With the announcement of the revolutionary iPhone, Apple showed us the possibilities of a full screen multi-touch interface. We immediately had some noise about possibilities
of Apple introducing iPhone Nano and iPhone shuffle, more a joke rather
than any serious speculations as the limitation of such a full screen multi-touch interface is that there is a limit on how small the gadget can be. But looks like Apple might have found the solution.
Okay don’t get conned into believing this as a competitor to the iPhone or an
iPhone Killer from Microsoft. Its a spoof video on Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s iPhone, its quite
funny. Microsoft employees do have a sense of humor.
The 6-month waiting period for the launch of the Apple iPhone since its
announcement in Jan means that any new information undergoes detailed analysis. MacNN have reported some interesting details about
the Google Maps functionality of the Apple iPhone which should help you get to work on time.
Research in Motion (RIM) introduced a sleeker and sexier version of its popular smartphone, the BlackBerry Curve. Its also the smallest and lightest full-QWERTY BlackBerry to date. Since the BlackBerry has been one of the best smartphones available it is only appropriate to compare it with Apple’s revolutionary iPhone.
BlackBerry Curve ( 8300 ) advantages VS Apple iPhone:
- The BlackBerry Curve is compatible with your company’s BlackBerry Enterprise server with support for Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino, or Novell GroupWise to deliver corporate e-mail in real time. This is probably one of the key functionalities for a Corporate user.
- An attachment viewer is also onboard to open popular file formats, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Corel WordPerfect, PDFs, JPEG, GIF, and more. Based on the information that is available currently it doesn’t look like the iPhone will be able to support Office documents as attachments which is likely to hamper business users.
- BlackBerry is open to independent developers, on the other hand Steve Jobs was quite categorical in an interview that "He ain’t opening up the iPhone" for independent developers.
- The BlackBerry Curve’s full QWERTY keyboard should offer a better typing experience with its tactile feedback making typing emails, SMS or even dialing numbers a breeze.
- The BlackBerry Curve will be a far cheaper option than the $499 and $599 iPhone.
- You can upload and download large files by using the BlackBerry Curve as a wireless modem for your laptop, there is currently no information available to suggest this feature will be available in the iPhone.
- User replaceable battery.
- Above all, BlackBerry has been a proven smartphone with a large number of BlackBerry addicts, or should I say Crackberry, so RIM have definitely done many things right.
Seth Godin, best-selling author of business books has just launched an iPhone Challenge on his blog. The challenge is to predict how many iPhones will Apple actually sell. It reminds me of an all-in situation in the game of Poker. The game of Poker because in this case too one has enough information available to take an informed prediction and if you haven’t someone can always call your bluff.
Insanely Great Tees has finally announced the details of the "Hi, I’m an iPhone" contest for which the grand prize is the shiny new iPhone. So how do you win it.
Every once in a while you have companies which achieve greatness with their revolutionary ideas and vision of the future. We have admired Microsoft in the 80s and 90s, then it has been Google from the late 90s, but Apple has done it more than once, first with the Macs, then the iPod and now the iPhone. They have achieved greatness from being Apple Computers to Apple Inc, probably the most admired consumer electronics company in the world.
According to Engadget Mobile, they have got their hands on an internal AT&T iPhone Q&A document.
Apple was recently voted the No. 16th brand in the world based on rankings compiled by market research firm Millward Brown, and was one of the biggest movers on the list rising 13 spots, that isn’t possible by just making statements and not delivering.
I own the Bose Sounddock and the USB power adaptor accessories for my iPod mini, which got me thinking when I came across the iPhone Accessories with « Made for iPhone » Logo post on the internet. Here is a an analysis on how the iPod Accessories will work with the Apple iPhone. Did the engineers at Apple have the vision of the iPhone when they were building some of the accessories??