Before iphone came out with touch screen everybody said (almost everybody) it is not going to work. Fast forward 2 years everybody is trying to come out with touch screen. In 2008 when iphone came out with the app store many said that "they could get a better app in the open market for other OS". Now everybody are trying to open their app store. Screen size: 3.5" in 2007 was considered too big. Critics even said you cannot have a phone of that size. Now 4.3 HTC looks an awesome size to them. Does this tell you anything about who is the leader in smartphone business
Wow, a lot of people bashing each other, kinda funny. Android, Symbian, and iOS share some features. Let's see:
- Want to send an SMS/MMS?... press on the icon, o-m-g :O.
- Want to make a call?... press on the icon, o-m-g :O.
People, at least get your facts straight. These minimal things are amongst the OSes. Now, the big difference is the UI/UX/GUI. That is what you're suppose to be bashing, not the "features" (ie sending a text message
-_-). The iPhone has a "dumb" UI because it is aimed at the average joe, where as Symbian has a "complex" UI because it's aimed at.... haven't figured that out yet.
People seem to think that Symbian is far superior to the iPhone. May I ask on what department? (FYI I said features, not hardware, as in the OS core). Just because on Symbian you have to go through a lot of clicks/presses/menus does not mean that it is better than any other OS, now does it? Moving along, FaceTime is a big evolution from Video Calling. We're sorry if you live in the Eastern side of the world (ie Europe), but here in the states some haven't even experienced Video Calling because of the mobile carriers. Some people haven't even heard of Video Calling. Is that their fault? Of course not. Europe and Asia (and Japan) have been at least a decade ahead from the US in respect to hardware.
If you want to bash companies, at least do it right. Don't come here and say "Well, I have FM radio transmitter... blah blah blah", that's hardware -_-
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Anonymous, 13 Jun 2010Well do that in Ontario while driving and if you're spotted by a cop , its a 250 dollar fine w... moreWell I'm not in Ontario lol.. Here its a big deal too but if ur spotted that is, ofcourse u won't be showing off urself to the world that ur using a phone in the car, and if a cop spotted me ill get jealous and wish to have his eyes instead of mine.
Anonymous, 13 Jun 2010Well I have been doing it since i started driving and no accidents :s not that I encourage u t... moreWell do that in Ontario while driving and if you're spotted by a cop , its a 250 dollar fine with demerit points.
Anonymous, 13 Jun 2010Mates, I did say 'original defination' right. The E90's great father was called a communicator... moreThe Nokia communicator has been and will be one of the best phones till the E90.. I wish Nokia releases a new communicator since its been a while for the E90 .. There are 2 new E's the E6 and E7 in Nokia's future devices, I'm really hoping one of them is the Communicator, I'm guessing the E7 is the Communicator because its on the toplist of the E series. Oh ya and Nokia's future smartphone table or list can be found in the News section, the topic is about the C7 being leaked, there ull find the picture. Also there is a N9 above the N8 and its on top off all the list, I wonder wat is it gna be.
Anonymous, 13 Jun 2010Read my post dude i said no one operates a HARDWARE QWERTY one handed and yes i know e90 close... moreAww I'm sorry, but I do also operate my Blackberry bold 9700 single handed but I'm with u its hard but I do it wen I need to still mostly with 2 hands, but its possible.
Anonymous, 13 Jun 2010Dude who operates a hardware qwerty on a smartphone like N97 or e90 one handed??Mates, I did say 'original defination' right. The E90's great father was called a communicator as it took smartphones to a higher level with a qwerty keyboard. Besides you can operate it just find with one hand without having to slide out the keyboard every time.
Nokia has since merged the communicator range with their top end smart phones. This is one example to the point I made about the smartphones now are improved with changes.
The point I was making was that while the inclusion of certain features adds to a smartphone functionality, the exclusion of a feature does not mean its not a smartphone to begin with.
No true home screen from my point, I still want the first screen to show weather, appointments etc or at least have the option to.
Anonymous, 13 Jun 2010"need to reply to an important email or sms while driving" Thats a car accident wait... moreWell I have been doing it since i started driving and no accidents :s not that I encourage u to do it but I have been doing it since then and I knew someone would mention it, and not only for emergencies I reply or type or check my phone one handed while driving, is it a problem ? And using a phone with one hand comes handy in lots of times mate not just that.
Anonymous, 13 Jun 2010:s E90 has a full keyboard wen opened and when closed its just the normal phone keyboard which... moreRead my post dude i said no one operates a HARDWARE QWERTY one handed and yes i know e90 closes and can be operated one handed.
Anonymous, 13 Jun 2010Dude using a phone with one hand is important in many cases like when ur eating with other han... more"need to reply to an important email or sms while driving" Thats a car accident waiting to happen.Stick with the eating argument.
Anonymous, 13 Jun 2010Dude who operates a hardware qwerty on a smartphone like N97 or e90 one handed??:s E90 has a full keyboard wen opened and when closed its just the normal phone keyboard which can be operated with one hand easily :s.. Go try it
Anonymous, 13 Jun 2010First of all I'm not an isheep i own the N97. I am also not redefining the word Smartphone.... moreDude using a phone with one hand is important in many cases like when ur eating with other hand or when driving and in need to reply on an important sms or email, but that's not the case, there are lots of issues to talk about in the Iphone to start with, that's just 1 thing out of many, I'm sure it would take time to type all of these things here and ya video call on 3G is important and 1 out of many issues.
Anonymous, 13 Jun 2010Mate just because Apple decided to rename video calling by coming up with the name Facetime, i... moreDude who operates a hardware qwerty on a smartphone like N97 or e90 one handed??
Anonymous, 13 Jun 2010Mate just because Apple decided to rename video calling by coming up with the name Facetime, i... moreLol mate read my post again, I'm against Apple's ideas and thoughts of making their own Iworld and isolating poor consumers from compatibilty with the world.
Anonymous, 13 Jun 2010Mate just because Apple decided to rename video calling by coming up with the name Facetime, i... moreFirst of all I'm not an isheep i own the N97.
I am also not redefining the word Smartphone. The ability to be used with one hand,thats ridiculous,Thats not part of a smartphone definition.I do agree facetime over wi fi only needs 3g as well.
So lets see, you think its more important to use a phone one handed as part of being a smartphone but not having 3g or wi fi doesnt matter for it being a smartphone.That makes no sense!
rob, 13 Jun 2010er im being really thick here but what is a micro sim and will that mean I cannot put my norma... morei hear you can cut ur sim down to the size of the micro sim and it will work. give it a try!
Anonymous, 13 Jun 2010You are on the right track by providing a link, but all of these phones are not smartphones ex... moreMate just because Apple decided to rename video calling by coming up with the name Facetime, it does not give you the liberty to redefine the meaning of smartphones to suit your wrapped iworld thinking.
The original meaning of smartphone long before Apple the PC maker become the phone maker is as follows:
1. Ability to install apps.
2. Able to multitask.
3. Able to be operated with one hand,
This last point differentiated smartphone to a PDA phones that you held in one hand and used the stylus on another.
* the last two points were were why many tech users had problem with the previous generation Iphones being called smartphone.
Since the early days many changes have taken place in the smartphone design to add new features like touch UI, wireless, camera and others but just because a phone does not come with wireless or 3G you can't say it is not as smartphone.
Again Isheeps, I know its hard but try to think a bit.