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News Kevin Rose talks about the iPod Phone

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 5 Dec 2006.

  1. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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  2. riggs

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    I'm guessing it'll be iPod first, phone second?

    tbh, if they want this to succeed they need to strike a deal with a major phone manufacturer rather than doing it alone. I dread to think what the phone functionality would be like.

    As far as I know, the Motorola/iTunes phones didn't do too well. imo, the only company that have got it right so far are Sony/Ericsson...
     
  3. M4RTIN

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    the rokr is a rubbsih phone, no real upgrade over the e398 and a limit of 50 songs crippled it.

    phones arent like mp3 players tho so i dont know how well an apple branded phone would sell as they would need to change to new models every few months and make a full lineup.
     
  4. rupbert

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    Certainly in the US the iPhone will apparently not be sold with any of the network providers, I don't know why you question the fuctionality though, name me an Apple device that's difficult to use?
     
  5. mclean007

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    Two batteries is pretty dumb IMHO. By the time you factor in the extra circuitry and physical packaging of the batteries, it will make for a larger, heavier, more complex phone than one with a single battery with a capacity equal to the total of the two.

    Further, what if you don't want to use the iPod features one day but want to talk a lot. Then you're stuck running out of 'phone battery' juice while the 'music battery' is unused. Surely it makes much more sense to have a single battery feeding all functions - that way it can be used to its full capacity regardless of how an individual uses the device, a bit like how the shared 2MB cache of a Core2Duo chip is a better solution than 2x1MB caches.
     
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    Perhaps not difficult to use, but light on features? That said, I couldn't care less if my phone didn't have a camera / video camera. I'd far rather have a slimmer, lighter phone with better battery life and awesome MP3 features. Fortunately I have a Sony Ericsson W810i, which rocks ass in every respect.
     
  7. lord nicon21

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    man that a lot of money and i got a sony w800 with 2Gb card got the phone free on contract. batt life sucks a bit when playing music any 8h or so (how many people do it for 8h)
     
  8. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    I think it's one of the best ideas I've ever heard of to go along with a media-type phone. The last thing I want is my phone going dead because I forgot to pause something. To each his own I guess, but I'd keep two separate devices in my pocket for that reason alone.
     
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    That does not seem right as some of the large phone providers will not activate a phone on there network if it is not branded that company. Functionality could go ether way but with apple in charge it should be very user friendly.
     
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    I hope that IF they release one, they'll release it in Holland as well.
    Giv phone! :D
     
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    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    If their phones are as reliable as their players they can go and suck my...oh never mind ;)
     
  12. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    That has got to be some of the worst English I have seen on these forums, and that includes Computerking :sigh: :worried:
     
  13. rupbert

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    I agree, but in amongst the awful grammar is a good point.

    Are people who already have a mobile phone they like (which is quite a few) really going to pay £150+ for a replacement? Especially if they already own an iPod as well (which again is quite a few).
     
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    i try my best to be the worst :duh:
     
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    if it was 2 similar batteries then you could swap the dead one for the live one. :D
     
  16. jjsyht

    jjsyht Hello, my name is yuri

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    2 batteries; you dont know how many times i had to shut my phone off so i can make emercency calls after listinening to 2gb of music. though i have a D830 (maybe 30mins of batterylife; for those who dont know the phone). I wont even mind if they put the other entertainement feature of the phone on the second battery.

    according to rumous, its gonna have video - for more than just camera and 3g.

    i got a contract last week, if i didn't have the chance of upgrading in 6months, i would have got the iPhone immediately.

    i really hope you dont work for any of the companies i admire for their creativity.
     
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