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The WebOS and Windows Phone 7 Problem: The Role of the Underdog OS in an Android/iOS Dominated World
Walk into a crowded bar and look around. Seriously, just look. Not discounting the folks holding actual face-to-face conversations (a handsome minority, no doubt), take note of how many people are staring intently at the glowing brick of communication magic in their hands. Now, take note of just how many of those bricks are running Android…or iOs….got it? Good. Nothing out of the ordinary here. Now, try and find a WebOS phone. We dare you. Can’t do it? No problem. Point us towards the first Windows Phone 7 handset you can find and we’ll be happy. Right. Get the picture?
Did those Android and Windows Phone 7 phones start looking a bit more appealing to you once you found out there would be no summer fling with a new iPhone? Well do you think you can hang on for another three months? The going word is that the mythical machine known as the iPhone 5 might be showing up in September. Apple has an event around that time of the year and it just seems to make the most sense. If we start seeing pictures of phone components surfacing in the next few months, then there’s a good chance this one is on the money.
Pictured above is said to be the seventh generation iPod Nano. The device appears to be keeping the same form factor, but there appears to be one major addition. The image indicates that of which looks like a large camera sensor. Now we’re not too sure what makes Apple think we’d like to take pictures with such a small device. Perhaps they’ll make some changes to the final product. We’d expect a 3.5MP camera at best. We’ll have more on this as it comes.
Well, at least we saw this thing coming. iPad 2 is thinner, with better hardware and two cameras. Jobs and the gang boasted some questionable statements about the competition, even using terms such as, “copycat.” Hate to say it but it seems like Apple is the best copycat of their own devices, because it seems they recycle the same thing over and over again. Let’s look at what we know so far in regards to the iPad 2′s specs:
- iOS 4.3 (New)
- 9.7″ LED backlit IPS LCD ( Same as current iPad)
- 1024 x 768 resolution (Same as current iPad)
- Front facing VGA camera (New)
- 1GHz dual-core A5 processor (New)
- 3G and Wifi (802.11a./b/g/n) connectivity (Verizon & AT&T)
- Bluetooth (2.1 + EDR)
- 3 axis accelerometer (Same as current iPad)
- 3 axis gyroscope (New)
- 8.8mm thick (New) Old iPad is: 13.4mm
All this can be yours starting on March 11th. As far as pricing goes: $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB, and $699 for 64GB and 3G models: $629 for 16GB, $729 for 32GB, and $829 for 64GB (Verizon & AT&T). The biggest news is the new processor and the thinner body. The device also comes in two colors (black and white). Sadly we’re still stuck with the same display, too bad those Retina display rumors washed out. As of writing this we’re unsure of the primary camera’s resolution, we’re banking on 5-MP, but we’re not sure. We do know it shoots 720p HD video. We’ll have more info as it comes, but we’d like to know did this thing live up to your expectations?
Everyone seems to be going into a frenzy over the upcoming announcement of the second generation iPad. Apple has even taken the Apple Store offline, guess they don’t want any web leaks to happen, like what happened to HP right before their press event. As far as the next iPad goes, we’re really not expecting that much. We’re hearing and thinking slightly better hardware and a couple of cameras ( front & back), certainly nothing we haven’t seen before from other devices. Don’t get us wrong the folks from Cupertino just might surprise us, but we wager they won’t. Come on look at their track record with the iPhone, you didn’t get any real change until recently with the iPhone 4. In any event, we’ll gladly eat a huge slice of humble Apple pie if something new and “magical” happens. Either way it goes, we’ll be sure cover and recap all the gory details.
We’ve been been hearing word about a new iPhone with a smaller form factor for quite a while now. Now before you get too excited, pictured to your left is a mockup, not the real thing. The WSJ is now starting to claim that an iPhone Nano is on the way. We’re hearing the project is said to be codenamed “N97,” and will be half the size of the current iPhone. The new Nano is also said to come in a 4GB and 8GB model and be priced around $50 (on contract of course). We’re not completely sure what is under the hood, but we’ll play this one close to the chest. The thought of an economy iPhone is great and all, but we do have a couple of concerns with it. I’ve jokingly said in the past that Apple has managed to sale us the same product three times. The iPod, iPhone, and iPad are all very, very similar devices with little separation. If this all holds up and hopefully we’ll see something besides a pint sized iPhone. Perhaps this will get announced along with the rumored completely revamped iPhone 5? We sure hope so, because a real change is needed!
EA has a new basketball game on the way! No it’s not NBA Elite. It’s a port of NBA Jam for the iPhone. No words on price or release date at this time. It appears that the console version’s graphics have ported over fairly well. We’re not too sure how well touch controls will work, but the game’s push button setup is pretty simple, so it shouldn’t be too bad. Take a look at the quick video of what might be helping you pass the time when you should be busy working or doing school work.
With Verizon changing up their data plans, it’s now been confirmed that their version of the iPhone will receive unlimited data for $30. Restructured data plans seem to be going around these days. Although we’re happy for future red iPhone owners, that’s still a pretty high price. It kinda sounds like people are getting churned, but something tells us they’ll be glad to pay. If you somehow have been living or hiding under a rock the past few weeks, the iPhone 4 will be available on Verizon Wireless on February 10th.
After well over a year of bashing each other back and forth the AT&T and Verizon iPhone love triangle has done the unthinkable. Apple has brought them together in their latest iPhone 4 commercial showcasing how both phones are guess what? The same! Take a look at the two siblings sitting side by side and try and guess which one is for which carrier before they reveal it at the end of the commercial. Why do I have a feeling we’ll see this one on Super Bowl Sunday?
So Verizon finally comes clean about the iPhone 4 coming next month. It’s the same iPhone AT&T customers have but set to run on a CDMA connection. Just like we thought it’s 3G only. Starting February 3rd existing customers can pre-order and new customers can buy on February 10th. As far as pricing: $199 for the 16GB, $299 for 32GB, and you’ll have hotspot support for up to five devices. Verizon has confirmed that this is a non exclusive deal( Sprint iPhone anyone?). Don’t get us wrong we’re happy to see customers get a choice, we see that as the big deal in this. There is also the standard CDMA tradeoff of no data while on a voice call. We can expect to see AT&T attack that in marketing. Well if you’ve been holding out for an iPhone due to an AT&T roadblock, here’s your chance.