- 02-02-2007, 03:41 PM #101
Emblazened across the top in big bold letters:
One big difference is that the Prada phone doesn't offer Internet use with a full-featured Web browser through common WiFi networks.
And if you could parse English it could mean:
a) there is no browser.
b) the browser isn't full featured
c) there is no WIFI on the device
Or any combination of the above. The specs say it has a browser. It has EDGE, and we know it has no WIFI. I wonder which interpretation is the most appropriate....
- 02-02-2007, 04:18 PM #103
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- 02-02-2007, 07:12 PM #107
- 02-02-2007, 07:42 PM #108
- 02-02-2007, 07:45 PM #109
Looks like it has calender and tasks too. Maybe the browser is just a WAP browser and that's what they meant in that other post. WAP is doable. Many may not be able to afford downloading HTML sites anyway in Europe. More data bandwidth.
It's not bad for a fun phone, just expensive. Any newer SE or Nokia phone will do the same things at 30-40% less. We just don't get the design.
- 02-02-2007, 07:59 PM #110
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- 02-03-2007, 01:57 AM #112
It has a browser, and they mention horizontal scrolling by touching transparent arrows, which suggests more than a WAP browser. There is also speculation that the browser supports flash (as the UI is based on it), which will be useful for a massive amount of websites, and better than the IPhone.
Interestingly the video shows it has no software keyboard, just the usual keypad for T-9. This is apparently on purpose, and appreciated by the Italian reviewer, who was obviously much more practices in the texting art than using mini-keyboards.
The PRADA name should tell us that this phone is meant for show, not functionality. It does give the IPhone a run for its money when it comes to style however, which is really the IPhone's main strong point in any case.
- 02-03-2007, 02:18 AM #114
- 02-03-2007, 02:31 AM #115
“Well, you might see that.”
David Pogue has corrected his blog in which he originally said there would be no flash.
Yes, but we know the CURRENT version does not have flash. The IPhone may also come with a kitchen sink, but at least the reviewers did not notice one in their models.
The PRADA phone actually comes with 4 changeable themes, if you watch the YouTube video. The rest are more colorful, and features animations such as the aquarium theme with a swimming fish, and the butterfly theme with obviously a flying butterfly.
When placed side by side the IPhone looks rather gaudy and rather un-Apple-like. What happened to their classical minimalism?
- 02-03-2007, 04:53 AM #117
I'm planning on building mobile versions of my websites. They should be easier to download. Honestly, IMO most phone screens are just too small for full HTML sites. This is one reason why the iPhone MAY do well among those who use their phones for browsing a lot.
- 02-03-2007, 05:00 AM #118
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- 02-03-2007, 06:21 AM #124
my take from day one..neither of these phones will make it into the office...but they'd be good to show off at a party or shopping
- 02-03-2007, 08:11 AM #125
flying butterflies and swimming fish? yes, that perhaps is gaudy. maybe you have them mixed up or something like that. or perhaps your mind is stuck on those goofy 3rd party home page/launcher apps for palm/wm5 that display meters and cute little application icons?
gaudy the iphone screen is not, at least in my eyes. and yes, you're entitled to your opinion just as well. would be fun to poll though.