This is it. We're in the home stretch. Golden goal, all or nothing, and Steve Jobs kicking it high and to the side. In 2 days we find out if Apple gets the world cup, the two-peat for smartphone (even gadget) championship, or if they send it flying over the post with their mostly evolutionary, not so much revolutionary, next generation handset.
Cheesy over-branding aside, you gotta be kidding me. That iPhone was clearly drugged first, then tied up. Try that with a fresh, free iPhone, and it would've dodged those we-know-what-they're-overcompensating-for rifle bullets with Matrix-like moves that would have had Neo saying "Whoa!" Then it would be BOOM! Silver-bezel roshambo kick, faux-"hunter" goes down, and POW! multi-touch ground-and-pound! (The iPhone don't need no stinkin' guns!)
Remember, kids: Guns can't kill iPhones. But vidtards with guns can kill our childlike sense of wonder.
(No iPhones -- or iPhone Blog Editors -- were harmed in the typing of the post)
WOW! iPhone plans and prices are dropping faster than Rogers stock these days. With a 22 country launch on Friday (and a few days later in France -- vive la difference, eh?), some with multiple co-exclusive carriers, each with different tiers of service (from cheap, all-you-can-eat unlimited to tiny $$$ per byte ultra-rip-offs) it's a lot to keep track of -- but we're still going to try!
Just off of the reviewing the original Jawbone bluetooth headset comes its sequel: The Jawbone...2. This headset takes what made the original so great and takes it to the next level in terms of size. Does this headset live up to its older brother? Or will its smaller size make it less competitive? What makes this bluetooth headset so great its the noise canceling technology; it is truly remarkable. Let's start off with the basics though, shall we?
Not so fast New Zealand, turns out some NDA/do-not-open violating Portuguese iPhone-luster got his or her hands on the first iPhone 3G! (outside of Steve Jobs and Walt Mossberg, 'natch!) Apple Store insider? Carrier higher-up? Who knows -- and who cares -- we just want the pics! (Actually, we just want the iPhone 3G ourselves!
Check out the photos via the read link, if the Portuguese interwebs don't come crashing to their knees under the load...
Among the features we'd hoped to see in iPhone 2.0 that we didn't: Photo Speed Dial. Sure, there's a nasty hack to get photo speed dial by adding web shortcuts to your homescreen, but it's not very convenient and the photos are very small. TechAU managed to have one of those moment where they think of something that we all should have: Contact Coverflow. We like it because, well, the Coverflow framework is already on the iPhone (you've seen it in the iPod app) and can be utilized by other jailbroken apps -- as witnessed in the jailbreak app AppFlow.
This is it. We're in the home stretch. Games in overtime, the shot clock is almost done, and Steve Jobs is soaring from mid-court looking for the slam dunk. In 3 days we find out if Apple brings down the net, the two-peat for smartphone (even gadget) championship, or if they bounce it off the rim (pun sorta intended) with their mostly evolutionary, not so much revolutionary, next generation handset.
Now word comes that, to accommodate New Zealand, which due to their time zone gets the iPhone 3G way before anyone else, Apple has announced that it's really not 3 days to MobileMe -- just one! That's right, MobileMe goes live on Wednesday, July 9 between 6pm and 12am PST. Mark your calendars, then get ready to "push" sync them!