2007/01/09

Introducing iPhone



After years of speculation, Apple finally introduced their take on what is the best cell phone... and they might just be right about it! No more buttons as we know it! All is done with the touch screen with a face proximity detector.

The iPhone is a cell phone, a 2 mega-pixel camera, an iPod of course, a wide-screen videoplayer, it has Bluetooth, WiFi, emails, Safari, Google Earth, it detects if you hold it vertically or horizontally, taking pictures and displays accordingly... It has a slimmed down version of the great OS X operating system and of course syncs music, videos, pictures, address book, iCals, bookmarks and such with your computer. It's 11.6 mm thin, 115 x 61 mm, weighs 135 grams, has 5 hours of talk/video/browsing time and 16 hours of audio playback.

I want one! Do I need one? Yes and no. I have a working phone and an iPod but my few years old 3G ipod is starting to agonize. Let's just hope it holds up until we can get the iPhone in Canada. When? No traces of the iPhone on Apple's canadian website so it may arrive here later than the US June release. In the US, Cingular has a deal of exclusivity and the 4GB model with a 2 year contract will go for 499$ USD and the 8GB model will be 599$, far from cheap!

I was not too far off after all...

On another note, Apple Computers Inc. is now called Apple Inc.

4 comments:

LP said...

Du bon vieux Apple, payer un supplément pour un exercice de design. Oui, il est beau, mais qu'est-ce que ce téléphone a de plus que mon vieux Treo 650 de deux ans? En tout cas, j'aurais aimé plus que du packaging...

Lucidik said...

Ouin... moi, je trouve «cheap» la caméra 2 mega-pixels.
Le temps qu'on ait ce truc au Canada, les autre compagnie vont arriver avec d'autres produits ben ben le fun. ;)

Comme le PKP07.
Le nouveau téléphone de Québecor lié directement à ton espace Canoe, toute les dernières nouvelles de LCN directement sur ton cell, avec accès à toutes les caméras du prochain Star Académie.
j'ai ben hâte !

LP said...

Hehe!

Bon, je ris jaune en cibole, j'ai encore 1½ ans de contrat avec Bell Mobilité...

Vivement Fido puis je vais sauver mes sous pour ma Ducati!

LP said...

Petit article ici