- 06-20-2007, 04:02 PM #26
- 06-20-2007, 04:15 PM #27
- 06-20-2007, 04:33 PM #28
Yeah, they HAVE to get 3G for this thing if anyone wants YouTube away from a Wifi connection. Still, it does have Wifi at least.
The Safari demo looks really nice, and I envy iPhone users for being able to save Google map bookmarks (why they didn't include that on the Palm version is a mystery to me). I'm still not convinced the soft keyboard is a great innovation though. A BT keyboard should help that out though.
Apps like the stock widget could easily be developed for Palm as well, if Palm did enough to inspire developers. There are already apps that have the functionality just maybe not the style (except GX-5 maybe).
- 06-20-2007, 04:36 PM #29
- 06-20-2007, 04:41 PM #30
- 06-20-2007, 04:44 PM #31
- 06-20-2007, 05:31 PM #32
m.youtube.com (like the built-in Kinoma Media Embedded), but you can also play higher-quality Flash video via the Kinoma Media Guide or by adding your own feed.
-- Charles Wiltgen
- 06-20-2007, 05:35 PM #33
- 06-20-2007, 05:38 PM #34
- 06-20-2007, 06:00 PM #35
Where do you have Wi-Fi? Home, work, hotspot? That's where I use a laptop/desktop to view youtube, etc.
Where do you want to watch Youtube, etc? In the car, bus, subway, on street, etc. That's where I want to view that stuff on my mobile device. That's why 3G is key and EDGE is a turd wrapped in dookie buried in manure.
I guess we will see once it comes out, but I think all the "fast" stuff is just wi-fi, which to me is whoop-dee-effing-doo.
- 06-20-2007, 06:21 PM #36
OTOH, to play devil's advocate and I hate to say this...
We don't know if the iPhone is upgradable to 3g via 'unlocking' the feature when the network is mature enough (analagous to the wifi 'n' thing). It might be unlikely, but until someone opens one (ahh...technology gore!) we won't know. Apple seems to enjoy pulling "Aha!"'s on us e.g. the Youtube deal (no small feat), increased battery life, etc.
Just saying I wouldn't be surprised at this point if they didn't plan ahead.
- 06-20-2007, 10:08 PM #37
http://casario.blogs.com/mmworld/200..._will_sup.html And QuickTime has the best codec on the market so that covers all but windows media & I would suspect they will have a plug in for that.
Just so you know, I have Kinoma Player 4 EX & Coreplayer & they both are lacking. With Kinoma you can only stream what they allow from You Tube unless you manually input the address (No thank you, I have better things to do with my time) So I hardly ever use it for anything other than streeming my favorite radio stations at home via Bluetooth. As for all the other features Kinoma offers I have applications that do a better or just as good a job such as splash Photo, TCPMP, Dio Player & Core player (which Is garbage just taking up space). Kinoma Player 4 EX is a good idea but without a built in web browser & backround play for MP3's I can't use it as a replacement for my other applications but instead end up with 2 video players, 3 audio players and at least 3 photo viewers.
BTW you should never assume because as an electronic engineer, learning assembly code and visual Basic was mandatory for me to learn. So as a programmer I can tell you that writing programs for the Palm OS is as easy as it gets for a modern day OS (but by no stretch of imagination is it simple, especially if you write in ARM).
on another note:
The only issue I have with the i-Phone is speed. But since I’m in Europe & EDGE is as good as it gets I can’t complain. It does help that the EDGE service in Switzerland is way faster than Cingular's in Atlanta (think 14.4k dial up VS something almost as fast as Reverse Bluetooth) so it just makes an i-Phone that much more appealing to me.
- 06-21-2007, 12:34 AM #38
I think it's funny that your Windows machine makes you scream.
- 06-21-2007, 01:26 AM #39
- 06-21-2007, 01:51 AM #40
iTunes requires QuickTime.
I have Sunrise, Camino, Safari, Flock, OmniWeb, Opera, Shiira, Netscape and Firefox.
Safari is 6.3 MBs
Sunrise is 10
Camino is 39.6
Flock is 53.8
OmniWeb is 27.9
Shiira is 16.6
Netscape is 52.6
Firefox is 50.4
Now, keeping in mind that all applications elements are packaged in these containers for each app, Safari is rather small and nimble. In fact, it is the smallest bowser available - even when compared to others on that list that use WebKit.
Edit: Forgot the 5 year old Internet Explorer - 20MB
- 06-21-2007, 02:02 AM #41
http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/ViewExhibitReport.cfm?mode=Exhibits&RequestTimeout =500&calledFromFrame=N&application_id=268052&fcc_i d='BCGA1203'
- 06-21-2007, 03:38 AM #42
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- 06-21-2007, 11:02 AM #45
- 06-21-2007, 12:01 PM #46
- 06-21-2007, 12:06 PM #47
Funny, I just installed safari on one of my work computers (xp) lst week, and used it maybe 5 times. I love it actually, for loading web pages there's nothing faster. The interface could be better IMO, but I digress. The program files/safari folder is 27.5 MB.
Where you get that number from is totally beyond me.
EDIT: I should also add that the firefox folder is 25.9 MB.
- 06-21-2007, 02:42 PM #48
- 06-26-2007, 08:57 AM #49
I Was Wrong!
I WAS WRONG! In the post below, I was told by a rep that my FAN account would get me a 40% reduction on the iPhone. No, it's worst. If you buy an iPhone, you will lose your FAN Account status and discounts. If you want an iPhone, you must purchase a separate consumer account.
WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!
- 06-26-2007, 09:00 AM #50