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Sprint’s Touch a Weak Answer to iPhone’s Call
October 18, 2007, 4:05 pm
Filed under: Apple, AT&T, HTC, mobile, Opera, smartphone, Sprint, Touch

Sprint today launched Touch, the latest addition to its product line. Manufactured by Taiwan’s HTC, the phone has a full touch screen, an mp3 player, and e-mail support, and was touted as an answer to AT&T’s iPhone offering. Some of the phone’s features are very competitive with the iPhone in its first incarnation. The EVDO Rev. 0 network is a substantial advantage for Sprint, but the half Gig of SD storage in the base configuration is uncompetitive with iPhone’s 8 Gig onboard, and Pocket Internet Explorer is not a competitive mobile browser.

Sprint has a competitive product line overall, and Touch will certainly help, but it’s no iPhone.

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PC Mag’s Detailed Review of the Touch



Hollywood Seeks Ways to Fit Its Content Into the Realm of the iPhone
June 24, 2007, 11:59 pm
Filed under: Apple, AT&T, iPhone, media, Motorola, Nokia, Sprint, Verizon

Apple’s iPhone may open up both Hollywood and cellular carriers to the mobile phone as a platform for media. This is a very US centric piece from the NY Times which seems to credit Apple for advances in multimedia and technology that have been pioneered by Nokia, Motorola and others. The major US carriers are blamed for delays in advances, but Apple is riding in to the rescue…..

Please. The Apple iPhone will be far from the first mobile phone to incorporate Wifi, to use a touch screen, to play full length movies or incorporate Hollywood content in the phone. U.S. carriers are delaying the adoption of much of the technology that has already rolled out in Europe and Asia, but they’re also rolling out multimedia features the iPhone doesn’t have and are providing comprehensive multimedia offerings like live TV, combined with full featured music and video stores with one click ease.

Yes, it’s a beautiful phone. Yes it has some unique design elements, but come on people. At least look at what is already on the market before you crank out insipid articles about innovative features that aren’t actually innovative/

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