Yup major improvement over the V600. More to come soon.
Apple are still advertising their dual 2.0Ghz PowerPC chip as being faster then a 3.6Ghz Pentium 4.
I wonder how their legions of fanboys who claimed this to be the truth, that PowerPC wiped the floor with x86, will react at the news that they were wrong all along, and that we were right?
Apple are switching to Intel, time for them to launch a campaign getting their Mac users to switch back.
But I've ordered the SPV C500. Managed to get £50 for my V600, so that brings the price down to £90 which is more acceptable for a phone that will last me 6 months or so and with the rumours of the WMP10 firmware update around. Still got to pay to unlock it as I'll be using it on O2.
Gone for a 1GB Mini SD card, which I can also use to boot my Tablet if the install ever goes south - without buying an external drive, or messing around with a network install.
As about 50 people have pointed out to me, some of the websites aren't working. That's correct the two name servers that handle the effected sites ns1.ukdnsservers.co.uk and ns2.ukdnsservers.co.uk are not behaving.
As far as I can tell they've been down for about an hour. They had better be up soon.
Apple hates blogs but is still loved by bloggers.
Microsoft has blogs but no love.
Isn’t it ironic that Apple, the people that made Podcasting, a blog-driven phenomenon, possible, find blogging unacceptable?
Meanwhile Microsoft, the very empire that blogging was supposedly intended to dislodge, are the most blogger-inhabited business on earth?
No, not really. Microsoft is a very open company, it's employees are allowed to talk about their work on their blogs, years before products ship. Apple are a closed and paranoid company, who sue anybody - even their own fanbase, if they so much as mention a tiny detail of any upcoming Apple product.
Scoble also mentions a bit on this:
Certainly if you go to a blogger conference you see a lot more Apple products (at the recent SXSW conference, for instance, the audience was at least 60% Mac) but if you go into the average airport you only see, maybe, five percent Macs (I fly every two weeks and count such things and it's been quite consistent).
But, then, I also look around at where MSFT stuff is used. For instance, the signage in the airport. That's all Windows, but the only time you know that is when a machine crashes. Not exactly a good branding experience.
Or, look at Hertz rental car's new computers. All Windows. But you'd never know unless you were a geek. Or, look at Ghiradelli Square's ice cream shop. World famous. I've been going there since I was 10 years old. All running Windows but only a geek like me would notice.
Compare to Apple. They work very hard to make sure their branding is on everything they do. So, their brand gets credit.
We, on the other hand, are a platform company. Look at the Comcast TV box I'm using. It's hard to find Microsoft's name ANYWHERE on the box or the screen.
But, this author gets at something deeper. Why do some companies blog and others avoid it?
I've certainly seen that companies with strong brand love are avoiding the blogging world and/or are scared of it.