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« Reply #525 on: June 25, 2008, 09:56:59 PM »
they're not. especially that Z series slider. one of the worst phones ever, in every sense!

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« Reply #526 on: June 26, 2008, 11:36:17 AM »
they're not. especially that Z series slider.
one of the worst phones ever, in every sense!

I have only hold a dummy of it,that shit was mad plastic.
Anyway,I don“t really have that much experience with Motorola.
 

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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #527 on: July 01, 2008, 02:13:55 PM »
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Sony Ericsson working on a PSP phone, minus the Ericsson?
http://www.engadget.com/2008/06/27/sony-ericsson-working-on-a-psp-phone-minus-the-ericsson/


Look, we've heard our fair share of;
PSP phone rumors,
and there's really no reason to trust this one any further than your average baseless musings,
but if Marketing Week's "sources in Japan and Korea" can be trusted, Sony's PSP phone could be hitting shelves as soon as Christmas 2009.
What does seem clear to these shady sources is that Sony won't be forking over the PlayStation branding to its
Sony Ericsson partnership,
and instead will build its PSP phone all by its lonesome.
Other "details" from "analysts" are slightly less legit-sounding,
with some stating it would be "relatively easy" to work phone features into the PSP since it already includes WiFi.
Um, ok. Still, reasonable or not, this is clearly a rumor that will never die -- until Sony builds the dang thing, in which case we can start talking up a sequel.


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Review of GSM/UMTS-handset Sony Ericsson C902
http://www.mobile-review.com/review/sonyericsson-c902-en.shtml





Impressions

Our C902 unit was loud enough be hear in most, even call-unfriendly environmnets. The reception quality of the C902 was quite good – we got strong signal levels in most places and didn’t notice any significant differences from other contemporary solutions. Also going for the C902 is its superb build quality. The C902 is a direct rival to the Samsung U800 Soul – in fact these two have a whole lot in common, that is: build quality, metallic accents on the back, relatively small yet decent display, pretty much basic functionality. However the Samsung’s offering packs in a 3 Mpix camera, takes away some value from it. Interestingly, these two phones are reactions of Sony Ericsson and Samsung respectively to the Nokia 6500 Classic’s great sales, although the latter doesn’t have metallic accents or tons of memory onboard and some other smarts and feats. But it got to the market much earlier than either of these two phones. It’s quite another matter, though, that the update of the 6500 Classic will arrive much later than the Samsung U800 and Sony Ericsson C902, so they won’t clash directly in view of price gaps that won’t get smaller over time.

The C902 will retail for around 370 Euro, which is a somewhat common price tag for a fashion-conscious phone that has just started shipping – the Nokia 6500 Classic’s sales kicked off at a similar price point. Don’t view the C902 as an imaging-centric solution, though, since it ends up behind the Sony Ericsson K850i, Nokia N82 and some other phones, let alone the Motorola ZN5 that will be second to none this way. It’s a phone, whose major trump is fashion and it leverages it well enough, adding decent build quality, robust functionality of A200 with a couple of neat touches and good battery time to the mix. The C902 will make a great buzzer with somewhat advanced features and mid-tier camera. In a certain sense it’s similar to the C702 that’s more of a ruggedized phone, rather than a cameraphone. On balance, the Sony Ericsson C902 is a likable product that won’t be overly popular, but will generate a fair amount of sales after a scheduled price cut in October.

read the full review here;
http://www.mobile-review.com/review/sonyericsson-c902-en.shtml


Looks like iPhone and HTC is eating into the market.

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Sony Ericsson issues second profit warning of the year, hopes to break even in Q2

http://www.engadget.com/2008/06/30/sony-ericsson-issues-second-profit-warning-of-the-year-expects/

Although Sony Ericsson just churned out a rather impressive array of new handsets this month,
it seems the outfit is still having trouble securing record-setting profits.
Truthfully, it's struggling to break even, as evidenced by the second profit warning of 2008 that was issued last week.
SE is pinpointing "disappointing European sales of its mid- and high-end mobile phones" as the reason it will likely not see a profit in Q2,
and some analysts are suggesting that shipment delays and a dearth of low-end handsets also carry a share of the blame.
'Course, the hotly-anticipated Xperia X1 could certainly make for a lovely Q3, but only time will tell if enough folks shell out for it to make a difference.

MAC users supported SonyEricsson until iPhone came along,so Apple is clearly eating into their previous market.
Motorola“s RazR was the fashion phone to have a couple of years ago,but again iPhone beat took the crown,I suspect Motorola will be obsolete in a couple of years.
SE needs to jump on the Windows Mobile train ASAP (yeah,they got one phone,but that's nothing),before they're heading down drain like Motorola.



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HTC Touch Diamond, Touch Pro coming to Sprint, Verizon?
http://www.intomobile.com/2008/07/01/htc-touch-diamond-touch-pro-coming-to-sprint-verizon.html


Just when we reported that the HTC Touch Pro in CDMA flavor has been spotted at the FCC, another news item caught our eye.
Apparently, Sprint and Verizon will get to carry both the Diamond and the Touch Pro.
And while we're not sure about the release date at this stage,
it seems to me both carriers are eager to announce the two smartphones as soon as they can.
After all, they do want all those people who are eager to sign up for any of the quite expensive iPhone plans.
And one thing is certain - neither the Diamond nor Touch Pro will be affordable and will require a decent plan.

Once again, our eyes our wide open for any HTC related announcement, so stay tuned…


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AT&T announces iPhone 3G pricing details - Contract-free iPhone 3G coming for $599 and $699
http://www.intomobile.com/2008/07/01/att-announces-iphone-3g-pricing-details-contract-free-iphone-3g-coming-for-599-and-699.html


Helping to usher-in July's arrival for summer, AT&T has just announced their iPhone 3G pricing details. We've already known for some time that AT&T would be offering their iPhone 3G at $199 and $299 price-points for the 8GB and 16GB variants of the iPhone 3G, respectively. But, today's announcement sheds more light on the AT&T plans for the next-generation iPhone 3G - which launches on July 11, as if you didn't already know. And, as expected, the iPhone 3G will kick off sales at 8am (local time) at all AT&T stores.

First and foremost, AT&T will be offering the iPhone 3G for $199 and $299 to all existing iPhone customers, AT&T customers eligible for handset upgrades, and new-activation customers. Of course, a new 2-year contract will be required of anyone looking to grab an iPhone 3G for those low prices. The White iPhone 3G variant is only available on the 16GB model.

AT&T customers not in the running for a handset upgrade will be looking at paying AT&T $399 for the 8GB iPhone 3G and $499 for the 16GB iPhone 3G. And, AT&T wants us to know that any AT&T customer not eligible for an upgrade can simply wait out their contract and keep making timely payments until the upgrade offer rolls their way.

AT&T has posted buying-guides for existing customers and new customers alike. Find them here and here.

But, in perhaps the most surprising move from AT&T, the company has announced that they will be offering the iPhone 3G sans-contract in the future. That means a no-contract iPhone 3G is definitely in the pipeline. But, for $599 and $699 for the 8Gb and 16GB iPhone 3G variants, respectively, the contract-free iPhone 3G will cost a pretty penny - essentially the same as early iPhone adopters.

The iPhone 3G will also come with a nice little $18 upgrade fee for anyone jumping from a first-generation iPhone or other AT&T handset. New activations will require an additional $36 activation fee.

iPhone 3G rate plans start at $69.99 for 400 anytime minutes, unlimited nights/weekends, Visual Voicemail, Rollover, unlimited Mobile to Mobile calling, Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, Three-Way Calling, Caller ID, and unlimited data. The higher-end of the iPhone 3G spectrum offers unlimited everything for $129.99 on the AT&T Nation Unlimited plan. Calling plans offering 900 and 1,350 anytime minutes are also available for $89.99 and $109.99, respectively.

FamilyTalk plans will start at $129.99 for two iPhone 3G lines sharing 700 anytime minutes. FamilyTalk plans with 1,400, 2,100, 3,000, 4,000, and 6,000 shared anytime minutes range from $149.99 to $359.99. Each additional iPhone 3G line will add $39.99 to the FamilyTalk plans.

Unfortunately, SMS text messages are not included in any AT&T Nation, Unlimited, or FamilyTalk plans. Unlike MMS (picture/video messaging), SMS text messaging has found a huge market as a faster text-based messaging alternative to email, and as such, AT&T is asking that you pay more to get your text-on. A $5 spot nets you 200 SMS text messages, $15 gets you 1,500 messages, and $20 earns you unlimited text messaging ($30 on FamilyTalk plans).

Enterprise and Business customers can expect to pay more for bundled data plans. But, even with $45 iPhone 3G Enterprise data plans, business users are likely to save more on their voice plans.

See you in line!
 

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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #528 on: July 03, 2008, 01:57:49 AM »
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Sony Ericsson goes nostalgic for SE T610 with new Sony Ericsson Remi
http://www.intomobile.com/2008/07/01/sony-ericsson-goes-nostalgic-for-se-t610-with-new-sony-ericsson-remi.html


We love classic handsets as much as anyone else,
but it seems that Sony Ericsson is going the nostalgic route with their unannounced Sony Ericsson Remi.
It's still a rumor at this point, but the handset bearing the codename "Remi"
is apparently Sony Ericsson's remake on the tried-and true favorite, the Sony Ericsson T610.

The Sony Ericsson T610 was a huge hit for the handset manufacturer back in 2003,
so we can't blame the Japanese-Swedish for yearning for the good old days.
From the looks of the Remi,
Sony Ericsson has taken a page out of the T610's design playbook with a two-tone exterior and non-Walkman branding.

The Sony Ericsson Remi is apparently based on the Sony Ericsson W890 platform,
and so will feature a 3.2 megapixel camera and HSDPA.
But, the company has seemingly dropped the "W" (Walkman) branding for this nostalgic handset.
And, in keeping with the slim monoblock profile that we love seeing on the Sony Ericsson W890,
the Sony Ericsson Remi will be about 10mm thick!

More on the Remi as we hear it…



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Microsoft updates Windows Mobile online portal
http://www.intomobile.com/2008/07/02/microsoft-updates-windows-mobile-online-portal.html


If Windows Mobile is your thing, then 2H 2008 is your time to revel in the flood of Windows Mobile love from Microsoft and carriers alike. And, to help give the consuming public a new way to educate themselves on Windows Mobile's strengths and features, Microsoft has updated their Windows Mobile online portal.Windows Mobile's new online presence brings a fresh new look at Windows Mobile 6.1 to the forefront. Users are greeted with an eye-catching design, suggestions for what WM handset best fits them, and a new "Total Access" feature that offers free ringtones, add-ons, and software (like Zumobi and Viigo).

Overall, the new Windows Mobile portal is worth a look, even if you think you know everything about Windows Mobile;
Windows Mobile online
 

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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #529 on: July 07, 2008, 04:40:05 PM »
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Symbian using TAT to bling up their mobile phone UI
http://www.intomobile.com/2008/07/07/s60-using-tat-to-bling-up-their-mobile-phone-ui.html







The Astonishing Tribe (TAT) is a Swedish company that makes something called Kastor which is, to quote their website, "a powerful UI rendering platform." It's something that users can't go willy nilly and install on their own, but instead software that should enable the next generation of products to produce a whole lot of wow. One of their public relations people, Anna Lagerkvist, contacted me and let me know that TAT's technology is being used by Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Motorola, that they're designing the UI for Google's Android and that as of today their work will also be in future S60 releases.

TAT has a whole bunch of talented people, just look at some of these videos;
http://www.tat.se/conceptlab/
to get an idea of what they're capable of.

Not sure what to make of this,but hope the skins will be available for free download.
Looks pretty nice....  ;)
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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #530 on: July 07, 2008, 05:43:18 PM »
Thanks for always providing this info.  I'll be iphone 3Ging it come Friday but I can appreciate what all of these other phones companies can do.
 

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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #531 on: July 07, 2008, 05:53:30 PM »
True story. Whoever bought the iphone got ripped. I can do everything that the iPhone can do and more (except touch screen obviously) and this phone costed me absolutely NOTHING. I got iTunes with a hundred songs and can surf the net on EDGE. Oh yeah, the phone is hella small & pink biatch. Dipset.

Oh yeah, and I can do MMS. I still don't see that on the iPhone.



Your phone is pink. And gay.
 

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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #532 on: July 08, 2008, 02:16:04 PM »
True story. Whoever bought the iphone got ripped. I can do everything that the iPhone can do and more (except touch screen obviously) and this phone costed me absolutely NOTHING. I got iTunes with a hundred songs and can surf the net on EDGE. Oh yeah, the phone is hella small & pink biatch. Dipset.

Oh yeah, and I can do MMS. I still don't see that on the iPhone.



Your phone is pink. And gay.

I don“t know who you are,but for your information Bundy rocks a Windows Mobile powered Samsung now.  ;)

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BlackJack II by Samsung (not sure if it“s this one  :P)
http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-phone-service/cell-phone-details/?device=BlackJack+II+by+Samsung+(Refurb)&q_sku=sku1250141


Overview

Introducing the triple threat - the Blackjack(TM) II by Samsung. It's sleeker, smarter, and easier to use than ever. With Windows Mobile® 6, faster 3G downloads, a larger 2.4" display, and a stylish look, it's the device all other smart devices want to be. It supports multiple email programs and has AT&T Music and Cellular Video capabilities. Navigate easily with the front jog wheel. Roam internationally with quad-band GSM, or get ultra-fast downloads with tri-band HSDPA. Take pictures and video with the 2 MP camera, listen to music, and stay in touch with instant messaging. With a full QWERTY keyboard and GPS support, the Blackjack(TM) II truly has it all!
Included Features
Microsoft® Windows Mobile 6 Standard(TM)
AT&T Mobile Music and Cellular Video capable
Windows Media Player® 10 Mobile
Bluetooth® 2.0® wireless connectivity
Simultaneous voice and data capabilities
Quad-band world phone with tri-band UMTS/HSDPA
Slim design PDA with full QWERTY keyboard
2 MP camera with video recording
Microsoft® Direct Push for real-time email delivery
Microsoft Office Mobile® - Edit Word® and Excel®, view PowerPoint® files
Email - Xpress Mail, ActiveSync, and more
Synchronize your desktop and calendar wirelessly
Instant Messaging - AOL®, Windows Live®, Yahoo!®
GPS support for TeleNav Navigator
Hands-free loudspeaker and microphone
Large 2.4"color LCD screen
Video Share calling support
Fast loading HTML browser
Support for Mobile Backup
MEdiaTM Net capable
RSS Reader
 

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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #533 on: July 09, 2008, 02:08:24 PM »
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Sony’s PSP phone specs revealed? rumor
http://www.mobile-review.com/fullnews/main/index_eng.shtml


Rumours of a PSP phone from Sony – at first apparently going in the venture without Ericsson, but that seems to no longer be the case, have been going around for some time now. Nothing of the following specs is confirmed, so take it with a pinch of salt:
Connectivity: 3G – with video calling camera
Screen: 4.3-inch, 16:9 aspect ratio, TFT LCD, 480 x 272 pixel, 16.77 million colours
Camera: two megapixels
Memory: Micro SD and M2 slot, first seen in the K850
Extras: Web Browser, podcasting support, flight mode, Bluetooth, Java support, new Media browser
Battery life: 5 hours game time, 3 hours 20 minutes video call time, 9 hours 30 minutes talk time and up 400 hours standby time
Weight: 250 grams

^^^^sounds pretty boring if you ask me  :-\,but then again it“s just rumors  ;)^^^^

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Business-styled Samsung i200 released Windows Mobile powered
http://www.mobile-review.com/fullnews/main/index_eng.shtml


Samsung, renowned for their stylish well-designed handsets has opted to do away with all that for their latest Windows Mobile-powered smartphone – the i200, sporting a very sober look. Still, it sports Samsung’s trademark slimness – coming in at 11.8 mm.

The technical specifications are as follows:
Connectivity: tri-band 900/1800/1900Mhz, and 3.6 Mbps HSDPA
Operating System: Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard Edition
Screen: 2.8”, QVGA resolution
Camera: 2 megapixels
Memory: Micro SD card slot
Extras: Bluetooth and USB 2.0 connectivity
 

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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #534 on: July 10, 2008, 03:31:21 PM »
iphone software 2.0 has been leaked and the app store is up... from the looks and reviews form everything so far with mobileMe and everything else.... all i got to say is that tomorrow is the day the Apple iPhone took over.

GAME OVER!

and its not because of the new phone its like its always been because of the software... 2.0 killing them
 

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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #535 on: July 10, 2008, 03:59:35 PM »
iphone software 2.0 has been leaked and the app store is up...
from the looks and reviews from everything so far with mobileMe and everything else....
all i got to say is that tomorrow is the day the Apple iPhone took over.

GAME OVER!

and its not because of the new phone its like its always been because of the software... 2.0 killing them

eeeeh,let me ask you;
what's the point of all this VS this talk?
Do I really need to pick?
Can't CMW“s; Music To Drive by be just as dope as Quik“s; Safe & Sound and the other way around?

I could probably ramble some usual shit like what features iPhone lacks and what not,
and you would reply with; what's the point of features if you can't figure out how to use them.
But what's the point?

I would rather have you and Ozir posting some non biased news,applications and what not instead.  ;)
iPhone is a great phone no doubt about that,but so is many of Nokia“s,SonyEricsson and HTC“s as well.  ;)
 

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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #536 on: July 11, 2008, 06:35:49 AM »
Got my iPhone 3G this morning after a 3 hour wait in line.. for a small town in the UK thats insane.. there were 80 people queuing.. i was around #30... had to get an 8 gig as the guy in front got the last 16.. i don't really need the 16 so wasn't too fussed...

mainly wanted it for the GPS and 3g/web stuff over anything else... especially the mobile web actually.

...  dont care about the camera as i have a canon 400d.. and i've got a good dv sony handycam too.. so dont need video rec either..
 

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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #537 on: July 11, 2008, 07:27:42 AM »
^ah even the captain of this here vessel has seen the light...  8)
 

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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #538 on: July 11, 2008, 07:51:07 AM »
^ah even the captain of this here vessel has seen the light...  8)


So you're saying that I was biased (or still is?)?
ehhhh?
What light?
There's a lot of pros and cons about iPhone like most other brands.
You know this as good as me,nothing is perfect.  :-\ ;) (or should know)
You can choose to close your eyes if you want,
but wouldn't it be more interesting if you could share news,applications and discuss cell phone's in general without making it a iPhone VS everybody?
I don't hold any grudge against you or Ozir,so it's really up to you guys if you want to join in or not.  ;)
 

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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #539 on: July 11, 2008, 07:56:41 AM »
^ah even the captain of this here vessel has seen the light...  8)


So you're saying that I was biased (or still is?)?
ehhhh?
What light?
There's a lot of pros and cons about iPhone like most other brands.
You know this as good as me,nothing is perfect.  :-\ ;) (or should know)
You can choose to close your eyes if you want,
but wouldn't it be more interesting if you could share news,applications and discuss cell phone's in general without making it a iPhone VS everybody?
I don't hold any grudge against you or Ozir,so it's really up to you guys if you want to join in or not.  ;)

i feel ya but there is no denying what apple is doing... apple was never a cell phone company and in under a year... they are kicking some major ass and you know the industry is a little shook...

and if they keep improving like this they will continue to taking market share....

i think apple knows that its all in the software... the hardware is the supplement.

other companies are barely starting to understand that  imo
 

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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #540 on: July 11, 2008, 09:11:17 AM »
^ah even the captain of this here vessel has seen the light...  8)


So you're saying that I was biased (or still is?)?
ehhhh?
What light?
There's a lot of pros and cons about iPhone like most other brands.
You know this as good as me,nothing is perfect.  :-\ ;) (or should know)
You can choose to close your eyes if you want,
but wouldn't it be more interesting if you could share news,applications and discuss cell phone's in general without making it a iPhone VS everybody?
I don't hold any grudge against you or Ozir,so it's really up to you guys if you want to join in or not.  ;)


I feel ya but there is no denying what apple is doing...
apple was never a cell phone company and in under a year...
they are kicking some major ass and you know the industry is a little shook...
and if they keep improving like this they will continue to taking market share....
i think apple knows that its all in the software... the hardware is the supplement.
other companies are barely starting to understand that  imo


hmmm,this is what I'm seeing going down.
Symbian has for long time been the dominating software suplier,but they don't make computers so they're kinda a little limited there.  :P
When Windows Mobile came into the game,they focused on business phone's. More like a PDA that you could call with.
The iPhone is a multi media phone,that also sync with their computers. So Jackpot.
Windows surely took notice and has released several multi media phones in the past year with much success. (the HTC touch series).
Where does this leave Symbian?
Nokia has bought up all the Symbian stocks,unless they're planing to release computers in near future,this was a stupid move if you ask me.  :P

There's no doubt that Apple and Windows Mobile is stealing a lot of customers from the others.
Why is that? It's pretty obvious (to me) that the software and syncing part is a crucial part of it.

So my predictions for the next 5 years is that Windows Mobile and Apple's OS X will be dominating the market.
That means SonyEricsson,Samsung,Motorola and Nokia got to skip Symbian and focus on Windows Mobile powered devices to survive.

That said it's still 2008 and there's no doubt that
Symbian powered Nokia,SonyEricsson and Samsung“s is way ahead in the game when it comes to hardware specs.
But all the hardware you will ever need is already available,
so it's just a matter of time before iPhone and Windows powered phones will pack their phones with this too.
 

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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #541 on: July 11, 2008, 11:18:01 AM »
got the HTC diamond...sick!!!
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« Reply #542 on: July 11, 2008, 12:31:51 PM »
^^^it just came in two days ago...havnt even opend the box yet lol...gonna use this weekend...then i'll post a review in a week..to see how it holds up haha
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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #543 on: July 12, 2008, 10:02:56 AM »
apple and att ran into some major issues yesterday with the release of the new iphone 3g..

all because of the new stupid activation process IN STORE that is required because of the subsidy...

i know Steve Jobs is probably rolling some heads right now..

anyway i am upgraded to iphone 2.0 and the new software and app store is really cool...
 

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« Reply #544 on: July 12, 2008, 10:18:48 AM »
i got an iphone, too many craSHES!!!!!!!!!!

 

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« Reply #545 on: July 13, 2008, 11:40:14 PM »
Along with the iPhone 3G, Apple also released iPhone software 2.0.  This software comes installed on the iPhone 3G and OG iPhone users can upgrade for free (which I did).  iPod touch users can upgrade for $10.

2.0 makes improvements in certain areas, but the biggest is the ability to officially install 3rd party applications on the phone.  You can do so by going the the App Store within iTunes.  Many application are free... as a matter of fact, the following screenshots are all from free applications (other than the $4.99 Texas Hold'em which was well worth it.)

Apple made two applications:  Remote & Texas Hold'em.  Remote is free and Texas Hold'em is $4.99.  Both apps are amazing and show off the iPhone's capabilities...


iPhone "desktop"






The App Store (where you can get all these applications... from the iPhone itself or from iTunes)




zenBe (to-do lists... )




Remote (allows you to control iTunes & Apple TV from your iPhone from anywhere in the house... this is a very cool application Apple made)
















Google




Twitterrific (a Twitter client)




PayPal




Pandora (really cool online streaming radio type website that is really good at randomly playing stuff you really like to hear)






Texas Hold'em (made by Apple and the only application that cost me money... $4.99 well spent... this is a great implementation)








Tap Tap Revenge (free and pretty cool)




Box Office (find movie theaters near you... get movie reviews... buy tickets... etc.)




The Bible




Light Saber (makes use of the accelerometer in the iPhone to make cool light saber sounds... totally non-productive, but very cool anyway)




Some of the coolest apps are the Facebook app and the MySpace app... they work really well.  I didn't post any screens because of the personal names and stuff on there... but they are really well made.

There's a ton more applications at the App Store... many are free... some you have to pay... most are under $10.

I bought my iPhone June 29, 2007... the first day they came out last year.  With this software update and free applications it feels like I have a new phone.
 

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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #546 on: July 14, 2008, 05:52:57 AM »

^^^^ nice screen shots ^^^^  ;)
The iTunes application store is actually genius,
I mean most if not all those applications is available for Symbian and Windows Mobile too.
But how many has actually purchased/downloaded 3rd applications from a 3rd party source for their phone?
To have this available trough iTunes will make it a lot easier for your everyday cat to figure out and even bother to check out.

Applications for Symbian,Palm,Blackberry and Windows Mobile;
http://www.handango.com/home.jsp?siteId=1
http://my-symbian.com/main/index.php
http://www.getjar.com/software/
http://www.symbian-freak.com


The light saber thing is a little nerdy but still fun  :P
Nokia N95 8GB lightsaber!
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/bi6dNJs_-cY&amp;hl=en" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/bi6dNJs_-cY&amp;hl=en</a>


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Light Sabre The Coolest Weapon Ever Gets An Update for symbian
http://www.symbian-freak.com/downloads/freeware/cat_s60_3rd/descriptions/accelerometer/light_sabre_gets_an_update.htm


I’ve just got a tip that Graham has upgraded the famous and pretty popular Light Sabre application to the version 1.5 that brings lot of improvements.

If you have been living under rock for the last few months I’ll briefly inform you that Light Sabre is applications without real purpose but it's still cool as it allows to use your phone as a Light Sabre with a pretty impressive sound effects.

Application actually uses the accelerometer and transfer the movement into cool sound effects.

New version allows complete control over your Sabre via new settings menu that not keeps settings and adds some new features like vibration.

Here is the complete list of the new features:
Vibration support with Sabre Tingle™
Set up your sabre technology™ including
Set Volume
Set Sensitiviy (from 8 (little movement) to 120 (fling across room for swing)
Set Vibration On / Off
Set Hit Detection (Auto detects strong movement as hit, Random, causes random hit effect slightly more responsive)
Set Sabre Colour (Green, Red , Yellow, Blue, Magenta, Cyan, Orange);
Setting are now saved.


« Last Edit: July 27, 2008, 06:55:36 PM by tusken RAIDEr »
 

RAIDErs of the lost ark

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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #547 on: July 17, 2008, 04:35:48 PM »
official iPhone 3G reviews;
Wall Street Journal,USA Today,New York Times



New York Times
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State of the Art For iPhone, the ‘New’ Is Relative
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/09/technology/personaltech/09pogue.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

One year and 11 days ago, our nation was swept by iPhone Mania.
TV news coverage was relentless. Hard-core fans camped out to be the first in line.
Bloggers referred to Apple’s new product as the “Jesus phone.”

It was a stunning black slab of glass: a cellphone, a brilliant music and video player and the best pocket Internet terminal the world had ever seen. The huge, bright, touch-sensitive screen made it addictive fun to rotate, page through or magnify your photos, videos and Web pages.

Today, the iPhone is in the hands of six million people. Clumsy touch-screen lookalikes from rival phone makers line the shelves.

And Friday is the iPhone’s second coming.

This time, though, when the iPhone 3G goes on sale in AT&T and Apple stores, iPhone Mania will be considerably more muted. That’s partly because the mystery is gone, partly because the AT&T service costs more and partly because there aren’t many new features in what Apple is calling the iPhone 3G.

The new name hints at the biggest change: this iPhone can bring you the Internet much faster. It can exploit AT&T’s third-generation (3G) cellular network, which brings you Web pages in less than half the time as the old iPhone.

As a handy bonus, 3G means that you can talk on the iPhone and surf the Internet simultaneously, which you couldn’t do before.

There is, however, a catch: you don’t get that speed or those features unless you’re in one of AT&T’s 3G network areas — and there aren’t many of them. The 3G coverage map at wireless.att.com/coverageviewer (zoom in and turn on “View 3G/Mobile Broadband Coverage” below the map) reveals that in 16 states, only three cities or fewer are covered; 10 states have no coverage at all. (Tip: Whenever you’re outside of a 3G area, turning off the iPhone’s 3G feature doubles the battery’s talk time, to 10 hours from 5.)

AT&T hastens to note that its 3G coverage will expand, and also that it will get even faster over time. (3G is a much bigger deal in the 70 other countries where the iPhone will soon be available because 3G is much more common.)

The other drastic change is the iPhone’s price: $200 for the 8-gigabyte model, $300 for the 16-gig. Those are terrific prices for a machine with so much sophistication, utility and power; a year ago, an 8-gig iPhone would have cost you $600.

But the iPhone 3G is not really, as Apple’s Web site puts it, “half the price.” The basic AT&T plan — unlimited Internet and 450 minutes of calling — now costs $70 a month instead of $60 (plus taxes and fees), and comes with no text messages instead of 200. (Adding text messaging costs at least $5 a month more.)

True, iPhone 3G service now matches the plans for AT&T’s other 3G phones; still, by the end of your two-year contract, the iPhone 3G will have cost you more than the old iPhone, not less.

The third improvement is audio quality, which has taken a gigantic step forward. You sound crystal clear to your callers, and they sound crystal clear to you. In fact, few cellphones sound this good.

The other improvements are smaller, but welcome. For example, the new iPhone feels even better in your hand, thanks to a gracefully curved, shiny plastic back. It also has a standard headphone jack — hallelujah! — so no clunky adapter is required for your favorite non-Apple headphones. The power adapter has been shrunk down to a one-inch cube, so it doesn’t hog an extra spot on your power strip.

The new iPhone has true G.P.S. now, too, in addition to the fake G.P.S. of its predecessor — an ingenious system that shows your location on a map by analyzing nearby cellphone towers and Wi-Fi hot spots.

Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do with the G.P.S. According to Apple, the iPhone’s G.P.S. antenna is much too small to emulate the turn-by-turn navigation of a G.P.S. unit for a vehicle, for example.

Instead, all it can do at this point is track your position as you drive along, representing you as a blue dot sliding along the roads of the map. Even then, the metal of a car or the buildings of Manhattan are often enough to block the iPhone’s view of the sky, leaving it just as confused as you are.

There are lots of small software improvements. The four-function calculator now turns into a scientific calculator when you rotate the phone 90 degrees. There’s an address book search box, parental controls and instant language switching. (That feature is made possible by the on-screen keyboard, with keys that change to reflect the language you’ve selected. “That’s really hard to do on your BlackBerry,” says an Apple rep.)

And speaking of the BlackBerry crowd: Apple also says that the iPhone works better with corporate systems, like Microsoft Exchange and ActiveSync.

Note, though, that these software tweaks aren’t iPhone 3G features. They’re part of the free software upgrade called iPhone 2.0, which will be available to the six million original iPhones, starting Friday. For $10, even iPod Touch owners can get this upgrade.

Unfortunately, most of the standard cellphone features that were missing from the first iPhone are still missing. There’s still no voice dialing, video recording, copy-and-paste, memory-card slot, Bluetooth stereo audio or phone-to-phone photo sending (MMS). And when the battery needs replacement after a couple of years, you’ll still have to pay Apple $86 for a replacement.

Plenty of Appleholics have expressed dismay at how little the handset has changed. They’d gotten their hopes up for the second-generation iPhone: video phone calls! iPhone Nano! 3G hovercraft!

But there is one towering tsunami of a feature that may well shut them up.

It’s the iPhone App Store: a central, complete, drop-dead simple online catalog of new programs for the iPhone. Hundreds will be available when the store opens Friday, with thousands to follow. You browse, download and install new programs directly on the iPhone; they don’t have to be transferred from a computer, and you don’t have to hack the phone to use them. Most of the programs will be free or cheap.

Apple has demonstrated 16 of these programs, including an instant message program, an eBay auction tracker, medical references and a touch-sensitive musical keyboard; the best of them exploit the iPhone’s orientation sensor, wireless technologies and other high-tech components.

One coming program, called iCall, will give you free phone calls when you’re in a Wi-Fi hot spot. Another, called G-Park, exploits G.P.S. to help you find where you parked. Yet another, Urbanspoon, is “a cross between a magic eight ball and a slot machine:" you shake the phone, and it randomly displays the name of a good restaurant nearby, using the iPhone’s G.P.S. and motion sensor.

You can also expect to see a time and expense tracker, home-automation remote control, voice recorder, Etch-a-Sketch, a recipe box, tip calculator, currency converter, e-book reader and so on.

Above all, the iPhone is about to become a dazzling hand-held game machine. The games revealed so far feature smooth 3-D graphics and tilt control; in one driving simulator, you turn the iPhone itself like a steering wheel, and your 3-D car on the screen banks accordingly. Other games exploit the multitouch screen, so you and a buddy can sit at opposite ends of the screen and fire at each other.

In short, the iPhone is about to become much more than a phone. And here’s the best part: the App Store is also available to the original iPhones and the iPod Touch.

So the iPhone 3G is a nice upgrade. It more than keeps pace with advancing technology, and new buyers will generally be delighted.

But it’s not so much better that it turns all those original iPhones into has-beens. Indeed, the really big deal is the iPhone 2.0 software and the App Store, neither of which requires buying a new iPhone. That twist may come as a refreshing surprise to planned-obsolescence conspiracy theorists — and everyone who stood in line last year.


USA Today
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Apple's new iPhone 3G: Still not perfect, but really close
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/edwardbaig/2008-07-08-iphone-3g-review_N.htm

Extra, extra: iPhone 3G: The Sequel, is worth the wait.

It's cheaper, faster and a lot friendlier for business. Apple's blockbuster smartphone already had nifty features such as visual voicemail, a splendid built-in video iPod and the best mobile Web browser I've ever used. With GPS newly added to the mix, this handheld marvel has no equal among consumer-oriented smartphones.

RELATED: IPhone's security features may lure businesses


I reach that verdict after having tested the new iPhone for more than two weeks.

And that's without trying out the eagerly anticipated online Apps store. There, you'll be able to purchase programs from outside developers covering everything from social-networking tools to games. The Apps (for "applications") feature doesn't go live until Friday, when the new phone starts selling at Apple and AT&T stores.
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The iPhone's successor arrives a full year after the mind-boggling hype and hysteria surrounding the first iteration's debut. Whatever your opinion of that first iPhone — and I've been a lot more positive than negative — its impact far outweighs the 6 million units that have been sold to date.

Apple's presence has re-energized the handheld computing category, practically begging smartphone rivals for a response: Witness the Samsung Instinct from Sprint, and LG's Voyager from Verizon.

In my first review, I wrote, "iPhone isn't perfect, or even the most ideal smartphone for every user."

The statement holds true with iPhone 3G, though frankly, the list of reasons the device doesn't make sense for a certain class of users is shrinking fast.

Start with buyers on a budget who might have loved an iPhone but couldn't afford one.

Apple has already announced that an 8-gigabyte iPhone 3G costs $199 with a two-year AT&T service contract, down from $599. A 16-GB model fetches $299. One catch: The service contract now costs more.

Next are business customers. Many companies were hesitant to cozy up to iPhone for corporate e-mail and other services. They fretted about security.

But I've been using iPhone 3G to access my USA TODAY mail, calendar and contacts. Messages and calendar entries are "pushed" to the device, so they show up right away, just as they do on other computers. With your employer's blessing, set-up is a relative cinch.

But not all of iPhone's early drawbacks have disappeared. You still cannot shoot video, take advantage of Bluetooth stereo or dial with a voice command. Such features are common on rival devices. (I'm hoping some shortcomings will be addressed by third-party developers.)

Meanwhile, for all the hoopla involving AT&T's speedier, third-generation network, I couldn't access 3G in parts of my northern New Jersey neighborhood and elsewhere. When the fast network isn't available, the phone automatically reverts to the pokier and oft-maligned Edge network.

IPhone 3G still lacks a physical keyboard, too. You'll have to get comfortable with "tapping," "flicking," "pinching" and other finger-typing tricks with its virtual keyboard, which only appears on the screen as required — when you are entering a Web address, for instance, or typing a note.

With practice, I've gotten pretty good at it. A big challenge is learning to trust it as it makes predictive auto-corrections on the fly. But it's not for everybody.

Even the old phone gets a makeover with new iPhone 2.0 software. Among other features, it supplies layouts for several international keyboards. You can even use your finger to draw Chinese characters.

You can also more easily search through your address books when locating contacts to call or message. The phone now supports PowerPoint attachments; and you can move or delete multiple e-mail messages at once.

Another change (on older and newer iPhones): You no longer receive a pop-up offering to remove a downloaded movie after watching it, to free up space.

One thing that made the first iPhone so much fun was its motion sensor or "accelerometer," which orients the screen from landscape to portrait, as you admire photos or surf the Web.New cool stunt: You can switch from a basic calculator to a scientific one, by rotating the screen.

Activation

Those who bought the first iPhone had to activate the device on a PC or Mac in their home or office. That's when you received an AT&T phone number and chose your voice and text-messaging minutes.

Now, you take care of those details in an AT&T or Apple store. "We want people to leave the store with their phones up and running, and leave them with a buying experience similar to what they're used to with other phones," says AT&T spokesman Mark Siegel.

The practice also cracks down on folks who want to "unlock" the iPhone so they can switch to another carrier.

You still sync up all your music, pictures and more through iTunes software back at your computer.

The network

Apple's claims that 3G speeds are twice as fast as Edge were confirmed by my own download tests. It generally took 10 to 30 seconds to load popular websites through 3G, a lot zippier than when I accessed the sites on Edge. Oddly, parts of the pages sometimes showed up first on the older iPhone screen. But pages always finished loading on the 3G device first, often by a half minute or more. Wi-Fi, if available, is still the fastest method for downloads.

AT&T says its 3G network is now in 280 major metropolitan markets, with 350 planned by the end of the year. But as I discovered in my own greater New York City neighborhood, there are still holes in 3G coverage areas.

Appearance

The physical size and shape of the new iPhone hasn't changed much. There's the same lovely 3 1/2-inch multi-touch display. The new device is a bit curvier on the back than the first one.

GALLERY: Photos of the 3G iPhone

The metal backing of the initial device has been superseded by a sturdy glossy plastic. The phone feels perfectly comfortable in my palm. The ringer switch and other physical buttons are now metal. My test unit came in black, though Apple will be selling a white version, as well.

The design changes aren't merely aesthetic. They're a nod to iPhone's 10 internal wireless radios. Plastic, unlike metal, is transparent to radio waves, improving reception, Apple says.

The headphone jack is now flush so it can accommodate any standard (3.5-mm) headphone, a welcome development to those of us who needed a clumsy adapter to use our favorite non-Apple headphones.

You can use iPhone's internal microphone to talk if your own headphones don't have one. Just be sure to really snap in your headphones; otherwise, sound comes through the iPhone's own speakers, not the headphones.

GPS

By "triangulating" signals from Wi-Fi and cellphone towers, the iPhone could previously determine your general location. GPS adds live tracking and may deliver more precise results.

I was pretty impressed by the accuracy on the new device as I drove along in my car, searched for nearby pizza places, and requested directions.

Alas, the feature begs for the audible turn-by-turn directions found on Samsung's Instinct and others. (Again, I'm hoping a third-party developer will fill the void.)

Pictures

IPhone remains a fabulous photo viewer. But Apple hasn't done much to improve its 2-megapixel camera. You still can't zoom, shoot video or use a flash. Taking pictures is a tad clumsy.

But the presence of GPS means pictures can be "geo-tagged" with the location in which they were taken. After syncing images with a computer, you might plot their location on a map. Geotagged pictures ought to work well with social-networking applications.

A nice new feature built into the iPhone 2.0 software lets you easily save a Web image to your phone or a picture that arrives via e-mail. You can use the image as the phone's "wallpaper" or sync it to your computer.

You can also post pictures to Apple's new MobileMe Gallery on the Web, part of a $100-a-year subscription service. The MobileMe service, the latest iteration of what used to be called .Mac, was also not ready for testing.

Audio quality

Apple has improved overall audio quality of the device. The speaker phone sounded better, as did music played directly through the phone's speaker.

Of course, it all still sounds better wearing headphones.

Parental controls

A new "restrictions" feature (found in Settings) means Mom and Dad can prevent the kids from downloading any applications, or from accessing the Safari Web browser, YouTube, or iTunes.

Turn on the YouTube restriction, for example, and the icon for the video site disappears from the iPhone home screen.

Powering up

There's a new small, easy-to-travel-with power adapter. Apple says you'll get five hours of talk time on a 3G network, double on Edge, and up to 300 hours of standby.

You can turn off 3G to preserve the battery. I started receiving low battery warnings toward the end of a busy work day; I found myself charging the device overnight, the same as with the older iPhone.

But I couldn't juice up the latest device using my Bose SoundDock or Belkin car kit. Apple says there will be adapters to permit charging with certain older accessories.

Technical explanation: The new iPhone only supports USB circuitry, not another method known as FireWire.

Wish list

As with its predecessor, iPhone 3G doesn't support popular Web browsing standards such as Adobe Flash, Windows Media Video or Java. And there's still no removable battery.

I'd have also loved Apple to add a slot for expandable memory. It did not.

While not everything on my wish list made it onto the new device, Apple has raised the bar with iPhone 3G. To which I offer an enthusiastic thumbs up.


Wall Street Journal
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Newer, Faster, Cheaper iPhone 3G
Software and Online Store Will Widen Its Versatility, But There Are Hidden Costs

http://ptech.allthingsd.com/20080708/newer-faster-cheaper-iphone-3g/

Apple Inc.’s iPhone has been the world’s most influential smart phone since its debut a year ago, widely hailed for its beauty and functionality. It was a true hand-held computer that raised the bar for all its competitors. But that first iPhone had two big drawbacks: It was expensive, and it couldn’t access the fastest cellular-phone networks.

On Friday, Apple (AAPL) is launching a second-generation iPhone, called the iPhone 3G, which addresses both of those problems, while retaining the look and feel of the first model’s hardware and software.

The base version of the new iPhone costs $199 — half the $399 price of its predecessor; the higher-capacity version is now $299, down from $499. Yet, this new iPhone is much, much faster at fetching data over cellphone networks because it uses a speedy cellular technology called 3G. And it now sports a GPS chip for better location sensing.

The company also is rolling out the second generation of its iPhone operating system, with some nice new features, including wireless synchronization with corporate email, calendars and address books. And there’s a new online store for third-party iPhone programs that Apple hopes will make the device usable for a wider variety of tasks, including gaming and productivity applications. This new software and store will also be available on older iPhones, through a free upgrade.

I’ve been testing the iPhone 3G for a couple of weeks, and have found that it mostly keeps its promises. In particular, I found that doing email and surfing the Internet typically was between three and five times as fast using AT&T’s 3G network as it was with the older AT&T network to which the first iPhone was limited.

Apple’s new iPhone operating system includes an ‘App store,’ where you can browse for, and download, third-party software.

The iPhone 3G is hardly the first phone to run on 3G networks, and it still costs more than some of its competitors. But overall, I found it to be a more capable version of an already excellent device. And now that it’s open to third-party programs, the iPhone has a chance to become a true computing platform with wide versatility.

There are two big hidden costs to the new iPhone’s faster speed and lower price tag. First, in my tests, the iPhone 3G’s battery was drained much more quickly in a typical day of use than the battery on the original iPhone, due to the higher power demands of 3G networks. This is an especially significant problem because, unlike most other smart phones, the iPhone has a sealed battery that can’t be replaced with a spare.

Second, Apple’s exclusive carrier in the U.S., AT&T Inc. (T), has effectively negated the iPhone’s up-front price cut by jacking up its monthly fee for unlimited data use by $10. Over the course of the two-year contract you must sign to get the lower hardware prices, that adds $240, overwhelming the $200 savings on the phone itself. If you want text messaging, the cost rises further. With the first iPhone, 200 text messages a month came free. Now, 200 messages will cost $5 a month, or another $120 over the two-year contract.

The iPhone 3G still has a couple of features that made the first version unpalatable to some potential buyers. It uses a virtual on-screen keyboard instead of a physical one. While I find the virtual keyboard easy and accurate, not everyone does. Also, in the U.S. and in many other countries, the iPhone is still tied to a single exclusive carrier, whose coverage or rate plans may be unacceptable to some.

Here is a rundown of the changes in the new model.

Design: The new iPhone looks almost exactly like the old one. It is the same length and width, has the same big, vivid screen, and has the same number and layout of buttons. The main difference is the back, which is now plastic instead of mostly metal and curved instead of flat. It’s very slightly thicker in the middle, with tapered edges, and weighs a tiny bit less.

The new iPhone 3G (left) delivers much higher Internet download speeds over cellular networks than the original iPhone (right).

Like its predecessor, the iPhone 3G comes in two models distinguished only by storage capacity: 8 gigabytes and 16 gigabytes. The top model is available in black or white.

Apple has greatly improved the audio on the new iPhone. I found the speaker was much louder, for music and for the speakerphone. But the new phone produced an echo when used with the built-in Bluetooth system in my car. Also, the headphone jack is now flush with the case instead of recessed as on the first model, so it can accept any standard stereo earphones.

The camera, however, is still bare-bones. It can’t record video and has a resolution of just two megapixels. The power adapter is now tiny, at least in the U.S., but Apple no longer includes a dock for charging, just a cable.

Software: The basic software is similar. The biggest addition for some users will be full compatibility with Microsoft’s (MSFT) widely used Exchange ActiveSync service, which many corporations use. In my tests, I was able to connect the iPhone 3G to my company’s Exchange servers in a few minutes, and my corporate email, calendar and contacts were replicated on the phone. Any changes I made on the iPhone were reflected almost instantly in Microsoft Outlook on my company PC, and vice versa. Email was pushed to the phone as soon as it was received on the company’s servers.

One drawback: While you can have both personal and Exchange email accounts on the new iPhone, if you synchronize with Exchange calendars and contacts, your personal calendar and contacts are erased.

The new iPhone and upgraded older iPhones also will be able to use a new Apple consumer service, MobileMe, which offers synchronized push email, calendars, photos and contacts.

There are other improvements. You can now delete multiple emails at once, set parental controls and search your contacts. You can also save photos in emails or from Web sites. You can also now open Microsoft PowerPoint files sent as attachments, though I found in my tests that opening larger PowerPoint files crashed the phone.

Some software features missing from the first iPhone are still AWOL on the new one. There’s no copy and paste function, no universal search, no instant messaging and no MMS for sending photos quickly between phones.

Network: Like the old iPhone, the new one can perform Internet tasks using either Wi-Fi wireless networking or the cellphone networks. But the addition of 3G cellular capability makes the new model more useful for Web surfing, email and other data tasks when you’re not in Wi-Fi range. In my tests, in Washington and New York, I got data speeds mostly ranging between 200 and 500 kilobits per second. By comparison, the original iPhone, tested in the same spots at the same time, mostly got cellular data speeds between 70 and 150 kbps on AT&T’s old EDGE network. The new iPhone typically was between three and five times as fast as the old one.

While AT&T now has 3G networks in 280 U.S. cities, and aims to be in 350 by year end, it is converting its cellphone towers gradually, so not all areas of included cities have 3G coverage. The new iPhone falls back to EDGE speeds when 3G isn’t present.

One side benefit to 3G is that in some areas, voice coverage improves. At my neighborhood shopping center, where the first iPhone got little or no AT&T service, the iPhone 3G registered strong coverage. But I still found that calls regularly broke up on some major streets. In New York City, riding in a taxi along the Hudson, one important call was dropped three times on the new iPhone. Finally, I borrowed a cheap Verizon (VZ) phone and got perfect reception.

Battery life: Apple claims that over 3G, the new iPhone can get five hours of talk time, or five hours of Internet use. Talk time is twice as long on the older EDGE network, and Internet time is an hour better with Wi-Fi.

I ran my own battery tests using the phone’s 3G capability. Although I left the Wi-Fi function on, I didn’t connect it to a network, so the phone had to rely on 3G. In my test of voice calling, I got 4 hours and 27 minutes, short of Apple’s maximum claim and nearly three hours less than what I recorded in the same test last year on the original iPhone. In my test of Internet use over 3G, I got 5 hours and 49 minutes, better than Apple’s claim, but far short of the nine hours I got using Wi-Fi in last year’s tests.

More important, in daily use, I found the battery indicator on the new 3G model slipping below 20% by early afternoon or midafternoon on some days, and it entirely ran out of juice on one day. I overcame this problem by learning to use Wi-Fi instead of 3G whenever possible, turning down the screen brightness and even turning off 3G altogether, which the phone permits.

The iPhone 3G’s battery life is comparable to, or better than, that of some other 3G competitors. But they have replaceable batteries. The iPhone doesn’t.

Third-party software: If things go as Apple hopes, third-party software could be the biggest attraction to the new iPhone 3G, and to upgraded older iPhones. By some estimates, there will be hundreds of these programs, some free and some paid, almost immediately.

Apple didn’t supply me with programs for testing, but I managed to try several on older devices upgraded to the new operating system. I tested a game that used the phone’s motion sensors to control the action, and I tested several programs from America Online (TWX), including AOL Instant Messenger; AOL Radio, which streams music from the Internet; and AOL’s Truveo video search engine. All worked very well.

Among the programs Apple has publicly previewed were a sales automation program from Salesforce.com, a game called Super Monkey Ball from Sega and a program for bidding on eBay (EBAY). Also made public were a news reader from the Associated Press, a program for following live games from Major League Baseball and several programs for doctors, including the Epocrates drug reference.

Bottom line: If you’ve been waiting to buy an iPhone until it dropped in price, or ran on faster cell networks, you might want to take the plunge, if you can live with the higher service costs and the weaker battery life. The same goes for those with existing iPhones who love the device but crave faster cellular data speeds. But if you already own an iPhone, and can usually use Wi-Fi for data, you probably should hold off and get the free software upgrade before deciding whether it’s worth getting the new hardware.




 

RAIDErs of the lost ark

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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #548 on: July 19, 2008, 05:46:09 PM »
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SonyEricsson X1 copy  :P;
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SongLiveX1
http://www.eemobi.cn/mobile/13/1617/6681.aspx

The most recommended feature of X1 is its auto horizontal function.We just push the screen,it can become horizontal as our habbit!
Through it is not a smart phone,its functions will make you satisfactory.
Dual sim dual standby dual bluetooth dual camera and TV,even its NES simulator all give you a good choice.

Operating Frequency:   GSM
Network Frequency:   900/1800MHz
SIZE(L×W×H):   110*58*23mm
Weight/package:   145G
Color:   black
Talk time:   250-350m
Style:   Slide phone
Standby time:   200-400h

Additional features   
Language:    English/French/Vietnamese/Russian/Arabic/Spanish
LCD Size:    3.0 inch, 16000 thousand color; PX: 240×320px
Ringtone:    72 chord; Ringtone format: mp3, midi; Call: support to inquire about the opponent city’s name
Music:    play mp3 at background; support equalizer,MP3 as ringtone
Video:    3GP,MP4,support to play in full screen
FM radio:    FM stereo,strong loudspeaker
Camera:    13.0 lacpixel; dual camera, support to shoot with sound,the time depends on the storage
Rom:    761K/256MB TF,support to extend TF card to 4G maxi, Document management
Data Transfer:    U disc/ Bluetooth file transmission, voice
Standby Photo:    jpg, gif
Game Platform:    NES/GBS game simulator, support to download more than 2000 Nintendo games
Main features   
Telephone directories:    500 groups ,different ringtone for groups,incoming call with big head sticker or films
Messages &Multimedia messaging:    200 messages, MMS
Schedule power on/off:    support auto start/close, can set MP4 as the photo of start/close
Alarm clock:    support MP3 as ringtone
Games:    2 common game,NES,support to download more than 2000 Nintendo games,horizontal screen
More information:    MP3/MP4/Handsfree/SMS group sending/Voice recorder/WAP/Handwritten input/Handwritten + keyboard input/Radio/Bluetooth/GPRS download/MMS/Memory extended/E-book/dual sim dual standby dual bluetooth dual camera,super-long standby,up-sliding/auto horizontal,strong TV signal/health management....











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i8510 Samsung cooking up an 8 Mega Pixel Symbian powered beast?
http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2008/07/13/i8510-samsung-cooking-up-an-8-megapixel-s60-beast/

All we can say is… Wow. Ok, obviously that’s not all we’re going to say but the latest Samsung handset making its way through the rumor mill seems way too good to be true. Apparently Samsung is working on a new S60 slider that, if it lives up to the specs, might make the Nokia N95 look like a kid’s toy. In fact forget the N95, this thing might just stomp all over the N96 as well. Seriously, look at these specs:
2.8-inch QVGA (240×320 pixels), 16m colors
8 megapixel camera with auto-focus, xenon flash (though it looks like LED in the image above) and 120 fps video recording
UMTS with HSDPA support, WiFi, GPS, TV out, DivX support, dedicated 3D graphics chip
Optical mouse (same as i780 and i900 Omnia)
1200 mAh battery
106.5×53.9×16.9 mm metal case
16 GB internal memory (possibly an 8 GB version as well)

Some people are reporting that the i8510 will run Feature Pack 1 while we’ve also read a few claims of FP2. Obviously we’re hoping for the latter but then again, if Samsung stays true to form none of this will matter for us here in the US. It seems like every time we see sweet high-end handset come out of Samsung it has a tri-band GSM antenna stuffed inside. Samsung! Please! Say it with us; “quaaaaaad-band”…



^^^^ Samsung got a multi media killer there ^^^^  :o


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FiiO, the $8.50 Headphone Amp
http://www.anythingbutipod.com/archives/2008/07/fiio-the-850-headphone-amp.php


When I came across the FiiO headphone amp a few days ago
I immediately dismissed it as crap and posted a topic on it on Head-Fi presenting it as the cheapest headphone amp out there.
Someone then mentioned that there was an entire thread;
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f105/fiio-amps-323979/
dedicated to the thing and that feedback is pretty darn good.

According to the Head-Fi thread the FiiO amp is far from crap and offer very good sound quality.
The size adds to the usability as it seems to be about twice as big as the AAA battery it runs on.
Headphone amps are normally a bit bulky for most people and few other ampsthe FiiO's size.
It all sounds (too) good and for $8.50 shipped worldwide;
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.14303
it might turn out to be the best thing since sliced bread.
I myself have ordered one just to see if there is any truth to the Head-Fi fuzz.
I still think it's too good to be true, but I guess I'll know in a couple of weeks.

Looks like I got to cope one  :P :P :P

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FiiO E3 3.5mm Earphone Volume Booster Power Amplifier (1*AA) Price: $8.50
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.14303

In Stock: ships in 1 to 3 days    Worldwide Free Shipping
Manufacturer's product description:
The smallest portable headphone amplifier in the world!
Improves the sound quality for MP3 MP4 Players Computers or Mobile Phones when using earphones or headphones.
Save your player battery and lengthen the play time when playing music.
It’s not about volume but Quality. A great pair of headphones can change you're listening experience--but only if they are driven well and properly powered. Put an E3 Headphone Amplifier between your music source and your favourite pair of headphones or earphones for an awesome personal listening experience right between your ears.
-Designed for high impendence and low sensitivity headphones, with bass boost function;
-Small and easy to carry and use in the outdoors;
-Increase your music player's play time;
-Uses only one AAA battery, for 20 hours playtime.

Specifications:
Output Power 70 mW (32 ohms Loaded) 12 mW (300 ohms Loaded)
Signal to Noise Ratio >= 90 dB (A Weight)
Distortion < 0.05% (10 mW)
Frequency Response 10 Hz - 40 kHz
Suitable Headphone Impedance 16 ohms - 300 ohms
Weight 11 grams (without battery)
Power Supply 1 AAA Battery
Dimensions 55 mm x 23 mm x 14.5 mm









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World's first jailbroken iPhone 3G - PwnageTool 2.0 pwns iPhone 3G
http://www.intomobile.com/2008/07/15/worlds-first-jailbroken-iphone-3g-pwnagetool-20-pwns-iphone-3g.html

We already knew the intrepid iPhone hackers on the iPhone Dev Team had a working jailbreak solution for the iPhone 2.0 OS firmware, but there's nothing like a nice video to really hammer home the fact that the iPhone 3G is only days away from a public jailbreak release.

The iPhone 3G jailbreak is nigh! And, staying true to their promise all those months ago, the iPhone Dev Team is using PwnageTool 2.0 to do all the legwork for anyone looking to get their iPhone 3G up and running with full filesystem access and with any GSM carrier (after unlocking it, of course).

Hit the video to see PwnageTool 2.0 doing its thing on an iPhone 3G.


<a href="http://www.vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1344970&amp;amp;server=www.vimeo.com&amp;amp;show_title=1&amp;amp;show_byline=1&amp;amp;show_portrait=0&amp;amp;color=&amp;amp;fullscreen=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1344970&amp;amp;server=www.vimeo.com&amp;amp;show_title=1&amp;amp;show_byline=1&amp;amp;show_portrait=0&amp;amp;color=&amp;amp;fullscreen=1</a>


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Nokia Chat ushers Nokia users in to location-based social networking
http://www.intomobile.com/2008/07/15/nokia-chat-ushers-nokia-users-in-to-location-based-social-networking.html

With the iPhone and iPhone 3G already rocking more than a handful of location-based mobile social networking applications and services, it makes sense that Nokia is looking to throw their hat in to the ring and offer their own location-aware social network. Nokia Chat opens up a world of mobile social networking that incorporates positional-data in to its users' profiles.

Nokia's Chat instant-messaging client ties in your current location to let everyone in your contacts-list know just where you're hanging out. And, users can tag certain landmarks as "hotspots" that will broadcast a message to any friends in the immediate area. Give the video a once-over and find out if you want all your friends knowing exactly where you are.

Find Nokia Chat here;
http://www.nokia.com/betalabs/chat

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


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iPhone 3G Jailbroken
http://gizmodo.com/5025415/iphone-3g-jailbroken


After unlocking and jailbreaking iPhone OS 2.0, the iPhone Dev Team has now liberated the new iPhone 3G, only five days after launch.
This means a Pwnage tool that will allow you to install the unofficial applications that Apple doesn't want you to have in your iPhone
—like video recording apps or game emulators—alongside with the App Store ones.
The upcoming Pwnage will support the classic iPhone, the iPod touch, and the iPhone 3G.

iPhone Dev Blog;
http://blog.iphone-dev.org/post/42344032/not-sat-on-our-hands



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Sony Ericsson W902
http://www.mobile-review.com/articles/2008/se-w902-en.shtml





-Specs; Unknown but by the looks of it,it packs a 5.0 MPX camera with auto-focus and LED flash


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Sony Ericsson W585i
http://www.mobile-review.com/articles/2008/se-w585-en.shtml





-Specs unknown.
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Re: My phone > iPhone
« Reply #549 on: July 19, 2008, 06:49:33 PM »
"Ban" tusken Raider for spamming with "cell phone ads."