OT: New smart phone beats the iPhone by a mile

Coursedesign wrote on 2/26/2009, 9:51 AM
So you thought I was an Apple fanboy...

Here's the counter-proof:


This is definitely one of the more interesting web marketing concepts I have ever seen.

Takes a bit of work to get through the features, but very well worth it, including what's shown at the end of your feature review.

That's all I'm saying.


xberk wrote on 2/26/2009, 9:56 AM
Your link is messed up a bit. Should be


This is definitely one of the more interesting web site marketing concepts I have ever seen.
Agreed. Can't wait for this phone to hit the market April 1st.

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SCS PBC wrote on 2/26/2009, 10:10 AM
Can't wait for this phone to hit the market April 1st.

You mean you don't think it's real?

Very clever indeed ;-)
Coursedesign wrote on 2/26/2009, 10:11 AM
Fixed the link, had a space at the beginning due to a sloppy copy-and-paste.

If you think this is a joke, you didn't see the key part.

Good money was spent on this web site, and it is definitely quite serious.

No junk either.
rs170a wrote on 2/26/2009, 10:17 AM
Can't wait for this phone to hit the market April 1st.

Sure it will.
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Nobody wrote on 2/26/2009, 10:18 AM
Here's where you end up...


Chienworks wrote on 2/26/2009, 11:15 AM
projecting screens?

Ahh ... i do miss the days when web developers gave you a non-flash option.
CorTed wrote on 2/26/2009, 11:26 AM
Yep, Course, that does verify you are the true Apple fanboy
Coursedesign wrote on 2/26/2009, 11:44 AM
...the true Apple fanboy?

Sorry, there are many of us, even on this forum for those who are also Vegas lovers.

I use Windows and OS X side-by-side every day, and if either one of them disappears some day I won't get overly stressed.

But as a systems administrator, I have to say I'm more impressed with the OS X tools (of course if I had 3,000 employees, I'd be more impressed with the tools available for Windows).

As an editor and post artist I'm more impressed with the Core system functionality in OS X than the primitive pro video and audio support in Windows. Applications can make up for this to some extent of course, at a cost of development time that could have been better used elsewhere.

But let's face it, they're just tools.

I have favorite tools in many non-computer areas too, but for each there is usually a substitute.

So there isn't the one true religion that proves that all others have false prophets.

apit34356 wrote on 2/26/2009, 12:02 PM
Yea, CourseDesign is a true and full-pledged Apple Fanboy! ;-) I used to think he was a "lite" fanboy, just in love with shining objects that said L.A. and S.F. by design. ;-) Although the DARKSIDE of technology was draw him to the "other" side, we all must work hard to save him before his mind becomes mush and Alex Baldwin and Jobs share a morning snack! ;-)

The spoof is great and visually done well! Love the similar of the inquiry from "Star troopers".
Tim L wrote on 2/26/2009, 2:23 PM
I think the harmonica was my favorite part...
autopilot wrote on 2/26/2009, 9:10 PM
Can't figure out how it sucks up all that water to make coffee. ?? .
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PeterWright wrote on 2/26/2009, 9:44 PM
I'll be getting one just for the Ammonite translation.
Coursedesign wrote on 2/27/2009, 1:21 PM
Apparently I'm not the only one impressed with OS X's Core audio tools:

Apogee Won’t Do Windows Anymore

[i]Santa Monica, CA (February 27, 2009)—Apogee Electronics has announced that as of 2009, the manufacturer will no longer develop products for the Microsoft Windows platform. Apogee has made this decision in order to focus all research, development and support resources on the Apple platform.

Apogee will continue to develop and manufacture [some of the very best A/D & D/A] converters, microphone preamplifiers, clocking solutions, and supporting technologies that provide solutions for Mac-based production environments.
Apogee Electronics

John_Cline wrote on 2/27/2009, 2:37 PM
While the phone is a well-executed "hoax", the projector technology is actually possible. This thing is amazing and it actually exists:

Coursedesign wrote on 2/27/2009, 2:42 PM
Wow John,

There are at least three inexpensive picoprojectors on the market in the U.S. today, starting at $150, but this may be the only one that is focus-free thanks to its use of a laser beam to project.

Way cool!
apit34356 wrote on 2/27/2009, 2:47 PM
Are you really refering to Apple's XCODE programming library calls ? ;-) A little humor....... for an apple core...... invested... ;-) iTunes and the app store, iPod, iPhone are success stories and probably the majority of profit generator for Apple. Which about every business would snatch up, of course, most would probably destroy the business model profit in 2 years.