Vodafone has obtained a restraining order against Apple’s chosen German network carrier: T-Mobile. Vodafone questioned T-Mobile’s sales practices for the Apple handset, specifically the iPhone’s exclusivity to T-Mobile networks and the subscription tariffs charged by the company. It is now confirmed that the restraining order has been issued and will take place, meanwhile T-Mobile is examining this issue.
Read about this at CNNMoney…
The very posh Porsche Design mobile phone, the P’9521 which was announced back in June this summer has been indicated by the CarphoneWarehouse to soon be arriving later this month (November, 2007)! This post is perfect for those who doesn’t yet know much about this phone, for a start when this phone was first announced in the states it was estimated that it will cost approx. $1600! Why would it cost such a significant sum of cash? The likely answer to that is the fact that Porsche is a highly respectable brand and so will it’s branded phone. However the price does give you some good specs, major features of the P’9521 include, quadband, 3.2 megapixels camera with autofocus, flash and 4x zoom, mp3 player, fingerprint recognition…
And that’s not all, a quick tour and a video of the phone after the break!
As you may be aware that CarphoneWarehouse, (one of the exclusive agents priveldged to selling the iPhone here in the UK) had hoped to sell 10,000 of the devices when the iPhone launched on Friday. While O2 said last week that it had ordered ?several hundred thousand? units to sell over the next couple of months. Has the iPhone really met up to its expectations? With two thirds of customers that actually buy the iPhone and signing up for an 18-month tariff being new customers to O2, has Apple made the right move in choosing O2 as their network carrier for distributing the iPhone across the UK or could Steve Jobs have made a better choice in choosing Vodafone or Orange or T-Mobile over O2?
Read the full article on this topic at Times Online…
Apple has released an update for 5th generation iPods which will upgrade firmwares to version 1.2.2, ‘bug fixes’ are the main purpose of this update however there have been some major problems relating to this recent update that could possibly render your iPod useless!
So what’s this issue all about? Well it seems that many users have experienced problems with their iPods after having confirmed that they have successfully synced and updated their firmware via iTunes. What happens is that all iPod menus become blank and basically nothing can be done. To avoid this from happening to your iPod all you need to do is make sure that your PC is already running with the latest version of iTunes (v7.5) before you update the firmware on your iPod.
The topic of this post has been one that I personally have been looking forward to find out for sometime. Over at WMExperts, they’ve published a well written detailed comparison of these two phones. The verdict?
Well, in general the HTC Touch does seem to be more of a phone that suits businessmen, people who really need a handheld for work purposes, for organisation. While both phones deliver about the same functionality, such as Wifi, bluetooth, 2 megapixel camera and of course a screen with unique finger touch-flow capability.
On the other hand the iPhone gains its merits particularly in the field of entertainment, of course the iPhone wouldn’t be half as popular as it is now if iPod hadn’t existed and having iPod integrated within the iPhone is certainly the most attractive feature to many… But I’m also attracted to the fact that it doesn’t use Windows Mobile (proves I’m kind of bias myself!) and uses Safari instead of IE to surf the net! In addition to that the iPhone has just got an absolutely @#$%^&* amazing clear screen, the iPhone is also slightly thinner than the Touch by the way.
More on what we think after the break…
As you are aware, iPhone finally arrived on Friday and this weekend has been all about the iPhone as well. If you walk across any high street with either CarphoneWarehouse or O2 you will most definitely be given one of those iPhone booklets!
What exactly happened on Friday? Click here to check out three videos by BBC which covers in detail what happened that evening at 6:02 pm plus an interview with a UK iPhone hacker too.
The iPhone will be here in less than 24 hours! Just a reminder of a few things you might like to know if you’re planning on queuing at your local CarphoneWarehouse, O2 or Apple shop tomorrow.
Take note that:
- There’s a limit of 2 iPhones per person
- The iPhones will be available at more than 1,300 Apple, O2, and Carphone Warehouse retail locations
- Free workshops Saturday morning at Apple locations
- “Hundreds” of new iPhone specialists hired and trained at O2
- ?269 (inc VAT) with 18 month contract
- Three iPhone tariffs available from ?35
- Free unlimited use of The Cloud WiFi at 7,500 UK locations
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