FoneFrenzy podcast #06 featuring Daniel and Anthony

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Talking with tnkgrl TWTG #26

It’s time for another podcast (34 min):
– Audio version
– Video version

Once again, Matthew Bennett (Nokia Daily NewsUS Mobile Industry) joined @tnkgrl on tnkgrl mobile while Tony Peric (fone frenzy) edited the video – thanks guys 🙂

Unfortunately, we ran into some problems with the microphone for the first few minutes, so please excuse the poor sound.

This week we covered our Nokia N8 hands-on, the Apple iPhone 4, theMotorola Droid X, the HTC Aria, and the ongoing Galaxy S tsunami!

Other topics include my first post on Engadget, the Nokia E73 (Mode), the LG Sentio, and the Palm Pre Plus, GSM version, amongst other things…

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Verizon spokesman says “no plans to carry the iPhone in the immediate future”

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During an interview from Beet.tv, Verizon Spokesman John Johnson stated:

Q: Let me ask you first of all about Verizon and the iPhone. What is happening, if anything? What is the status?

A: No one ever asks that question. (Smiles) So, no plans to carry the iPhone in the immediate future, but you’ve gotta look at the incredible excitement around the Android devices…

These comments should be taken with a grain of salt as TheStreet reports that analyst Ashok Kumar claims that Apple is getting ready to do a possible holiday launch on Verizon:

The Mac maker has also told its manufacturing partner Asustek to plan on starting full-scale production of a CDMA version of the iPhone to be available at Verizon as early as November, Kumar says. The report is yet another confirmation of Apple’s long-awaited Verizon iPhone, which still awaits final approval from the two companies that have not always seen eye-to-eye.

[via MacRumors]

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[Update – yes it does] Next gen iPhone 4G/HD to come in white too?

Render of next gen iPhone

Seeing the iPhone 4G or HD in white would be nice! But alas, this may be just a dream by to modeling master Martin uit Utrecht’s work. Thanks to his awesomeness at using Rhinoceros and Maxwell, he was able to create this wonderful images of what is possibly to come in the next gen iPhone. What is interesting to note is that the model does coincide with reports of a white faceplate and white back cover for the next gen iPhone.

What would make a white iPhone even better? How about a color stack of iPhones like the iPod Nanos!  We can all dream but I believe the next logical move after the release of the next gen iPhone (in black and white) would be to colorize the outer part of the handsets and give the customers more choices. Doing so would ensure Apple has an even larger sales cycle with the yet-to-be introduced next gen iPhone (4G or HD).

Update: Power Book Medic got a hold of some real pics of the white iPhone and not like the renders above. The outer casing does come in white and looks pretty darn appealing to myself and plenty of other people I know.

Real pic of the next gen iPhone

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Verizon won’t get iPhone next week; most likely later this year

In a report published by Brighthand today, it states that Verizon will not see it’s CDMA version of the iPhone until later this year. According to a research note for its investors, Piper Jafray stated:

“We believe that it is unlikely that the next generation iPhone will be available at Verizon (or Sprint) at launch; rather, it is more likely that it remains exclusively available at AT&T in the U.S. at launch,” Gene Munster with Piper Jaffray wrote in a research note to investors.

The article also points out some related reports:

According to a recent unconfirmed report, Apple has hired a company in Taiwan to produce a version of the iPhone with support for CDMA wireless networks, the cellular-wireless standard used by Verizon and Sprint. Production is supposedly going to begin in August or September. In addition, unnamed sources at several large companies have claimed to be testing a version of the iPhone with support for Verizon’s nascent 4G network. This LTE-powered model will allegedly be released this summer. If these unsubstantiated reports are correct, Apple will release a version of its smartphone for AT&T first, but a model for Verizon will come a few months later.
The reports do make sense. Everyone says a dual-band CDMA/4G can’t be released because Verizon’s network is not yet running/nor would it be running in several markets. But people need to take a step back and see that Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G, running on WiMAX, is one of the most hotly anticipated phones due this summer, and it is being released on a 4G WiMAX network that is not yet available in several major markets.
I know that a Verizon iPhone would be a huge boost to Verizon as well as Apple in handset sales and shared revenue for music, movie and app downloads. It’s a win-win situation for both Verizon and Apple in the end.

Color iPhone 4G possibly on the way? [Pics]

With the 2010 WWDC forthcoming here in just a few weeks, one has to wonder what does Apple have left in store for the iPhone 4 (G or HD) that has yet to be announced. With all the hoopla of the iPhone 4G Gizmodo bought and returned and images leaked yesterday of a white iPhone, what could Apple possibly have left for the consuming masses? Color iPhones perhaps? Well the guys over at Spazio Cellulare have done a pretty decent job of mock-ups of the new iPhone (G or HD). Indeed, these are some very convincing renders and give a splash of color all over these yet to be released handsets. Although the soft colors don’t seem to fit right with past Apple products, it does give us an indication of what is perhaps to come with the next version of the iPhone – because there is so much we have already learned from all the leaks, I seriously doubt any huge surprises at this year’s event, but I’m sure I’m wrong. Apple never fails to let us down, right?

[via Spazio Cellulare]

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[Video] iPhone 4G has 24 million panels; 960×640 resolution

June is so close yet so far away in the Apple fanboi world. Today, another Vietnamese leak has provided use with additional photos and video of the new iPhone 4G in action. Now we’ve already seen the other videos of the new iPhone but some additional information has been provided from the suppliers side.

According to Digitimes, Foxconn, the manufacturer of Apple’s fourth-generation iPhone, will ship 24 million units in 2010, with new LCD displays that include IPS and FFS technologies for improved e-book reading capabilities, according to component makers.

“By incorporating FFS technology, which enables a wider viewing angle and clearer visual quality under in sunlight, Apple is aiming to improve the handset’s e-book reader functions and promote its iBooks store,” the report said. “HTC’s Hero smartphone has already adopted this technology.”

The iPhone 4G will run on the Arm Cortex A8 processor and a 512MB memory module from Samsung Electronics, doubling the memory capacity seen in the iPhone 3GS to take advantage of the multi-tasking capability of the iPhone 4.0 platform, Kuo revealed.

  • These technologies are called “IPS” ‘(for “In Plane Switching). The new iPhone will adopt the same in-plane switching (IPS) technology for superior viewing angles on its LCD display as the iPad.
  • “FFS”  (for “fringe-field switching”), which improves readability in sunlight.
  • 512 MB of RAM.
  • The screen is 33% thinner, thus allowing a larger battery capacity.

[via Mainguen and AppleInsider]

Apple: Good Morning Vietnam – we have your new iPhone

Wow. That’s right. Apple can’t hold back the media much longer. Straight out of Vietnam, come new pics of the fourth generation iPhone: or otherwise known as the iPhone 4G.

Not much new here since Gizomodo’s post. But here is more proof of what is to come.

Hit up Engadget for more pics.

Verizon iPhone: Landor Associates working on upcoming iPhone campaign

Rumors are rumors but we’ve been saying this since last year that the iPhone is coming to Verizon. What we do know according to Crunchgear, is that  Landor Associates, an advertising company which has been contracted by Verizon, is doing some stuff for big red this summer. We are told that “working on an advertising campaign” for Verizon for an upcoming iPhone. Apparently, Ladnor has been working on Verizon branding since 2007 and is, according to a their tipster, now working on an iPhone launch this year.

Now whether that is it is the new iPhone 4G (or 4) or the original iPhone 3Gs with iPhone 4.0 updated on the handset. I would think that the latter is more of a possibility. Why? Because this way, Apple’s exclusivity to AT&T would not technically be broken since AT&T would get the new iPhone 4G released on their network while the iPhone 3Gs updated with 4.0 would hit Verizon’s network.

[via CrunchGear]

REACT Computer crimes task force raids Gizmodo Editor’s home; computers seized

Wow! All I can say that it wasn’t unexpected – considering the possible liable damage the leak of the new iPhone 4G could potentially have hurt Apple in the long run. From a post by Gizmodo, leak of the raid has hit the interwebs:

Last Friday night, California’s Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team entered editor Jason Chen’s home without him present, seizing four computers and two servers. They did so using a warrant by Judge of Superior Court of San Mateo. According to Gaby Darbyshire, COO of Gawker Media LLC, the search warrant to remove these computers was invalid under section 1524(g) of the California Penal Code.

Gruber (Daring Fireball) sent out this tweet earlier today:

Wonder if Jason Chen’s computers contain any emails from Nick Denton authorizing the payment for the prototype iPhone?

The computer crimes unit REACT raided Jason’s home and seized computers and servers. I hope for Jason Chen and the staff of Gizmodo, that the actual website hits were really worth it in dollars because, hell have no fury like the wrath of Steve Jobs and Apple’s litigation attorneys.

[Gizmodo]