Hii iPhone

10.01.2007 in GizmoNoise

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The long awaited iPhone is out. With this launch, Apple competes its own iPod product line, that is already selling like hotcakes. A few noteworthy mentions:
- Well! It suprises anybody on its first look. This phone has no buttons. Even the hold button is a soft key! The phone renders all its keys on a touch-sensitive display. Mind you, there’s no stylus. - Its the 1st time OSX is being ported to a handheld device. Being OSX, all the goodies (safari, widgets, clean looks …) of it, comes to the phone also. - Sensors are aplenty. There is a gyro sensor, to determine the orientation of the device. A proximity sensor, to detect & switch off the display, when the phone goes near to the ear. A light sensor, to gauge the ambient light intensity & thereby increase the intensity backlit of the LCD. - The touch screen is multi-touch sensitive. There is a lot of research & inventions happenning in this tech. Very commendable achievement. - Has WiFi. Just to address the Zune’s upperhand. - PortalPlayer (now part of nVidia), the same guys who did the SoC for iPod, is doing it again for this device.

Not so worthy factors:
- There’s something wrong in the aspect-ratio of this phone. I donno what! - There’s no CDMA version. Still working on the licensing terms? - 4Gb is 499 USD. Isn’t it pricey?

More are pics here.

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