- 01-11-2007, 09:18 AM #26
My Predictions: I fully expect that Apple will change this model as their mobile OS X platform matures. Once the cat (API) is out of the bag (as in Palm's case), they can't ignore the fact that others will write software and they will have to adapt their strategy (as Palm has done) to account for this. I expect that in about 2 years time, there will be 3 smartphone platforms: OSX-mobile, windows-moble, and Linux. Apple will be thinking in exactly the same way as the others, and all three will have chipped away at blackberry. I'm not sure what will happen to Symbian, but I think youl'll see most of those users migrate to OSX-mobile.
You heard it here first!
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Capacitive proximity systems use capacitive sensing nodes to detect changes in capacitance above the I/O surface. Objects such as a finger affect the capacitance in a non trivial manner and therefore the changes can be used to determine whether the finger is present above the I/O surface.
Infrared proximity systems send out pulses of infrared light, and detect reflections of that light from nearby objects. The light may for example be reflected off of a finger located in front of the pulsed light. If the system detects reflected light, then an object is assumed to be present. If the system does not detect reflected light, then it is assumed that there is no object present. The light may be focused to a particular distance above the I/O surface.
Optical Shadow proximity systems use photodetectors or similar device to detect changes in light intensity. If the intensity is reduced, it can be assumed that this was caused by the presence of an object forming a shadow over the photodetector.
Ultrasonic proximity systems provide ultrasonic pulses of sound, and measures the length of time it takes for those pulses to hit nearby objects and return as echoes. The greater the time, the further the object.
- 01-11-2007, 05:47 PM #36
CGLaguna's 15 Dislikes of the Iphone 1 like
Yeah the (Keynote) presentation was impressive, but as those of us who hit the Treo Roadshows know it's the "show" that you need to be concerned about. I was blown away ONE day later here are my thoughts.
I phone looks like a very cool device EXCEPT:
1. Why did we not see the camera in action?
2. Can you use MMS? I can now or I can email a picture but for communicating with other Mobile phone users sometimes it is the only option.
3. What no Video Camera or function?
4. Battery Internal, we haven't experienced that since Treo 600 and thank god that was quickly solved, nothing like being wired to a car charger or AC/adapter when your phone gets low.
5. No SD (Micro or Mini) expansion?
6. No OTA Syncing well I guess that puts us back a few years.
7. No demo of calendar function? Is it that clunky? Worse that WM Calendar?
8. No Edge Demo, thats scary too. When I got my 650 and Cingular got Edge it was rip roaring, it since as slowed considerably at least in my area. What would have the NY times page taken to laod with an edge connection rather than the WiFi they used?
9. No mention of DUN??? Proabably not possible.
10. No ICHAT?? I thought I chat was supposed to be the most awesome form of AIM.
11. Apple device with no direct downloading from itunes??
12. If this new and improved keyboard was so great (for those who watched Keynote) why didn't they have someone who could type demo ing it? Steve typing with one finger was a demostration of crap.
13. "Incredible Internet" We only saw steve hitting favorties keys, what would it be like typing an internet address. As you saw nothing he typed had symbols in it, how clunky is that?
14. That scrolling looks cool, but imagine I am on the 405 and scrolling through 500 contacts, what a nightmare, no favorite keys???
15. Voice dialing, my god that is so 10 years ago, it doesn't even have that?
1. Looks very cool and made by Apple
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Not to continue the pissing match, but gee archie get real. If Marc isn't an expert on IMAP, who is? If the creation and perfection of Chatter doesn't elevate him to expert nothing does.
- 01-11-2007, 08:30 PM #44
I still think the big stinker here will be battery life, but we'll see. A smallish battery, fast processor, and a hankering to browse or listen to music or get your mail pushed to you = less than a day of use for semi-power users and up.
Something to think about: These non power-users who Apple is aiming at (i.e. the consumer market); are they used to charging their phones every night? If they really take advantage of this phone, they will have to. Or will they then stop using those features and keep it as a phone so it will be usable for a few days...
p.s. I still want one (for looking at)
- 01-11-2007, 09:05 PM #45
- 01-11-2007, 09:23 PM #46
Archie...you still here? It's seems just like yesterday I served you (or FITA, for you South Park fans) when you invented all sorts of lies about Apple.
Anyway, Marc is da man, and knows more about email than you ever hope to. He is an expert, and you are just a CAPper (cut and paster - quote sources without understanding them).
Marc, you have amazing patience and civility in your replies to him; I strive for such zen-ness.
As for the iPhone, yes, it's sexy and cool. I am sure people will by it. I prob will, just to have the gadget.
It's basically an Apple version of a combined Palm's Lifedrive, LG phone, with a little Sony PSP throw in for good measure, in a sexy package. It looks great and has nice features. I love the form factor.
But, the creaming of pants will subside...it's a long 6 months to June.
Here are the problems with it for those of us with live on the Treo:
1.) Non-replaceable battery - unacceptable in any phone. A phone is not an MP3 player. If my MP3 player runs out, I am annoyed, if my phone does, I am effed.
2.) Requires two hands to use effectively (one to hold phone, the other to use finger as stylus. Sure, you can use thumb, but that is a "limited" digit, so to speak).
The Treo can be used with one hand very well (as can most phones). This a something most people overlook.
3.) No Office integration, or loadable 3rd party apps. This is a big problem.
4.) Um...instant messaging? SMS is not IM...where's the Trillian app that will save the day?
As for 3G and the keyboard, I guess we will see. Wifi does not make up for EDGE, and Wifi is not as ubiquitous as some think. Sure when I am home and at work, I have it. (or at a Starbucks). but everywhere else, it's 2.5G or 3G.
I suspect a HSPDA upgrade down the road ala the Treo 750v.
And the price...$600 phone+1680 (2 years mimimal voice (40 plus tax) and data (20) =70 a month x 24 months) means close to $2300. That's a steep price for something whose battery will likely be dead before then.
- 01-11-2007, 09:38 PM #47
Wolf, I did some checking and found that this free push email you are speaking of actually requires an application to sit on your phone which checks the yahoo e-mail account. This is not Push IMAP email technology of any sort.
...and I never said Chatter was not an expert. If you check back it was Chatter denouncing me as no expert - never having claimed to be.
Alll I said is that Yahoo was providing free Push IMAP email for iPhone customers and Chatter had to jump in to seemingly knock the iPhone down a few pegs or something to that affect.