Saturday, January 13, 2007

iPhone - New Apple Device

iPhone combines three products — a revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and a breakthrough Internet communications device with desktop-class email, web browsing, maps, and searching — into one small and lightweight handheld device. iPhone also introduces an entirely new user interface based on a large multi-touch display and pioneering new software, letting you control everything with just your fingers. So it ushers in an era of software power and sophistication never before seen in a mobile device, completely redefining what you can do on a mobile phone.

The phone will be available in two models, 4GB and 8GB priced at $499 and $599 respectively, and will ship to the US in June of this year. Europe will get the phone in the fourth quarter, while Asia will wait till 2008.

It's nice to mention that Microsoft has recently released Zune. In my opinion, iPhone has crashed any expectations and provide ultimate features which can't be compared with Zune such as internet access and mobile phone cababilities.

On the other hand, Cisco sues Apple over use of iPhone trademark. Cisco said in the complaint that Apple had attempted to get rights to the iPhone name several times, but after Cisco refused, the company created a front company to try to acquire the rights another way, according to the lawsuit. For more about this issue, click here.

Finally, it's the industry challenge and days will be tell us who wins.