iPhone 3G Limitations

ARE YOU planning for iPhone… THINK TWICE BEFORE MAKING A DECISION… The short comings of iPhone are endless…

iPhone 3G

iPhone 3G

  1. No video calling,
  2. No AD2P on the Bluetooth,
  3. CAN’T share ANY (mp3, images,videos….) files via bluetooth,
  4. Can’t use as a wireless modem, (you pay ridiculous data charges to activate internet on your phone, but cannot connect it to your PC and browse when you are at home)
  5. No copy and paste,(cannot copy a part of a…. say…. email & send it….have to type it out yourself)
  6. No 3.2 or 5 megapixel camera,(the 2MP camera it carries is worst camera i’ve ever seen….. photos look like they have come out of a VGA camera)
  7. No video recording with camera,
  8. No front camera,
  9. No camera flash.
  10. No JAVA support
  11. No physical keyboard (BELIEVE me! this alone is a dealbreaker…touch keyboard as good as it looks…once you use it then only you come to know about the importance of having a hard keypad)
  12. No 3G network yet in India ..so why pay for expensive 3G phone if you cant use its 3G services … so, for India , iPhone 2.0 is no better than its first version
  13. No removable battery. (You cannot change battery. Have to send it to apple outlet.. Come on now!!!!…This is not an iPod. Its a bloody phone. You cannot live without phone for 2-3 days)
  14. No haptic feedback and
  15. Cannot send MMS,
  16. Can’t use as external storage device (16 GB of utter waste..next time you go to your friend’s house & find some interesting songs, movies, etc…sorry you cannot connect your ’16 GB’ phone and share it!!!! Apple apparently has a solution.. ” BUY MUSIC & MOVIES FROM iTUNES STORE “….. Give me a break will you APPLE!!!)
  17. Fo FM radio,
  18. Can’t use your mp3 files as ringtones,(This is heights man!!!)
  19. Cannot insert any other SIM card
  20. Completely tied to iTunes… Connect to your friend’s iTunes & you risk erasing everything on your phone.

List goes on & on & on

We are used to these features. Most of our phones already have these features. & we cannot do with out them. I mean can you imagine paying so much for a phone with which you cannot transfer files via bluetooth. What age is this …STONE AGE???

Some features may be activated by jailbreak.. But why the hell should you risk losing your warranty after paying so much.

And want to add third party softwares??.. YOU HAVE TO BUY THEM FROM iTUNES STORE ONLY!!! . (Shell out more money). Apple is a bloody control freak. Dont surrender your freedom to it.

Its good for highend market like US (who have no idea what mobile freedom/choice is), which is in stone age compared to asian/european markets. When they want to buy a phone, they have to go to network operators and buy only those phones that are available on that network & stick to that company till their contract expires. You want to change carriers? Not before paying damages, & buying another phone on the other network again.

On the contrary, We have so much freedom. We go to handset shops & buy which ever phone we like. Then go to carriers.. checkout the plans & buy SIM.. Dont like the plan or rival carrier came up with a better plan???? EASY .. just remove & replace the SIM.

Apple are trying to IMPOSE THEIR MODEL ON US riding on the hype iPhone has created in the US (yes it was a flop in Europe …thats why Apple never talks about its sales in Europe).

Let me clear one thing though.. iphone is the best looking phone (its touch interface is nothing like you have ever seen ), & best browsing experience out there no doubt ….. (& others are fast catching up..check out the android demo at Google IO 2008)….

WAIT FOR HTC DREAM!! (powered by android). Still not convinced by then…by all means go for iPhone…


3G Services on Indian Mobile

Today Indian Mobile phone subscriber has access to internet via GPRS or similar service from operator. Government has set platform for 3G services. Within one year 3G services will be started in India. (BSNL plans to lunch it by December 2008). Meaning of 3G services for not technical user is simply high speed internet & video services on mobile.

3G Services Hurdle

I think 3G services in India will be available to all but only high-end user will use it like blackberry user. It will not be popular to in common man at least in first 2 years. There are few reasons that I think is following.

  1. Less popular GPRS or internet on mobile.
  2. Less localized application & content.
  3. Higher cost of services.

I think this is the time for government & companies to promote internet on mobile otherwise it will be late & may affect popularity & acceptance of 3G services.

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Master Piece of Imagination : Nokia 6639 Mobile Phone + Computer + DSLR Camera

One morning I have received one email from my friend with subject “Nokia 6639 Cell Phone + Computer + Camera”. In the description he wrote “Master piece from nokia don’t miss it”. He has also given pictures with detail specification about it. At first look liked it very much. To get about some more detail I tried search on google. I found that information for this product is not available on nokia site. Then I given attention to detail specification about it. It was as following: Pictures are at the end of the post.

NOKIA 6639 Specification

Frequency: GSM/GPRS/EDGE network, CDMA, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, CDMA2000.
Israel set arbitrary color options :
: 109 48 quenching
: 100 grams
: Lithium Ion Battery BM12P, Convergence 9800
Standby time
: 100 hours
16 million color TFT color screen parameters
: ;1024 768 pixels, 3.2 inches;
* For the system
: Symbian 12.0 v16.6z simplified Chinese version
: Pentium M-Dothan binuclear 2.0GHMz
: Dual Channel DDR2 512M, the biggest can be expanded to 2GB
: nVIDIA Geforce Go 7800GT
WAP support fly along
Nowhere 256 Chord
Embedded speakers
: 7.1-channel surround sound output
Photo identification of the caller calls Animation
160 GB internal hard disk
Support memory expansion
: Mixed-CF, Microdrive miniature hard disk compatibility, RS-MMC, miniSD , maximum support 160 GB
Adapter Type
: USB2.0/IEEE1394
: Support WAV music format, MP3, conjecture, Ogg Vorbis, RAW, VOX, CCIUT u-Law, PCM, MPC (MPEG plus/MusePack), MP2 (MPEG 1 Layer 2), ADPCM, CCUIT A-LAW, AIFC, DSP, GSM, CCUIT G721, CCUIT G723, G726 format CCUIT
Video Format
: All support
20 EQ sound effects sound effect modes : Mode
: DAB radios can receive digital broadcasting / FM stereo radio broadcasting group memory ;DAB/FM 50;
: 12.8 million effective pixel sensor, the APS size CCD, with Fangdou, ultrasonic dust removal function.
: the main revolutionary cell phone cards mouth open, compatible CNMOP lens LEICA Lycra AF24-180mm/F2.8 receptors produced in Germany in support of a full-time manual focusing.
: German production Zeiss lens coating 50mm/F1.0 nematic Chase.
Autofocus mode
: 11/7 zone TTL focusing, AF-1 to +19EV working environment :
Shutter speed
: electromagnetic control longitudinal curtain shutter doors B, 30-1/10000 seconds
: 12 / sec, which can be taken 90 or 50 RAW format photos in JPEG format photographs
: 3D matrix photometric II, the central focus point photometric and photometric (3mm yen, about 2% of the area)
Exposure modes : automatic, procedural exposure aperture priority, shutter priority, manual, users set up
: RAW format, JPEG
Exposure compensation
: +5EV half class, third-class or 1.0 grade
Sensitivity range
: ISO 50-3200 (third stall incremental), and 6400 can be expanded to 25
White Balance
: Automatic, Manual, pre –
White balance preset
: flash and shadow, overcast sky, sunlight, fluorescent lamps and incandescent lamps
Embedded camera flash
Effective flash range
: 20 m
Flash modes
: 1005-pixel RGB TTL flash control sensor ;i-TTL balance filled with flash flash flash or standard i-TTL
: audio video film shooting, 720 480-definition DVD RMVB compression, support for real-time optical zoom.
Video broadcast : Windows Media Player, H.263 /MPEG4, WITH AMR-NB, AMR-NB audio decoders, decoder
Other additional functions
First, Swiss Plug procedures remotely Train (with the public wireless transmission protocol), sparking Zippo;
Second, the LED beam, severe chemical devices, thermometer, filter and needle guide function for wild camping.
Third, the exclusive beer and bottled champagne opening device adapter, the adapter can be connected to a dedicated electric razor (compatible with Brown shaving support);
Fourth, Micro Electric Drier (external hard drives need 12V power supply)
5, welcoming everyone to keep abreast added

Then I realized it is a fake product. I concluded to this decision based on following.

  1. Symbian has not released version 12. Latest version of Symbian OS is 9.5.
  2. No manufacturer has produce small/tiny parts (HDD, RAM, Processor, Graphics card etc…) that can feet in mobile as specified. You can check the minimum size of component used in this device with respective leading component manufacturer like intel, nVIDIA etc…
  3. Other point come in my mind if nokia is going to build such device why they think to assemble all parts from leading manufacturer. Nokia has expertise to build such device based on own capability or own hardware component. If they build why they they advertise like it.

I think above points are enough to believe its not a real product. If we try we can find more points to prove it as a fake product. Few days back I was reading about next generation devices & I found about Mobile Internet Device (Intel). These devices are in between mobile phone & laptop. These are the device with screen size around 6-8 inch. Normal laptop screen size is around 14-15 inch. Usual high-end smart phone screen around 2.4 inch to 3.5 inch.

Nowadays device manufacturer companies are thinking to build mobile Internet device (MID). There is confusion about standard of hardware/architecture for such type of devices. Computer is based on standard of IBM PC or 32 bit & 64 bit architecture, but in mobile phone there is no unique standard that is followed by  major or leading mobile manufacturer. May be there are some technical design problem with particular standard/architecture. Mobile & Laptop are 2 different class of device. May be MID manufacturer will try to address problem & put good feature of both type of device in next generation MID. Above specification can be good idea for new generation device.

When I seen this specification first time I tried to criticize original email sender. But now I think it is a good imagination. Many people try to call it as swiss knife as it has features of Mobile phone, Digital SLR Camera, Laptop etc… I tried to search about on internet with term “nokia 6639”, I found that many people like such device in real world. Its natural everybody wants such good gadget. Now I also think if such device available in reality then I would like to call it Master Piece till the time it is Master Piece of Imagination.