- 06-14-2009, 10:15 AM #26
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- 06-16-2009, 02:13 AM #30
Since we didn't get the hot rumored stuff this year, I'm looking for some meaningful changes to these hardware areas next year, especially if they want to keep up with the competition.
Better screen (Oled, HD, whatever)
A real camera and video recording, which means things like a lens larger than a pinhole, zoom, flash, and image stabilization.
Forward facing camera (I can't believe how many phones come with them already)
And that new ARM 9 dual core chip along with even more RAM.
And some way to put apps in categories/folders so they aren't splattered across 11 screens
Do that and I'll pay full price for the thing
- 06-16-2009, 02:15 AM #31
By this time next year there will very likely be chipsets available for ALL protocols: GSM/UMTS/HSDPA/LTE all on a single chip.
LTE makes this especially easy since the air interface has been designed to re-use significant parts of the existing radio designs.
This would mean that APPLE can come out with a single radio that handles every market they care to enter (Except China and Korea).
So don't be surprised if Apple announces their 4G phone this time next year.
The move to LTE will be fairly fast and easy for GSM/UMTS carriers.
What makes little sense is continuing to deploy ATT's UMTS/HSDPA (3G) network. They should just stop it, and start putting up LTE. The only way this makes sense is if they are deploying Cell tower radios that can add LTE by simply plugging in another board into the backplane.
- 06-16-2009, 04:29 AM #32