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_Nomad_

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Just wanted to show what apple just presented. Looks kinda cool :)
Hopefully a worthy adversary to wm5
More info macfeber.se (swedish site)

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My God. Time to change my nappy.

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We're shipping them in June -- we're announcing it today because we have to go get FCC approval... we thought it'd be better to introduce this today rather than let the FCC introduce this.
Europe in the 4th quarter of this year, Asia in 2008.

Man, suddenly my Hermes looks like poo :(

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bobbyelliott

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Apple iPhone announced

Steve Jobs has announced the iPhone.

And the Apple fan boys have started already.

I would imagine that phone manufacturers like HTC will be relieved by the spec since they would have feared a truly innovative product.

As it stands, the iPhone is a poor relation to the TyTN. :)
 

joe_dude

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Holy freak, that's one sweet design.

HTC better start thinking and not just add a new feature once a year!
 

tonyb15re

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having just seen this on CNN News (thats all the bloody Germin hotel has in English) I have to say im not overly impressed. the screen looks good, the browser capability is excellent but apart from that theres nothing there that the TyTn cant do, in fact there was no mention of 3G and Video Phone. So what if itll have a decent music player, my SEW850i has a good MP3 player, its a good phone, it has 3G and Vid, browsers crap but hey if you want to look at web stuff use a PC ;)
 

joe_dude

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Some thoughts... I can't see how it would work for a non-alphabetic language. Hand-writing recognition is easier with a stylus, IMHO.

It seems more like a cool toy. Lots of cool functionality, but limited in its Apple way as usual.

But at least give something for HTC to shoot for. :cool:
 

hanmin

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darn.. the phone looks very much similar to Windows based type, but much more fancier. With the multi-touch screen that allows you to zoom in by 'spreading' two fingers.. and how the screen change in a scrolling style.. just makes is much.. 'adorable'. And, as with the Apple's history, I think it will have all the stuff that is necessary .. such that there won't be any need for iphone-developers.com :D Again, since i'm on a low budget, it is out of my reach anyway.. good to have cheap and affortable WM version. Hope the Crossbow will do better.. and . . well, at least give us some eye candy?
 

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damn thats some nice hardware ... if that thing didnt have apple "software" on it id prolly look at getting one. yahoo news was saying a retail price of $500 US for the 4 gig version ?

id miss my warez too much :D
 
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Now that DOES look nice.

I'm watching BBC News 24 right now and they say that they have a feature about it coming up soon.

It has some nice innovative features but Apple don't seem to be saying too much about the hardware architecture - more specifically the CPU.
 

raven2000

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My God. Time to change my nappy...Man, suddenly my Hermes looks like poo :(
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vijay555, unless Apple provides *NATIVE* SDK I won't consider this phone as it means there is no possibility for interesting 3rd party applications (Tomtom is the first that comes to my mind) and I can't create applications.

Widgets are not the same thing as they do not have access to full system resources like Windows Mobile native and to an extent Compact Framework based applications.

Without native SDK this is not a true smartphone but more like Blackberry or a fancy high end phone.
 
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It's on BBC News 24 right now...look VERY nice.

IPod - check
Pocket Computer - check
Cell Phone - check
Blackberry? Oh bugger! Well it's what the clueless jouralist said - I do hope he's wrong. Maybe he just mean blackberry-like features.
 
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Raven - I'm inclined to agree with you re the SDK. Note, my comment re "defecating on my microphone" is based solely on it's cosmetic appearance.

No one can deny, it's a beautiful piece of engineering. Frankly, I'll probably buy one just to put it down my pants (underwear for those of the US persuasion).

No Windows Mobile manufacturer has come close to achieving the asthetic beauty of Apple engineering (well, except for the black diamond, but that's 600 times more expensive).

I have no doubt the interface work will also be topnotch.

This is not to put down current WinMob hardware. Well, actually it is. Apple has buying power and engineers. I love HTC's manufacturing quality, but Apple is lightyears ahead of the game (well, 5 years according to Steve) in terms of execution. I love my Hermes, but the iPhone looks great.

Whether those of us who rub their hands together at the prospect of modding and enhancing will get much out of it is yet to be seen. I've said before, I buy WinMob because I can program and enhance it. Even with second class hardware, that would still be my first consideration.

However. We are not Apple's market. Apple's market is average buyers who want to switch their bluetooth on and it work. No A2DP, no stutters, no "set as wireless stereo". Switch it on, music comes out of the things on your ears. Those guys will love it. I love it.

However, I have some ideas about bringing some of the goodness home to our phones :)

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markgamber

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I can't possibly imagine Apple releasing a phone based on OS X, going up against Windows and NOT having at least as full an SDK as WM5. I also can't imagine it'll work as swell as it looks. We're on what generation of WM devices and they're just now starting to get reliable and intuitive.

Time will tell!

But yeah, the kid side of me is more than happy to shell out $600 tomorrow. It's that learning how to write for a new OS that kind of sticks in my throat. ;)
 
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