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It’s a nightmare we’ve all experienced. Mobile phone + water = kaput! Whether you’re a dropper-of-handsets-into-toilets or a sender-of-texts-during-thunderstorms (silly!), the pain of owning a water-damaged phone is ubiquitous.
Believe it or not, this could all soon be set to change.
Introducing the new Sony Xperia ZR. At first glance, it looks like your pretty average smart phone fare, but this mobile has one important distinction: it’s waterproof.
The ability to take this phone underwater without fear of frazzling unlocks a whole new world of underwater photography and filming for the smart phone user. Going scuba diving? Jump in with your mobile and capture the memories forever by adding some coral reefs and clown fish to your album, alongside the selfies and pictures of food you excelled yourself by actually cooking from scratch recently. Want a new arty perspective on the world? Take a photo from the middle of your village duck pond! Sexually predatory? Take a snorkel and your new Sony Xperia ZR to the local swimming baths and hang around at the bottom of the deep end.
Don’t actually do that last thing.
Live a life free from fear of spillages and droppings
The dropping of phones, that is. Into water. How many of us have endured the unhappy ritual of fishing a mobile phone out of the toilet bowl before vainly sitting it on top of a towel and radiator in a desperate bid to undo the damage? How many of us have fought the urge to brutally smack a friend in the mouth for spilling beer on our mobiles in the pub? Too many.
We need never feel pain like this again. For those who find it absolutely necessary to take their phone into the toilet with them (which is quite disgusting really, isn’t it?), you can now do so safe in the knowledge that whilst it will still be dreadful to hold it up to your cheek and ear, your phone will still be completely operational if dropped in the bowl. Meanwhile, pub quizzers who want to use the new breed of quiz SpeedQuizzing app without fear of a stray beer flying over their handset clearly now have the solution to their problem.
A serious note to end with: The availability of a waterproof phone on the market really could save lives in the event of accidents at sea. This innovation isn’t just entertaining. It’s important.
An analytics company Flurry reported that Android and iOS had a record breaking number of device activations on Christmas. The combined total reached 6.8 million devices on that single day, a 353 percent increase over the rest of the month, which averaged 1.5 million activations a day for the first 20 days of December.
Here are the most popular (by downloads) iPhone apps, as of February 2011:
Facebook: on Android also
Pandora: on Android also
Google Mobile App: not necessary on Android (or you could say “Android is one big Google Mobile App”)
Shazam (song recognizer): on Android also
Flixster (movie schedules and ratings): on Android also
The Weather Channel: on Android also
Google Earth: on Android also
Bump (contact sharing at Starbucks): on Android also
Skype: on Android also
Paper Toss (game): on Android also
Doodle Jump (game): on Android also
Tap Tap Revenge (game): on Android also
Pocket God (game): on Android also
Angry Birds (game): on Android also
Bejeweled (game): on Android also
Traffic Rush (game): on Android also
Read this article: http://philip.greenspun.com/wireless/iphone-versus-android that you may find interesting
Are the new Android phones threatening to overtake the i phone or will Apple stay ahead? It seems that when the competition gets anywhere close to the iPhone, Apple leaps further ahead with a new improved version. Even though the iPhone 4 seems to have been in the stores for a short time, there is already talk about the fifth generation of iPhones and speculation as to what new innovations it will have.
There seems to be no cooling of our love affair with the iPhone. Sales of the handset continue to grow as do as do application downloads. Apple has now passed a major milestone in the app market; over ten billion app downloads have now been made from the Apple App Store. In fact the actual ten billionth download was ‘Paper Glider’ which is a free App.
Naturally the market has been aided by the iPad, but still the majority of downloads have been for the iPhone. It is also interesting to note that 70% of downloaded apps have been made over the last twelve months.
Despite all this, the new Android phones are causing a bit of a stir amongst Apple investors and the share price of Apple has been having a fairly rocky ride of late. Investors seem to be getting cold feet and have expressed concern that Apple may not be able to maintain its technological dominance of the smartphone market in the future. Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple and the inspiration behind the whole drive of the company has been experiencing problems with his health and the does not seem to be a clear successor to him, certainly no one with his outstanding drive and vision.
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