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6 years ago

Attack of the iClones: HTC Touch Diamond - Wait-a-Thon!

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Attack of the iClones: HTC Touch Diamond - Wait-a-Thon!

[Note: This a a Wait-A-Thon post! Comment on this post -- or any post tagged "Wait-a-Thon" -- for your chance to win a $100 iTunes Gift Card!]

Usually we wait for This Week in Smartphone Schadenfreude to mock review the competition (such as it is), but if they bring the hype, we'll bring the satire, special-edition style.

Samsung, Nokia (yeah, I'd forgotten about them as well...), and RIM (and RIM) have already sent in their iClones, and now it's HTCs turn to make mid-2008 look like early 2007 all over again... Ludites and gentlemen, the HTC Touch Diamond.

(At least I think it's the Diamond, they've pre-announced like 100 different Touch trademarks lately, so it could be the Pro or the Cruise or even the Cubic Zirconium for all I can tell...)

Speaking of 2007, as we all know when Steve Jobs took the stage at Macworld and pulled the iPhone from his pocket, it's form factor was exactly like every other Palm, RIM, and WinMob device out there, with a tiny screen, application independent tic-tactile keyboard, always unstylish stylus, and and OS and interface straight out of 2001.

Wait, no it wasn't. El Jobso unveiled a revolutionary new device with a giant, hi-res screen, multi-touch input, and an interface the likes of which the industry had never seen before. But they (and we) have certainly seen it since -- reflected funhouse mirror-like in almost every signature device from every company released post-iPhone.

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6 years ago

No Vacation for AT&T, 3G iPhone Late June?

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No Vacation for AT&T, 3G iPhone Late June?

Sorry AT&T workers, I guess you’ll have to re-schedule that Hawaiian vacation. The Boy Genius Report reports that an internal memo has been making the rounds over at AT&T and it strongly discourages vacation time between June 15th and July 12th.

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6 years ago

iPhone 3G Rumors Galore!

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iPhone 3G Rumors Galore!

Have you been hiding under a rock lately? If so, come on outside, it's springtime and springtime means (this year, at least) that iPhone 3G rumors are flying around so fast and furious they'll make your head spin faster than the first time you heard about the birds and the bees. So what's the word?

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6 years ago

iPhone Risk: Italy Redux + No More Exclusivity?!

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iPhone Risk: Italy Redux + No More Exclusivity?!

No sooner did Vodafone announce it would be carrying the iPhone in 10 countries, then previously rumored Telecom Italia chimed in with a hearty "anche io!" ("Me too" for you non-Romantics)

Apple Insider quotes:

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6 years ago

iPhone Risk: And Then There Were 17!

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iPhone Risk: And Then There Were 17!

Figures. Right after I go to all the trouble of cut and pasting together an April iPhone Risk Roundup, Vodafone goes ahead and announces 10 more countries, more than doubling the amount of countries having, or set to have, the iPhone! Apple Insider goes on locations:

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6 years ago

Thurrott'ling Apple's "Day and Date" Movie Sales

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Thurrott'ling Apple's "Day and Date" Movie Sales

Windows pundit and out of the closet iPhone lover Paul Thurrott brings his usual brand of over-the-top Apple baiting and legitimate griping to bear on iTune's recent announcement of "day and date" movie downloads, where iTunes will offer the latest from Hollywood for sale (not rental!) the same day as DVDs are released.

Thurrott rightly points out that $15 for no-extras, unilingual, often non-captioned, DRM-laden movies is just too pricey, and even (though in a later point) that Hollywood is charging apple a whopping $16 per film, meaning Apple is taking a $1 hit on every movie they sell (as a loss leader to drive iPhone and iPod sales).

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6 years ago

3G Rumors: Austria to Test 3G iPhone?

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3G Rumors: Austria to Test 3G iPhone?

Apple Insider reports that, according to T-Mobile, the 3G iPhone is slated for immanent testing in Austria:

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6 years ago

iPhone 2.0: Aiya! Chinese "Handwriting" Support?

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iPhone 2.0: Aiya! Chinese "Handwriting" Support?

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Thanks to iPhone developer, forum regular, and troll-slayer extraordinaire cmaier for passing along this gem from McRumors:

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6 years ago

iPhone at Work, the Business Case - Wait-a-Thon

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iPhone at Work, the Business Case - Wait-a-Thon

A strange thing happens around the corporate office when I whip out my iPhone and check email, place a call, or browse Safari. There is first silence, then Also Sprach Zarathustra (theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey) slowly builds to a crescendo and my office colleagues gather like early man around the mysterious black monolith.

You see, like most offices across the land, we use mostly Blackberries. Now, I'm not sayin' that these BB toters are Neanderthal, pre-man or apes; I mean, they have to have opposable thumbs to work the keyboard, right? I'm merely pointing out that my iPhone is the ONLY iPhone on the premises and somehow I get my work done and keep track of my schedule, contacts and email, just like everyone else. Read on to see if your iPhone can survive in a hostile work environment!

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6 years ago

Google Apps Prettied Up for iPhone

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Google Apps Prettied Up for iPhone

Here at Smartphone Experts we use gmail for our main email and also use Google Apps Premier for our documents. Looks like we can add to the list of things that the iPhone excels at, business-wise: Google Apps. That list, by the way, is coming up shortly as a Wait-a-Thon post.

Meanwhile, if you, like us, use Google for business, your iPhone is now a great tool for that business:

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6 years ago

Cringely: Apple to Buy Adobe, Gruber: Cringely's Nuts

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Cringely: Apple to Buy Adobe, Gruber: Cringely's Nuts

Like a moth to a flame or a Blackberry addict to email, I am drawn once again into the train wreck that is Flash on the iPhone. This time it's courtesy one Robert X. Cringely, and it's a brain bender!

Cringely says:

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6 years ago

AT&T discontinues free Wi-Fi for iPhone users?

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AT&T discontinues free Wi-Fi for iPhone users?

According to reports submitted to MacRumors, users are no longer able to access free Wi-Fi at Starbucks and Barnes & Nobles Locations.

I am sure this is due to a “beta” phase for AT&T to test connectivity. Once wind got out that people are accessing it, they stopped. The fact that AT&T is even doing this is really cool; it adds value to the AT&T proposition for their mobile service.

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6 years ago

This Week in Smartphone Schadenfreude, May 3rd Edition

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This Week in Smartphone Schadenfreude, May 3rd 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

Gizmodo Smash... er... Doubt Puny 3G iPhone Pics Leak!

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Gizmodo Smash... er... Doubt Puny 3G iPhone Pics Leak!

Real? Fake? Really fake? We don't know yet, but Gizmodo is joining the growing crowd of logo distorted, cheesy-photoshop artifact'ed, no way this thing got within 100 miles (how far is Redmond again?) of Jonathan Ive, doubters.

While the accessory makers may have struck them some gold on the specs-side, it's looking increasingly like our French compatriots were either duped, or helped consipire up some duping. Merde indeed:

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6 years ago

Adobe to Make Flash More Open, Apple to Care?

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Adobe to Make Flash More Open, Apple to Care?

Confession: I'm suffering from extreme PFSD (Posting about Flash Stress Disorder). All this "will it" "won't it" "please don't let it" blog-pong has me cowering beneath my laptop. But I believe in facing my fears, real and absurd, so let's see what Ars Technica has to report:

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