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Discuss: Aussie 3G iPhone is a bad joke
hill60606 
19/7/08 11:34:40 PM
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Did HTC resolve the issue with Radekn drivers yet?

Just curious.

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Girvo 
19/7/08 11:39:23 PM
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No because they're lame and it'd cut into their profits with the Diamond. Made no business sense to.

But we've made a breakthrough two days ago: we've got working 3D accelleration going :D

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But then again, I find it near impossible to turn the bf off, unless I say his mum's name, a lot. And call him his mum's name.



Waltish 
20/7/08 3:56:06 AM
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5 reasons to avoid iPhone 3G

http://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/5-reasons-to-avoid-iphone-3g
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Its a big page if your interested use the link.
It the Free Software Foundations take on whats not right with the iPhone 3G.

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hill60606 
20/7/08 6:52:50 AM
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I haven't seen many phonesthat support Ogg Vobis or MP3 players for that matter.

Divx is another format lacking on the phone front with most phones requiring conversion to other formats.

Restrictions on content purchased from phone networks has been in place for years, before the iPhone came along.

Last time I looked iTunes was a free download.

Did you know that if you wanted to purchase content from the Nokia store, you need to use a Nokia phone?
Unfortunately content providers have to protect their goods from piracy, it's not just an iPhone issue.

I can still rip Cd's in Linux and transfer the music to my iPhone I just have to boot into windows to do so.







Edited by hill60606: 20/7/2008 7:02:56 AM

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A decade of John Howard has left a country of timidity, fear and shame


His power resided in his ability to speak directly and powerfully to the negativity at the core of the Australian soul.

Wolfshanks 
20/7/08 9:16:09 AM
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I've never been able to get my (1st gen) iPhone to work if I have wet fingers (such as in the shower and a work call is coming through) but maybe they fixed that in the latest. I'll have to ask the guys I know with the new on to see.

One of the major things that irk me is the fact that the damn iPhone wont sync the to-do list in Mac mail. The n95 did it perfectly AND did it via bluetooth.

I guess what bugs me the most is the delerious mac-induced fevor that surrounds the iPhone. It's not the first one with a touch screen. It's not the first that can store and play music, video or sync mail. Even the internet. What it does manage to do is do all these things using an interface Apple invented to use with their iPod (and the Mac OS) so people are used to it.

Hardly revolutionary or evolutionary even.

My favourite phone of all time (and believe me that I have had over 30 handsets in the last 10 years - the "perks" of being an IT Manager..or annoyances ;-/) is the Eriksson P910i. I still have it and when that thing was out it was for a long time the best phone I ever used.

But no phone has ever been good enough to do everything. I want to check the web? I use my laptop or PC when I am at home. If I am in the field (which is quite rare) I use my wireless connection or used to use my n95 (now I use the iPhone). Want a camera? I either bring my 8MP Canon ixus for parties and for serious stuff the EOS. And if I really want to listen to music I take my old 2nd gen iPod which only just manages to store my 40GB music collection. My iPhone manages only a few playlists and favourites (being the 8GB version).

At the end of the day I'm not a fanboy of anything. I prefer to choose what's best (for me...) and try and disregard the hype as best as possible to make a proper informed descision. And no I didn't actually buy my iPhone...the MD wanted one so all her senior staff got one as well ;-p



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Girvo 
20/7/08 10:06:59 AM
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Respect for the P901 :)

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lunchbox1988 
21/7/08 12:23:05 PM
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Quote by Linux_Inside V2
Quote by pappes
I heard it cant multi task.



If you're a masochist you can use Windows Mobile Devices, I hear they have a task manager and applications that don't actually quit when you think they have :P



Ahh, it can be set to close apps the way you assume it would, but by default it is set to put apps in the background.

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Girvo 
21/7/08 3:30:33 PM
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My HTC is set to close it by default if you hold the X. Simple. Minmises it if you just press it.

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Linux_Inside V2 
21/7/08 11:39:13 PM
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Quote by lunchbox1988
Quote by Linux_Inside V2
Quote by pappes
I heard it cant multi task.



If you're a masochist you can use Windows Mobile Devices, I hear they have a task manager and applications that don't actually quit when you think they have :P



Ahh, it can be set to close apps the way you assume it would, but by default it is set to put apps in the background.



When was this feature added?

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Girvo 
22/7/08 12:45:46 AM
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HTC added it about two years ago, IIRC. Windows Mobile 6 may have introduced it as well, but I know HTC certainly did.

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But then again, I find it near impossible to turn the bf off, unless I say his mum's name, a lot. And call him his mum's name.



Linux_Inside V2 
22/7/08 9:20:21 AM
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Quote by Girvo
HTC added it about two years ago, IIRC. Windows Mobile 6 may have introduced it as well, but I know HTC certainly did.



If it's only the guys at HTC and not the Morons at Microsoft that makes me worry.
HTC should get into writing their own software, or going with Android.

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Girvo 
22/7/08 9:42:25 AM
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They are, and they are. :P

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Quote by SnowSquirrel
But then again, I find it near impossible to turn the bf off, unless I say his mum's name, a lot. And call him his mum's name.



ne()phyte 
29/7/08 7:50:05 AM
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Quote by Linux_Inside V2
All I will say, is that no mobile phone should need a task manager :P



Best. Post. Here.

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Girvo 
29/7/08 11:17:29 AM
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Quote by ne()phyte
Quote by Linux_Inside V2
All I will say, is that no mobile phone should need a task manager :P



Best. Post. Here.



I'm yet to have my phone crash if I leave things open and don't force things closed. So in essence, I don't need one.

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Linux_Inside V2 
30/7/08 7:58:25 PM
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Quote by Girvo
Quote by ne()phyte
Quote by Linux_Inside V2
All I will say, is that no mobile phone should need a task manager :P



Best. Post. Here.



I'm yet to have my phone crash if I leave things open and don't force things closed. So in essence, I don't need one.



How about a phone running flat earlier than it should because you forgot to terminate the app in Task manager?

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ne()phyte 
31/7/08 8:58:15 PM
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Quote by Girvo
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I'm yet to have my phone crash if I leave things open and don't force things closed. So in essence, I don't need one.



I've used a few versions of the Windows CE/Embedded/Mobile platform, and never liked the fact that it required a task manager to handle tasks in the same way that Windows does.
Just because it's built on the same technology as a desktop machine doesn't make it more suitable for work on/in embedded devices.
Those sorts of things must be transparent to the end user - no interaction at all .
When you close a program, it should be closed, not a TSR program.

Running programs unnecessarily in the background consumes processor time, which consumes energy at a higher rate than otherwise should. Heck, we've got 600Mhz (and faster) mobile processors these days, storing applications in memory for 'faster access' is just pointless.

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TinBane 
1/8/08 8:57:24 AM
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Quote by Waltish

5 reasons to avoid iPhone 3G

http://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/5-reasons-to-avoid-iphone-3g
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Its a big page if your interested use the link.
It the Free Software Foundations take on whats not right with the iPhone 3G.



5 Reasons to avoid the iPhone?

Apple doesn't charge, if you provide your application for free.

DRM is a given on any phone where the company sells online music. It's just a fact.

The iPhone only allows others to see your location, if you CHOOSE to allow it.

The iPhone doesn't have software that allows Ogg Vorbis support... yet.

It's not the only option? This 'defect' seems to effect every phone ever created after the original prototype.

I don't have an iPhone, and I'm certainly not a rabid supporter, but there is enough weakness to attack without making things up.

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kunzie 
1/8/08 10:29:29 AM
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Quote by TinBane
The iPhone doesn't have software that allows Ogg Vorbis support... yet.




Damn... I'll never be able to listen to my library of 50,000 tracks of Ogg Vorbis now :~(

My MP3s on the other hand.....

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TinBane 
1/8/08 10:32:01 AM
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Notice the yet? Given the number of people who want it, and the fact that free software doesn't cost to distribute, and I can guarantee Ogg Vorbis support will be on the iPhone in the near future.

There's VOIP too.

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kunzie 
1/8/08 11:16:14 AM
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Quote by TinBane
Notice the yet? Given the number of people who want it, and the fact that free software doesn't cost to distribute, and I can guarantee Ogg Vorbis support will be on the iPhone in the near future.

There's VOIP too.



VOIP would kickass! 3G probably still wouldn't be fast enough to handle the transfer, however WiFi is a viable option.

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