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6 years ago

This Week in Smartphone Schadenfreude, March 28th Edition, Wait-a-Thon

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This Week in Smartphone Schadenfreude, March 28th Edition, Wait-a-Thon

[Jobs help us, we're making this an official Wait-a-Thon post! Leave a comment here for you chance to win a $100 iTunes Gift Card! In the meantime, congrats to last week's winner, Dyvim!]

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

iPhone Risk: Mexican-do and Whither Netherlands?

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iPhone Risk: Mexican-do and Whither Netherlands?

Apple Insider points us to two fresh rumors on iPhone launches. First up, in what could be the second North American appearance of El Jobso's revolutionary little phone:

The Mexico City newspaper El Universal alleged on Thursday that multiple dialogs with Apple support would have the iPhone launch on Mexican carrier Telcel in June, in time for Apple's planned version 2.0 firmware.

Next, a potential sixth (6th!) launch for the mighty Europe, this time in the Netherlands:

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6 years ago

Phone Different Week in Review 2008-03-28

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Phone Different Week in Review 2008-03-28

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

<a href="http://phonedifferent.com/2008/03/rumor_omg_appz_store_leaked11.html

">Apps Store, first pics?

The week started off with a glimpse of what may be the first pictures of the app store for the iPhone. Are they real? You decide!

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6 years ago

Double EDGE'd: Nokia Boosts Data Speed

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Double EDGE'd: Nokia Boosts Data Speed

Nokia Siemens Networks announced that they have developed new software which double the speed of existing EDGE data networks (the type of networks that currently supply carrier-based internet connections to iPhone users worldwide).

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6 years ago

iPhone SDK: Take 2

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iPhone SDK: Take 2

Literally every source on the interwebs is reporting that Apple has just released Beta 2 of their universe-denting SDK (Software Developers Kit). This new version now sports a working Interface Builder and an update to Xcode 3.1.

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6 years ago

Patents Pondered: Apple Poised to Free Your TV?

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Patents Pondered: Apple Poised to Free Your TV?

You're out with a friend on Wednesday night and hear that, because of the "big game", the season finale of NBC's The Office will be airing later that same night instead of the next as usual.

Panic? Try to rush home? Call your mom and beg her to record it? Hope you can download it off the torrents without getting sued into oblivion?

Nope. You just whip out your trusty iPhone, touch your way through a simple, elegant interface and -- boom! -- EDGE/Wi-Fi sync a new recording schedule back to the DVR-equipped Apple TV in your living room.

When you get home, The Office is recorded and waiting to watch on the big screen. And if you're too tired to finish watching it, you can just shift the content right back to your iPhone (or MacBook Air, or any other iTunes savvy device) and watch it on your way to work the next day.

Sounds like magic, doesn't it? Not according to one of Apple's latest patent filings...

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6 years ago

Web App Review: iCopy

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Web App Review: iCopy

When I first heard of iCopy through fellow Phone Different writer Rene Ritchie, I thought, "Wow, what a great idea, I hope it works". When I installed the software, I was immediately skeptical due to the complexity of the steps involved. So, without saying too much more, let's dive right in!

To use iCopy is simple; install the JavaScript-based bookmarklet and you are good to go. To begin you simple tap the Copy/Paste bookmark in Safari on the iPhone. After doing this you are presented with three choice: Copy, Paste and Cancel.

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6 years ago

Rumor: More 3G from Kevin Rose

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Rumor: More 3G from Kevin Rose

"Phone different, real posts no gimmicks"

[With apologies to Eminem and - ahem - our readers.]

Rumor's back. Back again. iPhone packed. Tell your friends.
From VP. Close to APPL. Kevin tweets. He's top lvl.
3G soon. GPS spin. Here by June. FTW!
Kevin's back. Back again. {interweb hums}

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6 years ago

404: Firefox NOT Coming to iPhone, Sorry Kiddies

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404: Firefox NOT Coming to iPhone, Sorry Kiddies

The folks at Mozilla are still fuming mad over Safari-gate. The developers behind the popular open source browser Firefox stated flatly that no efforts will be made to port Firefox to iPhone, blaming Apple's Gestapo-like restrictive software license.

So this means I can't look forward to a browser that consumes half my memory and grinds to a halt on AJAX-heavy websites? Tragic.

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6 years ago

3G iPhone around the Corner, OLED, 10 Million of 'em Ordered?

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3G iPhone around the Corner, OLED, 10 Million of 'em Ordered?

Ken Dulaney, a Gartner analyst has divulged to the iPod Observer that Apple may have already placed an order for 10 million 3G iPhones. Mr. Dulaney is aware of this based on the rumors he his following in Asia.

Mr. Delany also goes on to speculate that the 3G iPhone will also use organic LED's allowing the device to be thinner and have a lower consumption. This comes just days off of Kevin Rose's declaration that the 3G iPhone will have a built-in forward facing camera, possibly for video chatting via an iChat like client.

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6 years ago

RIM Shot: iPhone Jeopardy Update!

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RIM Shot: iPhone Jeopardy Update!

We interrupt this episode of RIM, Lose or Draw? for a quick iPhone JEOPARDY update!

Last time, Blackberry "pusher", and outage-plugger extraordinaire Mike Lazaridis took "Post SDK Over-Reactions" for a thousand:

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6 years ago

In ur SDK: Microsoft TellMe About iPhone?

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In ur SDK: Microsoft TellMe About iPhone?

Hot on the heals of the Microsoft MacBU (makers of Office 2008 for Mac) talking iPhone SDK, comes word (via Fortune) that Microsoft's recently acquired TellMe division, which specializes in voice recognition, is also eyeing Apple's little market grabber:

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6 years ago

British Invasion: iPhone to Surpass Nokia as Dominant Mobile Browser in UK

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British Invasion: iPhone to Surpass Nokia as Dominant Mobile Browser in UK

Blimey! Hey, Bert - you see this news on the telly today? Yeah, tarts. It says ere that iPhone is kicking Nokia's bum something awful in the browser business - a real flogging as it were. Some blokes at a firm called StatCounter is sayin it'll overtake Nokia soon in mobile web share, and you know how the Finns are about losing.

Remember what they did when they lost the world cup soccer championship? Helsinki burned to the ground, it did. Bloody business that was. God save Safari.

ReadVia TUAW

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6 years ago

Snowballs in Hell: Microsoft May Develop Software for iPhone

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Snowballs in Hell: Microsoft May Develop Software for iPhone

Fortune is quoting Microsoft VP of Specialized Devices and Applications Group (whatever the hell that is), who indicates the software giant may be open to developing applications for iPhone.

“It’s really important for us to understand what we can bring to the iPhone, to the extent that Mac Office customers have functionality that they need in that environment, we’re actually in the process of trying to understand that now.”

The thought of Microsoft software running on iPhone is sobering enough, but even more so when you consider the company's own mobile platform, Windows Mobile, competes directly with iPhone. Fear the fruit.

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6 years ago

That's What She Twittered: New Twitter Mobile Shows iPhone LUV

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That's What She Twittered: New Twitter Mobile Shows iPhone LUV

iPhone users can now more easily access and update their Twitter feeds thanks to Twitter's efforts to improve support for mobile browsers, including Safari. Now when you access Twitter.com from your iPhone, you are greeted with a mobile friendly version of the service instead of the standard "pinch me please" desktop version.

Finally I can inform my followers of important moments in day. "I'm eating a ham sandwich, sitting on the john."

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