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Screen size 3.5 inches
Screen resolution 320 by 480 at 160 ppi
Input method Multi-touch
Operating system OS X
Storage 4GB or 8GB
GSM Quad-band (MHz: 850, 900, 1800, 1900)
Wireless data Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) + EDGE + Bluetooth 2.0
Camera 2.0 megapixels
Battery Up to 5 hours Talk / Video / Browsing
Up to 16 hours Audio playback
Dimensions 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inches / 115 x 61 x 11.6mm
Weight 4.8 ounces / 135 grams
- 01-09-2007, 01:18 PM #83
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It is a very interesting device and will appeal to many people. The biggest drawbacks to me are the network, no office application support, questionable ability for 3rd party support.
If anything, this gives Palm something to shoot for. Presumably Palm has new devices under development that may incorporate a lot of the features we all want, so it should be an interesting 2007.
As a pure business device, Palm shouldn't be worried about the iPhone, but this has killer written all over it in the consumer space (assuming Cingular works well where you live).
- 01-09-2007, 01:24 PM #87
It will be amusing to watch palm lose customers to the iphone.
It WILL happen. I have a feeling the soft touch keyboard will be much more efficient and enjoyable than the treo keyboard, which we all know can be frustrating ( typing errors ).
the iphone will not only be able to organize your life just as well, but just may be free of crashes and resets, notorious in palm projects.
the treo diehards will dig in like those who insisted cobalt and palm os still had a future way back when, but I think they will see over time that apple will be the winner.
you can keep the crashes, resets, lack of wifi, meager memory, and all the rest, comrades...
Ill go with the winner, the innovator - apple.
- 01-09-2007, 01:25 PM #88
I think HTC can make a phone that match that kind of spec. Basically its a larger Tytn without the keyboard. Of cource touch screen operation is not going to be as smooth as this phone. But this phone is going to bring in a whole new bunch of rabid Apple fanboys who were not traditional PDA phone users.
As for me, I don't believe in carrying big and expensive phone anymore. I still want to move my PDA phone to a samller phone once I get GPS running on the PSP.
Damn you Jobs why can't you merge a phone with the iPod nano?
- 01-09-2007, 01:27 PM #89
For a few minutes I thought of importing this device unlocked, but now reality is setting in. Its not that great after all.
- 01-09-2007, 01:31 PM #90
Aspects of this are absolutely stunning. The UI makes anything else I've seen on a phone look like it came in with the ark. OS X on a phone! I haven't really absorbed it all yet but some of the apps look really, really nice, Safari and iTunes especially. This could be a giant leap forward for smartphones.
BUT... no 3G! I really, really hope this changes, at least by the time it gets over here. They couldn't release a device like this in Europe without 3G, could they? No QWERTY I could probably live with - as long as the virtual keyboard works really well, but no 3G would be really tough, probably a deal killer. It has to happen at some point, but please c'mon Apple don't make us wait for the second generation for decent data speeds.
- 01-09-2007, 01:35 PM #91
The most impressive thing to me is the google map intergration. The app knows where you are (assuming by using the cell tower number). This is something easily done but only Apple force google to seamlessly intergrate into the software.
- 01-09-2007, 01:35 PM #92
It is 160 pixels per inch. There is nothing else anywhere taht gives you that kind of resolution. This is to say nothing of the fact that it relies on CORE technologies from OS X that give the rendered line art and text a smoother look than anyone else can get (you know, kinda like enhanced anti-aliasing — oh wait, never mind, Palm doesn't use anti-aliasing in their OS).
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