It could basically be the 3G iPod, with the added benefit of you being able to make it a full fledged iPhone if you desire.
I’d been wondering where this mysterious prepaid, teardrop-shaped iPhone was going to come from, and now I think I have my answer: it’s not the next iPhone, it’s the next iPod, and it just happens to have a SIM card.
When surveying current Android device owners, Nielson found that 71 percent would buy an Android phone again.
Glad we’re getting some solid numbers in light of the Yankee group finding satisfaction rates of around 20%. The article points out, though, that of the Android owners polled a solid 21% are considering an iPhone for their next purchase, as opposed to 6% of iPhone users considering an Android device.
Over half of Blackberry owners are considering competing devices.
Why anyone is surprised about this is far and away beyond me. Google Voice operates under the concept of NAT for Telephony: many unique devices hidden behind a single number. That being said, you can see why the establishment of a peer-to-peer connection initiated through telephony might be an issue. It’s 2010 and we’re still tackling this problem in intelligent packet-switched networks. Why would anyone assume that it would somehow function more effectively in stupid circuit-switched networks?
There is no way to manipulate the front-facing camera that the HTC Evo ships with, meaning third-party developers can either vendor-lock with HTC to deliver their solutions or … well, that’s it. I’m pretty bummed out about this for several reasons:
Forget Skype until at least Android 2.5
The arms race has already started, meaning more vendors will soon be shipping products with a camera unusable by developers