multi-tasked with other iPhone apps running at the same time.

iPhone applications should be able to synchronize data with the user's desktop computer. It's a shame to limit synchronization to iCal, Mail, Safari, etc. The ability for third-party applications to sync with the computer would be a powerful feature indeed.

Would it be too hard to allow VoIP over the cellular data network? Nope. But AT&T is probably going to have a fit if Apple allows this. VoIP is allowed through WiFi, but it might be asking too much to get VoIP access over AT&T's network.

And, allow developers access to the iPhone's dock connector. There's soo much potential locked up in that iPhone dock connector - why not put it to good use? Is it a ploy by Apple to force developers to pay extra license fees for the "Made for iPhone" blessing?

The folks over at Rogue Amoeba have taken their iPhone SDK gripes to the next logical level. Instead of just bitching about not having this or that feature or access to features in the iPhone SDK, they've gone and filed bug reports outlining these (and more) problems. The move is quite ingenius actually. The bug reports will indeed be reviewed by Apple's own engineers and if enough of these bug reports get filed, it might be enough to sway Apple to open up the iPhone SDK a bit more. So, if you're developing for the iPhone or just want the next version of the iPhone to be more open, download the SDK and submit some bug reports. Together we might have the power to convince Apple. "Might" being the operative word here.

Really, I'll be happy if all we get is multi-taskable third-party (official) applications…


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Future iPhone to be x86 powered, Intel inside
http://www.intomobile.com/2008/03/12/future-iphone-to-be-x86-powered-intel-inside.html


Now I'm not saying the next iPhone due to come out this year will have an Intel chip inside, but the one after that, think summer 2009, is looking like a strong candidate for Intel's upcoming Moorestown chip. This slide from my friend Charlie over at TheINQ pretty much says it all:



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Apple iPhone SDK downloaded 100,000 times!
http://www.intomobile.com/2008/03/12/apple-iphone-sdk-downloaded-100000-times.html


You may like it or not, but iPhone keeps getting most of the media attention. Today Cupertino folks announced that a total of 100,000 SDKs were downloaded. It's only fair to say not all of these people will actually ever make an iPhone application, but the number is impressive nevertheless. As a matter of fact, many mobile applications were not downloaded for that many times.

Let's speculate a bit. Let's say 10% of all SDK downloads were developers and let's say half of them will ever make a single iPhone application. That's still 5000 applications folks! And I do believe we'll see that many apps released till the end of this year. The "iPhone hype" is so strong that it's fair to argue that at some point in the future there will be more native applications for the Apple iPhone than for some established platforms like Symbian (there are 8,736 commercially available third-party Symbian apps as from December 31. 2007). Sure, there will be like dozen Sudoku versions, but also some neat apps. Interesting times are ahead of us… Full release is available from here;
http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/03-12-2008/0004772506&EDATE=



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Next iPhone firmware caught on video; screenshots of Microsoft Exchange support,
mass email delete, Cisco VPN, and parental controls

http://www.intomobile.com/2008/03/13/next-iphone-firmware-caught-on-video-screenshots-of-microsoft-exchange-support-mass-email-delete-cisco-vpn-and-parental-controls.html


Everything's a bit muddled in the iPhone firmware world. Will the iPhone v1.2 "Aspen" OS that's used in the iPhone SDK emulator be released prior to the iPhone v2.0 firmware that's due out in June? The iPhone v1.2 Aspen firmware could actually be the firmware that will serve as the iPhone SDK-compatible v2.0 firmware - which means that iPhone developers are already playing with the iPhone 2.0.

In either case, we've got video of the next iPhone firmware. TechCrunch posted a short vid (below) that shows off the iPhone's Microsoft Exchange email setup, the new Calculator app, and the settings screen. Gizmodo is also mirroring a video posted by iPhone Dev Team member "sam," that shows off Exchange support, AppStore, Parental Controls, SDK Support, new calculator applications , CISCO VPN support, and mail mass deletion. You'll have to go to Gizmodo to check out that video.

Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any search functionality in the iPhone Contacts list. But, we do see the AppStore icon and Exchange is clearly supported.

And, it seems that Apple thinks iPhone users (and their parents) will benefit from a parental control feature. If you need parental controls on your iPhone, you probably shouldn't be using one anyway. Then again, I've seen 9-year olds in Westwood, CA. sporting high-end handsets like the Nokia 8800 - so there might be some need to protect spoiled junior from the savage internet.









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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #424 on: March 08, 2008, 10:25:10 AM »
^ The Apple business model works... just not for the author of that piece.  Some people just don't get it.

People want the iPhone.  It is in high demand.  I am seeing them pop up everywhere... just like the iPod did back in 2002.  3rd party developers see this demand and want to cash in by making some cool apps.  Apple releases the SDK and its tools, but makes them Mac only.  If you want to cash in, you have to do it on a Mac.  Don't have a Mac?  You will have to buy one if you want to cash in.  What does this equal?  More sales, exposure, and money for Apple.

Now why would Apple want to open up itself to competition by licensing the OS to others when Apple makes money off the phone... not the OS... the phone.

Microsoft makes their money from software sales.  Apple does it by selling hardware.

The software (the iPhone OS) is the carrot... it attracts customers.  Then Apple sells you the hardware (the iPhone itself).