iPhone developer Blastone recently released their newest addition to their small collection of iPhone games, DoodleDumps. With a pretty disgusting yet interesting goal in mind, the game is going to be in your favorite endless games folder along with others in no time at all! In DoodleDumps, you control a
MOTO Development Group released a study yesterday that compares the accuracy of the touch screens for six leading phones. If this sounds familiar to you, it's because back in January MOTO did this same test using an app to draw straight lines using a human finger. But critics of their earlier report said humans can't be consistent enough when drawing straight lines to provide accurate results, so MOTO did a new series of tests using a robot.
According to an unnamed source from within O2, AT&T's problems aren't all their fault. Apparently the iPhone's hardware really is to blame, at least in part. The source says that the iPhone was the first device to use a radio (the hardware bit that talks to the cell tower) that drops the connection as soon as it's finished doing what it's doing, which saves battery life but is much harder on cell tower sites.
iSuppli, a market research firm that studies electronics, is saying that between the parts of the iPhone, Nexus One, and Motorola's Droid, it's the Droid's, not the iPhone's, that are worth the most. The news is especially surprising given that the Droid is also the worst in terms of hardware.
Samsung has just revealed the first 64GB NAND flash chip to hit the market. The chip is the first of it's kind to boast a whopping 64GB of storage, a compact moviNANDTM chip that is much like those Apple has in the iPhone and iPod touch. It's 1.4mm "tall", and contains 16 30nm-class 32Gb MLC NAND chips, coupled with a controller. While there hasn't been any evidence that Apple will be putting it in the next iPhone, it's not too late for next year's model.
The next iPhone will be here in limited supply in April, and be more powerful than previous models, according to a Korean newspaper. They say that Apple will be doing a sort of test run by offering the next generation iPhone to corporate sponsors as soon as April. It will also reportedly contain a dual-core processor, giving it significantly more braun than prior models.
Almost immediately after the launch of the iPhone, competitors were trying to dethrone Apple with their own touchscreen handhelds. These days, if it doesn't have a touchscreen, it's yesterday's news, and touching the screen to interact with your phone is now commonplace. However, all touchscreens are not created equal, as a study published by MOTO labs (no relation to Motorola) confirms. The results show clear differences between the iPhone and others, exposing the copycats for what they are.
We've been hearing tantalizing rumors about a secret romance between Apple and graphics chip maker Information Technologies since April of 2008, possibly involving the making of a custom graphics chip for the iPhone and iPod touch line, but nothing conclusive was ever reported. It just so happens that today that very same graphics chip maker has announced a new high-end chip to their existing SGX series of components, the same line Apple puts in their iPhones and iPod touches.
Word from an unnamed source says Apple has acquired large quantities of LED camera flash bulb components. Leading us to believe the next generation of iPhone will include a camera flash bulb. While the 3GS's 3.2 megapixel camera component is fairly decent, most of the big-name smartphones these days like the Motorola Droid and the Nexus One opt for the bulkier but far superior 5 megapixel components with flash bulbs to compensate for the lower effectiveness in low light.
All the talk about the Apple tablet has the CES crowd a little tablet-happy, so it makes sense people would be so excited about NVIDIA announcing a new version of the Tegra graphics chip destined for five tablet computers from five different manufacturers. The blazing-fast new chip was unveiled earlier today by CEO Jen-Hsun Huang at a press conference in Las Vegas, and boasts power and speed that leaves the iPhone 3GS in the dust.