So many choices to make
Since PMP-today linked to my post (and apparently Engadget to theirs) I’ll clarify the Sciphone-situation:
Seems like Sciphone decided to ditch some of the N-models, or at least switch the OS on some phones. I did tip them about not being able to run Android (to full extent) on devices without a digital compass, motion-sensor and/or other hardware…
Let’s say they already produced a couple of devices, about 25,000, what can you do? Solution: keep Android on the ‘smartest’ phones and throw some Java-based thingy on the lousy models.
Let’s face it: cool stuff gets hot pretty fast
One of the guys at Androidworld.nl has done nothing to upset his G1, yet it decided to play an ol’ iPhone trick on him. Coincidence, or Android’s first intelligent step towards a merge (or shall we say assimilation) with its human companion? Mmm…
See what they’ll throw in for you
Yesterday, I used the photo-viewing function on my Chinese phone for the first time. I was impressed, because the scrolling and zooming was similar to stuff I’ve seen on my iPhone.
I own some ‘western’ phones and some Chinese phones, because I travel a lot and therefore use Dual-Sim functionality. The ‘big brands’ are just not into that, so I’m turning to China for some extra functions.
I wrote about Sciphone’s entry in Android-based devices last week, now it’s time to see what Chinavasion has in store for us.
Yet this almost sounds uncanny
Okay, get ready for this: notorious iPhone-cloner Sciphone has a new website and presents no less than 4 new Android phones! We’ve seen the Sciphone N12 news on the web but now they’re really spilling the beans…
Just as I thought Sciphone gave me some sugar by informing me of their upcoming N19 (presumably the cheapest Android phone to date)…the website has been revamped and filled to the brim with new, shiny Android models. Is this for real?
Well, I guess it is, since the company doesn’t do so bad when it comes to selling phones. Get ready for the clone wars, with Sciphone’s already infamous N-series!
Adventure gaming op maat
Revolution Software brengt cult-klassieker Beneath a Steel Sky naar de iPhone met nieuwe besturing, nieuw beeldmateriaal en betere geluidskwaliteit.
Ik heb een tijdje doorgebracht met een bètaversie en mijn ervaringen in het Engels uit de doeken gedaan op ons blog bij Softonic.com.
Binnenkort wellicht wat videomateriaal maar lees hier alvast de eerste preview!
International visitors: preview means preview! That’s right, read all about it by clicking those funny Dutch words (or the picture on the left if your aim is off).
Terwijl wij geeks het net afspeuren voor betaalbare Android-telefoons is er aan de andere kant van de wereld iets anders aan de gang. Mijn vrienden van Chinavasion gooien ineens gouden boeddha’s in de verkoop! →
While our money is burning in our pockets
Okay, both GeeksPhone One (from Spain) and Sciphone N12 have a ‘should be on the market as from…’ date. It’s October 2009 for both of them which gives us something to ponder on.
Why October? What’s happening in the 10th month of our Gregorian calendar?
Well, truth be told…it includes some Independence days (Nigeria, Croatia, Turkmenistan), the world-famous Apple day (UK mostly), UN day, Navy day, Thanksgiving (Canada), German Unity day, National day of Spain… →
Nokia doet eigen ding, trekt zich niets van concurrenten aan
Laten we wel wezen: symbian is niet meer interessant. Nokia heeft het doorgekregen en probeert -in tegenstelling tot succesvolle concurrenten- wéér iets nieuws. Welja, nieuw: Maemo (OS) is gewoon nooit aangeslagen buiten Nokia tablets om. Oja, Nokia tablets zijn ook nooit helemaal aangeslagen. →
Everything about this phone is …-ish
Sciphone-clones are interesting. Many people are looking for this kind of phone, as Sciphone seems to clone everything. Including Android (the Sciphone G2).
Briefly after this Android-clone, the company discovered that the popular OS is Open-Source and they will launch a real Android device soon. Whilst we’re waiting for the Sciphone N12, I’ll provide you with a mini-review of another popular clone:
iPhone clone #1: Sciphone i68 (3G). Because of some inquiries by non-Dutch readers, I decided to do this review in English. I’ll be able to answer your questions in Dutch, German, English, Spanish and French. →