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Postby Splatted » Sat, 08 May 2010 1:41 am

nakatago wrote:does apple have the right to do that? sure, but the problem is that jobs is being an over-productive ass about the iphone ecosystem. and speaking of class A dick move, the above was announced just before adobe is about to release cs5 which is a development tool for the iphone. more here.



Here's an open letter from Steve Jobs which explains Apple's rationale

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20003742-264.html

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 08 May 2010 2:17 am

read that weeks ago. Jefe has a point but he's also calling adobe black. They've gone so far from when they released that big brother ad in the 80's that they're now big brother. Full circle.

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Postby Asian_Geekette » Sat, 08 May 2010 8:58 am

nakatago wrote:
it used to be that people got apple because it produced the meanest machines to run adobe photoshop. now, people get apple because having a phone that runs apps is a status symbol.

(again, there are exceptions so chill...)


There's a lot of apps for the Android OS. One can find a lot of free apps in the Android marketplace. :) Moreover, if you want to write your own app, phone manufacturers actually provide support (development kit and documentation) for you.

Google's "Don't be evil" motto is just great! :P
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Postby Wellman » Tue, 22 Jun 2010 2:57 pm

Wellman wrote:
nakatago wrote:Apple fans may want to be on the lookout for this: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/04/gizmodo-gets-hands-on-new-4g-iphone


Looks good, I think I'll wait for the new version. However, I get the feeling its gonna be a lot more than 1240 bucks! :roll:


The iPhone 4g is going to be on sale sim free for 600 pounds, so about 1300 SGD.

I would sign up for a Singtel/Starhub contract but they charge 800+ for contract termination! :(

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Postby FaeLLe » Fri, 13 Aug 2010 2:35 pm

Strong Eagle wrote: I am not aware of any CDMA phones that have a SIM.


All CDMA phones released in India accept a SIM card, was surprising when I saw them.

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 13 Aug 2010 2:44 pm

FaeLLe wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote: I am not aware of any CDMA phones that have a SIM.


All CDMA phones released in India accept a SIM card, was surprising when I saw them.


Technically, they're not sim cards. however, there are cards that will work on both GSM and CDMA networks. I should know; I've worked on those cards. :wink:

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Postby FaeLLe » Fri, 13 Aug 2010 2:45 pm

nakatago wrote:
FaeLLe wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote: I am not aware of any CDMA phones that have a SIM.


All CDMA phones released in India accept a SIM card, was surprising when I saw them.


Technically, they're not sim cards. however, there are cards that will work on both GSM and CDMA networks. I should know; I've worked on those cards. :wink:


You are right a SIM card is more so a term associated with GSM networks I guess.

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Postby scarbowl » Fri, 13 Aug 2010 2:55 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:All phones in Singapore must be sold unlocked (thank you IDA). However, in the US, the clowns at AT&T would not sell me a data plan since they did not sell me the phone. Their service is worse than a 3rd world country, with apologies to 3rd world countries that may have been offended.

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