I only read the first 364 <br><br>It's more a patent on things Apple COULD do some day. Some of which will likely actually happen (maybe even soon) but not all of them. Apple patents a lot of stuff that never ships.<br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
I tried reading the first page and got lost. <br><br>True, not all will actually happen but I'm thinking the bulk of it will be eventually.<br><br>Even some of the analysts are getting the idea. This isn't a phone.... it's a hand held computer that just happens to make a phone call. <br><br>
I mentioned before that our architect has a "Blackberry" but he bought the iTouch for use as a PDA. The Blackberry can be used as a PDA too but he finds it much easier to use the iTouch for that function better.<br><br>So if and when Apple makes the iPhone that will sync with MS office stuff and "push" Outlook Express/MS server Exchange - Ya can bet people will be ditching their Blackberries <br><br>
And the iPod Touch is every bit as big a part of the new platform as the iPhone. Imagine how fast this platform will grow with the new Back to School promo giving away Touches!<br><br>This new platform (which REALLY needs a new official name, like Mobile OS X) will turn out to be HUGE in the history of computing, I am convinced. A revolution not unlike the first personal computer or the first useful laptop. Or the first Mac.<br><br>We've seen how consumers who would never bother with a complex, badly-designed traditional smartphone WILL buy a smarthpone if it's an iPhone. That's the tip of the iceberg. This platform will create a massive market, making people rely on a new category of product they didn't even know they needed. The iPod did that to some extent, but that's nothing. (And the iPod is merging with this new platform anyway.)<br><br>This will be like the Mac... if the Mac had "won" (Which doesn't mean every other mobile OS has to vanish. RIM and Android can still have their place.)<br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
Our top radio station here has been giving away free iPhones for the last month - not sure what are the rules of play is for that giveaway but it did not sound like a free phone daily type of thing maybe once a week there is a winner.<br><br>There is also and add for HD Radio here locally with a tag line upgrade your iPhone just by tuning in ?? humm maybe via iTunes ??<br><br>Anyway; Apple needs to beat Blackberry on a few things first before it could knock the enterprise market socks off.<br><br>1 - Sync with MS crap<br>2 - Voice activated dialing<br>3 - BlueTooth headsets or ear sets or one you can stick between your chick and gum thats tobacco flavored would work.<br>4 - GPS<br>5 - GSM<br><br>These are features that Black berries already have that the iPhone does not.<br><br>My wish list are;<br><br>a) - Add a camera to the front of the phone so a user can "video" conference via iChat<br><br>b) - Push to talk - walkie talkie - radio button what ever ya wanna call it <br><br>
What is push-to-talk for in the context of mobile phones? I just saw an ad for a mobile plan with "unlimited push-to-talk." What does that mean and why would it ever cost extra on the plan?<br><br>(iPhone does support BT headsets/earpieces already--maybe not in stereo though.)<br><br>nagr[color:red]o</font color=red>mme<br><br>I require stroyent!<br>TeamMacOSX.com | MacClan.net
push to talk<br><br>Let's everyone for blocks hear the person to whom you are talking respond! <br><br>PTT PoC or Push to Talk over Cellular is a feature similar to walkie-talkie that is provided over a cellular phone network. A typical Push to Talk<br><br>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Push_to_talk<br><br><br><br>
Like what Marg and Kate said;<br><br>The push to talk - is a Free feature and no long distance charges either and free minutes. My understanding it does not use a typical cell phone structure but rather you broad cast like a live radio signal that hits radio repeater stations to go where its going. Its not an open frequency that anyone could intercept thingy but similar to like a radio music station thingy that only the recipient gets the signal.<br><br>Anyway like Kate mentioned - it can be very annoying.<br><br>1 - For some dang reason people with in say a 20 foot radius of the user can hear the entire conversation, its that loud. I messed with turning the volume down but guess what ?? when you get a regular cell phone call you have to turn the volume back up. <-- extreme hassle you have mixed calls all day. I tried lowering my voice so people around me would only hear half the conversation but the recipient cannot hear me so I too have to raise my voice.<br><br>2 - The "ringer" like the voice,, talked about above is also very loud and likewise when turned down and you get a cell phone call you cannot hear it. I have my cell phone ringer set at 7 bars and for some reason a push to talk call ringer comes in like 15 or 20 bars <--go figure and to make matters worse each time you "push to talk" yourself during a conversation you get this loud (BEEEEP) Even more interesting remember them old army movies with GI's on their "walkie talkie" at the end of their sentence they would always use the word (Over) then at then end of the conversation I would hear (Over and Out) <-- LOL to funny<br><br>3 - You do lose some privacy so you have to be careful.<br><br>A God Send with caveats<br>In my industry when your running multi-million dollar construction projects with 150 to 200 people your managing - you get pant loads of calls per day and with the push to talk its all free time. The company I work for can buy unlimited phone plans but its the smaller contractors who cannot - so we help out in this way for them sorta thing. I can say screw you guys I am getting an iPhone but I bet I would get some complaints about the lack of radio.<br><br>fwiw;<br>I made some radio calls to tradesmen who I thought was on island or near by. What I did not know was they were on vacation one was in Seattle and the other in Vegas at the time of the call - and Yes the call was very clear and still very loud <-- I was impressed and better then any cell phone would do<br><br>
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