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Digg founder reveals iPhone details?

updated 01:40 pm EST, Mon December 4, 2006

Digg founder on iPhone

Digg founder Kevin Rose has revealed various details about Apple's forthcoming iPhone in the Diggnation video blog. The new unit will ship in 4GB and 8GB storage capacities for $249 and $449, with flash-based storage providing lower power consumption and a slimmer profile. The phone is said to be extremely small, and will feature two separate batteries to power the MP3 player portion of the device as well as the telephone aspect of the handset. Separation of these two batteries will enable consumers to listen to music without fear of losing phone connectivity. The phone, according to Rose, will feature a slide-out keyboard and a touch-screen face. Additionally, the phone reportedly works with all major phone providers including T-Mobile, Cingular, and Verizon with support for all major standards including GSM, TDMA, CDMA, and Spring PCS.

by MacNN Staff




  1. thetanman

    Joined: Dec 1969


    oh kevin...

    Kevin has the hookup. I bet someone gets fired over this. Here's the utube url

  1. yticolev

    Joined: Dec 1969



    No way does it support both GSM and CDMA from the same handset. And if by some remote chance I'm wrong, no way would anyone make a new TDMA handset.

    Where did they get this from? Kevin Rose did not say anything about technology support.

  1. Radak

    Joined: Dec 1969



    What the f*** are you smoking, yticolev, and can I have some?

    Kevin absolutely does mention all the technology standards right around the two minute point on the YouTube video.

    Unfortunately, since it's ludicrous to think someone might make a new TDMA handset at this point, it makes one have to wonder about the veracity of all of Kevin's information.

  1. QualleyIV

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Believe it when I see it

    The reason that I'm skeptical about this is simple: 200 FOR 4 GIGS OF MEMORY!?! Unless there are some other features, I have a hard time seeing that kind of price premium for a few gigs of memory.

  1. chadpengar

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I did not look at the video blog, but there does not have to be one handset that supports all cellular standards -- there can be different SKUs for the various standards lke cdma, gsm, etc... I do agree that the TDMA stuff sounds a bit suspicious though.

  1. bunnyhero

    Joined: Dec 1969



    good god. i'd never watched diggnation before. how lame!

    back on topic, i can't imagine how anyone can find this credible. it looks like he's talking out of his hat. he doesn't know anything about cell phones or carriers or anything. even if he has inside info, i wouldn't trust his ability to accurately remember any details.

    we'll see i guess.

  1. Faceplant

    Joined: Dec 1969


    What I have heard...

    ...and this is from reliable sources, is that it WILL be snappy.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Exactly how would some founder of some web site get inside information on apple's super-secret iPhone? Even if, somehow, he was best buddies with some high-falutin' Apple exec, there's no way they give him info to blow their secret without signing NDAs or saying "Hey, this is super secret, tell no one!".

    And what advantage is an 'extremely small' cell phone? So you can't even punch in a number without misdialing all the time? And a touch screen? OK, sounds great, unless the phone's extremely small, where there won't be much screen to touch...

  1. kirktalon

    Joined: Dec 1969


    AND K. Rose is who . . ?

    I guess I missed why this man is important?

  1. Deal

    Joined: Dec 1969



    ...and yet, not rushing out to buy a phone today. I think I'll wait until January :)

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