Jan 11

Apple iPhone Announced!

After months of speculation about Apple‘s rumored mobile phone, Steve Jobs announced the new device this week at CES. Slated to go on sale next month, it will be most interesting to read reviews about its performance and usability.

Apple iPhoneIt looks so incredibly cool . . .

Click the image to visit Apple’s official site with some other phenomenal views of the new iPhone, its operating modes, and slick features of the user interface.

Watch the numerous animations and you’ll be simply amazed. I am curious to know how the switching will occur between GSM/gprs and WiFi connection methods. How long will it be before a port to Skype is available?

A report from David Pogue entitled “Some Hands On Time With The iPhone” is posted within the Bits Blog of the Technology section of the New York Times. And here is a quote from the Apple iPhone page:

iPhone combines three products ? a revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and a breakthrough Internet communications device with desktop-class email, web browsing, maps, and searching ? into one small and lightweight handheld device. iPhone also introduces an entirely new user interface based on a large multi-touch display and pioneering new software, letting you control everything with just your fingers. So it ushers in an era of software power and sophistication never before seen in a mobile device, completely redefining what you can do on a mobile phone.

I noticed something which bodes well for me . . . a Cingular network signal strength indication when in phone mode! When it is a bit easier to afford perhaps I’ll snag one of my own?


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