This is the stuff of legend. Much like the Christianity, the Apple iPhone is based on lies and subterfuge. I have waxed eloquently from the perspective of an awe struck bloke; about the possibility of what technology can do and deliver. Even for that matter, the design of the handset.
People from all walks of life are now complaining of a tactile “feedback” and that these touch phones may not be the answer to one and all. Who knows? It only depends on which side the advertising dollars have been stuffed up one’s puckered (or gaping) hole. And that you mumble about the next BIG thing coming- like the resurrection or the BIG “O”.
To make matters easier for you to follow here, I am referring to the newly launched Samsung Instinct. It claims to have got it’s bearing’s right. It runs on EVDO networks, has better memory storage but lacks iPhone’s acceleratometers. It does everything whatever an iPhone does…well almost. It doesnt give you a blow j*b as yet. Neither does an iPhone.
I wouldn’t see these phones here in India unless Samsung is smart enough to launch them across the world where 3 G services are available. A much better idea would be to provide a soft launch and make it run on the lousy EDGE networks that we have here in India. Then slowly exert pressure on the operators to upgrade their networks to 3G. It works both ways and I am sure there would be a lot of interest in the blogosphere who would want the next mannah from the heaven to be rolled out.
Hmm. But what are you going to use it for? What makes the phone better than a costly brick? So far, I have had no special luck with my broadband because I dont have a “sticky” content. 2 Mbps or more to check emails? You must be f***ing crazy to waste loads of bandwidth. How much p0rn can a man consume in a day? Games? The latency of online networks would kill you before you can blink an eye. Then what?
I am not inclined to comment on the legality of downloading movies and watching them. The debate over torrents is acrimonious. Again it depends on which side of the big moolah you are on.
Hence, all these touch phones and EVDO thingy remains on the fringes of lunacy. Most of the companies here in India cannot ensure decent connectivity even in the best of the times. Even there in US of A (God Bless America!) Sprint has had to cut back on jobs to save their rat infested ship from sinking.
We haven’t heard of the dire straits of Indian companies for all practical purposes. After all, there would be a ceiling to a growth unless they design something like a blow up that also doubles up as your mobile phone. Or a diamond studded vibrator that could truly be a girl’s friend with a mobile phone built in. (Or something like this)