We have seen this coming. Just about 3 weeks ago, Microsoft has killed the KIN. With the maker ending the product, it doesn’t make sense for carrier Verizon to carry on. Nobody knows what will happen to the remaining stock but some say it could be returned back to Microsoft.
However those who purchased the KIN will still get continued technical support from Microsoft although we believe this wouldn’t run for a long time. Perhaps until the warranty for existing device is over. This looks like the final nail on the coffin.
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Joining in the rebuttal of the iPhone 4’s Antenna Attenuation Saga is Samsung. Samsung Electronic has responded that its smartphone antennas were designed to ensure no difficulty in getting signals and they hasn’t been any reception issues reported so far.
They also mentioned that their antenna for the Omnia 2 is located at the bottom while iPhone 4’s antenna is located on the lower left side. Samsung’s design keeps a distance between a hand and the antenna which should minimise any possibility of antenna issues.
They also iterated that Samsung has conducted field tests before rollout of smartphones and reception problem have not happened to them so far and there isn’t any room for such problems to happen in future.
Interestingly, Samsung wasn’t as tough as the rest with its response. Some are pointing out that it could be Samsung’s relationship with Apple as Apple uses their hardware components.
(Update 20072010 1011hrs) We’ve added the translation for the video in thie post. Read all about it after the jump.
This video from Taiwan presents a compelling argument that Steve Jobs is kind of like Darth Vader.
For those who can’t catch what the narrator we have a rough English translation below.
In the meantime just take a look at the video, the visuals are pretty self-explanatory.
You know the iPhone 4 has very real design flaw, and you know Steve has been very defensive and arrogant about the issue. He’s saying he loves his customer, but does he really? Would you still consider the iPhone 4?
We did consider getting the iPhone 4 at WWDC10 but now, not anymore, not even by a long shot. No amount of free Bumper is going to make us change our minds.
If you’re in the market for a smartphone, break free from the sheep mentality and look elsewhere first before you decide. The iphone 4 is really not that great. Seriously.
Video after the jump.