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Topic # 60133 20-Apr-2010 08:52
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Saw this on Gizmodo this morning:

Engadget also broke some stuff yesterday:

Looks great to be honest.  I didnt' like the look of it at first glance, but the video shows it beautifully. 

Key features (from Giz):

What's new
• Front-facing video chat camera
• Improved regular back-camera (the lens is quite noticeably larger than the iPhone 3GS)
• Camera flash
• Micro-SIM instead of standard SIM (like the iPad)
• Improved display. It's unclear if it's the 960x640 display thrown around before—it certainly looks like it, with the "Connect to iTunes" screen displaying much higher resolution than on a 3GS.
• What looks to be a secondary mic for noise cancellation, at the top, next to the headphone jack
• Split buttons for volume
• Power, mute, and volume buttons are all metallic

What's changed
• The back is entirely flat, made of either glass (more likely) or ceramic or shiny plastic in order for the cell signal to poke through. Tapping on the back makes a more hollow and higher pitched sound compared to tapping on the glass on the front/screen, but that could just be the orientation of components inside making for a different sound
• An aluminum border going completely around the outside
• Slightly smaller screen than the 3GS (but seemingly higher resolution)
• Everything is more squared off
• 3 grams heavier
• 16% Larger battery
• Internals components are shrunken, miniaturized and reduced to make room for the larger battery

Guess voda will have to get microsims, also i'd imagine bandwith use exploding if that front camera allows video calls.

Looks brilliant, and if it comes out here in July, it would perfect timing to replace my 2 year old 3G (probably to the day)!

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