Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Tue 23rd Sep 2008 21:46 UTC, submitted by irbis
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless After months of anticipation T-Mobile and Google have unveiled the G1, the first commercially available handheld to run Google's Linux-based Android mobile operating system. The smartphone, made by HTC, will be available on Oct. 22. The G1 will support 3G, EDGE and WiFi, includes a wide touchscreen besides of a slideout QWERTY keyboard, a 3-megapixel camera, a music player and applications like Google Maps with Street View. More applications are expected soon, developed by the community. In response to Android's entry into the market, the leading cell phone maker Nokia is planning on freeing and making its Symbian platform royalty-free too. Nokia's David Rivas, head of technology management at Nokia's S60 business sees little future for the practice of billing handset vendors for each phone sold with a particular operating system.
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Apple iPhone?
by agrouf on Wed 24th Sep 2008 12:16 UTC
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What is this obsession with the iphone? 80% of the phones today use Symbian and java. Why do we even talk about competition with the iphone. The iphone is a niche for Apple fans. Enough with all that Apple fanboyings. It's all about Symbian and Android (because the news is about Android), so please stop talking about the iphone that has maybe 0.5% of market share. Why don't we talk about openMoko as well? did Jesus Christ even have an iPhone?

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RE: Apple iPhone?
by eggs on Wed 24th Sep 2008 15:02 in reply to "Apple iPhone?"
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did Jesus Christ even have an iPhone?


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RE: Apple iPhone?
by evangs on Wed 24th Sep 2008 15:22 in reply to "Apple iPhone?"
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did Jesus Christ even have an iPhone?

Of course not. He had a direct line to God ;)

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RE: Apple iPhone?
by irbis on Thu 25th Sep 2008 08:06 in reply to "Apple iPhone?"
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What is this obsession with the iphone?

Clever marketing and hype?
Anyway, I've been wondering the same. I don't even like touch screens in tiny mobile phones that much. But I admit that Apple's design department has done its work very well again (besides of their marketing department). But aren't we supposed to be using our phones for useful work too instead of just admiring their advanced and fashionable design? In that department, usefulness in real daily tasks, I don't see the Apple iPhone as anything particularly impressive.

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RE[2]: Apple iPhone?
by dagw on Thu 25th Sep 2008 08:37 in reply to "RE: Apple iPhone?"
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But aren't we supposed to be using our phones for useful work too

Why this obsession with working 24/7 at any cost? I very rarely use my phone (not an iPhone) for useful work. Not because I can't, but because I have no interest in working around the clock. Beyond calling and texting, I mainly use my phone for some casual gaming to kill the time, taking the odd note, and looking up things to the web to settle debates in pubs or find out when the next train or bus leaves. The iPhone could handle all these tasks better than my current phone.

instead of just admiring their advanced and fashionable design?

Can't we do both? Wrist watches stopped being about simply telling time and have been fashion statements as well as time telling devices from more or less the start. And it's not like the iPhone is the first mobile phone to sell on its looks.

And at any rate I still hold that for quick web surfing on the run, no phone I've seen can beat the iPhone.

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