A smartphone is a mobile phone that offers more advanced computing ability and CONNECTIVITY than a basic 'feature phone'. While some feature phones are able to run simple applications based on generic platforms such as Java ME or BREW, a smartphone allows the user to install and run much more advanced applications based on a specific platform. Smartphones run complete operating system software providing a platform for application developers.
Growth in demand for advanced mobile devices boasting powerful processors, abundant memory, larger screens and open operating systems has outpaced the rest of the mobile phone market for several years.
This is a smartphone's defenition which does not meet the Iphone's part in connectivity.
And Apple lied to u about the shares part, go to the source and see the amount of shares in 2010 Q1, highest is Symbian 44% then comes RIM 19%, then comes Apple at 15% .. Check the source and see the Pie Chart .. Apple are lairs and cheaters, how can they do that to people .. Stop being influenced and see what's going on by a little research, don't believe what they say. This is important please read and check the source.
Gentlemen, there is no need to be rude.
It's all a matter of taste and affinity.
Some like blue and some red and some prefer to learn the hard way.
As I said earlier .. iPhone4 I just attractive toy and let him play if they want.
They will learn in the hard and expensive way that they are wrong.
You must understand that they are blindly believers in Apple marketing and they will threw away 1k or 2 y contract for iPhone regardless what you or any other say.
Beautiful screen blindness supersedes all other qualities and negativity.
They really do not want and do not need Java or Flash or a fully functional bluetooth or ..
What will they do with those when iPhone4 it is just a toy?
You can try to point out to them...just try.
Remember when you arguing with your kids?
Stubborn can be defeated only with kindness or lowering argument to more understandable and more acceptable level.
Typical iPhone user desperately want to be IT recognized and Steve gave them to buy the ticket for that.
If that's only way to do it ... don't take away their savior straw.
They will feel like drown and they will sank you with them.
Don't take them away their dream, they pay a hell of a lot for that dream to come true.
Although it's just a dream
I'm starting to realize and know why Apple's phones are improving very slowly. The first iPhone was crappy with lack of features, but comes with a great interface, so the people loved it. With the great interface, it made people love the iPhone and hope for more. And Apple keeps making new generations for the iPhone, unlike other brands which doesnt make that many generations for a phone,but makes new ones.Then, it made small improvments to iPhone 3g with 3g networking and the Apps store. See its still the same iPhone, but the next generation and improved one. It seems like Apple never make OTHER phones. The more generations and improvments they made, the more people became interested in the iPhone. So it is like, they will make like around HUNDREDS of generations for the iphone until they cant make anymore improvements, and at the same time bring peoples attention to Apple.
Valeriee, 14 Jun 2010Is the iphone4 releasing on June 24th for sg or for USA only? Kindly reply. Thanks [:in the US i presume...will have to wait slightly longer before its available in asia.
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2010I can buy a car that's compatible with Apple. Look at all the vehicles that advertise iPod ... moreI didn't mean that type of compatibility ! Any device has all of that, any device can be connected to car .. U can't even send by bluetooth to other devices .. I'm not talking about these hardware compatibility systems, no these r made for the brand itself .. I'm talking about programs and games in computer stores, I'm talking about connecting with other devices like micro usb charging which is applied in every device out there e.g. Charging a Nokia with a Blackberry charger or any other micro usb charger, I'm talking about bluetooth or infrared file transfer.. Its like ur disconnected from the world and that's not a smartphone's purpose phone means communication which needs to be connected at all time in all ways.
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2010Ur so influenced by those lairs btw, I know wat each button does but I swear to god it does th... moreI can buy a car that's compatible with Apple.
Look at all the vehicles that advertise iPod docks as a feature.
Not to mention home theatre systems, alarm clocks, speakers lot's of things are compatible with Apple.
[deleted post]HEY! I'm a musician and I know many other musicians, most of them say iPhone is a "yuppie phone" - so take your "musicians are soft and buy iPhones" talk elsewhere. I play in a brutal black metal band. :-P
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2010don't be 2 jeolous of the iphone!! get yourself one!!!!That's the only thing u have to say, dnt be jealous .. Can't u explain the points I said or compare anything good in the iphone .. And I had an iphone 3GS, didn't last 1 month, I really dnt consider it a phone wen compared with other smartphones.
[deleted post]Is that why ESPN started using iPads to do on screen drawings during their game commentaries?
You'd be surprised at just how powerful iOS really is, of course to do that you'd have to own one.
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2010Why would you lie? Because that is what desperate people do :) And why would you be using th... moreUr so influenced by those lairs btw, I know wat each button does but I swear to god it does that to me, I dnt knw if its some software problem. I have my own devices yes but my laptop is not with me and wats wrong with me using the ipad, do u own Apple ? I don't support Apple because they liars, if u studied marketing ull knw wat I mean .. Isn't it obvious how they make a big fuss out of stupid stuff ? Don't u see that other devices are not compatible with Apple's devices ? Don't u see that u can't charge ur phone anywhere because of lack of micro usb ? Don't u see that people reached 12 mp with carl ziess optics ? What's with u people just go to computer and see what most games and programs are compatible with.. Isn't that enough :s ? Doesn't it prove my point ? I don't know how u can't understand that :s
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2010Why would I lie on u :s ? How the heck should I know if its on or off its my cuzin's ipad :s I... moreWhy would you lie? Because that is what desperate people do :) And why would you be using the ipad? Don't you have your own device that can post comments on here? Lol. Using multitouch on the ipad does not throw you back to the homescreen. The home button does, lol. Oh my goodness. Just give it up will ya. Move on somewhere else where you would be happy and stay away from products that you do not like, like Apple products.
Engineer Man, 15 Jun 2010Well even supposes experts get it wrong sometimes. Just because he's got a PHD & works for... moreWell between you and someone who holds a Phd in the subject matter, I'd take my chances with one with a Phd :)
The people who held tye device over at the conference confessed that the screen is brilliant. And why are contesting this improvement anyway? Are you mad at Apple that they have improved the resolution of their iphone? Lol.
You should just rest your case and leave iphone alone, period. Lol. Let the users judge for themselves. If users are not happy with what the iphone offers, only a few would buy it. Why are you so worried? Lol.
As I have said, your opinion is premature. There is no professional review yet comparing the iphone's retina display with any super amoled displays. Why are you so adamant about this? Lol. There's not even a review yet of the iphone4. Why can't you give the iphone4 a chance? Does it bother you that it might be another successful release by Apple?
Like I said, there is no review yet as to how the iphone4 battery holds up with its new features. Why are you already making these unsupported claims?
[deleted post]Why would I lie on u :s ? How the heck should I know if its on or off its my cuzin's ipad :s I was just typing and I submitted my post, he even has street fighter on it and some voice changer app, ok how do u want me to prove that I was on an ipad :s there is a switch that fixes the rotation to either portrait or landscape, what else ? He has an app called katamari or somthin .. Ur such a loser get a life. I hate using the ipad sometimes when I use the multi touch and try to zoom in or out it throws me back to the homescreen for no reason
Well even supposes experts get it wrong sometimes. Just because he's got a PHD & works for a Vision technology company, doesn't mean he's the engineer. Display tech is a very wide area. All I say is. Nope The people who held the device aswell as Jobs MWC videos only noticed a slight sharpness, brightness increase. The extra PPi is not worth it, you'll hardly see a difference - Since you need better than average eye site from a normal viewing distance which is what the experts fail to mention, the average person won't see much of an amazing difference.
I rest my case. TFT IPS which is what is in this device doesn't have a completely free angle of viewing the pixels which only light up a limited area. Again the screen is lit up using artificial LED backlight. These are not as bright as Organic Light Emitting Diodes which with a small electrical stimulus provide a much brighter white, they have the ability to completeley switch switch of with negative charge to produce blacks depending on which Organic materials, gasses are used.
The OLED still wins. Producing blacker blacks, wider colour palette since OLEDS can access a wider dynamic brighter natural light from the materials used which are natural. Greater whites, greater viewing angle because the reflected blocking light behind other layers etc...
My final comments are "We'll see how long the battery life is in this device" Since IPS use quite a bit more power consumption than standard TFT. So go & read the real scinetific establishments research on OLED FACTS over any TFT In Plane switching technology. Because that expert won't convince me based on what I know, have seen, heard, read from multiple sources. One thing don't comment back Iphone arguers. never take a 1st opinion from some smart suited PHD guy for apple. Bet they are paying him to say that, either that or he just loves to many apples.
i was just wondering... what exactly do they mean by video call over wifi only? that sounds pretty interesting
Sayem, 14 Jun 2010SuperAmoled display is far far better than Apple's so called Retina Display.
First, of all... moreThere is no technical review that states that super amoled is actually better than the iphone's retina display. But resolution numbers prove that the iphone's retina display is higher than any super amoled phone out there, and that already gives the iphone the advantage.
Apple's claim about the iphone's retina display has been validated. Read this link.
The iphone promises an improved battery despite the display improvement, so it does not matter if ever the iphone's retina display does prove to consume more battery power. So your point is pointless.
The iphone offers excellent legibility under direct sunlight, and it offers the same with the iphone4. I haven't read any review of a super amoled phone where the reviewer stated that it has better outdoor legibility than the iphone.
There's also no review that states the the iphone's retina display is more prone to damage. Nor was there any review that states that amoled displays have better responsiveness than the iphone or better contrast or deeper blacks. So I do not know where you are getting your ideas from.
Unlike you, I will not make any claims as to which is better between the retina display and super amoled until there are official reviews comparing the two. I am smarter than you are because I do not post around speculations as if they are facts :) You're the one who needs a better brain :)