The lowdown on the iPhone

Share this postShare on Facebook0Share on Google+0Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn0

The long-rumoured Apple iPhone launches with Cingular in the US available February. Here are the features in no particular order: (Gleaned from live blogs by TUAW, Paidcontent, Crunchgear, Engadget)

The good: Where do I start? It’s an amazing device.
The bad: Only one: Not 3G yet.

See some pix!

– Actually called iPhone afterall!

– Touch screen, 2 megapixel camera, will sync with iTunes

– It swaps between normal and landscape modes

– Displays voicemails in a list

– SMS texting has multiple sessions, on-screen qwerty keyboard, and the message UI looks like iChat

– Call merging

– Quad-band GSM+EDGE phone.

– Caller ID

– Ringtones

– Plays downloaded TV shows

– “Use your finger to unlock the phone via ‘gestures’

– 3.5″ screen

– 160 ppi screen

– One button on the front. “Home”.

– Really thin, thinner than any smart phone. 11.6mm.

– Ring/silent and volume controls on the side.

– 2MP camera on the back.

– 3.5mm headseat jack

– SIM card for GSM

– extra speakers on bottom

– built in Mic

– Proximity sensor which turns off the display and touch sensor to save power when making calles

– Senses when you switch from portrait to landscape

– Syncs with iTunes just like the iPod

– Syncs with notes, bookmarks, email accounts, movies, photos, audio books and calendars

– Runs OS X

– No Stylus – you use your finger/hand

– Software ignores unintended touches

– WiFi and Bluetooth 2.0

– Scroll into and out of pics

– Rich HTML eMail. Any IMAP or POP e-mail service.

– Safari web browser on the phone

– WiFi + EDGE networking will autodetect Wifi

– Free Yahoo!push IMAP email to iPhone customers

– Read The New York Times site like a real newspaper buy ‘zooming in’ on what you want to read

– Tabbed browsing

And the official version:



Screen size 3.5 inches

Screen resolution 320 by 480 at 160 ppi

Input method Multi-touch

Operating system OS X

Storage 4GB or 8GB

GSM Quad-band (MHz: 850, 900, 1800, 1900)

Wireless data Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) + EDGE + Bluetooth 2.0

Camera 2.0 megapixels

Battery

* Up to 5 hours Talk / Video / Browsing

* Up to 16 hours Audio playback

Dimensions 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inches / 115 x 61 x 11.6mm

Weight 4.8 ounces / 135 grams

This entry was posted in mbites, Mobile. Bookmark the permalink.