Filipinos…. introducing the Apple iPhone

10 01 2007

Apple Computer, Inc. (oh I mean Apple Inc.) has recently shown the world their “revolutionary” product that will reinvent the phone market, the highly illusive iPhone.

Phone-afficionados here in the Philippines are probable drooling about this device. With prices set at $499 for a 4GB model and $599 for the 8GB model, Filipinos will sure have the all the reason in the world just to buy this one. Who wouldn’t? Filipinos can even afford PHP 25K++ ($499++) for one cellphone, $499 iPhone is not a hindrance to us.

iPhone has the following specs (taken from the Apple site):

Screen size 3.5 inches
Screen resolution 320 by 480 at 160 ppi
Input method Multi-touch
Operating system OS X
Storage 4GB or 8GB
GSM Quad-band (MHz: 850, 900, 1800, 1900)
Wireless data Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) + EDGE + Bluetooth 2.0
Camera 2.0 megapixels
Dimensions 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inches / 115 x 61 x 11.6mm
Weight 4.8 ounces / 135 grams

Some say Apple got it all wrong not releasing it as a 3G phone, but that does really matter to us? I mean practically we are still buying GSM phones and 3G is still expensive here, and did Steve Jobs just say that there will be 3G versions down the pipeline? Other gripes around the net is its Multi-touch screen, with concerns of scratch-prone and damage-prone, but is Apple that stupid to release a widescreen iPhone that is scratch-prone? Until now there are still many questions left unanswered, but don’t worry Apple fans, according to the keynote, shipment of this product will still be in June 2007 in the US and 2008 for Asia, so better save up and hope that any kinks going to be ironed out.


Happy New Year!

2 01 2007

Well, it has been a long time since I wrote something here. First off, I want to greet everyone a Happy New Year! Looking forward for a technology-centric 2007. A quick recap of the year that was (2006).

1. Apple certainly made huge strides. How many of you have seen ordinary and not-so ordinary folks use a MacBook in coffee houses around the Metro and even in the provinces? It’s crazy! And lets not talk about iPods. Just take a walk along the street of Ayala and almost everyone has those white earbuds.

2.  The console war has started. Well, I dont know if Nintendo Wii and Sony’s PlayStation 3 are already sold in the market, but I know someone who bought Microsoft’s XBOX 360. Judging by the look of it, he definitely has some with it.

3. Open source is now a force to reckon with and it even has a new bill to go along with it.

So far, thats about it. Next week Im going to feature, Palm TX, my Christmas gift to my girlfriend.