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[News] [Rival] Behind Apple's Multi-Billion-Dollar Marketing There's a Mediocre Toy

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Behind Apple's Multi-Billion-Dollar Marketing There's a Mediocre Toy
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 20:57:51 +0100
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"Hold different."


Apple responds to iPhone 4 reception issues: you're holding the phone the wrong way

,----[ Quote ]
| So, we just spoke with Apple and got the 
| straight dirt on the reception issues that 
| have been plaguing users today... and it's 
| a little surprising. In essence, Apple cops 
| to the fact there are reception issues with 
| the new iPhone -- namely, that if you cover 
| the bottom-left corner of the phone and 
| bridge the gap between the notch there with 
| your naked flesh, you could see some signal 
| degradation. Yes, you read that right: it's 
| not a software or production issue, simply 
| a matter of the physical location of your 
| hand in regards to the phone's antenna. The 
| company's suggested fix? Move your hand 
| position, or get a case which covers that 
| part of the phone, thus breaking contact. 
| As you can see in the email above which 
| just arrived in our tip box, this is a 
| sentiment which runs pretty high at the 
| company.


Apple issues advice to avoid iPhone flaw

,----[ Quote ]
| Apple has released official advice for 
| iPhone 4 owners to overcome the problem of 
| the device losing signal when held by the 
| lower left corner.


Lefties: beware iPhone 4 reception problem


Fisher Price...

Serious users go with Linux.


Improvements to Be Seen in the Wish List of Motorola Droid

,----[ Quote ]
| The Motorola Droid has never been an
| âiPhone killer,â but still one can regard
| it as a good alternative to the iPhone for
| Verizon customers.
| But one should admit that the Droid was
| never a perfect handset. As Motorola is
| going to offer a Droid sequel this month,
| I think it would be right to go over the
| areas that are hoped to be found on board
| of the new handset.


The iPhone 4 faces stiff competition

,----[ Quote ]
| The Droid Incredible ($200) is also in
| great demand. This high-end phone runs
| Android. It features 8GB of internal
| storage. You can add up to 16GB of
| additional storage with a microSD card.
| The Incredible has a brilliant 800x480
| OLED screen. This type of screen offers
| better, brighter colors than other
| screens. However, it can be a problem
| outdoors in bright sunlight. An optical
| joystick button is placed on the front of
| the phone to help you position the cursor
| precisely.


Smartphone Upgrades: Keeping up with the Droids and iPhones

,----[ Quote ]
| A whole seven months ago, back in November
| of 2009, I bought myself a Motorola Droid.
| At the time, the phone was considered to
| be absolutely state-of-the-art, with a
| high-resolution display, advanced Android
| 2.0 software, voice recognition,
| integrated GPS, 600Mhz OMAP processor, and
| a nifty slide-out keyboard design.
| In those seven months Googleâs Android OS
| has advanced at a pace equivalent to
| bacterial gestation in a petri dish.
| Seemingly overnight, the platform has
| exploded, spawning many new phones from
| all the major carriers and TWO major OS
| upgrades, âEclairâ (2.1) which debuted on
| the Nexus One and now âFroyoâ (2.2), which
| was announced at the recent Google I/O
| conference.


Droid X Is Coming To Beat The iPhone 4

,----[ Quote ]
| The super-phone war is about to start. The
| war was triggered back in 2007 when Apple
| announced its revolutionary iPhone. The
| market back then was scattered, primarily
| dragged by stagnated mobile operating
| systems. Times have changed with the
| arrival of Gnu/Linux 'avatar' in form of
| Android.


New Droid on the Way to Kick Some iPhone 4 Aspirations

,----[ Quote ]
| Verizon is elbowing its way into the
| Apple-dominated tech spotlight with the
| announcement that it's going to make a big
| announcement next week, and it's a very
| safe bet that it's going to take the wraps
| off a new Droid smartphone. How will the
| newcomer compare to its popular brother?
| Bigger and faster, with a belt packed with
| fancier tools, no doubt.


Droid X vs iPhone 4: The Last Phone Ringing

,----[ Quote ]
| Today there are many phones which may give
| the iPhone run for money if they had a
| 'salesperson' like Steve Jobs. This is no
| hidden fact that Apple has a fan following
| and most of its devices sell owing to this
| following. Apple fans ignore and reject the
| limitations these devices have, instead of
| asking for a device that fit their needs,
| they adopt to the devices.
| [...]
| On the contrary, Android is all about
| healthy competition. Droid X will have full
| support for Adobe Flash (Adobe should now
| release Flash under some Free Software
| license). Thus Droid X will have marketing
| backing of Motorola, Verizon and Adobe.


Android leads growing Linux-based phone market

,----[ Quote ]
| A new report by ABI Research says Linux-
| based smart phones will outpace the rate of
| growth of the overall smart phone market by
| 2015. The drivers behind the expanding
| market share


Showing Progress with Android

,----[ Quote ]
| Threading is no small topic in programming
| circles.
| Some folks love them. Some hate them.
| Whether they are good or evil is a debate
| for the pious among us â I use them when
| they fit and you might want to do the same.
| In this article weâre going to have a look
| at a basic building block of Android
| applications â performing an operation in a
| secondary thread while keeping the primary
| GUI thread accessible and the user up to
| date at all times.


Apple iPad, Google Android to Grab 75% of Tablet Market in 2010

,----[ Quote ]
| Dell's Android 2.0-based Mini 5 tablet is
| expected in the U.S. this year, while
| several Android models will feature
| Nvidia's delayed Tegra chipset, including
| the Adam from Notion Ink. ViewSonic offers
| the VTablet 101.

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