comparing Apples and Oranges $199 iPhone Freerunner GTA02

kenneth marken k-marken at
Tue Jun 10 09:45:18 CEST 2008

On Tuesday 10 June 2008 07:37:33 Ron K. Jeffries wrote:
> -- larger physical screen size (but about the same  dpi?)

i do belive the iphone is lower dpi as the GTA02 is smaller in size, but 
higher in rez.

> -- proximity sensor (knows when held to face, can dim screen)

that is probably just the heat sensitive screen and some code that basically 
locks out input ones a heat source with a surface area larger then a couple 
of fingers are detected...

> -- bluetooth

while the iphone got a update in the bluetooth area (i dont think the first 
one was EDR) im not sure about what profiles the iphone will support. i dont 
recall reading that it supports AD2P for starters, and i wonder about any 
chance of tethering so that it can be used as a "modem" for laptops and 

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