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Hail Apple Inc. Hail the iPhone.

January 10, 2007

After months of speculation, its here. Apple has officially released its iPhone. This lovely device is a mobile geeks dream. Awesome, sleek design and very user friendly, just like the iPod. I came to know when I read the ‘‘ feed. Here’s a rundown of whats on the article.

Introductory prices are as follows:

4GB flash-based storage: US$499

8GB flash-based storage: US$599

Geeks in the US can expect this “revolutionary device” [If I may say so] around June ’07. Alas, the lads in Europe may have to wait until the end of the year; hopefully not. And what about us, the people of Fiji? Well, for us, its somewhere in the not so distant future.


Here’s a quick rundown of the currently known specs:

Specification overview

  • Screen: 3.5-inches, 320 x 480 @ 160 PPI
  • Storage: 4GB or 8GB
  • GSM: Quad-band (MHz: 850, 900, 1800, 1900)
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) + EDGE + Bluetooth 2.0
  • Camera: 2.0 megapixels
  • Battery: Up to 5 hours Talk / Video / Browsing; Up to 16 hours Audio playback
  • Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inches / 115 x 61 x 11.6mm
  • Weight: 4.8 ounces / 135 grams
  • Source:



    Many, many industry analysts have speculated on what Apple would eventually produce to push into the crowded mobile phone market. The final product might possibly be the most perfect culmination of all the speculation, desires, and needs of every Apple fan and Apple speculator over the last several years. µ



    It is blissful news indeed. What say?


    Hitachi’s 800×480 LCD displays for mobiles real

    December 30, 2006

    Another milestone to classic Windows resolutions on mobile phones has been met: Hitachi Displays, Ltd. started mass production of 800 x 480 2.9-inch LCD panels for use in mobile phones, which the company claims is “the industry’s first 800 x 480 product as a mobile phone display panel.” The users can view the entire image without side scrolling when browsing websites designed to match the size of a personal computer monitor or watching VGA (480 x 640) video. The panel employs the company’s proprietary liquid crystal technology called IPS that boasts wide viewing angle and high image quality.

    The pixel count is five times that of QVGA (240 x 320), which has been the norm for mobile phone panels. IPS LCD works differently from the general TFT LCD in that a horizontal electric field causes liquid crystal molecules to rotate in a plane parallel to the TFT substrate. This simple movement allows a wider viewing angle, better color reproduction and faster grey-to-grey response time, claims the company. The new product is a transmissive LCD panel that boasts a viewing angle of over 170 degrees in both vertical and horizontal directions, contrast ratio of about 400:1 and luminance of 250 cd/m2. Sweet, isn’t it? I’m only bit afraid of the moment when you will need a magnifying glass to check whether there’s new SMS…

    Source: Realeaselog


    PS. By the way, my notebook HDD is also from Hitachi (Hitachi Travelstar) 🙂