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Notable Hardware Specifications
Quad-band GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
Penta-band WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Screen size: 3.9″
Resolution: 16:9 FWVGA (854 x 480 pixels)
Capacitive touch screen
8 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics
HD quality video capture in 720p resolution at 30 fps
Large lens aperture F2.2 for better and faster photos in low light conditions
Dual LED flash
Touch-to-focus and exposure lock
Internal memory: 16 GB or 64 GB
RAM: 1 GB
Dedicated power, camera and volume keys
NFC (Near Field Communication) for easy pairing and sharing
WLAN IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
High-Speed USB 2.0 with micro USB connector for transferring data and charging
3.5 mm AV connector
Micro SIM card
Notable Software Specifications
MeeGo for Nokia N9 (MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan)
User interface simplified to three home views: events, applications and open apps
Swipe gesture instantly takes you back to the home view you started from
Multitasking and app switching through open apps view: a live snapshot of all running apps
Apps compliant with Qt 4.7
Software updates over the internet
Support for MS Outlook synchronisation of contacts, calendar and to-do with Mail for Exchange
Support for viewing documents in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, PDF and Open Document Formats
Online calendar synchronisation with CalDAV
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Check out Justin Lee’s
keypoint summary of the keynote or just refer to Apple’s iOS5 page or the features page for their info about iOS5.
Brief Show Notes
Lots of ‘finally’s
Similar to Android: swipe down from top to see all notifications
But done better than Android
When notification comes in, shows snippet of info at top of screen then disappears
Notifications shown on lock screen
Direct access to act on notification from lock screen (swipe notification to access)
Also has 10 msg limit per app. MobileNotifier (the jailbreak app) has more. UI could be better on mobilenotifier though.
PC-less activation (makes it more of a standalone device and with iCloud could be a fuller laptop replacement)
Launch from lockscreen (Double-tap home button and click on icon)
Crop photos, red-eye reduction, one-click enhancement filter thing (auto white balance, levels, etc similar to Preview on OS X)
Can create albums on iOS!
Delta Updates!! (no more 600+MB per update) Over the air!
Nice to have
Reading list (similar to
instapaper / Read It Later): only Safari? no where else to access? Reader view
Reminders (similar to Locale / Tasker for Android but those are commercial apps)
News stand: for magazine subscriptions.
Twitter’s trying to be what OpenID wants to be? Online Identity?
Syncs Twitter Photo to contacts. (similar to what Android does)
Nice that it allows user to try diff apps without relogin (Though currently this still doesn’t work yet. Apps need to rewrite their apps. Even official Twitter App)
Twitter sharing in Photos / apps nice
Android sharing superior as doesn’t have to wait for Google to implement new share options: app needs to support receiving data
Airplay mirror for iPad2. Great for presentations.
iMessage (lot of focus on security. mention encryption)
Replaces iOS SMS app. ie: could be seamless for normal users.
Allows iPod and iPads to use. Not sure about Mac, but it’ll be great if it could. (WhatsApp! not available for non 3G / cellulare devices like iPod Touch / iPad WiFi only)
Competitor Ecosystem Alternatives
Some stuff not mentioned on keynote but is pretty cool
Typing shortcuts / macros. ie: the default on the OS was “omw” would autocomplete to “On my way”
Some UI improvements. Toggles in options.
Custom vibrations for incoming calls.
LED light can be used as notifications (older phones have had this: on Android side depends on manufacturer)
iOS5 beta and jailbreak
Available in the Fall (September earliest?)
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@mfirdaus and I talk about this week’s WWDC 2011. We will split this in 3 parts: Lion, iOS5 and iCloud as the discussion got pretty long. If you want to watch the video of the keynote click here but also do check out Justin Lee’s keypoint summary of the keynote or just refer to Apple’s what’s new section for their info about Lion.
Show Notes for WWDC 2011 Keynote on Lion
Bringing iOS to desktop: Trying to convert PC users using iOS devices to a Mac
User Interaction Changes
Multi touch gestures
Reverse scrolling, Smooth zooming. Scroll bars no longer unless scroll (iOS-like behaviours)
Emphasis on fullscreen app support (more for developers: OS supports fullscren better )
Launchpad: iOS-like launcher for apps
Mission Control: Can see everything in other spaces. Can manage spaces easier.
Airdrop: File sharing done easy/right for intranet (transfers encrypted)
Document versioning & Auto Save
Could be big for consumers and offices.
But will work with only iWork or all apps? (app needs to implement or an OS native feature)
Visual comparison similar to Time Machine interface: Can actually view old document to copy and paste
No need to manually save: new save as a new version
Delta saving so it saves only the changes (to save space)
Resume: Saving of program state: inspectors, window position automatically saved and restored when application reopened
Apps / MacStore
Apps install on all authorized comps: Buy once, deploy to all authorized computers. Good for consumers
New Mail app with updates
250+ new features
Mostly are incremental
Some notable ones:
Full Disk Encryption
Quicktime: merge and rotate videos
Quicktime: record selected region
Price: USD$30. ~4GB only available on the Mac Store
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Corner Geeks Episode 4 is live and this week we’re talking about New Media and give an introduction to Live Streaming. In the future we will cover Live Streaming in more details including the setup we used for live steaming the Ran8adidas event at ICC at the end of June.
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We talk about
Portal 2, one of the best games of this year and one of the games that has captured people’s hearts and minds (mine included) with the great voice acting, humour and songs that started with Portal 1. Great great songs written by Jonathan Coulton and sung by Ellen McLain
P.S. Portal 2 ringtones are free (for now?) so go
download them now!
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