Smartphone terbaik hanya muncul setahun sekali

Apple - HTC
Chris Ziegler dari The Verge:

By falling into a (roughly) annual release schedule, Apple owns the entirety of the hype machine that surrounds the iPhone at almost all times — a hype machine that’s predictable and whole, never fragmented. Every iPhone customer wants every new iPhone that Apple makes, because they have sufficient time to understand the new model, tire of the old one, and gain some traction on a two-year contract. That’s an enormously powerful weapon in Apple’s arsenal.

Antrian BlackBerry

AllThingsD:

“This shortfall is primarily due to shipment volumes of BlackBerry smartphones that are now expected to be at the lower end of the range of 13.5-14.5 million forecasted in March and a shift in the expected mix of devices shipped towards handsets with lower average selling prices,” RIM said.

Jangan khawatir, fans mu di Indonesia masih banyak,

Thousands of Indonesians jammed into a glitzy shopping mall Friday to get hold of the first BlackBerry Bold 9790s being sold worldwide.

Ubuntu phone

Ubuntu Phone
Menurut Mark Shuttleworth, mulai sejak versi 14.04 LTS Ubuntu akan kompatibel untuk perangkat tablet, smartphone, dan TV:

By 14.04 LTS Ubuntu will power tablets, phones, TVs and smart screens from the car to the office kitchen, and it will connect those devices cleanly and seamlessly to the desktop, the server and the cloud.
Unity, the desktop interface in today’s Ubuntu 11.10, was designed with this specific vision in mind. While the interface for each form factor is shaped appropriately, Unity’s core elements are arranged in exactly the way we need to create coherence across all of those devices. This was the origin of the name Unity – a single core interface framework, that scales across all screens, and supports all toolkits.

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Layar 3,5 inci

Disaat kebanyakan smartphone lain sudah didukung dengan layar berukuran besar iPhone 4 adalah smartphone yang masih memakai layar ukuran 3.5″. Untuk smartphone, ukuran seperti itu terbilang kecil, sebut saja HTC HD2, HTC Evo 4G dan Motorola Droid X adalah smartphone yang layarnya berukuran super-sized 4.3″. Lalu mengapa Apple tidak ikut-ikutan membuat smartphone dengan layar 4″ untuk menandingi yang lain?
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Kemunculan iPhone Killer

iPhone Killers

Sejak diperkenalkan pertama kali pada tahun 2007 iPhone telah membawa dampak yang besar pada perkembangan smartphone. Smarthphone layar sentuh berukuran lebar belum populer sebelum iPhone diperkenalkan, namun kemudian berubah drastis sejak Apple merilis smartphone mereka beberapa tahun yang lalu.

Sejak itu, muncullah yang disebut “iPhone killers”, yaitu perangkat yang dikeluarkan untuk “membunuh” iPhone. Sudah banyak iPhone killers yang muncul lalu menghilang. IPhone killers tersebut bisa saja meniru fitur dan desain dari iPhone, akan tetapi tidak dapat menggantikan posisi iPhone.

Kartun dibwah ini menggambarkan jika semua iPhone killer bertemu untuk “membunuh” iPhone
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