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Apple Sells Over One Million iPhone 3GS Models, not bad for a point update

image CUPERTINO, California—June 22, 2009—Apple® today announced that it has sold over one million iPhone™ 3GS models through Sunday, June 21, the third day after its launch. In addition, six million customers have downloaded the new iPhone 3.0 software in the first five days since its release.

“Customers are voting and the iPhone is winning,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “With over 50,000 applications available from Apple’s revolutionary App Store, iPhone momentum is stronger than ever.”

The new iPhone 3GS is the fastest, most powerful iPhone yet, packed with incredible new features including improved speed and performance—up to twice as fast as iPhone 3G—with longer battery life, a high-quality 3 megapixel autofocus camera, easy to use video recording and hands free voice control. iPhone 3GS includes the new iPhone OS 3.0, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 100 new features such as Cut, Copy and Paste, MMS*, Spotlight™ Search, landscape keyboard and more. iPhone 3GS customers get access to more than 50,000 applications from Apple’s revolutionary App Store, the largest application store in the world where customers have already downloaded over one billion apps. iPhone 3GS offers twice the capacity for the same price with a 16GB model for just $199 and a new 32GB model for just $299.** And iPhone 3G is available at the breakthrough price of just $99 for the 8GB model—a huge milestone for the high end smartphone market.

Via Press Release

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Nokia N97 unboxing video

The Nokia N97 is yet another device launched recently with a sliding QWERTY keyboard. The N97 has been eagerly awaited by Nokia fans that are, perhaps, envious of the QWERTY form-factor of their WinMo counterparts but just don’t like Windows Mobile and/or are happy with Symbian. Granted this is not the first sliding QWERTY phone from Nokia but it’s the first to feature the tilting mechanism.

The Nokia N97

The Nokia N97


Nokia critics are keen to point out that the N97 is some two years behind the HTC TyTN II but can we consider that a fair comparison? We’ll be looking at the Nokia N97 over the next few weeks and we’ll make the inevitable comparisons to the HTC Touch Pro2 and the Acer M900 which have all hit my desk over the past few weeks.

Have a look at the unboxing video below to see what’s included in the package as well as a quick look at the OS.


Nokia N97 unboxing video


Nokia N97 specification:

  • Operating System – Symbian S60 5th Edition
  • Memory – 32GB Internal
  • Display – 3.5 inch (360 x 640 pixel) TFT touchscreen, 16.7M colours
  • Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
  • Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Resistive touch screen with separate touch foil and touch feedback
  • Network – (RM-505, Global) WCDMA 900/1900/2100, Quad band GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA, GPRS, A-GPS, WLAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, UPnP technology
  • Bluetooth V2.0 with A2DP
  • MicroUSB Connector
  • TV Out
  • 3.5mm AV Connector
  • Built in GPS receiver with A-GPS support
  • Nokia Maps 2.0 Touch
  • Compass and accelerometer for correct orientation of display.
  • Integrated stereo speaker
  • MicroSDHC Slot (Support up to 16GB)  memory card
  • 5 MP, 2584×1938 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus with dual LED flash, zoom up to 14x digital. Secondary (VGA) videocall camera
  • Full slide out keyboard
  • Talk Time – up to 570 min
  • Standby Time – up to 430 hours
  • Battery – 1500 mAh (BP-4L)  Rechargeable Lithium-ion
  • Dimensions – 117.2 x 55.3 x 15.9 mm
  • Weight – 150 grams (with battery)
  • Other – Stereo FM radio with RDS and Visual Radio Support


Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings