Tuesday, January 16, 2007

iPhone skins get Apple's shorts in a bind...

Seems as though Apple is already afraid that its new phone is 6 months out...

From the Sydney Morning Herald

Monday, January 15, 2007

Apple iPhone

Guess it is time to weigh in on the iPhone since everybody else is.

I think Apple could stick almost anything into a nice white case and it's fans (lemmings) would buy it. At $400 to $500 plus a 2 year contract I think I'd start crying when I got the first scratch on that nice shiny screen.

I think it is cool that OSx will be on the device but how much will that really open up the device? The wireless carriers have been holding back the phone vendors for quite some time with the Wifi stuff. It is certainly good to see that trend disappearing.

6 months from now will be the true test... that's a long time in technology land. I'm sure Motorola & Nokia will be up for the fight.

In the end the iPhone will help the consumer win... more apps, more open... whether it's the iPhone or not.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

New phones from Aastra on the way

Aastra is set to release some new phone models. The 55i, 57i and 57i CT will be available in the near term.

The 55i features a decent size LCD display with a small 6 button paper template at the top.
The 57i has a large LCD for desi-less operation. There is an optional 20 button side-car for the phone (up to 3 can be used) which has the same large LCD on it. Additionally there will be a 57i CT with a cordless handset (a la 480i CT). The handset looks identical to the handset that comes with the 480i CT.

The 480i and 480i CT are expected to be kept on and possibly renamed. Pricing is not available at the moment.