Apple’s $100 million test chamber, Droid Eris and Blackberry Bold 9700 suffer the same

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In addition to Apple’s press conference this morning, which is now available to watch online at the Apple website, Apple unveiled their massive 100 million dollar test chamber. I call it the clockwork orange room. Here engineers spend thousands of hours being repro.. er testing the iPhone 4. They knew good and well ahead of time that it would lose signal when you held it a certain way.

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Guy makes iPhone into a DSLR, but why

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It must be a “mine is bigger than yours” thing, because this iPhone DSLR mount prototype is just way out to left field. Anyone with any photographic sense knows that the quality of glass you shoot with is tres-importante. But adding a lens on top of a lens seems on top of an iPhone is like a sick act of desperation, perhaps some type of shooters withdrawl?

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Firefox Home for iPhone is not complete, but a good start

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I’m pretty content with Mobile Safari, I don’t need a full-fledged browser for my smartphone and I highly doubt Apple will allow something to go above and beyond the current native offering. We’ve seen Fennec (FireFox Mobile) get released for Android, and Windows devices, so naturally Apple iOS should be next.

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Fido offers 8GB iPhone 3GS for $99

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Maybe you’re not interested in having the latest iPhone 4 with five-megapixel camera that takes yellow pictures. Or even having to hold it a certain way to get signal. Maybe you just want to save a few bucks and go for the tried, tested and true model. Although the iPhone 4 has not yet launched in Canada, the iPhone 3GS has been available for ages, and up until now, you could only get the 3GS in 16GB and 32GB flavors.

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iPhone 4 camera tests make you look yellow

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The good news? The new Apple iPhone 4 has an upgraded five-megapixel camera. The bad news? It may actually take worse pictures than the three megapixel camera on the iPhone 3GS. As it turns out, using the iPhone 4 camera under regular indoor lighting can result in some remarkably yellow-looking pictures. This is under the “warm” glow of your typical incandescent bulb.

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Apple iPhone 4 reception problem to be fixed with “software update”

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“You’re holding it wrong” doesn’t really qualify as a suitable fix for the reception issues on the new iPhone 4, so Apple has finally come forth to admit it’s a real problem. The Cupertino crew are also saying that they’re going to fix it, through a software update. Apple’s official press release claims the reception issues are not a hardware problem; they have to do with the software. As such, they’re working on a fix and this software update will be pushed out some time soon.

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Verizon iPhone coming January 2011, says analyst

Apple iPhone 4 expected to hit Verizon Wireless January 2011, says analyst

Just about as popular as the iPhone 4G rumors, inevitably leading to the release of the iPhone 4, the Verizon iPhone reports continue; this time it’s coming from Bloomberg. On the TV show “Street Smart”, Rodman & Renshaw senior technology analyst Ashok Kumar explains how the AT&T hold on Apple’s smartphone will be ending this year, giving way for Verizon Wireless to offer the iPhone in the U.S. this January 2011.

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Law firm opens iPhone 4 complaint hotline

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Have you been in a car accident, injured? Perhaps your iPhone 4 antenna is not performing as it should? Call Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff now. That seems to be the message from a Sacramento lawfirm who have put the word out to disgruntled iPhone owners in order to round up a class-action suit against Apple.

“If you recently purchased a new iPhone and have experienced poor reception quality, dropped calls and weak signals, we would like to hear from you,” reads a a message on the injury attorneys website.

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1.7 million iPhone 4 units sold since launch

iPhone 4 sales reached 1.7 million units in just 3 days

I’ll have to admit, the iPhone 4 has been getting much more negative feedback from owners than we had expected. Despite all this, the smartphone does have the most advanced hardware and features of any phone to date. Apple has sold 1.7 million units since the June 24 launch, that’s in just three days and it’s expected to keep going once additional countries are added to the shipping list.

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Ballistic nerfs your iPhone 4 with protective case shell

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Now that we know how fragile the iPhone 4 really is. Giving it the white glove treatment the moment you pull it out of that shipping box and every moment thereafter is no way to enjoy it. Since it will have to be nerfed almost immediately, ballistic is planning to an iPhone 4 case, the Ballistic HC Case that will provide your device with four layers of protection.

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How to replace your iPhone 4 screen after final contact

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Has that new iPhone 4 screen of yours shattered? Dropped from a mere 3 feet and making an impact with it’s destiny. DirectFix.com has created a simple video to show how quick and easy it is to repair your busted screen. Apple has made the iPhone 4 easily serviceable with simple tools and a couple screws. If you didn’t opt in for that insurance plan, or didn’t get an iPhone 4 case yet, DirectFix’s tutorial may be your only answer.

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iOS 4 is here: Prepare for the next generation of mobile advertising

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Apple is pushing the iPhone OS 4 update (iOS) to all iPhone models. The iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 3G will all run iOS 4. Apple will fix a few things that should have been done long ago, like the ability to organize your mail, organize apps with folders, create your own playlists too – this is not rocket science, it’s a catch up game. Unfortunately not all features will be available to the iPhone 3G; multitasking has been held back due to a slight lack in the hardware department. Expect hacks to come out the day after. All phones will of course get the most important feature of all: iAds.

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iPhone 4 price is roughly $180 out of Apple’s pocket

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The Apple iPhone 4 price remains quite competitive when considering that it shares several of the same components that its oversized brother, the iPad does. The same A4 processor, possibly clocked down to conserve battery life, a wireless 802.11N antenna, Bluetooth 2.1 module and 16GB/32GB of memory are some of the common similarities the two devices share. Screen size is obviously reduced on the iPhone, Retina Display technology does give it that extra sharpness, but the iPad’s display added roughly $95 to it’s manufacturing component cost; more than double that of the iPhone 4.

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Apple sells 600,000 iPhone 4 units on launch day

Apple sold 600,000 iPhone 4 units during a pre-order blitz yesterday

AT&T put the breaks on pre-orders for the Apple iPhone 4 yesterday. Apple managed to sell 600,000 units on launch day demolishing iPhone 3GS pre-orders ten fold. Due to the large number of people rushing the websites, a few things got bogged down and many users couldn’t get their pre-order in. So it’s possible Apple could have broken the 1 million mark if they were able to handle the traffic.

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