Archive

Archive for the ‘Apple’ Category

How Nokia should have introduced the N8 to the world

10 de June de 2010 Leave a comment

VS      

The Nokia N8! The best camera the world has ever seen in a phone! Even better than a lot of point and shoot cameras! Running on the new Symbian^3 it comes with LOADS of unique features such as Dolby Surround 5.1, USB on-the-go, HDMI out port, anodised aluminium body and not so unique but still very rare 720p video recording at 24 FPS, 12 MP camera with AF and Carl Zeiss lens and a 3.5″ AMOLED, capacitive, multi-touch enabled display.

So you may ask, with so many great exclusive or very rare features why didn’t Nokia made a kick-ass keynote to introduce it? Well, I don’t know, but here is how it should have went:

Have you ever watched an Apple keynote? Well, it goes like this: Steve Jobs rounds up around 8 of the most exciting features about the product he is about to present and usually it adds a 9th as a mysterious one that he only talks about it in the very end of the keynote. When he presented the iPhone 4 he rounded up 8 features and gave them fancy names! iPhone OS 4 renamed the iOS 4, the high-resolution display was called the “retina display” and even a video call was given a different name to make it stand from the crowd. It was called FaceTime! After all of this try to recall the N86 announcement. It was like this: “This is the N86 and the only thing different is that it has a 8MP camera. Done, bye!”.

Nokia… You’re doing it WRONG! Even the N8 announcement was miserable and it was a whole lot better than the N86! I’ll give an example of what Nokia should learn from Apple!

Nokia N8 keynote should have been publicized for a month. Maybe even leak some exciting features on purpose to sites like Engadget! Tweeting that “something exciting” was coming! Use and abuse their own slogan, something like: “Nokia has always worked on connecting people… now more than ever!”.

And when the time arrived show off some of the greatest phones Nokia had so far! Show the ones that everyone knows! Show the Nokia 3310 is they need! That is the device EVERYONE had back then! ABUSE your legacy Nokia! Make it sell! And after showing the N95 tell people: “Well, the next step on evolution is arriving… Meet the next revolutionary Nokia! Meet the Nokia N8!”. Yes, it’s very Apple-like but if it’s working out for them why shouldn’t it work out for you Nokia? It’s better than the ones you’ve been doing, that’s for sure! And do you want to know the 8 features you should really advertise on that keynote?

1: 3.5″ AMOLED capacitive multi-touch enabled display! Show off the multi-touch gestures on photos!

2: 12MP sensor and 720p HD recording. Show AWESOME pictures shot with the N8 and play a nice video filmed with the HD camera on the N8! Impress people! REALLY impress people!

3: Just after showing videos shot with the N8, show people the HDMI out and tell them that the phone records stereo sound and it outputs Dolby Surround, all via the phone! Tell them how useful this is by not needing to carry they’re PC around to show the best videos to the rest of the family!

4: USB on-the-go! What if your friend has a nice video from its vacations on his USB stick, but there isn’t a PC around? No problem with the N8, just connect the USB stick to it and show the video to the rest of the family!

5: Video and photo editor! This is HUGE! For example, Android 2.2 hasn’t a photo editor built-in! And Android is a very well-known and praised OS over the world!

6: Symbian^3 OS! Show off the multitasking capabilities on the device, show them the cover flow mode on the music player, show them Ovi Maps with free navigation, but most importantly: show them the evolution from Symbian^1! Show them that those times of frustration and problems with the OS is over. Show them the unified 1 tap only system all over the UI! Show them the improvements and show them the nice, very nice widgetized homescreen!

7: Browser! Show flash content running on the device and let them know that the browser is based on webkit! Show off how easy it is to get around the page, show pinch-to-zoom and make it look crisp!

8: Video call! HTC made a big deal out of the HTC EVO 4G video call capabilities. Make sure everyone understands that this isn’t like the iPhone limited to Wi-Fi and to other iPhones and that it isn’t a 2nd party app doing the work for you like Qik is doing for the EVO. Let them know it works with all phones since the first 2005 phones that had this feature! Show off a video call with awesome quality!

And do you want the one more thing stuff?

Talk about Qt and how it is compatible with both MeeGo and Symbian^3 devices and show them some of the games built on Qt like Angry Birds, Bounce, Asphalt 5 and show them running on the N900 as well just to show that they run on both devices and make people understand that it is the same version of the game! This will achieve two results! It will call developers to fill the poor Ovi Store with some content and it will show people the great graphics that the N8 can achieve and how good the games look!

Now, is it that hard to do this? I’m just a normal guy and no genius, but I was able to write this. Why can’t such a big company with the possibilities to hire some great people to help them out advertising do it? Why? It’s just so simple….

iPod Touch with camera spotted | Daily iPhone Blog

19 de May de 2010 1 comment

iPod Touch prototype with a camera have been spotted in Vietnam. The prototype is manufactured by Foxconn, with 64GB of memory and a 2-megapixel camera. It also seems to be running some sort of testing software or a diagnostic utility. Video after the break…

An iPod Touch with a camera??? That’s just… wrong 😛 . No seriously, why only a 2MP sensor??? Anyway, enjoy the video by going to the original post!

Posted via web from Phone Deluxe

Categories: Apple, iPhone/iPad/iTouch Tags: ,

iPhone OS 4.0 Beta 4 Includes Tethering Controls

19 de May de 2010 Leave a comment

Apple today made a fourth beta over iPhone OS 4.0 available to developers. Early reports of new features found in the latest beta of the operating system include tethering controls that would allow the iPhone to act as a modem for laptops. Apple added the feature to iPhone OS 3.0, but it has been unavailable to-date from AT&T in the U.S. The inclusion of the tethering controls in this beta OS does not mean that AT&T plans to offer tethering as a service option at any point in the future, even though the company still insists it will eventually offer it. Other features include new wallpapers, and improved call and maps performance.

more info at Apple »
more info at Gizmodo »

Good news for those who want to tether. Who’s looking forward for the next version of the iPhone OS?

Posted via web from Phone Deluxe

Apple Refreshes The Macbook – TechnoBuffalo

19 de May de 2010 Leave a comment

This morning Apple refreshed the lower end of its laptop line, the plastic unibody Macbook.  While the ‘Classic White’ is still rocking a C2D chip, the specs have been bumped to almost parody with the entry level Macbook Pro, while the price remained at $999.

  • 2.4 Ghz C2D
  • NVIDIA GeForce 320M
  • 10 Hour battery life (up from 7)
  • 2GB RAM
  • 250 GB HD

Who’s jumping in?

So the leak was real eh? Enjoy the video and check the original post at technobuffalo!

Posted via web from Phone Deluxe

Categories: Apple Tags: ,

Which mobile OS do you use?

18 de May de 2010 Leave a comment

There’s no doubt about it – we cover quite a few mobile phone OSes in this industry.  And they all have their various pros and cons.  Some are exceptionally great at e-mail, while others excel in the media category, while others are fantastic in the web browsing department.  At the end of the day, there’s a mobile phone OS out there for just about everyone.

So, we ask you – what mobile phone OS do you use?  If you use more than one device, you can pick up to three (3) answers (if you use more than three, pick the top three that you use).  Cast your vote, and defend your OS (or OSes) in the comments!

Check out this poll over at phonedog! Let everyone know what mobile OS do you use and explain the advanteges you find on it! 🙂

Posted via web from Phone Deluxe

UK bankers will use Apple’s iPhone instead of RIM’s BlackBerry for business

18 de May de 2010 Leave a comment

Judging by sales figures overall, it is clear that many people think that the iPhone is very useful as a device that can play mobile home business and leisure at the same time. This is true not only U.S. but also the rest of the world where the latest model of Apple’s iPhone is now available.

In fact, the UK, the British bank Standard Chartered has begun to offer employees the option of changing the standard-issue BlackBerry RIM have been using for all these years to touch Apple iPhone only an opportunity as a business phone. Will make a considerable amount of email and other things related to work almost all the time working on the device they choose. As expected, some people have actually begun the transition to the iPhone.

UK bankers to opt for Apple iPhone instead of the edges of BlackBerry for enterprise use

A spokesman based in Singapore by Standard Chartered told Reuters: “It’s an initiative at the group level of consumer involvement and wholesale banks worldwide,” socan expect that other companies follow suit.

About BlackBerry users switching to the iPhone is concerned, I see no surprise here. Apple’s device is currently one of the greatest things to happen to the market for smartphones is logical to see companies try to see how it can do.

But if you’re talking about it completely taking over the business segment of smart, well, I do not think there is any chance to succeed in the short term, if nothing happens. Things are not as easy as changing your phone contacts and calendar to the new copy when it comes to this market segment. Note that there are still many companies out there with old operating systems like Windows XP and earlier versions of business software just because the “switch” is so difficult to do. But if you work for Apple, well for them. It will not be good news to RIM though.

If this is true RIM really needs to start working on a better version of the BlackBerry OS and most of all, on a lot more apps for it!

Posted via web from Phone Deluxe

Apple MacBook refresh leaked in Vietnam (video) — Engadget

17 de May de 2010 Leave a comment

28diggsdigg We’re not sure what’s going on in Vietnam these days but it’s suddenly a hot bed for industry leaks. Perhaps it’s due to manufacturers expanding from China to Vietnam’s relatively cheap (but limited) labor pool? Or maybe it’s because the kids at Tinhte are just resourceful as hell? Whatever it is, they’ve just scooped themselves what appears to be an unannounced MacBook update (identifying itself as a MacBook7,1) that includes a faster 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor (up from 2.26GHz) and NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM (an update from the GeForce 9400M found in the current MacBook6,1) — right, the same CPU and GPU as the entry level 13-inch MacBook Pro but for only $999 (assuming Apple maintains the same entry-level pricing). These minor bumps aren’t enough to warrant a model change, however, as we’re still seeing “Model No: A1342” stamped on the box. Of course, this could be an elaborate hoax, but Tinhte has an impressive track record and these MacBook specs are right in line with what we’d expect since the white MacBook was last updated in October 2009. No word on when we’ll see these announced but it’s gotta be soon — Tuesday perhaps, with a refreshed MacBook Air if we’re lucky. Video unboxing after the break and plenty of pics for Zaprudering at the source link below.

Could this be the next MacBook?

Posted via web from Phone Deluxe

Categories: Apple, News Tags: ,