4 posts • joined Thursday 28th January 2010 09:31 GMT
Re: My Dream
A netbook with touchscreen, then...
The thinnest phone mentioned in the article isn't the thinnest. On the market for a year already is Oppo's model X907 4.3" smartphone at 6.6mm, available for half a year
@ dssf: HTC EVO 4G vs Thunderbold
With regard to the HTC Thunderbolt review cited by dssf : that author must have overlooked the Verizon network has next to no customers (except perhaps the odd self-declared head honcho or three) yet, whereas the Sprint/Clearwire network serving the HTC Evo 4G is up and running since 2009.
Both, WiMAX-Rel.1 as used by the 4G Evo and LTE as used by the Thunderbold, are effectively running the same radio technologies with vanishingly small technical differences, but a completely different eco-system behind them. WiMax is IEEE802.16 (i.e computing industry - imagine IEEE802.11 WiFi for longer distances) whereas LTE draws on 3GPP (i.e. cellular industry as in GSM-WCDMA-HSPA) The ITU has clarified it will only call the successors to these two technologies 4G. As the article points out, there is no 4G yet - neither WiMAX-Rel.2 nor LTE-Advanced are rolled out anywhere.
AM radio will do nicely, thanks
... or maybe FM from my 8-year olds electronics starter kit, if you want the cargo level blast a bit more high tech? GSM would be complete overkill (pardon me) and W-LAN surely could help to trigger a simultaneous nicely varied display of cabin-level fireworks, perhaps flanked by in-flight entertainment farewell messages ... I'm getting sentimental at all those possibilities for a jolly good show. Thanks to all you authorities for the creative impulse - hope i could help with some suggestions
.. not so Nano ?
Given the size, iFat might be more appropriate from the viewpoint of those who don't view it as a netbook. And for me, that's exactly what it is - a netbook without keyboard and windows. Dock it, and you'll likely see the Querty added, even if the Apple crowd will hate to admit what they do at home.
Big Q: will the iFat end the iFad ?