iPhone 4 Released: Quick Hands-On

24 Jun 2010  4 Comments

Just went to the Apple store to play around with the new iPhone 4. It feels good in the hand, very responsive with the new A4 processor and 512MB RAM. The camera is on par with the Nexus One camera that I think is one of the best 5MP cameras around.


The line here in Albuquerque New Mexico was pretty long. There are two lines, one for purchases and one is for reservation. both were long.

As I talked to one of the sales representatives at Apple, He said there might not be enough iPhones for everybody and its likely that the will get Sold out the first day. But good news is that they have the iPad in stock

iPhone 4 Announced

8 Jun 2010  5 Comments

Mr. Jobs announced today the new iPhone 4 and iOS 4 to the world with no real surprises sadly as it was leaked a month ago with almost all details.

The phone will be released on June 24th and pre-order will start in a week (keep in mind they are carrier locked).

The main new features will be the front facing camera that enable Video chat (iPhone-to-iPhone only and via wifi only), higher resolution display and the new A4 CPU (iPad’s processor). Also it has some nice “theoretical” battery life, we will just have to wait and see.

Here is the promo video that explains the new features.

How To Update Your Nexus One To 2.2 (Froyo)

23 May 2010  1 Comment

  • Download the update from here.

The rest of the steps I posted before here. But just incase you are lazy, here you go:

  • Rename the file to update.zip.
  • Copy the update.zip file onto your microSD card.
  • With your Nexus One off, hold down the trackball and press the power button.You’ll be booted into a white screen with three Android robots on skateboards.
  • Select “Bootloader.”
  • On the next screen, select “Recovery.”
  • Your phone will reboot, giving you a picture of the Android robot and an exclamation point inside a triangle.
  • Now press the power button and volume up button at the same time. It could take a couple of tries.
  • Now (using the trackball this time) choose “Apply sdcard:update.zip”

After the installation is complete, you will still have to download and install Flash 10.1 to get things going, just click on any “get latest flash” link in the browser and you are set. or just search for it in the market place.

Enjoy

Android Froyo 2.2: Flash and First Signs of Arabic Support

23 May 2010  12 Comments


I just managed to download and install Froyo on my Nexus One today. I have been playing with it for a few hours at it is definitely a great upgrade.

The device feels snappier all around especially in the browser. The inclusion of Flash is awesome, it make mobile browsing much more tolerable. Also the battery life seemed to have improved, I played around with the device for a while a definitely notice a better battery life……. I think. will let you know after a full day use.

Another great feature is the WiFi hotspot. you can transfer your device into a wireless hotspot (think MiFi). this is a great feature indeed making me carry one less device, or maybe just an extra battery.

Also I have notice the first glimpse of Arabic support, I see separated Arabic letters instead of the usual block in both the browser and in the messages. This means that the next major update 3.0 perhaps will include full Arabic support.

Vic Gundorta Taking A Swipe At Apple Every CHance He Gets

21 May 2010  3 Comments

Yesterday, Google had its developers event and it showed-off a ton of new stuff (Google TV). But what I was waiting for was the 2.2 version of Android AKA Froyo.

It has a lot of great new features and new API’s. But what was amusing was watching the video and seeing Google’s Vice president of engineering taking a swipe at Apple every chance he gets. He even used Apple’s 1984 Campaign against them (3 minute mark first video)

The Keynote has a lot of info and demos and I recommend watching it if you have an Android device, planing to get one or you just want to see Steve Jobs have a taste of his own medicine.

5 part video.

I Might Jailbreak My iPhone Just For This!!

18 May 2010  1 Comment

I am not using my iPhone at the moment and its collecting dust in the apartment, my partner in crime is the Nexus One which I think is a much better phone to carry around for daily use. But after seeing the WiFi syncing app for the iPhone I’m thinking of jailbreaking it now, I have already jailbroken the iPad just to get “Backgrounder” but WiFi syncing sounds good.

BlackBerry OS 6 Teaser Video

28 Apr 2010  5 Comments


Research In Motion released the first teaser video for the incoming BlackBerry OS 6, it looks really good and should be available in Q3 of this year for both touch and non-touch devices. RIM drop the beat now.


Apple’s New iPhone Revealed!!! *UPDATED*

19 Apr 2010  7 Comments

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Gizmodo seems that they got there hands on a new iPhone (4G/HD) prototype and pimping it for all of us to see. and this is what they found:

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What’s new

• Front-facing video chat camera
• Improved regular back-camera (the lens is quite noticeably larger than the iPhone 3GS)
• Camera flash
• Micro-SIM instead of standard SIM (like the iPad)
• Improved display. It’s unclear if it’s the 960×460 display thrown around before—it certainly looks like it, with the “Connect to iTunes” screen displaying much higher resolution than on a 3GS.
• What looks to be a secondary mic for noise cancellation, at the top, next to the headphone jack
• Split buttons for volume
• Power, mute, and volume buttons are all metallic

What’s changed

• The back is entirely flat, made of either glass (more likely) or ceramic or shiny plastic in order for the cell signal to poke through. Tapping on the back makes a more hollow and higher pitched sound compared to tapping on the glass on the front/screen, but that could just be the orientation of components inside making for a different sound
• An aluminum border going completely around the outside
• Slightly smaller screen than the 3GS (but seemingly higher resolution)
• Everything is more squared off
• 3 grams heavier
• 16% Larger battery
• Internals components are shrunken, miniaturized and reduced to make room for the larger battery.

Full article here

UPDATE:

Seems that Apple have contacted Gizmodo and asked for their device back, so I guess this seals the deal and confirms that this *IS* an Apple device. Final version or prototype? we have to wait and see.

Link

Android vs iPhone

19 Apr 2010  2 Comments

Android vs iPhone

Microsoft Announces Kin One & Two

12 Apr 2010  2 Comments

Kin Phones

In today’s “It Time To Share” event. Microsoft announced the long rumored “Project Pink” devices. Its nothing that extravagant, its based on some variation of Windows Phone 7, so what we are seeing here is a very cool integration with social media networks and “should” be in the upcoming Windows Phone 7.

Its only going to be on Verizon so no GSM version just yet. Don’t think anyone will be disappointed though.

 

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