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Samsung and RIM jockey for position

All weekend long I have been toting around three phones – BlackBerry for email, iPhone for personal calls and the internet, and a Nokia N82, with it’s 5 megapixel camera and xenon flash, for photos. We already know that iPhone 2.0 will feature native Microsoft Exchange integration. Driving back, I commented to Janice that if Apple today were to augment the new iPhone with a decent camera, then I could probably go to a single device.

Lo and behold, just hours ahead of the Apple announcements, Samsung has unveiled the i900 Omnia – an iPhone look-a-like running Windows Mobile 6.1, with a 5 megapixel camera. Just yesterday, the details of the BlackBerry Thunder, another iPhone look-a-like, also leaked out. You can bet it will have great email support, although camera quality is anybody’s guess at this point.

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Over to you, Steve Jobs.

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  • Eric Fredine June 10, 2008, 4:04 pm

    Alec — Since you're already carrying multiple devices why not carry an actual camera as a camera? There are lots of small, high quality devices available that I have to assume will actually outperform the Nokia as a camera (though I don't actually KNOW if this is true). Cheers, Eric

  • Alec June 11, 2008, 4:12 am

    Hey Eric — not many cameras allow you to upload your photos or stream video real time… need a radio for that 😉 And the Nokia, with it's great software and Zeiss optics, is a pretty competent camera.

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