iPhone 3G

June 11, 2008

The iPhone is finally coming to Singapore shores more than a year since it’s launch, in the form of iPhone 3G, a second generation of the iPhone.
With fast 3G wireless technology, GPS mapping, support for enterprise features like Microsoft Exchange, and the new App Store. And like the original iPhone, it combines a phone, a widescreen iPod, and an Internet device with rich HTML email and a desktop-class web browser.
It comes in 8GB Black or 16GB with Black or white, 2.0 megapixels camera, 480-by-320-pixel resolution, 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor. All these at 12.3 mm thick and weigh 133g.
Sells at an estimated SGD270 for the 8GB version…

Update 180608: iPhone is not made for ladies with long fingernails. iPhone’s touch screen responds to the electrical charge emitted by fingertips. And pretty though they may be, fingernails don’t emit one. For more details read the Los Angeles Times.

Extracted from Apple Singapore


Samsung Omnia SGH-i900

June 11, 2008

Available on June 17 at SGD1098, the new Samsung SGH-i900 is a Windows Mobile 6.1 PDA-phone. The i900 come with HSDPA, 16GB internal storage expandable by another 16GB with SDHC slot, a 5-megapixel auto focus camera and looks like the iPhone.
It has a 624MHz Marvell processor, 128MB of RAM and haptic feedback. Haptic feedback in a mobile phone is designed to make the feeling of pressing an onscreen virtual button more realistic, making it almost like typing on a real keypad. It also have an optical sensor for a directional pad. This can be used in two modes–as a regular four-way directional pad or as an onscreen mouse pointer.
An orientation sensor is built into the i900. When rotated, it does this fancy transition whereby the display shrinks and expands back to fill the screen in a different orientation, just like the iPod Touch. The screen is 3.2″ TFT (240×400) WQVGA with full touch Touchwiz UI technology. Phone dimension is smaller than the iPhone at 112x56x12.5mm.

Extract from Samsung Omnia