1. braj's Avatar
    Not that this is that impressive, but hey, it's interesting





    07-14-2007 12:25 AM
  2. braj's Avatar
    I can't believe no one has commented on this yet.
    07-16-2007 03:12 PM
  3. cmaier's Avatar
    What's to comment on?
    07-16-2007 04:25 PM
  4. braj's Avatar
    What's to comment on?
    I dunno. If you got nothing then whatever. I though it was interesting how close they got to the form factor, and how far away they are with the software.
    07-16-2007 04:53 PM
  5. cmaier's Avatar
    I suppose. Sure points out what a difference software makes. But somehow I think someone like Surur looks at that video and thinks "now THAT is a nice phone!"
    07-16-2007 05:06 PM
  6. braj's Avatar
    I suppose. Sure points out what a difference software makes. But somehow I think someone like Surur looks at that video and thinks "now THAT is a nice phone!"
    I like that you can add memory, and use 2 sims. And regarding software at least you can install 3rd party apps. But beyond all that I don't think Apple has to worry, whoever buys this wasn't getting an iPhone anyway. Kind of like all the Windows skinners who are preoccupied with emulating Mac OS X perfectly.
    07-16-2007 05:14 PM
  7. cmaier's Avatar
    Although I want an API as much as the next guy (or more), I have had some great success writing applications using joe hewitt's IUI for iphone. One is a new interface onto an old web-based program i wrote to see my list of dvds. Other than the occasional lag, it looks and feels just like a built-in app. I can even pick any actor from my dvd collection and get his "bacon distance" :-)

    I also wrote a game (based on tic-tac-toe). When i first started coding for pocket pc, this game was the first I wrote, and when i switched to palm it was the first program i rewrote. In this case I wrote it entirely in javascript, so it can live in the iphone cache and no network connectivity is necessary to run it. It has all the features, animations, etc. of the game on the other two platforms, and performance is comparable.

    Now, I'm not claiming that web programming is an acceptable solution, but at least it's not as horrible as I was afraid it would be. Joe did a fantastic job with his stuff.

    The big problem (aside from an inability to access important phone features like the contacts/calendar database, camera, multi-touch, etc.) is that there is no revenue model for 3rd-party developers. With downloadable software, you sign a deal with handango, and all your costs are up front. With the web software, you have to pay for the server forever. And who wants to use software with ads on it, especially when your screenspace is so limited?

    I'll just keep hoping an actual API is coming at some point. But I still bet they sign deals with some of the game makers, etc. for software that you can download from itunes, and keep the API otherwise under wraps.
    07-16-2007 05:38 PM
  8. AnteL0pe's Avatar
    I though it was interesting how close they got to the form factor....
    Pretty close except for the thickness, that things a brick!
    07-16-2007 06:31 PM
  9. braj's Avatar
    Pretty close except for the thickness, that things a brick!
    I was mostly thinking of the screen. I wonder how it is 'in person'.
    07-16-2007 06:36 PM
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