Apple's iPhone VS Canadian Market

Apple's iPhone is expected to enter Canadian market. Unfortunatly exact date is not announced but it seems to be nice when service get wider. So do Rogers Communications Inc..

Ted Rogers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers Communications Inc. on tuesday issued the following statement: We're thrilled to announce that we have a deal with Apple to bring the iPhone to Canada later this year. We can't tell you any more about it right now, but stay tuned.

Demand for Apple's iPhone is very hight not only in canada I mean worldwide. Russia makes it fashionable and phone appears trendy the latest must-have for Russia's elite, numbering about 500,000 in all in the country already. This is despite the US$700 price that iPhones sell for in that country. Of course, this is nothing compared to the $1,800 it sold for when it was first launched in the US.

I see Apple's iPhone does not gives up. Repid market share and hight distribution lives it’s results - people like it so much. So we have to be patient and wait for the next announcement but may be iPhone already brouhgt to canada. Who knows? Even Ted Rogers keeps silent.

Updated KingdomGame for iPhone

A web rts game KingdomGame is now updated for iPhone consumers. KingdomGame is such kind of game where you compete against other players. The updated version features numerous bug fixes and updated functionality.

You can build new buildings; attack and spy on other Kingdoms; build diplomatic relations through the embassy; buy and sell goods at the market. All while you work towards the ultimate goal of being the Ruler of the known world.

The game doesn’t work in a remote place, as it requires constant internet connection.

To use KingdomGame on your iPhone visit the website: http://www.kingdomgame.net/LoginHome.asp


References:

http://iphone.click2creation.com/?p=652

New iPhone Video Recorder By DreamCatcher

New Video Recording application known as iPhone Video Recorder was launched by DreamCatcher. iPhone Video Recorder records audio and video to the compressed mpeg4 format, so the recording is space saving, an-hour-high-quality recording will be a file as small as 60MB.

VideoRecorder allows consumers to save video with audio, and is offered in 2 versions. The first trial that lets you record up to 30 seconds to 15fps and obviously the second Full which has no time limit for registration. The cost of obtaining the full license is $ 19.95.

iPhone Video Recorder offers new recording method a scheme known as “postponed encoding,” in which video and audio are recorded and stored in your iPhone’s memory in raw format, and then encoded to the iPhone’s standard MP4 format at a time when it is convenient for you. This deferred method allows for the higher frame rates. One nice feature is that since the encoding itself is naturally slow, as you would expect from 412MHz worth of horsepower, they’ve added the ability to stop the encoding at any time and resume it later on.

Here are some different features of Video Recorder:


· Record both audio and video;


· Record to compressed mpeg4 format;


· Intelligent dynamic volume adjustment algorithm;


· Up to 15 fps with high-quality video;


· Playback, send out by email.

How to install? Firstly, Open the Installer, add source: http://www.iphone-recorder.com/install2 , browse to the Multimedia category and Install iPhone Video Recorder.

References:

http://mydepository.wordpress.com/2008/04/26/iphone-video-recorder/

Apple Has Signed Up 200,000 developers For iPhone

Apple has revealed that over 200,000 iPhone developers have downloaded Software Development Kit (SDk) so far. Apple also announced that in mid-March, the iPhone SDK had been downloaded 100,000 times. According to Apple CFO Oppenheimer Apple is signing up more developers each week.

Oppenheimer called the response to the SDK "tremendous" and said that interest in developing enterprise applications for the iPhone is also going well. More than 400 higher educations are now creating applications for the iPhone, and more than one-third of Fortune 500 companies are actively creating software for the iPhone as well.

Apple plans to deliver a free update to the software that runs the iPhone -called iPhone 2.0 in late June. That update will introduce the App Store, a new feature that will enable iPhone users to purchase, download and install third-party application software for the device. Apple also plans to release a similar update to the iPod touch delivered for a nominal fee that will enable iPod touch users to access the App Store as well.

Apple has sold 1.7 million iPhones in the quarter and is now selling phones in Austria and Ireland. Apple's COO, Tim Cook, reiterated to analysts who questioned him after Oppenheimer's preamble that Apple is on track to sell 10 million iPhones by the end of the year.

References:

http://www.macworld.com/article/133146/2008/04/iphonedevs.html

AT&T Profits Rose Mainly By iPhone Sales

AT&T the largest communications holding company in the world (by revenue) has unveiled their quarterly results. Their first quarter results rose by 22%. According to AT&T such profits were in part driven by gains in its wireless business. And of course the main reason of it is the iPhone, which doubled the average revenue per subscriber that AT&T gets from other wireless customers.

The company said it gained 1.3 million net wireless subscribers for the quarter, the majority of which were new iPhone subscribers.

AT&T announced that net income jumped to $3.46 billion, or 57 cents a share, from $2.85 billion, or 45 cents, a year earlier.

AT&T didn’t break out the numbers of iPhone additions as earlier. The number could still be around 1.5 million because other carriers besides AT&T are selling it internationally, and about 30 percent are unlocked. By the end of last year, AT&T had activated two million iPhones. Here are the iPhone details AT&T provided:

iPhone continues to be very popular with customers, feedback is very good. ARPUs are in the mid to upper 90s across the base. We continue to see customers adopting iPhone. Over 40% are new to us. Continued, solid growth. Through Q1 stable.

References:

http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/04/22/apple-shares-slump-as-att-gives
-vague-details-on-iphone-growth/

http://www.alleyinsider.com/2008/4/att_q1_solid_waiting_on_guidance_t

Shiny Iphone

If you are gold or dimond addicted you should apply for Goldstriker to get specially established gold iPhone - most expensive I have ever seen.

It is for the true connoisseur of iPhone fans. It is elegantly lined with 24ct gold on the iPhone’s front bezel. Parts adourned in gold inc front full surround and 3/4 of the rear revealing a total mirror finish.The back of the phone is painted in a custom black paint.









The back of the iPhone also sees a 24ct gold Apple logo. The phone itself is the 16GB model. This beautifully crafted iPhone can be had for GBP699.95 ($1384).

Goldstriker International operate as a family run business, specialising in precious metal plating.

Sure, shiny Iphone makes you different!

But how different is the sum you are ready to pay for it?

Reference:

http://www.goldstriker.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=156

HWPen: Handwriting Recogniton For The iPhone

A Chinese developer has released HWPen - a handwriting recognition app for the jailbroken iPhone. HWPen works in both Chinese and Latin alphabets.

The screen cap above shows the ‘writing area’ for HWPen. You need to enter letters within the left half of the work area, and numbers on the right. Because it integrates with the native text input of the iPhone, HWPen is available anywhere you would normally use the keyboard. It even works with the iPhone's auto-complete function, so you can start to type a word and hit the spacebar to pick spelling suggestions.

The software application can be downloaded from Installer.app. Then one can go to “Sources,” click on “Edit” and “Add” a new source: http://iphonecake.com/src/new

Refresh the sources to locate HWPen in the iPhoneCake packages. Install the software and restart your iPhone. After you install you will see a writing area making the standard keyboard vanish. The application is currently in beta and is also available for the Palm OS platform.

References:

http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/iphone-gets-handwriting
-recognition-video-

Apple And Orange Negotiating About Lowering The Cost Of The French iPhone

Apple is currently in negotiations with French wireless carrier Orage about lowering the cost of the French iPhone, according to a report from French business daily Les Echos.

As reported in the French paper, iPhones in France are currently priced at €399 ($629). However the difference would be that Orange would begin subsidising the handset based upon the monthly cost of the contract users would take out, which up until now - and contrary to practices in other European countries where the iPhone is sold - they have not done.

According to Les Echos, Apple is disappointed with sales figures for the cellphone in France, 100,000 handsets of which have been sold since it went on sale there. Takeup of the iPhone generally in Europe has been less enthusiastic than in the US, perhaps because 3G networks (and the handsets to take advantage of them) are more common and to some degree expected among European users.

As a result, Apple are encouraging all carriers to further subsidise the initial cost of the handset to boost sales, which some are seeing as a way to clear first-generation iPhones before the 3G version’s imminent launch.

Orange, however, is content with the current pricing, telling the paper that there is “‘no question of changing the business model of the iPhone” and that “everything is going well”, revealing that the carrier obviously had lower sales expectations than the manufacturer did.

The 8GB iPhone has recently seen its price slashed in the UK, from £269 to £269.

References:

http://ilounge.com/index.php/news/comments/apple-orange-negotiating-iphone-price-cut/

http://www.lesechos.fr/info/hightec/4716763.htm

iHome To Launch iP99 Clock Radio For The iPhone

iHome is set to launch the new iP99 iPhone-compatible dual alarm clock radio at Brookstone specialty retail stores on June 1.

According to Brookstone, the iP99 iPhone clock radio can still receive calls while docked because engineers eliminated the shielding that normally interferes with cell signals. It also has a specialized adapter to accommodate for both the iPhone and all versions of the iPod, allowing it to dock, charge and play from every one of Apple’s audio players.

There are other clock radios on the market that will work with the iPod, but none of them today have allowed the iPhone to receive calls while playing music.

The iHome iP99 iPhone Clock Radio will go on sale on June 1 for $149.95. It features10-watt Reson8 speakers, an integrated AM/FM radio, an alarm buzzer and a remote control.

Customers can already start to order the iHome iP99 iPhone clock radio through 1 june and receive free shipping, by visiting any one of Brookstone’s 314 stores in the USA or at www.brookstone.com.

Brookstone, Inc. was founded in 1965 as a small New England catalog company. Brookstone, Inc., today is a USA based product developer and multi-channel retailer that generates annual sales of approximately half a billion dollars.

Brookstone operates 308 branded stores, located primarily in high-end shopping malls and lifestyle centers throughout the United States and in Puerto Rico.

References:

http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/
story/04-15-2008/0004792627&EDATE

https://www.brookstone.com/store/product.asp?product_code=595702

AOL Mobile Search Service For The iPhone And iPod Touch

AOL has officially launched the beta version of AOL Mobile Search service created specifically for the iPhone and iPod touch.

AOL Mobile Search for the iPhone was designed specifically for the Apple iPhone's mobile Safari browser. Mobile Search has a traditional Web search engine, but also has features specially tailored to search the content of various AOL properties, including Moviefone, MapQuest, AOL CityGuide and others.

By combining AJAX technology and the iPhone’s easy to use multi-touch surface, AOL has created a user interface that allows the richness of the web to be delivered on a phone, says Steve Murphy, senior vice president of AOL.

The new search portal places a priority on iPhone-optimized websites and returns web searches with these websites at the top of the list.

References:

http://searchblog.aol.com/

Renewed Stitcher Radio

Listen to the latest entertainment news and celebrity gossip, or get politics, world news and sports audio content that you can personalize. Stitcher Radio is a Web based application, designed specially for the iPhone.

You may start listening instantly. Verious thems are represented here. You can listen to

* Current headlines from CNN, ESPN, People, Fox News, the Onion and hundreds more.

* The juiciest dirt from sources like People and the Daily Dish.

* Favorites Station: Listen to the information that interests you, all in one station.

* Streams reliably anywhere – no syncing or Wi-Fi needed.

* New Content: Hundreds of new shows from the names you trust, updated daily.

New version is renewed, check out favorites station: listen to the information that interests you, all in one station. New Content is obvious, here you can find hundreds of new shows from the names you trust, updated daily.

Since it is Web based application, Stitcher Radio works nicely on your desktop too. Just click. on the far right arrow. Windows Mobile no need to apply!

Point your safari browser to http://www.stitcher.com/iphone/ to try.

References:

http://www.stitcher.com/

HermitWorks To Release Space Trader For iPhone

HermitWorks Entertainment, founded by former BioWare game designers Cameron and Marcia Tofer, is working not only for Quack 3 for the iPhone and iPod touch ports, but on Space Trader

port for iPhone as well.

As widely reported this week, the port uses the built-in motion sensors to control action in the game, and offers the capability for two player play using WiFi.

HermitWorks hopes to release Space Trader in June for the iTunes Store for users to purchase and download but in order for that to happen they would need minimal support in Apple’s official SDK which was late in coming.

Space Trader is a FPS style game but the company is also working on a RPG game called Quest. They promise that it won’t be standard 2D RPG, but instead a full 3D game, with some NPC’s being real players.

HermitWorks Entertainment Corporation is an independent game company founded in 2004 by industry veterans Cameron and Marcia Tofer. HermitWorks is an innovative company interested in developing games that casual and hard core gamers can play together. Their first game title 'Space Trader' was realeased in the fall of 2007.

New HybridShell And VideoShell Cases For The iPhone

Digital Lifestyle Outfitters has announced the release of two new cases - the HybridShell and the VideoShell for the iPhone. They’re available for $24.99 and $19.99 respectively from the DLO store.

The HybridShell is a fusion of crystal-clear polycarbonate plus gripable silicone, combined to provide a strong layer of protection for the iPhone. The new shield also has black rubber dots above the surface that makes it easy to grip. In the front it has DLO Surface Shield, which adds transparent protective layer, which allows you to use all the touch screen functions, and still have your device protected.

The VideoShell integrates a kickstand which allows you to comfortably place iPhone on flat surface and enjoy a movie, or any other video content. It provides you with access to the headphone port, hold switch, side controls and dock connector. It also includes a Surface Shield.

DLO Surface Shields are also available separately for $14.99. The pack contains five anti-glare films for protection against dust and smudges. Because they work with static adhesion, Surface Shields are easy to apply, re-adjust if necessary, and remove without leaving behind any sticky residue.

References:

http://www.dlo.com/Products/Hshell_iPhone_Prod.tpl?command=showpage&cart=
12079838911395131

World's First Photography Portal For The iPhone

Cameratown.com, a popular digital photography information website announced the World's First Photography Portal for the iPhone. It provides all the latest news from the world of photography. The new site is specifically designed for Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users. So by the help of Cameratown.com they can get all kind of latest photography news.

“The World’s First Photography Portal for the iPhone was launched by Cameratown. The new site, specifically designed for Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users, provides readers with quick access to “what’s new” in photography. Visitors can easily find the latest camera reviews from the best and most trusted sources around the web, new product announcements, the latest headline news, and camera information by brand and model. Photography information is now more accessible than ever,” - CameraTown webmaster Ron Risman said.

About Cameratown:

Cameratown.com is a digital photography and imaging website founded by Ron Risman, a veteran of the photography industry for the past 11 years. Officially launched on July 22, 2004, Cameratown's mission is to help "Develop the Photographer in You" and makes it easy to get the latest photography and imaging news, professional product reviews, tutorials, newspaper articles, product manuals, firmware updates, free photography software, and special deals from around the web.

Reference:

http://www.letsgodigital.org/en/18798/apple-iphone-photography-portal/

Disney California Adventure Mini Guide For iPhone Consumer

iPhone offers new opportunity to the consumer. “Disney California Adventure Mini Guide” in an interactive map and pocket guide, which will help you, to navigate easily the famous Disney Theme Park.

Disney California Adventure Mini Guide is an interactive map and pocket guide provides the information you need to visit Disney’s California Adventure theme park on your iPhone/iPod touch. Includes descriptions of attractions, identifies Fastpass attractions and includes details on restrictions for rides. For dining options, the type of food and type dining is provided. Most importantly, find the nearest restroom in your area.

References:

http://www.apple.com/webapps/travel/disneycaliforniaadventureminiguide.html

16GB IPhone - Top Selling Item

I4U have published the report about 10 selling products in the online apple store. It says that the 16GB iPhone was the top selling item during last week. As part of a weekly report on top selling Apple Store items, they claim that the largest capacity iPhone tool the lead in sales and items sold.


Not surprisingly, the 8GB iPhone followed in second place. At this rate, Apple might still stand a chance of reaching their 10 million mark.

References:

http://www.i4u.com/article16076.html

A New Case - iShield Mirror For iPhone

Pacific Rim has designed a new case for iPhone called iShield Mirror. The case is made of transparent polycarbonate, and consists of two pieces that snap together, with holes in the proper places to allow for easy access to the controls.

The manufacturer also added a film to the surface that functions as a mirror when iPhone is not in use. When activated the film on the front is transparent enough to allow for normal usage and thin enough not to impede functionality.

The polycarbonate is completely clear so you can view your screen without obstacles. You can purchase the case for $29.99 from Pacific Rim’s website.

References:

http://www.pacrimtechnologies.com/detail.aspx?ID=159

New Webgames: Color Rush and Castle Feud For iPhone

Undercloud offers iPhone users two new free multiplayer webgames: Color Rush and Castle Feud.

The game Color Rush is partly strategy and partly puzzle. In this game you'll need to use all of your wisdom to beat the computer in the run for the total domination. Pick color gems to expand your field, whoever captures the bigger half wins. You can track your score on the global scoreboard, and more, play online multiplay with your fiends.

Castle Feud puts you in a straight-up battle of cannons and medieval castles. To get started, all you do is check the wind conditions, adjust the trajectory and power of your shot, and fire away.

The object of the game is to blast the opposing castle down to nothing before they’re able to do the same to you. You can play against the iPhone, or with a friend in two-player mode. Play against the iPhone, iPod Touch, or duel your friends.


TeenBuzz Added Ultrasonic Ringtones Support For iPhone Users

TeenBuzz, a website that offers ultrasonic high frequency ringtones has recently been reformatted to include added support for iPhone users.

The ringtones are of a particularly high frequency, which helps younger generations avoid detection of mobile phone usage. While younger teenagers can hear the tones, adults will have a hard time in doing so as a result of naturally occurring hearing loss (a phenomenon known as presbycusis).

Those who want to use this ringtone first have to subscribe to a PodCast website. As soon as the download to the ultrasonic is finished ringtones will be given, and they will be automatically added to the ringtones directory. Note that they will be made available upon successful syncing of the iPhone.

Teen Buzz (also known as Mosquitotone or Zumbitone) is a popular ringtone that was hijacked from a technology that was originally used to repel loitering teenagers from shops in the United Kingdom. Inventor Howard Stapleton developed the "Mosquito device" for Compound Security Systems.

The Mosquito is a product made to drive away teenagers from no-loitering zones. Because the ability to hear high frequencies deteriorates with age (a phenomenon known as presbycusis), the Mosquito works by emitting high-frequency tones at approximately 17.4 kHz.

The Mosquito was originally tested at one location in Newport, South Wales, where it was successful in reducing the number of teenagers loitering near a grocery store. In spite of this, some adults and seniors were still able to hear the Mosquito. It has not been tested by hearing experts, however the tones are broadcast at 75 decibels, so they fall within the government's auditory-safety limits. The Mosquito was released into the mainstream market in 2006.

P.S. For more information visit the official website of TeenBuzz.

References:

http://snapvoip.blogspot.com/2008/03/iphone-gets-ultrasonic-ringtones-from.html

http://www.teenbuzz.org/about-mosquito-ringtones.html

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