The Media Guru
Sep 20, 2007

It seems a long way since I first ventured into the blogging world… I always thought blogging is a waste of time, but over the months, I’ve found that it’s a truly unique & enriching experience.

A BIG THANK YOU to all visitors (especially those from Mauritius) - it’s thanks to your support that this blog has been so successful. :D

Blog Trivia
1st post on was on Sunday 15th May 2007. :-)
Total visits: 15, 580 (& counting….)

Top Visitors by countries (according to Google Analytics):
1. United Kingdom
2. United States
3. Mauritius
4. India
5. Finland
Hmmm, Finland?!? Maybe because of my sheer number of Nokia-related posts. :P

Visitors’ Browser Stats:
1. Internet Explorer - 57.78%
2. Firefox - 34.29%
3. Opera - 4.57%
4. Safari - 1.94%
Internet Explorer (6 & 7) is the clear winner, but Firefox is fast catching up. I prefer Firefox for its advanced customization & add-ons.

Visitors’ OS Stats:
1. Windows - 94.62%
2. Mac - 2.95%
3. Linux - 1.47%
Nothing surprising here. Windows rules! (Mostly XP, but there’s also Vista, 2000 & 98!)

Total Comments: 115
Top commentators:
Yashvin - 15
Kyu - 12
Chervine - 4

Most commented post: FREE BB5 Unlock with 35 comments.

Most popular post: FREE BB5 Unlock
Half of visits to this blog is due to this post - post is ranked 1st on Google search for “BB5 unlock.”


Trivia ends. I couldn’t find any more stats for use. One milestone is down… I’m sure there’ll be more to come.

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Sep 17, 2007

Mobile9.com have recently launched an online S60 theme creator - just pick the elements and graphics you want and a signed .SIS is made-to-order. It’s quite similar to OwnSkin.com (which I’ll test later).

Here’s the link to Mobile9’s online theme creator:
http://tools1.mobile9.com/otc_ns603ed_create/

The first step is to select your phone model (Nokia 7610 for me). For an online theme creator, it supports a surprisingly large number of models, from S60 v1 OS7 to S60 3rd Edition devices.

Next step is to upload a background picture. Note that the background covers the entire phone screen. It’s best to resize your selected picture to 176x208 before uploading. Don’t overdo yourself in choosing your favourite wallpaper, often simple (& abstract) backgrounds give fantastic results.

You can also choose an alternate picture for the Menu Background, but it’s advised to keep the same background picture or the same colour.
Next thing is to choose the text colour, clock, battery & grid theme. “Analouge” Clock!!! Maybe this is why it’s called BETA!
For text, black is always best, unless you have a very dark background.

You have very large choice for Clock, Signal/Battery & Grid. Choose any you want.

Hmmm… Almost done, the name’s Green Leaf.
File size: 154 kb

When I saw that filesize was only 154 kb, I knew that there would be no Nseries Icon pack. So all icons are still default ones - which isn’t good at all for me on my 7610, coz I hate those pixelised icons!
The Grid theme I chose (Grey-white gradient) definitely looks stunning. Note that this Grid theme also applies to the Gallery & the pop-out Options menus.
There’s no background for screens (Message above) & progress-bar screens - it reverts to the default white.

So not bad for a 1st theme, considering that it was made in less than 10 min & required only a single background picture. I hope that Mobile9 add an icon pack feature in the final version.

Download Green Leaf theme here.
(Other 3rd party customizations I’ve used are Smart Settings for the Start menu, Nfont.gdr font & a custom logo.)
& if you are looking for making uber-customized themes, here’s the PRO software by Nokia, Carbide.UI S60 Theme Studio (download here).

 

UPDATE: The site is now offline.

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Sep 14, 2007

Mobile codes are codes in the same way as ordinary barcodes are, but their matrix structure can hold more information. The codes are also mobile in the sense that you can use the camera on your mobile device to scan and decode them.
You can convert a web address (URL), a phone number, an email address or plain text into a mobile code. After scanning it with your camera phone, you will have instant access to the encoded information straight on the display of your mobile device.
Mobile codes are increasing in popularity. You can find them these days pretty much anywhere: as tags on flyers and posters; on business cards and CVs; in magazines and blogs; offline and online. They are a great way of sharing information with friends and communicating your message to strangers in a fun way.

Nokia has implemented its own system of mobile codes that can be used with any S60 smartphone.
http://mobilecodes.nokia.com/

Incidentally, mobile codes have been featured on BBC’s Click this week. Spencer Kelly tested his N95 on an advertising mobile code billboard (S60 3rd Edition devices have the barcode application built-in for decoding mobile codes).

The two currently available open-standard formats for 2D matrix-based codes are Datamatrix (DM) and Quick Response (QR) and are widely used in several fields.

Datamatrix (DM) open-standard
A Datamatrix (DM) code looks like this one above, created using the code generator provided on these pages. It is recognizable by the L-shaped solid border for detection and the 2 broken borders opposite. Don't forget to keep a margin or 'quiet zone' around your codes.

Quick Response (QR) open-standard A Quick Response (QR) code, like the one above, will be recognizable by the three position detection patterns located at three corners of the symbol. Use a compatible code reader on your mobile phone to scan and decode. Don't forget to keep a margin or 'quiet zone' around your codes.

The following codes are private-owned but can also be used:
Semacode

Cool Datamatrix Code

All the above codes can be read by a compatible code reader, which gives this:

The best reader I’ve found is Kaywa Reader, which reads all codes I’ve come across. It has support for almost all S60 phones, including V1, V2 & 3rd Edition. Scanning & reading is done almost instantly.
Download here: reader.kaywa.com (Registration required)

However, the only time Kaywa failed me was with my Nokia Battery. It didn’t recognise the mobile code printed at the back (maybe because my phone camera is only 1 MP). But when I scanned it & converted it to negative image, it worked perfectly.

Make Your Own Codes:
http://mobilecodes.nokia.com/create.jsp
http://www.activeprint.org/codes.php
http://invx.com/#code
http://semacode.org/tag/

Microsoft had also released a mobile code reader system as part of Windows Live Barcode, but the project was discontinued for unknown reasons.

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Sep 13, 2007

Lamborghini have released their most exclusive car to date at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Reventón. In continuation of Lamborghini’s naming their cars after bull’s the Reventón is named after the bull which famously killed matador Felix Guzman in 1943. The Reventón is powered by the same 6.5 liter V12 as the Murciélago LP640 but gets an extra 20 horsepower out giving it a total of 660 HP, the top speed being 340 KM/H. In spite of this, the Reventón accelerates to 100 KM/H (62 MPH) in the same time as the Murciélago LP640 (3.4 seconds). The car features very distinct styling both inside and outside which is inspired by F22 Raptor and the body is made entirely of carbon fibre as well as significant portions of the interior. The car features all LED and Xenon headlights which is a first in the automotive industry. Only 20 Lamborghini Reventón’s will be made, making it one of the most exclusive cars available today.
This super-limited edition supercar costs only a mere € 1,000,000 ($ 1,390,000 & Rs. 43 million). The Reventón has carbon fibre body perfected to fighter jet aerodynamics. Just too bad it doesn’t come with the stealth technology as in the F22. Anyway, one thing I can say for sure is that…. it would have made a great Transformer. :-)
Everything about this car is more extreme than the Murcielago and every carbon-fibre panel is new. Sharper edges; large, angled, forward-facing air intakes; deeply faired-in rear light clusters; an engine cover with open ventilation slots; asymmetrical bodyside air vents...seen side by side with the super-aggressive Reventón, the Murcielago looks almost tame.
Reventón will be offered in only one, exclusive colour: an opaque green-grey, also called Grey Barra. It’s a metallic paint with an unusual matt finish in contrast to the high shine finish common to most vehicles. The matching wheels have carbon rims screwed to aluminium spokes.
The Murcielago’s 6.5 litre 12-cylinder engine has been upgraded to 650-hp and 660 Nm of torque for the Reventón, with an 8,000 rpm red line. A specially contoured near flat floor provides superior aerodynamics, giving the car a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) performance of 3.4 seconds. A robotised gearbox transmits power to all four wheels (AWD).
Inside, the fighter-jet theme is carried through. The Alcantara, carbon, aluminium and leather interior has a no-nonsense air of functional luxury, but the piece de resistance is the LCD instrument panel, which presents drivers with two modes (selectable at the flick of a switch), either striking high-tech, multifunctional aircraft-style instruments, or more traditional (simulated) analogue dials. Both options display a “3-D” g-meter, which measures both longitudinal (accelerative) and lateral (cornering) g forces.
The Reventon's carbon fiber bodywork is all-new and aeronautically inspired. That explains the pointed beak up front that's flanked by a pair of gaping intakes that swallow air in gulps to cool the brakes. Given the look of the car, you could probably tell people they're feeding a Pratt & Whitney mounded aft of the passenger compartment and they'd believe you as long as you kept a straight face. In fact, the expected handbuilt V12 resides in that spot, proudly displayed under angled & vented glass panels that look like reptile scales from above.
Up front, Lambo combines LEDs and Xenon headlamps to create a lighting effect essentially equal to turning on the sun, and in back, the highly-styled taillamps are illuminated by specially developed heatproof LEDs. The cars are coated in a new paint color called Grey Barra that's unique to Reventon, and the black wheels are accented with carbon-fiber inserts.

Climbing in through the scissor doors reveals a cockpit awash in every expensive material imaginable -- leather, carbon fiber, Alcantara, etc. -- and highlighted by a digital multifuntion display in lieu of analog instrumentation. A modern, road-shaped readout on the left displays speed and engine revs. To its right, the driver looks at an airplane-style g-meter. If the Reventon's pilot is more comfortable with instrumentation that doesn't look like it could be used to assault the Death Star, he can switch the display to a traditional mode that features round gauges. The virtual needle on that virtual speedometer moves from the number 0 to the number 62 in a scant 3.4 seconds and doesn't stop moving until it hits the number 211.

THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
The essence of the marque: just 20 examples of a design masterpiece

Clearly a Lamborghini, but nothing quite like it. A super car without equals: The Lamborghini Reventon is a road vehicle with an extreme specification and, at the same time, a limited edition masterpiece - a coherent style, angular with sharp lines, inspired by the very latest aeronautics.

With just 20 produced, each Lamborghini Reventon is a symbol of extreme exclusivity, yet still offering the extraordinary performance that makes the Murcielago LP640 so unrivaled: under the completely autonomous design, the Reventon possesses the entire technical and dynamic competence of the twelve cylinder Lamborghini.

Lamborghini prides itself on being the extraordinary manufacturer of extreme super cars without compromise. Sensuality and provocation characterizes every Lamborghini, with an aggressively innovative style. “However, the Reventon is the most extreme of them all, a true automotive superlative. Our designers at the Lamborghini Style Center took the technical base of the Murcielago LP640 and compressed and intensified its DNA, its genetic code,” affirms Stephan Winkelmann, chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, S.p.A.

Born in Sant’Agata Bolognese

The Lamborghini Reventon has been entirely designed in Sant’Agata Bolognese, the original birthplace of the Lamborghini and the native home of every super car born under the sign of the bull. Every detail of the projects drawn up in Lamborghini’s Centro Stile (Style Center) is fine-tuned in close collaboration with the Lamborghini Technical Department and Development Division. Thus, the Reventon is not only “haute couture” but it also stands out for its elevated dynamism whilst entirely suitable for every day use.

The Lamborghini Reventon is not destined to remain a one-off. A total of 20 Lamborghini friends and collectors will be able to own this extraordinary car and, naturally, enjoy the incomparable pleasure of driving it.

Inspired by the fastest airplanes

The present-day Lamborghini models are distinguished by the clear language of their shape. The coherent proportions of the Murcielago and Gallardo highlight their power and dynamism. Sharp edges, precise lines and clean surfaces: these are ingredients of a style reduced to the essential. Each element is created exactly according to its function; ornaments and decorations are totally foreign to a Lamborghini.

With the Reventon the Centro Stile designers have coherently developed this philosophy, inspired by another sphere where speed and dynamism reign absolute: modern aeronautics, responsible for the fastest and most agile airplanes in the world. This has created a new extremely precise, technically striking style with a new vitality: interrupted lines and contorted surfaces create a fascinating play of light, giving the car incredible movement.

Made of Carbon Fiber and precision

Although it is based on the extraordinarily successful Murcielago LP640, the exterior design of the Reventon is completely new. Just like the base model, the exterior of the second edition is made of CFC, a composite carbon fiber material, which is as stabile as it is light. The exterior components are glued and riveted to the body comprised of CFC and steel, resulting in the dimensions and proportions of the Reventon being very similar to the Murcielago.

The front is characterized by the acute angle of the central ‘arrow’ and by the powerful forward-facing air intakes. Although they do not supply air directly to a turbine like an airplane, bearing in mind the 640 hp, an abundant volume of air is necessary to cool the carbon brake discs and the six-cylinder calipers.

Characterized by coherent fuctions

Naturually, both doors on the Reventon open upwards - since the legendary Countach this has also been a symbol of the V12 Lamborghini production line. With their asymmetric configuration, the large spoilers below the doors provide an example of extreme coherence with which a Lamborghini fulfils its function: the spoiler on the driver’s side is large to increase the flow of oil to the radiator. On the right side of the vehicle, the spoiler is flat because in this case, it only has to ensure the flow below the floor. The aerodynamically optimized flag below-floor structure terminates at the rear with a diffuser featuring an accentuated shape. This guarantees excellent road grip and stability even at 340 km per hour.

In spite of the extreme and innovative language of its shape, the Reventon not only maintains all the strong features of the Murcielago LP640, but also offers further amelioration in terms of aerodynamics, the important engine cooling system, the air intake system, and brakes. The airflow and the section of the variable geometry air intakes of the engine and rear spoiler (also adjustable) have been modified. Ultimately, owners of the 20 examples will be able to test the performance of his or her Lamborghini in person!

Perfected to the ultimate detail

The engine hood made of glass laminate with open ventilation slits offers a glimpse of the beating heart of the twelve 6.5 liter cylinders of the super car. The glass also features the marked arrow angle that characterizes the design of the second edition from the front to the rear spoiler. The Lamborghini designers’ love for detail is beautifully illustrated by the fuel tanklid: a small mechanical work of art, achieved by milling a solid aluminum block.

The combination of lights transform the incisiveness of the design into light: the front features the most modern light-emitting diodes alongside Bi-Xenon headlights. Seven LEDs ensure continuous daylight while there are a further nine diodes for the indicator and hazard lights. Another technical innovation is found in the rear LEDs. Located near a fire-spluttering volcano (the exhaust system) and above the cooling air outlet, where in spite of the excellent insulation the temperature can reach up to 120 degrees (just too much for common diodes) the rear LEDs have to be especially resistant. Therefore, special heatproof LEDs were developed for the indicator and hazard lights, stoplights, and rear lights with a triple arrow optical effect.

Wheels with surgical precision

Naturally, such a refined language of chape also demands an extraordinary color. For the 20 examples of the Reventon, the designers from Sant’Agata Bolognese - which includes one trained as an aeronautics engineer - have created a totally new hue: Grey Barra due, a mid opaque grey without the usual shine. However, thanks to the metallic particles, in the sun this color tone features surprising depth. The opaqueness of the carbon exterior creates a complementary contrast compared to the individual body elements, in the same color but with a higher degree of shine.

This play of opaque and luster is also featured on the wheel rims, especially created for the Reventon. Brilliant carbon fins are screwed onto the opaque black aluminum spokes, not only creating a visual effect but a turbine effect also ensures optimum cooling for the powerful ceramic brake discs.

TFT display similar to an airplane

The same innovative force applied to the exterior design characterizes the cockpit of the Reventon. Designed and created using Alcantara, carbon, aluminum, and leather that comply with the top quality standards, the interior is inspired by the next generation cockpits: just like in modern airplanes, the instruments comprise three TFT liquid crystal displays with innovative display modes. At the touch of a button, the driver can choose from three vehicle information display modes. The instruments are housed in a structure milled from a solid aluminum block, protected by a carbon fiber casting.

The G-Force-Meter is also completely new: this display shows the dynamic drive forces, longitudinal acceleration during acceleration and braking, as well as transversal acceleration around bends. These forces are represented by the movement of a sphere within a circuit depending on the direction and intensity of the acceleration. A similar instrument can be found in high performance airplanes. Formula One teams also use a similar device to analyze dynamic forces.

Customizable Instruments

The speedometer on the Reventon resembles a road in which the current speed is represented in a digital fade mode. The instrument on the left associates the number of revolutions in the form of a luminous column with the display of the selected gear. Finally, every Reventon is equipped with a robotized e-gear controlled by two small levers under the steering wheel.

By simply pressing a button, the driver can switch to the second, quasi-analogical display, where the classic circular instruments, speedometer and tachometer are configured in the equally innovative way and transformed into luminous pilot lamps with varying colors. The G-Force-Meter naturally remains at the center of in this display mode.

Electronic system developed entirely by Lamborghini

All this is possible thanks to the fact that the entire electronic platform of the Murcielago, together with all the control devices, has been autonomously developed by the Lamborghini experts.

The same process for integrating the electronic displays in the car was applied to the Lamborghini Engineering Department.

From the conception of the very first radical ideas, the entire Reventon has been developed in Sant’Agata Bolognese thanks to tight teams of remarkably creative experts. An extremely refined and efficient process was employed: CAD video design and development, creation of the prototype in Centro Style workshop, all carried out under the constant supervision of the Development Division technicians and testers.

Atelier of creativity and high efficiency

Inaugurated in 2004, the Centro Stile is dedicated to design and characterized by a high degree of efficiency: an “atalier” of creators, designers, and prototype constructors, who encapsulate the Lamborghini culture and the spirit by using their remarkable skills to create aesthetic innovation. Under the direction of Manfred Fitzgerald and his team grouped around the design manager, the Lamborghini Centro Stile incarnates the best Italian tradition and takes it into the future via advanced production processes.

The Centro Stile is located in a 2900 square meter building made of aluminum and glass featuring two interconnecting floors. The large pavilion houses two test floors and related production and analysis equipment, while other rooms are set aside for the most advanced computerized workstations for designers and a prototype construction workshop. The Centro Stile is also closely linked to the nearby engineering department: the direct line between the Lamborghini development departments guarantees that ideas rapidly become reality.

Creativity and production under the same roof

The Lamborghini Reventon is a practical illustration of the streamlined functionality and efficiency characterizing the Centro Stile: it took less than a year to progress from the first ideas to the finished car. The complete design process from the first sketches on paper, to three dimensional computer models, with 1:10 or 1:4 scale, right up to the real size prototype is organized around streamlined, fast, efficient work groups. Thanks to the Centro Stile, for the first time in history, Lamborghini is now able to create its own style philosophy in-house without having to rely on any external collaboration.

The Reventon prototype was created using the same quality standards as for customer cars. Moreover, the next 20 examples will be manufactured in Sant’Agata, using a production process characterized by artisan perfection and rigorous quality standards.

A design masterpiece with tested technology

The technology found in the Murcielago LP640 has not been modified. The engine in the LP640 forwards is the classic twelve-cylinder engine with 6.5 liter displacement. At 8000 revolutions per minute, the power reaches an astounding 640 hp (471 kW). The huge torque, equal to maximum 660 Nm, ensures a powerful switch from any number of revolutions: even the slightest pressure on the accelerator is spontaneously transformed into thrust. The robotized e-gear changes gear faster than even the most expert driver. In addition, the permanent Viscous Traction four-wheel drive system ensures that every force is constantly translated into movement.

As in the original Murcielago LP640, the Reventon accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds, with a maximum speed of over 340 km/h.

Born to become a legend

Since its foundation, Lamborghini has been a creator of trends in the world of sports cars and has always manufactured cars with an absolutely unmistakable character. Models such as the Miura or Countach, for example, were veritable forerunners and rapidly acquired the status of timeless classic cars. From the moment they are launched, every new Lamborghini promises to become a legend, destined to become a sought-after and precious possession.

With the Lamborghini Reventon, Lamborghini has done it again; it has created an unequalled super car; the perfect synthesis between the exclusivity and appeal of a limited edition design masterpiece, and the dynamism and drivability of a standard sports car. Thus, the Lamborghini legend is further enhanced by another, stylish future classic.

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Sep 12, 2007

iUnlock, the first free, open source iPhone SIM unlock app, was released to the underground just 74 days after the iPhone's release. Developed by the iPhone Dev Team, it's not (yet) for the faint of heart and it takes a little longer to do its magic than iPhoneSIMfree's method, but it works.
The story behind iUnlock.
It all started Monday when iPhoneSIMfree was finally released. Hackers immediately bought up licenses and started looking into how the thing ticked, and found something rather surprising: the app flashes to the baseband chip -- something the iPhone Dev Team had originally said couldn't be done at all without hardware hackery, diverting effort away from such attempts.
But instead of just swiping the iPhone Dev Team's method, hackers started looking for different ways to achieve the same results now they knew a baseband flash could be done, and a certain Zappaz finally struck gold after working on it all Monday night and well into Tuesday. But that was only the beginning.

While Zappaz was at work doing the hack from scratch, there were other efforts underway to spoof iPhoneSIMfree's software. Hexxeh was attempting to do it with an external server, while Geohot got in on the action and purportedly managed to pull it off by tricking the software to do its thing even if the server returned a negative. However, Geohot decided to put his hack on hold and use the Zappaz method, which was decidedly less sketchy, since it wouldn't take advantage of iPhoneSIMfree's work and application to perform the hack.

When Zappaz eventually logged off due to fatigue, Geohot was preparing to build an application to wrap around the Zappaz script so it'd be ready for distribution. That's when iUnlock.zip showed up on the iPhone Dev Wiki and the iPhone hacking scene came to a standstill.

Apparently the iPhone Dev Team's HaRRo had been working on the same method as Zappaz the whole time, but managed to finish first, and prep and post a usable solution. Another hacker named Draken tossed the binary from iUnlock together with couple other files necessary to complete the unlock, thus assembling the first easily distributable, (relatively) easily executed, and completely free and open iPhone SIM unlock software anyone laid eyes on.

Naturally, some folks immediately started in on documentation alongside Draken, while official documentation was popping up from the iPhone Dev Team; before you could say "that's the end of the road for iPhoneSIMfree sales," there were people unlocking their iPhones in droves -- free at last after 74 days on the market
[via Engadget - iUnlock released & The Story Behind]

THE UNLOCK GUIDES:
http://www.freeiphoneunlock.com/guide/
http://iphone.unlock.no/

Following the news: http://www.pqdvd.com/blog/iphone/category/unlock-iPhone/

Unlocking your iPhone via iUnlock, unfortunately, is quite a lengthy & complicated process, & is to be done only by advanced users (who know what they are doing). The iPhone Dev Team are currently working on an all-in-one unlock app for Windows that will do everything from the Jailbreak to the unlock.
Let’s hope Apple doesn’t take a leaf out of Nokia’s book & change the locking system in iPhone 2.0! While it took only 74 days for iPhone Dev Team to release a free unlocking solution, the BB5 locking system took 3 years to crack! & it still doesn’t work on some models (N95, N93i, etc.).

Another wonderful iPhone hack I’ve found are iPhone themes (Warcraft theme above):
http://www.pqdvd.com/iphonetheme.html
One of the reasons I hated the iPhone was the lack of customisation & tuning. However, with this hack, the iPhone looks really cool. Let’s hope Apple takes notice of this & add a theme app. I can hardly wait for Nokia’s response

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Sep 6, 2007

Yesterday, Steve Jobs unveiled Apple’s new iPods lineup - Shuffle, iPod Nano, iPod Classic & iPod Touch.
First of all, thanks to Engadget for the awesome liveblogging they did so that I could follow the conference. ;-)

First on the list was the announcement by Stevie that you can now make &… buy customized ringtones directly from iTunes for $ 0.99!
You can purchase 30s segment from any song you want. "Our ringtones are going to cost just $.99 in addition to the song." - Steve
If this is not theft, then I don’t know what it is. Making you buy 30s bits of a song! Anyone can make a ringtone from an mp3 song using free software! I wonder how many people will be stupid enough to fall into this trap…

Next was iPod Shuffle in new flavours…
iPod Shuffle
1GB (240 songs)
Colours - Silver, Red, Blue, Green, Purple, Red
Battery Life - 12hrs
£49/$79

iPod Nano
2-inch colour display
320 by 240 pixels
Battery Life for Audio/Video - 24/5hrs

4GB (1,000 songs)
Silver only - £99/$149

8GB (2,000 songs)
Silver, Blue, Green, Black and Red - £129/$199
The new Nano features a bigger screen & a fatter body to allow you to view clips, play games, etc. The UI has also been updated & you can now browse your library in cover flow with the clickwheel.


iPod Classic
80GB (20,000 songs)
2.5-inch colour display
140 grams
103.5 x 61.8 x 10.5 mm
320 by 240 pixels
Battery Life for Audio/Video - 30/5hrs
£159/$249

160GB (40,000 songs)
2.5-inch colour display
162 grams
110 x 61.8 x 13.5 mm
320 by 240 pixels
Battery Life for Audio/Video - 40/7hrs
£229/$349
The iPod Classic is almost the same as the old iPod Video, except that there’s a massive 160 GB model with a whooping 40 hours of audio playback. 30 GB version has been discontinued. As with the iPod Nano, iPod Classic features a new UI & Cover flow.

iPod Touch - the phone-less iPhone
Revolutionary multi-touch interface
3.5-inch colour display
Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
Safari, YouTube, iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store
8mm thin
Battery Life for Audio/Video - 20/4.5hrs

8GB - £199/$299
16GB - £269/$399

No more “One more thing…” by Steve. "But... we're not done yet. Far from it." This is THE PERFECT IPOD everyone was waiting for. Basically it’s the same thing as the iPhone, without the GSM & the EDGE but… with the WiFi! Yeah, it’s got Safari built-in for browsing via WiFi & the YouTube app.

Same multi-touch screen, some of the apps have been removed but Apple has added yet another thing - the iTunes WiFi music store. The iTunes WiFi music store allows you to purchase music directly from your iPod Touch with WiFi! So they’ve finally beaten Microsoft to the WiFi music store. (Zune had a totally crippled WiFi)iPod Touch comes with only 16 GB of flash memory… yeah, for such a unique device 16 GB is not enough, but the 32 GB flash is not too far away either…

One more thing… iPhone 4GB won’t be sold anymore & iPhone 8GB price has been reduced to $ 399.
It’s a safe bet that the next 3G iPhone (the international version shipped for Europe) will have 16 GB flash memory. :D

Great job Steve!

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