Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Jun 2010 14:38 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless While the spotlights are usually all over Apple's iPhone, there's another phone company out there which is busy winning the hearts and minds of many: HTC. Founded only 13 years ago, the company has become the primary supplier of top-notch Android phones. Last Friday, Sprint launched the HTC EVO 4G to raving reviews and considerable consumer interest.
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Nice evolution of a product
by wocowboy on Tue 8th Jun 2010 10:08 UTC
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Member since:
2006-06-01

The new iPhone display should be amazing to look at. Shooting HD video, then using iMovie to edit/transition/title, etc ON the phone sounds OK. The demos that failed were because there were over 500 users in the room either streaming updates to the outside world and using up the available master wifi capability in the room. They politely asked everyone to turn off those MyFi's, etc, but the bloggers and reporters, in their usual vast wisdom refused to do so, just so they could make fun of the results later, one must presume.

This new iteration of the iPhone provides some new features and the hardware rev sounds decent enough. The iPhone is a better overall experience than my Android Nexus One. The Froyo update brought it closer but it is still not quite there. The EVO with it's 4-5 hour battery life is a non-starter compared to this new iPhone.

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RE: Nice evolution of a product
by dizzey on Tue 8th Jun 2010 10:59 in reply to "Nice evolution of a product"
dizzey Member since:
2005-10-15

So they did not plan a head. It's not that hard do make a network that only accepts the demo iphone and shut down the rest of the wireless network during the presentation. asking over 500 to shut down their wifi is a stupid plan. it so much easier to do it for them and be able to demo sommthing that is working

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

They almost certainly made a private network for demo sake. Not doing it would be suicide. That's why I think that it's a malfunction of the prototype, rather than something where the participants are to blame. Especially taking Jobs' well-known reality enhancing habit into account ;)

Edited 2010-06-08 11:33 UTC

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RE: Nice evolution of a product
by bousozoku on Thu 10th Jun 2010 01:20 in reply to "Nice evolution of a product"
bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23

The new iPhone display should be amazing to look at. Shooting HD video, then using iMovie to edit/transition/title, etc ON the phone sounds OK. The demos that failed were because there were over 500 users in the room either streaming updates to the outside world and using up the available master wifi capability in the room. They politely asked everyone to turn off those MyFi's, etc, but the bloggers and reporters, in their usual vast wisdom refused to do so, just so they could make fun of the results later, one must presume.

This new iteration of the iPhone provides some new features and the hardware rev sounds decent enough. The iPhone is a better overall experience than my Android Nexus One. The Froyo update brought it closer but it is still not quite there. The EVO with it's 4-5 hour battery life is a non-starter compared to this new iPhone.


Give iPhone 4G data hardware and see how long the battery lasts.

Of course, the iPhone should be a better experience than Android but in 2 years, they should be more even. After all, Windows 7 seems quite pleasant to use in contrast to WinXP and Vista and Google has been quite a bit more determined than Microsoft was.

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