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6 years ago

Mossberg Smash Puny 3G Rumors!

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Mossberg Smash Puny 3G Rumors!

After "Uncle" Walt Mossberg teased the interwebs wild with an offhand remark about the iPhone 3G coming within 60 days, Silicon Valley Insider caught up with the Wallstreet Journal's very own Mac Daddy to find out just when we'd be getting that next gen release. Walt's answer: He has no idea.

"If I knew when this date was, why would I announce it in the middle of a sentence at the Finnish embassy, rather than report it in the Wall Street Journal?"

Moreover, Walt doesn't care.

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6 years ago

Send in the iClones: Nokia "Tube" Edition

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Send in the iClones: Nokia "Tube" Edition

When the iPhone was introduced, Nokia's first official response was the corporate equivalent of a raspberry (the spitting kind, not the fruit!). Their second official response was to demo a device which so closely mimicked the iPhone that it quite possibly was one.

"If there is something good in the world then we copy with pride," said Anssi Vanjoki, Nokia's Executive VP & General Manager of Multimedia.

Well, proudly copy it they have! The final device, bewilderingly code-named "Tube" is ready for prime-time (or whatever time it is they relegate programs that knock off last season's hits).

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6 years ago

MobileSafari Touch Update to Get its Animation On?

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MobileSafari Touch Update to Get its Animation On?

Engadget Mobile has been leafing through their WWDC course program and found a nice hint at the future of Apple's mobile web browser:

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6 years ago

Weekly Web App Review- iRovr

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Weekly Web App Review- iRovr

Social networking is all the rage these days. From Facebook to MySpace, everyone has a web presence. Well, now the iPhone crowd has an iPhone only experience, it’s called iRovr. Be prepared to enter the stream…

iRovr is designed to work exclusively on the iPhone. You can log in from a desktop browser, but it is still formatted for our favorite mobile device.

The Setup

The configuration for iRovr is quite clever. You setup and account with your email. Once you do this, iRovr sends you several links to add to your Contacts on the iPhone. You receive a unique address for items such as:

  • Photos: Send photos
  • Videos: Send YouTube videos
  • Blogs: Send a blog post in the form of an email
  • Bookmarks: via the send a link to this page in Safari

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6 years ago

3G Drop Pool: When's Your Pick? - Wait-a-Thon!

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3G Drop Pool: When's Your Pick? - Wait-a-Thon!

It's that season again. No, not football -- Apple iPhone rumor release season. The fans smell 3G. The pundits smell 3G. The press smells 3G. And boy do the analysts smell them some Apple cooked 3G.

Risking feet to fall firmly in mouth, the bold, brash predictions are now coming hot and heavy. The rumors are flying faster than Vista downgrades. Everyone knows its coming. (It's gotta be coming!) And while no one outside the Jobspod knows precisely when, the interweb pools are filling up fast and furious.

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6 years ago

Review: Plantronics Discovery 665 Bluetooth Headset

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Review: Plantronics Discovery 665 Bluetooth Headset

With so many traffic laws being passed regulating cell phone usage in your car, a Bluetooth headset is on the top of every cell phone owner’s mind. The Plantronics Discovery 665 is targeted as the ideal solution for those road warriors who have frequent and lengthy phone calls while on the road so that they can keep their hands and attention on the wheel.

The Plantronics Discovery 665 Bluetooth Headset ($69.95) is a slick looking Bluetooth headset that uses AudioIQ technology to enhance performance. Does the technology translate to real life success? Could this be the Bluetooth headset for commuters around the world?

You’ll have to read on for the rest of the review!

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6 years ago

iPhone Gaming: Quake This!

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iPhone Gaming: Quake This!

While we've speculated about the huge potential for iPhone/iPod Touch gaming, is it possible we're still underestimating it?

Pre-SDK, Engadget brings us word -- and video -- of Quake 3 absolutely shredding Apple's little hand-hand revolution. Tilt-to-move, touch-to-fire, wi-fi to multi-player, it looks beyond sweet to me, and this is almost certainly still an early-stage, pre-app launch demo. And I'm not even sure it's coming officially from Carmack and id Software at this point!

But words don't do it justice. Check out the video after the break!

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6 years ago

Unlock the iPhone, Tie it to .Mac Revenue?

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Unlock the iPhone, Tie it to .Mac Revenue?

Roughly Drafted recently proposed that neither impending 3G nor poor supply chain management were to blame for Apple Store's lack of iPhone stock, but rather the international gray market for unlocked handsets.

Now, based on a post from Infrageeks, they're back with a look at how Apple could replace some carrier kick-back revenue with .Mac subscription revenue, if El Jobso saw fit to beef up the service and better tie it into the iPhone.

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6 years ago

Walt Mossberg: 3G iPhone, t-minus 60 days

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Walt Mossberg: 3G iPhone, t-minus 60 days

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6 years ago

This Week in Smartphone Schadenfreude, April 5th Edition

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This Week in Smartphone Schadenfreude, April 5th Edition

Not evil twin to Phone Different Week in Review, not an invasion by Fake Steve, This Week in Smart Phone Schadenfreude brings you all the feel-better news you need about the smartphone world outside Apple's current media dominator. (Who knew there was such a world? We were just as surprised! Inelegant, interface challenged, keyboardy, crashy, single-touchy place -- best not to linger...). Join us as we mock review the big news from last week at our sister sites. Everybody loves sibling rivalry!

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6 years ago

Phone Different Week in Review 2008-04-04

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Phone Different Week in Review 2008-04-04

Every week I will be bringing you what I think are the week’s biggest stories and articles. Here we go!

iPhone PWNED!

The iPhone Dev Team announce a tool called PWNED that will allow folks to load custom firmware onto their iPhones, totally bypassing a fully sanctioned Apple blessed OS… DOH!

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6 years ago

JAR! Blogging 1.1.4 Jailbreak

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JAR! Blogging 1.1.4 Jailbreak

Real nice, Bohn. Fine. Let's do this.

As most probably know, Canada doesn't have the iPhone. Well, we do, but it's a cr@ppy piece of VoIP. Nothing near as revolutionary or useful as Le Steve's little universe denter. We also have a GSM monopoly with data rates so high Warren Buffet wants no part of them. (A national newspaper once calculated that to even approach an AT&T type iPhone plan on Rogers would cost well over $1000 a month, and would still offer less service).

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6 years ago

Picture of 3G iPhone... dressed in black?

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Picture of 3G iPhone... dressed in black?

The iPod observer has a great shot of what could be the "back" of Apple's 3G iPhone. With the inventory running low across the country, could this be the next iteration? Will we know soon?

The iPhone is going on a year old and it would make sense for there to be a product refresh soon. But we are not even to the 12-month anniversary yet. What does Steve Jobs have up his sleeve?

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6 years ago

iPhone Pwnage Tool Available for Mac, Windows Coming

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iPhone Pwnage Tool Available for Mac, Windows Coming

We haven't covered the latest in the hacking front here at Phone different for a few reasons:

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6 years ago

US iPhone Shortage... Due to INTL Pirates?

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US iPhone Shortage... Due to INTL Pirates?

As previously mentioned, US Apple Store's have been surprisingly (or suspiciously) out of iPhone stock lately.

Some have speculated that this is due to the immanent release of a 3G iPhone, others have cited atypical supply chain management issues, component shortages, or shipping problems.

In a long post based on info from an anonymous source nom-de-tip'd, Tantrum, Roughly Drafted brings a third option to the table: Pirates. (JAR!)

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