“External Force” Caused Exploding iPhones, Says Apple

August 31, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Cellphones

“External Force” Caused Exploding iPhones, Says Apple

Under fire for covering up incidents of exploding iPhones and iPods, Apple asserts these were caused by “external forces”.

In a statement to the AFP, Apple says ” To date, there are no confirmed battery overheating incidents for iPhone 3GS and the number of reports we are investigating is in the single digits… The iPhones with broken glass that we have analysed to date show that in all cases the glass cracked due to an external force that was applied to ...read more

Showdown of “New Generation” Smartphones

June 11, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Cellphones

Showdown of “New Generation” Smartphones

In attempt to get more people to their website BillShrink recently came out with this well-made digital flyer that compares the so-called “new generation” smartphones:

Here’s that table in real-text form:

iPhone 3GS (AT&T) Palm Pre (Sprint) Android G1 (T-Mobile) Storage Capacity 16GB 8GB 1GB (Expandable SD Slot) Talk Time (hours) 5 5 5 Standby Time (hours) 300 300 130 Camera Megapixels 3.0 With Video Recording & Editing 3.0 3.0 With Video Recording WiFi? Yes Yes Yes GPS Yes Turn By Turn (& Digital Compass) Yes Turn by Turn Yes Turn By Turn (& Digital Compass) Voice Commands? Yes No Yes App Store iTunes App Store Palm App Catalog Android Market Price (With Contract) $199 $199 $149 Price (Without Contract) $599 $550 $399 Service Plans Unlimited: $99.99 – Voice $30.00 – Data $20.00 – ...read more


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