Mobile TV

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cube, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. cube macrumors P6

    May 10, 2004
    Only bad thing about this is the software. Let's hope Nokia catches up soon:

    iPhone killer
  2. wordmunger macrumors 603


    Sep 3, 2003
    North Carolina
    Ummm.... no:

    2.6 inch screen vs. 3.5 inch screen
    96 MB RAM vs 4 to 8 GB flash memory
    18.5 mm thick vs 11.6 mm

    And personally, I think it's quite clunky looking -- more like iPod 1G rather than iPhone 1G.
  3. R.Youden macrumors 68020


    Apr 1, 2005
    Looks OK. Not as slick as an iPhone though.

    That is ONE HELL of a stylus though!

  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
  5. cube thread starter macrumors P6

    May 10, 2004
    Sure it looks ugly, but it's a super TV and digital radio!
  6. cube thread starter macrumors P6

    May 10, 2004
    That's not only a stylus. It's also an antenna.
  7. Hummer macrumors 65816


    Feb 3, 2006
    Queens, New York NY-5
  8. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816


    Sep 27, 2006
    No it doesn't.
  9. buymeaniphone macrumors 6502


    Feb 8, 2007
    San Antonio, Texas
    The screen still looks smaller than the Treo. It might be a cool phone but no where near the "iPhone Killer" status of the LG Prada.
  10. vniow macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.
    zomg, its da best phone evar then!!!111
  11. cube thread starter macrumors P6

    May 10, 2004
    What's killer about the LG Prada? Just the name turns me off. (Not that Gigabyte is not yucky).
  12. mrthieme macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2006
  13. whooleytoo macrumors 604


    Aug 2, 2002
    Cork, Ireland.
    Looks nice to me, not fantastic, but nice - though I'd prefer it if it were all white, i.e. without the black band.

    It's a bit ironic having Gigabyte make a phone with just 352MB of memory.
  14. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    nope....not even close, I've seen much better
  15. ppnkg macrumors 6502a


    Jul 29, 2005
    How exactly is this comparable to the iPhone? Help me, maybe there's something wrong with my eyes.
  16. Cult Follower macrumors 6502a

    Cult Follower

    Feb 20, 2007
    North Dakota
    I think this phone is really, really ugly. The iPhone is just plain gorgeous, and it will sell like crazy.

    What's that supposed to mean.
  17. Ashapalan macrumors 6502a

    Apr 17, 2005
    well i'm drunk atm, and the title is wrong...

    Please don't flame me, tomorrow i will be less biased and may well replace this with >edit 'intelligable argument'. But for now...

    The title is wrong / iphone will be gorgeous.

  18. iJawn108 macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2006
  19. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    There are a couple of phones that might provide the iPhone with some competition. This isn't one of them.
  20. cube thread starter macrumors P6

    May 10, 2004
    Well, if people were not so vain about looks, they would realize that this phone supports 3 different digital TV standards (all the ones in use in Europe), 2 of which are free-to-air. All other phones I have seen support only one standard, many times being pay-TV.

    It's the first phone to support DVB-T.
  21. Cepe Indicum macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2006
    OK, I'm not vain about looks, and I'm looking at this objectively as I'm not totally convinced about the looks of the iPhone itself...

    I really don't care about having TV on my phone; I can't think of a time where I would actually want to watch TV on the move. If I had an hour or so on the train (or whatever), I'd prefer to listen to some of 'my' music or watch an episode of my favourite programme / film... not day-time TV!

    Even if you did prefer TV to a Video iPod, then I can't imagine the signal being perfect 100% of the time. It certainly isn't on so-called handheld TVs.

    Sorry cube, don't mean to flame you, really; you have your opinion, and I'm sure you'll be happy with your Gigabyte, but I really think the title of your thread is inaccurate.

    And hey, I'm still hoping for third party access and the development of EyeTV for iPhone :)
  22. cube thread starter macrumors P6

    May 10, 2004
    The iPhone is now lame and killed to me. I am not going to get it now (well I doubted I would get it if it's also locked in Europe). I'm not going to get the Gigabyte either as it runs on M$ software, and is not produced by a PHONE company. I'll just wait until the established players or Apple have these four things.

    I'm still using a phone from 2000. First it was waiting for 3G+quadband, then for A2DP, now for DVB-T+DVB-H+T-DMB+DAB on a non-M$ phone.

    BTW, T-DMB is free in Korea, this does not mean elsewhere. This makes the fact that it's the only phone supporting DVB-T even more important.
  23. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    Does it have Wi-Fi, does it have iTunes support, does it even look good? No

    As for TV support
    1) I don't live in Europe so I wouldn't get the free ones
    2) Even if I did I wouldn't use them that(maybe to play with)
  24. cube thread starter macrumors P6

    May 10, 2004
    It has WiFi b/g. It also has a microSD slot for the people complaining about memory.

    I don't care about buying stuff from iTunes, so The Missing Sync would be enough.

    There should be The Missing Sync for Symbian. I'm not sure there will be a Palm OS phone will all this first.
  25. Cepe Indicum macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2006
    Well, that's great. Really. It does sound like a breakthrough phone.

    But the iPhone is also a breakthrough phone, just in different ways: Multitouch; iPod + phone + 'Internet Communicator'; Visual Voicemail; to name just a few "revolutions" it introduces.

    Obviously, personal preference plays a large role in which phone you think is better; but your argument is that the Gigabyte makes the iPhone look "lame". It simply does not :rolleyes:

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