Images of a leaked iPhone 4 prototype were posted to a technology blog today. No, I haven’t gone back in time and I’m not referring to the Gizmodo iPhone 4 fiasco.
Today, a 64 GB iPhone 4 prototype was unearthed in Shenzhen, China from a Foxconn factory. Apparently, Apple was working on three models of the iPhone with storage capacities of 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB, but decided to ship only the first two.
MICGadget has posted images of the 64 GB iPhone 4 on its blog and has confirmed that it is indeed a legit prototype and not some counterfeit iPhone. It is very similar to the iPhone 4 prototype bought by Gizmodo last year and runs iOS 4.1. It has the model number – 995-6049LL and offers 59.1 GB of storage.
It is not SIM-locked and isn’t available for sale anywhere. This particular model was obtained from source who has a few of these.
This prototype seems to indicate that the iPhone 5, which will be launched in a few months, will likely offer a 64 GB version.
Head over to MICGadget for the complete video of the iPhone 4 64 GB prototype
Update: The images posted below were actual prototype of the devices. Sometimes we have to eat our words and this is a perfect example of it.
Hey, am I someone who should be scared? NO right, so here I am telling you how Engadget sometimes does not do fact checking and posts images of non-existent devices which won’t be seen until maybe 2012.
On top you will see the actual images Engadget posted. Below you will see how much photoshopped this image is, come on Engadget this is not what we expect from you.
If you look at the above image, there are few things that are wrong:
- The Nokia written on the phone is not how Nokia does it. They only started doing it with the Nokia N Series and E series and it is always towards the "right top" of where it appears in this image.
- The Nokia text/logo on all these devices are photoshopped.
- Nokia does not use rectangular cameras in any of their devices, they are all square and there are no vents behind in any Nokia phone.
- The headphone jacks on these are way beyond 3.5mm, looks like someone carved a hole in them using photoshop.
As far as concept phones go, they are not perfect, but they always follow a design pattern a company has followed all through. Sadly, this Engadget scoop has PhotoShop written all over it.
eBay is used to sell anything and everything, but it looks like someone has got their hands on a Nokia N87 prototype and is selling it on eBay for a bomb.
A German seller is selling a Nokia N00 N86 C Prototype with 12 megapixels camera, this is very much like the one the N87 was rumored to have. The price of the phone is set for $799.99, however, the seller is not the owner of the phone and found it in a bar, iPhone 4 anyone?
Phone is barely used, no scratches or dings. Its a rare prototype, fully functional. You might be the only person with this phone for a while! Its makerd (sic) as Nokia N00, but checking the phone, I might say its the prototype of the unreleased N87. Phone was found in a bar, its unlocked and fully functional!
From the pictures of the phone on the site, it looks like it is a N87 prototype, so who is Nokia going to fire now? If you are interested in buying the phone or having a look at it, you can hit eBay.
As the launch of Windows Phone 7 comes closer more and more videos and pictures of handsets running WP7 are popping up on the Internet. Now a video of an Asus handset running on Windows Phone 7 has popped up on the Internet.
The video is 11 minutes 46 seconds long and shows the upcoming mobile OS from MS in action. I personally found the Asus handset in the video pretty sleek. The UI of the device as demonstrated in the video also looks great.
However, we have already seen some great looking WP7 running phones from different manufacturers before. It is the hardware on which this prototype WP7 phone from Asus is running which interests most of us now. It does look like from the video that this Asus phone is using an AMOLED screen. It will be interesting to see whether most of these WP7 based phone run on the ‘old-and-outdated’ Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm or a newer generation chip.
Hopefully with time more information about this WP7 handset from Asus will pop up.
The reviewers at Engadget have managed to get their hands on two prototype Dell Thunder smartphones. Both the prototypes are slightly different. The Thunder looks pretty stylish and is packed with features.
The Dell Thunder will have a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with Qualcomm Adreno graphics and 512 MB RAM. It will also offer 512 MB ROM with up to 32 GB expandable memory and 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microUSB connectivity. It also has a GPS transceiver with A-GPS and a 1400 mAh battery.
Both the prototypes had a 4.1 inch touchscreen display but one had a resolution of 800 x 600 while the other had a resolution of 1280 x 768. Also, one of them was running a developer build of Android 1.6 Donut while the other ran Android 2.1 Eclair.
The Dell Thunder will have probably have CDMA and GSM variants.
Head over to Engadget for the video preview and more images.
Microsoft is having their annual TechFest at Redmond and some rather interesting prototypes are being demonstrated by Microsoft. While you must’ve all seen videos of the Microsoft Surface tabletop PC, Microsoft Research has been working on perfecting a similar concept in a much smaller form factor. ZDNet writer, Mary Jo Foley, came across the project on the Microsoft Research website (the original page has been taken down but Google knows all.) The project is an implementation wherein Microsoft plans to allow you to use any tabletop surface as an interacting device with the help of a mobile projector and camera setup. The demo shows: Continue reading Microsoft Demos ‘Mobile Surface’ And On-The-Fly Phone Call Translation