Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Hello iPhone

If you thought that RIM's Pearl was cool, wait till you get your hands on Apple's Iphone.
Steve Jobs who has always made sure that he brings the coolest and the sexiest product to the market unveiled the "revolutionary" Apple iPhone today.

The market response has been positive. As expected, the phones cost a bomb.The price: 4-GB model for $500 and an 8 GB for $600 .The phones would hit the market in June. ( Asian entry in 2008).

It would be interesting to see how the smart phone market reacts.

Specifications for the Apple iPhone
Band: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
Data : EDGE
Size: 115mm x 61mm x 11.6mm(4.5" x 2.4" x 0.46")
Weight: 135g (4.8oz)
Unknown standby time
Battery Life: 5 hours talk time
Main Display : 3.5" TFT LCD touchscreen, 320x480 pixel resolution
Sub-Display : N/A
Camera : Yes, 2.0 megapixel resolution
Video: Video capture/playback
Messaging : MMS/SMS
Bluetooth: Yes, v2.0
Infrared : No
Java: Unknown
Polyphonics : Yes
Memory: 4GB/8GB on board memory
Availability : June 2007
Other: Multi-Touch technology, WiFi, Mac OS X operating system, 16 hours music playback

NY Times reports:

Apple chose the name iPhone even though Cisco
, the network and consumer wireless company, has recently introduced
a Wi-Fi-based phone with the same name. Mr. Jobs had been negotiating with Cisco executives over the trademark in recent days.

Reuters reports :

Jobs predicted that in 2008 Apple could sell 10 million iPhones, representing roughly 1 percent of the current annual mobile phone market of 1 billion units a year. Last year, the consumer electronics market globally was worth $145 billion.

Another interesting article here. Let us wait to see how the market reacts !


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