27 Ekim 2008 Pazartesi

Break The Blogger Restriction

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15 Ekim 2008 Çarşamba

Keyboard comparison

PocketNow produced this great Keyboard comparison which compares the time it takes to input a common phrase on 9 common devices: HTC Touch Pro, AT&T Tilt, HTC Touch, Samsung Omnia, Apple iPhone, Motorola Q9h, Palm Treo Pro and 700w, and BlackJack II.

How To Create An iPhone Theme With iPhone Theme Maker

We stumbled into one website which lets you create iPhone themes without putting much of an effort. You just have to just choose certain options and leave the rest to the iPhone Theme Maker.

Yuu can create an iPhone theme in simple 5 steps on iPhone Theme Maker. First of all, you can select the icons you wish to added in your theme. You have to give it a name after that, and then you can either upload your own wallpaper or you may use one from the gallery. Similarly you may also choose the style of Dock and Statusbar.

It compiles a theme in no time which you can download in Pxl and Zip file type. The above is the screenshot of the theme I created in 5 secs. Pretty easy.

Vodafone demonstration video shows you how to use the BlackBerry Storm

Not that you really needed any additional instructions on how to operate the BlackBerry Storm, but just in case you're a little slow on the uptake (or just want to be ultra-prepared come launch day), you'll certainly want to direct your attention to the video after the break. Yeah, it's a Vodafone Storm, so those looking for the typical Verizon garb will be a tad disoriented at first, but we're sure it'll be of assistance in the long run. Run along and study, kids -- release day is, um, soon... ish.

Motorola Krave ZN4 review roundup

We had a feeling we'd get a mixed bag of reviews as soon as we first saw the Motorola Krave ZN4 -- it's one of those love it or hate it type things, you know? In some cases, reviewers chose to focus on the positives, noting that it was cute, unique, a good music player and a phone that would last and last without a recharge. Another batch of critics couldn't hold back the whip, pointing out that it lacked WiFi, packed a lackluster browser, included yawn-worthy software and offered a keyboard that was "straight-up awkward." As expected, overall ratings hovered between just below average to just above average, and it seems this phone will be exactly what you make it out to be. Moto fans will likely have plenty to cheer about, but those without a dog in the fight may want to give the writeups below a more thorough glance before dropping $149.99 and agreeing to a super-sized 2-year commitment.

The Google Phone Cometh (so what)?

Last week saw the announcement of the first Android based device, the HTC Dream better known now as the T-Mobile G1. Despite the fact that this phone is based on on Open Source platform, the details as they have been released, make it feel very much like any other smartphone that Joe Consumer can go purchase from his operator. It's locked to T-Mobile USA at launch and will find its way into the UK in November before it conquers the world in 2009. Now the real question: So what?

Comparisons are oft made between offerings from HTC and others touting similar features on their flagship ‘iPhone’ like devices, or iPhone killer devices, and there are those who still are religiously devoted to what comes out of the doors of Apple: (e.g. the ridiculous iPhone 3G: It's not world peace, but it's close. C’mon people, this is a freekin phone… (Funny aside, for the way back machine here. Back at the Unwired Universe conference in 2000, we had a speaker who made the same predictions about WAP and liberating the 3rd world from dictatorships the time…)

Are people going to line up around the block at T-Mobile stores go get their hands on a G1? According to the Magic 8 Ball ‘My Sources Say No.’ Don’t get me wrong, from all reports this looks like an interesting device here. But when you get down to it, a phone is not just about the software, and not just about the hardware, but how it’s all packaged together, and it’s that combination that Apple manages to routinely knock out of the park.

We’re talking about something that you, I, and the nerd next door will be interested in. I mean, what kind of selling point is it really when the exiting feature touted by the founder of Google is that you can write an Accelerometer app to see how long the phone stays aloft when you toss it in the air? I’m scratching my head on the answer for who the market for this particular device is. It’s got the initial look and feel like it’s targeted for the enterprise, but it’s missing support for MS Exchange (something that even Nokia and Apple provide…). For some reason it reminds me of the Sharp Zaurus 5500 that you could buy at JavaOne 2002…

This is not even the first multi-modal input device for HTC. The Touch Dual (or Tilt for AT&T customers) currently features a touch screen and a full QWERTY keyboard, but sports WindowsMobile 6 as the OS. I really love the moniker that The Register has bestowed up on the G1, and I do think that those who compare this to the iPhone or suggest that we’re looking at an iPhone killer are totally barking up the wrong tree. Clearly Google and HTC are pushing the evolution of the touch interface with the notion of a ‘long press’ to get contextual menus. What this really means for the browsing environment (other than downloading of images) remains to be seen.

Developers and Hackers are bemoaning the closed nature of the iPhone ecosystem and how Apple holds the choke point on application distribution unless you jailbreak your device. For the average Bob on the street, I posit that doesn’t really matter. Sure, maybe they can be draconian about what’s in their AppStore, but I don’t think it will become a real motivator or differentiator for the Google platform to have a more open store. Seriously though, anyone can go out and RockBox their iPod, but what percentage of folks actually do that? (If you know, please do share). The device does it’s job well enough that there’s not really a need to, and the iPhone works the same way.

When asked about the browser, what we’re getting is another ‘WebKit Based’ Browser. It’s not Safari, it’s not Chrome, it’s not the Nokia browser, it’s ‘something else’ yet to be seen. So we’re going to have to hold judgment for a while to see a couple of things:

* Does it present an material differences from other full web mobile browsers
* Does it have any specific APIs available that developers may (or may not ) exploit
* Will it get enough traction in the market to justify investment from you.

From the browser that's shipping with the Android SDK, it is worth noting that the only real differentiator from the Safari UserAgent is the inclusion of Android in the Platform section of the UA String
Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 1.0; en-us; generic) AppleWebKit/525.10+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0.4 Mobile Safari/523.12.2
There is a demo out there from the Android site showing recognition of addresses and phone numbers within the context of the browser with a tie in to Google Maps and the dialer, but we don’t see what’s going on under the hood and if there’s a way to activate these from xhtml, or if it’s just something that’s picked up by the rendering engine automatically.

At this point, until we get hands on the device later this month, I think that the G1 just gets lumped in with the universe of other new and interesting devices that have been hitting the market over the past year since the iPhone launch. Big, shiny touch screen phones from LG, Samsung, HTC, and now even Nokia… I also think that it’s going to be a long while before anyone gives Apple a run for their money in this space. Even if they have better radios, quicker interfaces, full support for Flash, removable batteries, customizable home screens, removable memory cards, or whatever other little irritations that people bitch about on their iPhone. HTC, LG, Samsung, or whomever don’t have the clout or consumer connection to grab control over the whole user experience end to end. The folks over at Apple really know how to market to consumers and own and manage that relationship better than just about any other consumer electronics company out there. Apple also gets software in a way that none of the other phone manufacturers really do. Clearly Google knows the web, and how to build kick ass search and maps, but it still remains to be seen how well that translates into a complete mobile device experience, let alone one implemented by an outside company.

There are really only 2 other companies aside from Apple who maintain complete ownership of their device: Nokia and RIM. Sure, Samsung, LG, Motorola, SonyEricsson, etc… all have their own proprietary RTOS, but when you get down to the larger, touch devices, they often punt and go with Windows. When it comes to the hardware, Motorola has pulled some lovely industrial design out of its hat, but has managed to be series of one hit wonders and our friends at Moto have arguably lost their mojo (that and once you got beyond the polish, the user experience often sucked). The only other company in the space who has a track record of totally nailing consumer experiences is Sony, but they’ve managed to prove themselves as goofy when it comes to software (RootKit on your music anyone?). While I’d not go so far as to say that the G1 is a design by committee device, at the end of the day it’s an HTC phone running Google software with some T-Mobile specific implementations.

Don’t get me wrong, the open software platform on the device is very compelling, but the story here (at least for today) is a downloadable app story, not a browser container story. Flash is still missing from the Android browser at this point in time. If you want to do something fancy pants, you’re going to need to build an app and get it installed. While this may be easier on the Google platform than elsewhere, that also still remains to be seen.

So, what do you do today?

1. Don’t sweat it yet. We are still very early in the game with Android and it is going to be quite some time before we can say if it’s going to be a real player or not (OMTP and SavaJe anyone?)
2. Keep building your WebKit/iPhone/Nokia S60 sites. That is a known market, with known volume and that content should play nice on Android devices
3. Stay tuned. After the end of October we’ll know more (at least here in the states). And at that point, I’m planning on sharing more learnings.

Let me know what you think!

Firefox Mobile WM Screenshots Appear

It was recently announced that Firefox Mobile ("Fennec") was going to be a reality, and it appears that development is now steadily progressing. :) Brad Lassey has a bunch of screenshots up at his blog, including some basic pages as well as Acid3 run to demonstrate he has the full browser running!

Exciting stuff, especially as Firefox Mobile is likely to support kinetic, touch-based scrolling as per this concept video. As far as I can tell, these are just development snapshots, and no public binaries are actually available for download... yet.

T-Mobile G1 Now Shipping

According some Phandroid readers, T-Mobile is now shipping the G1 via UPS 3-day delivery. In case you just came from that five-year trip to Tierra del Fuego, the G1 is the first Google Android OS-based smartphone. This means that the phone will be in T-Mobile customer hands by, at the very latest, the 21st.

13 Ekim 2008 Pazartesi

Black Silicon Not Only Solar, Changing Digital Photography

With the accidental discovery of "black silicon," Harvard physicists may have very well changed the digital photography, solar power and night vision industries forever. What is black silicon, you say? Well, it's just as it sounds. Black silicon. It's what this revolutionary new material does that's important.

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T-Mobile Has Already Sold 1.5 Million Android-Powered Smartphones

When Google, T-Mobile, and HTC unveiled the first smartphone running Android last month, Google's many fans were excited by the idea of a mobile phone tied to the online services they enjoy. Other were less enthusiastic, pointing out that Android is an untried operating system and the T-Mobile G1 is only going to be available from a single, relatively small wireless provider in the United States.

Nevertheless, there are enough optimists that 1.5 million G1's have already been pre-ordered, sight unseen. And this number would be higher, except that T-Mobile has sold all the devices it has available to ship by October 22, the launch day.

T-Mobile G1It had initially put in an order for 500 thousand units from the G1's manufacturer, HTC, for this purpose, but when those quickly sold out the order was tripped. This enlarged order has also already sold out.

iPhone-Type Numbers

As they are both aimed at consumers, many people are eagerly watching to see how Android is going to do against Apple's iPhone. So far, Google's offering seems to be holding its own.

Having 1.5 million people pre-order the T-Mobile G1 stands up well against the one million iPhone 3Gs sold during the launch weekend.

But the competition has just barely gotten started, and only time will tell how these two will stand up against each other and the other mobile operating systems, like Symbian, Windows Mobile, and Palm OS.

Don't Despair, Android Fans

There are two options available for those who want a T-Mobile G1 as soon as possible but who haven't already pre-ordered one.

When this smartphone launches later this month, there will be about 2 million units in T-Mobile stores across the U.S. Details on where to to find a store are available at www.T-MobileG1.com.

Those not interesting to braving the crowds can put in a pre-order for a unit now, but these won't be delivered until some time after the launch day.

More About the T-Mobile G1

The T-Mobile G1 will be a consumer-oriented smartphone with support for this carrier's new 3G network.

It will include an 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen, a QWERTY keyboard, GPS, and Wi-Fi. It will also sport a microSD card slot and a 3.2 megapixel camera.

The G1 will have a highly functional web browser, and will support many of Google's services, like Gmail and Google Maps.

Overall, it will be 4.60 inches by 2.2 inches by 0.60 inches, and weigh 5.6 ounces.

It costs $180 with a two-year voice and data agreement.

The G1 will be released in the United Kingdom in November.

The future of mobile internet devices

It's the perfect compromise between notebook and smartphone, but which processor will be at its heart?

Mobile internet access has come of age. No more squinting at the tiny screen on your smartphone. No more flat batteries on your laptop.

With the mobile internet device (MID), you can enjoy an always-on connection, long battery life and a decent-sized screen, all in a package that will fit in your pocket. However, are the processors currently used in smartphones or the x86 chips that power laptops capable of providing all this, or will the MID require a totally new processor?


12 Ekim 2008 Pazar

HTC Touch Diamond and LG Viewty Add a Touch of Color

"Some older phones get some fresh colors. For those of you who don't want to upgrade to the LG Renoir but want to spice things up, you can grab yourself an LG Viewty in white. You will have to hit up your favorite importer as the snow white Viewty is only available in Korea. If white is not your style, then you can check out the HTC Touch Diamond in a rainbow of colors spotted at Phone & Phone's website. Hit the jump to catch a glimpse of the colorful Diamonds that the French seem to fancy."

Microsoft-RIM Deal is as Likely as the 'AppleBerry'

Canaccord Adams analyst Peter Misek’s latest prediction is that Microsoft is likely to buy Research in Motion for $50 a share.

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4 Ekim 2008 Cumartesi

5 best future mobile operating systems

A lot is going on in the mobile world right now, but as always, it is what's yet to come that is crucial in the long run.

The idea of mobile broadband combined with a smartphone has proved to be hard to live up to, and laptops now come with built-in mobile broadband to give you a real choice when connecting to the Internet on the road. It's slowly starting to look better though, as powerful smartphones with high-resolution displays are increasing in number. However, let's take a step back and look at how the operating systems will evolve in the years to come - the way we see it:

1. Windows Mobile

There's no other operating system we like to give a hard time than Windows Mobile, largely thanks to the Windows CE kernel. Microsoft's best friend is Qualcomm though, and smartphones with a Qualcomm chipset supporting larger RAM chips are now being released. When Silverlight 2 is rolled out on Windows Mobile sometime down the road, you'll get two things: Facebook in an even more interactive way on your smartphone and the need for even more RAM. But as long as Qualcomm can keep up with Microsoft's memory hunger, we won't complain too much.

2. Google Android

Everyone will eventually want a piece of Android in their lineup, and that's how Android will spread rapidly in the years ahead. Better yet, applications will spread just as rapidly, as Android will be like a playground for developers compared to the competing operating systems. While Windows Mobile is growing into becoming an even more advanced platform for the big players, Google Android will eventually offer a vast library of free mashup applications and services.

3. Symbian OS

Symbian is currently undergoing significant changes, and will become the future operating system for mass market cell phones. The recently announced Nokia 5800 touchscreen phone already gives a few clues, but there's a lot more to come. The operating system will receive further enhancements to carry out advanced tasks on cell phones while preserving battery life; and the phones won't cost you a dime with a contract.

4. BlackBerry OS

After getting a new distribution agreement with Brightpoint in place earlier this year, Research In Motion is set to spread BlackBerry OS to all corners of the world. The BlackBerry Storm (with all-touch interface), BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Pearl Flip will be released this fall, all representing something new and interesting. The only thing missing for the server-side specialist RIM is to team up with server-side specialist Skyfire to give BlackBerry OS an exciting edge out-of-box.

5. Mac OS X

It's still too early to say what Apple will achieve in the mobile / tablet market, but we think it'll remain a niche operating system mainly dedicated to Apple products and services. Just like every manufacturer will want a piece of Android in their lineup, we think every carrier will want an iPhone in their lineup. Apple is already working on improving its mobile hardware, and has even hinted at taking the matters into their own hands. With better hardware, Mac OS X could have a bright future in the mobile market.

Emulator gives you the T-Mobile G1 experience now

Yeah, the wait for October 22 (or after) is absolutely excruciating; trust us, we know. We'll take every scrap of information and imagery we can to hold us over until G1s start showing up on doorsteps in a few weeks, but T-Mobile's really gone above and beyond the call of duty here by setting up a surprisingly functional and feature-complete emulator to satisfy our urges to touch icons and click buttons. Obviously, you're not going to get a GPS lock, so don't get your hopes up that you're going to be playing around with Street View or anything wild like that -- in fact, most apps lead you to a "this screen is not fully functional" message -- but it's got more goodies than the Android SDK's emulator, and it's just enough to get you acquainted with the phone's personality by the time it's actually in your paws

Will Microsoft Make Windows Mobile Free?

Google and Nokia are trying something unusual with their mobile operating systems: they are going to give them away for free. This raises the possibility that Microsoft will do the same with Windows Mobile.

This isn't going to happen, according to Microsoft's Chief Executive Steve Ballmer. "We are doing well, we believe in the value of what we are doing," is what he told Reuters.

A Study in Contrasts

Microsoft will continue to use its traditional method with Windows Mobile, in which it develops the operating system and licenses it to other companies to release devices. It typically charges its licensees roughly $10 for each smartphone or handheld.

Google is following different plan. Its Android OS is based on open-source tools, and it will continue to be an open-source platform that is available to anyone who wants it for free.

Nokia started out using Microsoft's strategy but recently announced plans to switch to Google's, and it taking the Symbian OS and S60 open source.

Ballmer doesn't see any advantages in the open-source system. As he said, "It's interesting to ask why would Google or Nokia, Google in particular, why would they invest a lot of money and try to do a really good job if they make no money?"

2 Ekim 2008 Perşembe

T-Mobile G1 Hands-on video

I'm just heading back from a T-Mobile event in London where we got a chance to play with the new T-Mobile G1 Android phone! Paul O'Brien (MoDaCo) and I managed to find a quiet place to record this video preview for you. It's a little rough-and-ready as we'd only been given the G1 about 5 minutes before recording but I hope you enjoy the video!

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1 Ekim 2008 Çarşamba

Motorola Reportedly Showing a Strong Interest in Android

By now, most people should know that the first company releasing a smartphone running Google's Android operating system is HTC. But there are other phone makers in Google's Open Handset Alliance, and one of these, Motorola, is supposedly putting a great deal of effort into Android.

AndroidAccording to an unconfirmed report, Motorola currently has 50 people working in its Android team, and is actively hiring more to bring that number up to 350.

Whether this report is true or not, there can be no doubt that Motorola is interested in Android. It has been a member of the OHA since the day it was first announced.

When it is going to introduce a model with this new operating system is not yet known, however.

HTC Is Firmly On Board

HTC is behind the T-Mobile G1, the first Android-based device, but this company is best known for its Windows Mobile smartphones. John Wang, HTC's CMO, said his company thinks the two operating systems are complimentary, and will continue to use both in its products.

Wang told DigiTimes that Windows Mobile offers high performance and a large number of third-party software titles, while Android gives hardware and software developers more flexibility.

HTC has committed to releasing multiple Android-based models in short order.

What about Samsung and LG?

Two of the other handset makers in the OHA --Samsung and LG -- may be taking a "wait and see" approach.

Mirae Asset Securities, a market analyst firm based in Korea, says that these companies won't be coming out with Android-based devices before the second half of next year.

Palm Treo Pro Review

Palm are arguably the pioneer of the PDA right from the original Palm Pilot in the mid-90's through to today's Treo Pro. What started off as a modest 512kB PDA has today morphed into a sophisticated multimedia device. No longer a simple PDA, no longer a simple phone.

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