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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New iPhone 5

Verizon Wireless is currently testing a CDMA version of the iPhone 4 and 5 and Verizon confirms they are making network changes to bring the iphone to their network. The new iPhone 5 is going to be loaded with awesome new features like video chat on 3g and 4g (no longer restricted to WiFi only), face recognition and extreme downloading.
This iPhone 5 will have dual core processors and higher and powerful graphic chips that can deliver higher video resolutions and better "still" images when taking pictures, and it will make multi-tasking a breeze.
There are a few networks working on building a 4G network. T-mobile would be a likely carrier since they are GSM already. Sprint has a 4G network already, AT&T and Verizon Wireless are in the beginning stages. There are talks of Verizon Wireless getting iPhone sometime in 2010 but it looks like they will get it for sure in 2011 when the new iPhone 5 comes out. 
Whether or not it will be 4G will be up to them! can they build in time? They will definitely have the 3G version of iPhone, but with the new iPhone 5 (4g speeds) coming out, will they compete?! Regardless, there is much anticipation on how many people will leave AT&T for Verizon Wireless because of AT&T's lagging on app restrictions like Slingplayer and Google Voice and Skype (on 4g network, not Wi-Fi).
AT&T's restrictions have caused the percentage of people that are JailBreaking their iPhones to rise since Jail Breaking usually comes with Cydia which is the app store for jail broken phones. Most of the applications, ringtones, and even iphone themes! Winterboard is part of the download, and it very easily add's the changes to your phone so you dont have to figure how to do it on your own, it is very automated.
The Palm Pre on Sprint and HTC EVO (Sprint now offering a 4G network) has made an attempt at being competitive with iPhone and Blackberry...and it seems they are making head way, although with the iPhone 4 released and the iPhone 5 on the way, they are sure to lose. 
This is a few features of iPhone 5:
  • Thinner! With shiny glass back piece - 9.3 mm thick.
  • Face Recognition Security 
  • Face Time (Video Chat) access on 3G AND 4G (available currently but only on 3G)
  • Custom SMS tones
  • Custom E-mail alerts with ability to assign different tones to each email address
  • A new, sleeker body design.
  • OLED screen.
  • Scratch proof and shatter proof screen
  • Wireless sync with iTunes
  • 32G (basic) and 64G of memory. You're sure to never run out.
  • Extended battery life = 14 hours talk time on 3G and 7 hours on 4G. Standby 600 hours.
  • Hi Definition audio.
  • Messaging indicator light.
  • True GPS built in.

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