iPhone…Back to Reality

Given the Apple iPhone build-up, I was surprised to wake up this morning and find the world pretty much the same as it was yesterday, before Steve Jobs and his iPhone opened to us the promised land of infinite coolness. Even my 16 year-old, a graduate student in the school of cool, found the advent of the iPhone a "whatever." Perhaps it's his experience with two iPods that died promptly after the warranty ran out that gives him a healthy distrust of Apple's newest toy. Now he plays music on … [Read more...]

iPhone features for Blackberry and Windows Mobile, T-mobile dual-mode service…

As might be expected, even before the Apple iPhone hits retailer shelves, its sexy features are showing up on other handsets. Like visual voicemail. German company SimulScribe just announced a "downloadable visual voicemail application" — SimulSays Beta — for the BlackBerry 8800 series, BlackBerry Pearl, BlackBerry Curve and Windows Mobile. The service normally starts at $10 a month, but the beta is free. However, in its rush to get the news out, SimulScribe appears to have forgotten to put … [Read more...]

CommBytes 6/7/07

Snom, a German IP phone manufacturer and one of the first to embrace Asterisk, now is working with Windows-based PBX Brekeke. Snom's phones are interoperable with the recently introduced Brekeke PBX v2.x. Linksys has revamped it channel strategy, making it more like Cisco's. The focus is small business and includes new products and vertically specialized partners. Hype about all the swell stuff we can now do with our smartphones never talks about housekeeping — powering all these … [Read more...]

iPhone Clone

Daily TechRag has an interesting item about a new mobile chip designed to power Apple iPhone knockoffs that are being planned even before Apple's device hits store shelves. Can you say Newton? … [Read more...]