30 June 2007

Facts of i-phone, technically inferior to Asian touch screen phones

The following are some of the facts summarised by Foxnews. Think before you buy this gadget which is not so technically advance compared to products from Asian phone makers like Samsung (a 7.2Mbps HSDPA phone F700 with touch screen and keyboard) or LG Prada which was the first touch screen phone.

—Most cell phone- and electronics-industry experts expect prices for the iPhone to drop significantly by Christmas.

—The iPhone has a 3.5-inch (measured diagonally) full-color LCD touchscreen. There is no physical keyboard; virtual number keypads or text keyboards pop up as required. Applications include MP3 and video playback, Apple's Safari Web browser, e-mail, text messaging, photo viewing, as well as cell-phone functions. It has a 2-megapixel digital camera, but does not as of now record video.

—Voice connectivity is via AT&T's GSM network. Internet connectivity is via AT&T's EDGE data network or local Wi-Fi hotspots; the initial versions of the iPhone will not connect to AT&T's faster HSDPA data network, though that will almost certainly be included in later versions. Bluetooth connectivity will link the iPhone to similarly enabled devices, but it is not clear if Internet access can be achieved this way. Nor is it clear whether some sort of Voice over Internet Protocol telephone service might be possible through the Safari Web browser.

—In a first for the cell-phone industry, the iPhone will not be activated in-store. Instead, each end user will need an online iTunes Store account to activate one of several AT&T service plans. Holders of existing AT&T wireless plans will be able to keep their old numbers, but will still need iTunes. The iPhone will not work, even as a music player, without cellular-service activation.

—The iPhone is compatible with iTunes running on Mac OS X 10.4.10, Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 and all versions of Windows Vista except Windows Vista Home Basic. Connected PCs will need a USB 2.0

20 June 2007

CommunicAsia 2007 LG, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Nokia phones all goes for HSDPA



I have read a couple of online news about the Phones shown at CommunicAsia. This year, it seems that everyone is going for high speed communications. Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, LG all introduce new phones supporting 3.6Mbps HSDPA.

Nokia did not introduce a lot of new handsets this year, in fact only 2 mid range and 1 HSDPA phone. Sony Ericsson on the other hand has the 5 mpixel camera phone which seems to be the focus of this year's show.

Samsung's highlight is the SGH-U700 phone (Ultra edition 10.9 which offers 3.2 mpixel camera, 3.6mbps HSDPA, Music library and a full screen HTML browser. LG has a series of handsets on show too LG KS10 a Symbian phone with HSDPA capability and LG Shine phone Candy Bar KE770.

For details photos, you can check out my favourite site's linkage below

http://www.ocworkbench.com/2007/communicasia/part1/p1.htm
http://www.ocworkbench.com/2007/communicasia/part2/p1.htm

17 June 2007

Singtel IPTV to be launched soon???

Judging from the 2 page advertisements on the Straits Times on Saturday, I have more reason to suspect that Singtel is ready to launch its IPTV service at the CommunicAsia event to be held on Tuesday.

I am just wondering what would be their package like and if there are any HD channels available.

If you heard anything, do post a comment.

12 June 2007

Starhub Cable to raise fees from $4 to $10 across the board

From July 11, subscription for the Basic Group and Value Pack will go up by $4. That means their cheapest package of three basic groups will cost $24.

And in October, the price for the Sports Group will be up $10 to $25. In 2004, the price for this group almost doubled - from $8 to $15. Sports fans will be the ones who pay most.

What is your say ?

08 June 2007

Computex 2007 News and Coverages all over the net

My favourite event always happen when I am stucked with loads of work.
100 Show girls wah!! definitely looks better than the girls you see on the streets here.

PC MAG : http://www.pcmag.com/category2/0,1874,2140400,00.asp
HotHardware : http://www.hothardware.com/
HEXUS http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=8978

http://www.ocworkbench.com/2007/computex/day0/p1.htm

http://www.ocworkbench.com/2007/computex/day1/p1.htm

http://www.ocworkbench.com/2007/computex/day2/p1.htm

http://www.ocworkbench.com/2007/computex/day3/p1.htm

Show girls at http://my.ocworkbench.com/bbs/forumdisplay.php?f=74

05 June 2007

Computex Taipei Coverage sighted




Wah the annual event in Taipei has started. Both OCWorkbench and HEXUS has the first coverages already posted. Just saw the pictures and was quite surprised by the mess there. How nice if I can be there, I will surely check out the LCD TVs.

Here is a link

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