Sunday, December 10, 2006

iPhone Anyone??

Indians seems to be crazy about cellphones. Cellphones have almost become a status-symbol of some sort back there. In Canada, on the other hand, cellphones are more of an convenience item. About 55% of Canadians have cellphones and the percentage is low because of two reasons; Firstly, Cellphone usage is still very expensive in Canada because we do not have the population size of India to support it. Hardly anyone sends sms here because you get charged for sending and receiving one. Secondly, a recent medical report showed the connection between cellphone usage and brain tumor because of strong radiations.

Anyways, I am not trying to scare the hell out of you but all this in Canada may change pretty soon. There is rumor than Apple is coming with iPod-cum-cellphone. iPod is a cultural phenomena in North America. The new generation is known as iPod generation and infact, iPod brings more profits for Apple then their whole Mac industry. Apple recently filed for a patent for iPhone. Since then, people have been coming up with "possible" designs of new iPhone. These are my top five designs (although new iPhone may not look anything like these because these are just based on speculation).


This seems like the most likely design with touch screen for iPod and slider keypad for cell. Although, in the time when cell phones are getting as smaller as Rakhi Sawant's brain, this still seems like a longer cell.

This cell designs theme goes with Mac computers but that's where they falter because this cellphone is designed to attract iPod users not Mac users. I just thought these designs were cool.


This was funkiest design but most unlikely because it doesn't go with the iPod theme and is too futuristic (atleast by 2 years) to carry 10, 000 songs and cellphone features.


This is one of the coolest designs which is true to iPod's design but a cellphone without a keypad can be a little tricky but didn't 'they' said the same thing about iPod too with its touch dial.


This is my ultimate favorite design because black is the color of the season. Black iPods sell 4 times better than white ones. Although, this one looks too futuristic to be true.

Which is your favorite iPhone?

35 Comments:

Anonymous Mehak said...

woooow techie post....mez first!!! ab zara padh lu

8:12 PM  
Anonymous Mehak said...

Let me clear some doubts first......People in India are NOT crazy about cellphones....Its a necessity here too...Except for the portion of the population which can afford to change their cellphones every month or so....the rest of the middle class junta is pretty happy with Reliance '3999' ...Tata Indicomm '2999' offers....

Reliance totally changed the faced of the telecom industry...they dropped their call rates like anything & from then on ...its been a tough war with soo many market players...But this industry has given enormous number of jobs too :)

I have read/heard alot about the Apple iPhone & as per my secret resources in the US...the iPhone will be launched in the 1st quarter of 2007....

Ohh Black iPod is the BESTTT !!!
I like the 1st design & the last 2.....

Hey do you know Apple opened its office in Bangalore...recruited some 30 odd people...& then shut shop in 2 months...The heads decided that it was very difficult to keep the cream for long ...the attrition rate is soo high in India...They moved to South-East Asia...

8:27 PM  
Anonymous preeti said...

i am second.. mera silver kidhar hain?hmmmm...coming back to cell phones, i agree with mehak, its a necessity here..first of all if you are on move constantly, having a landline doesnt work for you, besides incoming calls ad sms are free, so you will be connected.
i liked them all...and you know my birthday, rite;) ha ha ha

8:36 PM  
Blogger faith said...

are you on blogging spree?? hehe

yes yes i agree ppl are just too crazy about cell phones here.. and i wonder y?? i mean call hi to karna hai.... kisi bhi phone se kar lo.. hehe in US we used to take any phone whichever we can get free with deal :P but here... mmm ..
btw nice post.. ipod ka zamana hai ji.. and my fav mmm mmm
jo bhi aap gift kare... chalega :P
*smiles*

10:09 PM  
Anonymous Mehak said...

& Sir...there is this HUGE Blackberry & messaging craze amongst youngsters in the USofA...

Worst is Cellphones are expensive in India than in Dubai or S'pore or US...

I'll give you more info on plans/mins/CDMA/GSM on ym....

telecom boom hai yaha par..n it will last...acha hai na ppl have more money..more jobs

10:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here, we also have the same. All are crazy about cell phone. Only the 6-7 years back it was a just taken as a luxurious items and used by the business and rich people now it is used by all - It's due to the pre-paid SIM card - which you can get for Rs. 1250/- or ours and cell is available at Rs.3,000 too. It became fashion mainly among the youngster of school and collage girls and boys.

Now the TeleCom office have distributed new phone which is called Cphone which cost only Rs. 3300/- with the set. The SIM card can't be changed like in mobile but it's a mobile phone.

And what to say about Ipod. The same thing

I have to buy a new set so I also was thinking to buy a Ipod-Cell :)

I like the black one as it looks classy :).

11:46 PM  
Blogger Vibhanshu Abhishek 3.1 said...

lovely designs, i woud jusr lurv to have one of these, esp the 2nd last one. Good blog keep writing :)

6:46 AM  
Anonymous marlee said...

dude....those phones are so drool worthy!!! I will go with Mehak, i liked the 1st and the last two....i also liked the analogy with Miss Sawant's brain size and smaller phones :-)

7:36 AM  
Blogger Riddhi said...

i like the last one...black's so classy!
and the watch design...seems compact and easy to carry...
wonder how it's going to sell...i personally don't have an ipod! i prefer my samsung yepp!

9:25 AM  
Blogger Colors said...

Wow...my kind of a post! I love Apple and Ipods and guess what...my next laptop is gonna be an iBook :D

I loved the last design...I have a black ipod and this one simply looks toooo cool! Awesome! The 2nd last one looks great too...very Ipodish.

11:54 AM  
Blogger The Bhandari's said...

I read this post yesterday only but couldn't comment, All I know is ppl here in singapore are mad abt cell phones, and phone rates too are expensive.. liked that black one, and yes am also going to buy a new cell phone this weekend :D

5:50 PM  
Blogger The Bhandari's said...

I read this post yesterdy but couldn't comment and now trying this is my second comment, god knows whats the problem with server, anyways ppl here in singapore are mad abt phones even though it is expensive and phone rates exohrbitant....
and yes I too loved the black one :)
oh yah am too buying a new phone this weekend :D
~preeti

ps. remove this word verification na, so irritating

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I forgot to mentioned that 4 days back I saw the news that a recent medical report has proved that there is no connection between cell phone usage and brain tumor or cancer whereas we use think so.

I don't know which is the true report but one thing is sure that even though the first medical report, the usage of cell phone will not decrease.

9:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank god!

You have removed the text verify option. :)

I really don't like blogspot due to this.

9:04 PM  
Blogger The Bhandari's said...

I read this post yesterday but couldn't comment and now trying this is my second comment, god knows whats the problem with server, anyways ppl here in singapore are mad abt phones even though it is expensive and phone rates exorbitant....
and yes I too loved the black one :)
oh yah am too buying a new phone this weekend :D
~preeti

ps. remove this word verification na, so irritating
And this my fifth try hope it works now, posting comment after 6 hours from the first one

1:11 AM  
Blogger The Bhandari's said...

oh aa gayey ji aa gayey, merey dono comments dikh rahey hain, thank god mainay fifth try nahin kiya :D
and thanks for remvoing word verification

1:14 AM  
Anonymous Nupur said...

I looove the 2nd last one.
So bcoz I dont have an iPod yet(yes its true!) and I hate my current phone and wish everyday that it may die so I get to get myself another one - if the 2nd last one came I'd definately buy it!!
And regarding ur ex posts -
Cricket - no comments!
SRK - believe it or not - the 2nd picture reminded me of a very gay Michael Jackson!!! *ewwwwww* :D

4:13 AM  
Blogger Reema said...

i caaant believe i am soo late :S

11:12 AM  
Blogger Reema said...

saaad! u people are charged 4 receiving texts.. we live on them here! :p ohh well, yaa n lemme echo the fact that cell phones are a necessity now too!!

im not a techi-inormed person.. but i do kno thora bohat! n i jus loved the white slim one.. its my type! :D

11:16 AM  
Blogger Pinks said...

Firstly sorry for being a regular on ur blog...

nice post...i cannot live widout my cell phone...infact even while goin to sleep i listen to the music on my cellphone...

n abt my pick ...i liked all of dem ..but if u really wanna gift me then i wud prefer the last one...black is the color of the day...:P

12:27 PM  
Blogger Pinks said...

oopz make dat..sorry for not being a regular...

12:28 PM  
Blogger Ricky said...

mehak - Yes yes, for a change.

I am sorry to say but I don't agree with you. My friend who owns a mobile shop in Victoria went to India and saw the attitude towards cellphones. It was all about, mere friend ke pass N90 hain toh main bhi loonga.

It is one thing like clothes that you can carry and show off to others. Iseliye, Indians are also crazy about tag-name clothing. Although, I think North Indians are more guilty of showing off then their South counterparts.

Yahan pe we buy a cellphone with 2-3 years deal, so we can't change them atleast for three years (we get them for free/cheap though, this way).

Although, as you said, its not a bad thing to have a vibrant mobile community because it provides jobs. I never said that "showing off" is a bad thing because I am a Delhite too...lol.

Your secret sources are right because in January they are having this big Mac gala event/conference/trade-show that they have every year and that's where they will launch it.

Yes, I read that report and it demands another post...lol

2:51 PM  
Blogger Ricky said...

preeti - Silver kya yaar, tum toh Gold lo [:P]. I agree with both of you on that part but it has become a show-off item too.

Mere yadhasth chalee gayee hain...he he.

faith - Yes Yes!!

Yea, exactly my point. My cellphone looks so ancient compared to ones in India.

Thank You jee!! Mujhe aapka last comment samajh nahin aaya **wink**

2:55 PM  
Blogger Ricky said...

mehak - Its a craze but not among youngsters. Its too expensive to buy and maintain. Unless you are a multi-millionaire, you can't buy it for your kids.

Cellphones are mostly free as long as you buy with deal in US too.

I agree on that part that telephone boom is good but it doesn't take away the fact that its another way to bring class-difference in India.

2:57 PM  
Blogger Ricky said...

anonymous - I agree with you on that part. Yea, I will wait for iPod-cell too [:D]

vibhanshu abhishek - Welcome to my Blog!! Yea, the designs are really imaginative. Keep visiting.

marlee - LOL!! Thanks!! Ha ha, that analogy came just by chance ;-)

riddhi - Me too!! Chalo kisee ke paas toh kuch different hain [:D]

3:01 PM  
Blogger Ricky said...

colors - I knew it that this post is your kind. I am not a big iBook fan but its ok for programming.

Yea, remember Christmas is coming soon [:P]

bhandari's - I am sorry about the trouble. I got all your 6 comments...lol..but I deleted them. I know this can be lots of trouble.

People in Singapore are rich too na. I have some friends from there and you should look at their tech-gadgets.

I removed the word-verfication on your demand [:D]

3:04 PM  
Blogger Ricky said...

anonymous - I know that cellphone lobbyists are paying medical teams to say so in order to increase sales, like the cigarette companies gave money to doctors to say that cigarette is not addictive.

nupur - I want to change my cell next April and hopefully we will get this new one by then. Its is estimated to be priced about $300, which is not bad with an iPod.

LOL @ SRK comment. Aaram se, yahan bahut fans hain uske...he he.

3:08 PM  
Blogger Ricky said...

reema - I gave you so many hints that I updated par aapke khayal kahin aur hee thee ;-)

LOL, I know. I haven't send a single sms to my friends in Canada :-|

You must be waiting for purple one to come out...he he.

pinks - Mujhe confuse kar deeya...lol. You are addicted to your cell. I don't wanna see mine when I reach home.

Aree mai itne cell gift karne laga toh main khudh koi cell afford nahin kar paunga...lol

3:11 PM  
Blogger The Bhandari's said...

heheheheheh now I can see my 6 comments :D
And this marks my seventh one
huff huff, never had given these many comments on a single post :)

5:44 PM  
Blogger Ricky said...

bhandari's - Lucky Me [:D]

6:22 PM  
Anonymous Mehak said...

I don't see any use of comparing the cellphone deals in India/US/Canada..watever...Each Country has its own rules...

Here Reliance/Tata Indicomm has similar deals...where one gets the cellphone & free minutes for a specified amount of money...

haa, Class Differentiation...next you'll say Plasma TV's bring in Class Differentiation....
My maid has a cellphone & its sooo damn convenient, she wants to take a leave...she just calls me in advance & informs me....the local Paanwaalah has a cell....apna rick driver has one...

7:25 PM  
Blogger Ricky said...

mehak - Aree woh sab theek hain yaar but I am saying ke show-off baazi ka shauk hota hain Indians ko. I remember my cousin went to buy jeans and said that he wants to buy so that he can show the label of Levis. If jeans do not have a label, its no use wearing it. Yahan pe yeh sab cheezen hoti hain but lot less. Yahan pe Levis ke kaee jeans main label bhi nahin hota outside.

I am not putting Indians down kyunki main khudh bahut show-off karta hoon. Its in our blood, so am just stating the obvious.

7:53 PM  
Anonymous Mehak said...

If you have it...flaunt it...

People who have the power ..err..money....change their cellphones frequently......others like me are happy with One...

Ab yaha Brands/Labels & Designer Stuff ke baatein mat shuru karo...that calls for a different post...

8:00 PM  
Blogger Ricky said...

mehak - Achaa baba, tu jeete main haara. Taran, kahan hain bhai mere tu [:P]

8:32 PM  
Blogger Reema said...

:S u gave me hints.. Allah! i amm dumb.. i never noticed :p

1:12 AM  

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