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  • iPhone 4 gets 900MHz HSDPA

    Well a few months back I predicted what the iPhone would look like.  (Yes before the lost iPhone). I am happy to say I got it about 90% right with the happy exceptions of the battery being better and the size, with it being thinner.

    All in all I think the iPhone 4 is probably good enough for me to stay with the Apple camp for another 2 years rather than hopping on the Andriod bandwagon just yet.  Now its time to wait and see what Optus are going to offer it for.

    Another very nice suprise is the inclusion of the 900MHz HSDPA radio frequency.  Optus have been investing heavily in 900MHz and especially in regional areas so this will suit me to a tee.  If the iPhone 4 did not have the 900MHz in it I was going to seriously consider jumping ship.

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  • Opera Mini Approved

    Well bugger me… guess I was wrong. Apple just approved the opera mini browser. I am downloading it now to see it is all its cracked up to be.

     
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  • iPhone 4 Hardware

    This week saw the release of the iphone 4.0 operating system to developers.  The next step is the new iPhone hardware to go with it.  While there is much specualtion to go around below is what I think we will see.

    1. Front facing camera for video calls.  (It has been reported that the 4.0 OS has some refrences to dual cameras which firms up this one)
    2. 5 Mega pixel camera on the back.  The 3G had a 1.3 and the 3GS a 3.2 so a 5 is not to far out of the question.  Apple will never go to the bleeding edge (8-10) because it would effect the bottom line profitabily to much.
    3. Faster processor.  1Ghz.  Most likely the same A4 as used in the iPad.  The nexus one and several other phones already have 1Ghz processors (snapdragon) in them so this would be logical.
    4. More ram.  The last 2 revisions have seen the ram double so I see no reason this will not happen again.
    5. Same size.  Unfortunatley I would love to speculate on it being smaller or thinner but I doubt it.
    6. Higher screen resolution.  Most likely will be an increase to 800 to match the nexus one.

    Remaining the same will be the battery life (unfortunatley) the size (unfortunatley) and the single button (unfortunatley)

    So the big question is… do I stay with iPhone or make the jump to Andriod or Windows Phone 7?

    What do you think?

     
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  • Is Microsoft back in the game?

    After much speculation and rumour it looks like Microsoft might be getting back in the mobile game (catching up that is) with Phone 7.

    I was always a big fan of windows mobile and have owned many of them right from the very first version back at my days with Retriever.  Peter one of the programers now works for the big M in on this project.  With this and Android (Googles phone operating system) the market is really starting to heat up.  Might be time for me to look at alternatives to the iPhone later this year.

    Original post at http://www.engadget.com/2010/02/15/windows-phone-7-series-hands-on-and-impressions/

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