Monday, January 15, 2007

Apple Announces The iPhone

Last week Apple announced the much awaited iPhone and it created some major news. So much so that Windows Vista is now a dead subject. The blogosphere was swept with iPhone news and what it is likely to deliver. Most of the experts have given a positive review. The first shipment is slated for June 2007.

As expected; Apple has introduced a bunch of features and new concepts that are completely outside the realm of accepted thought in mobile telephony.

So how is the iPhone different from its competitors? Firstly; it’s a lovely looking device that weighs about 135 grams. It’s a 3.5" Pocket PC PDA. It is very sleek, thin and not very wide. Secondly it’s innovative in the sense that it functions completely with multi-touch – It has a touch screen-based input method. It supports WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and Quadband GSM/EDGE communications. It comes with an iPod, a 2 mega pixel camera; the quality of which is supposed to be good. It has a full fledged internet surfing browser, a Visual VoiceMail, a superb SMS, advanced photo management capabilities and Google maps. It comes in two capacities of 4 and 8 GBs and is priced at $499 and $599 respectively.

Here's what it is in a nutshell:
# Specification overview Screen: 3.5-inches, 320 x 480 @ 160 PPI
# Storage: 4GB or 8GB
# GSM: Quad-band (MHz: 850, 900, 1800, 1900)
# Wireless: Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) + EDGE + Bluetooth 2.0
# Camera: 2.0 megapixels
# Battery: Up to 5 hours Talk / Video / Browsing; Up to 16 hours Audio playback
# Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inches / 115 x 61 x 11.6mm
# Weight: 4.8 ounces / 135 grams

Will it outdo the Nokia’s and Sony Eriksson’s of this world? It might not; but it is expected to have a 5% market share which is a lot. It surely will find its own niche. Don’t be surprised if it becomes another iPod.

If you wanna check out for more on the iPhone click here. It comes from Apple - It’s gotta be different.

1 comment:

groat said...

I just love this phone...thought it has a few drawbacks,this is definitely going to be my next phone... :)

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