Posts Tagged ‘Iphone’

Stomach virus and Palm hitting the toilet soon?

Hello everyone, sorry i haven’t had a chance to update the blog in a while.  Ive been out with some sort of food poisoning/stomach virus. I really dont want to go into detail….but i will go into some of the news over the past few days since Ive been gone. PALM IS FOR SALE! Well….sorta. Seems like they are starting to run out of ideas, employees and payroll. Not a good thing if you ask me. It would be a sad day to see WebOS go down the drain over something as stupid as Apple or Google stuffing them out of the market, but can you really blame them? I mean, look at their hardware. Nexus One, iPhone 3GS and among other things look at all the developers that have made amazing, quality apps for the iPhone OS and the Android Market. Palm just really needs a few more million bucks and some better incentive to get some of those smart and talented devs to make some apps for them. WebOS is beautiful, constantly updated and rock solid. Not sure what is keeping the devs from coding for WebOS, but this recent fall in Palms stock cannot be a good way of weening the devs over eh? Ah well, lets see what they cook up next….lets hope its not a buyout from a company that would put them on the ground (looking at you Lenovo!!!) Not that i don’t like them, after all i am typing this from a ThinkPad T400s 😀

PS – I love Engadget.com

iPhone 3G,4G,5G etc etc….

So when Apple released the iPhone 3G i knew that it would throw off a lot of people and the idea of naming conventions. Now being the resident nerd of all my friends, family and co-workers. I am being bombarded with the question of “When is the iPhone 4Gs coming out?” or “When is iPhone 3Gs2 coming out?” What do you guys think about this odd “issue” that Mr. Jobs has created. What people do not understand is that the iPhone 3G means the 3G data service, not the 3rd generation of iPhones (wasnt there only 2 gens anyway??) So with that being said, people are calling it the 4G because….4G is after…..3G, in a weird twisted way of thinking. Maybe its just me, but it can become quite irritating having to explain this to everyone that asks me. If iPhone does come on Verizon, the it technically CAN be called the iPhone 4G and remain relevant. Being that Verizon would have unleashed it under the LTE data service. Dilemma…dilemma. So just to be clear….

-4G/LTE : Fourth Generation Data service for cellular devices
-iPhone 4G = Non-existent, unconventional naming
-3G = Third Generation Data service for cellular devices (This has nothing to do with Apples branding,  just trying to distinguish the old and new)