It carries news, finance information, weather, lottery results, a TV guide and other information. The service is viewable on any television, computer or other device with teletext functionality and the ability to access and view Channel Seven, Prime or Southern Cross. Seven first began test Teletext services in 1977 with useful information being transmitted in 1982 in Brisbane and Sydney.
The Seven Network plans to shut down the Austext service today. They claim the technology has come to the end of its useful service life and is not commercially viable to replace. For us technologists in Australia it is a sad day given the memories the service brought us. Closed captioning services also provided via teletext, will continue."
SDXC devices are likely to follow middle to late 2009 with the bulk estimated to occur in 2010. SDXC devices will be backwards compatible, however older readers that may have been enabled for SDHC via a firmware upgrade won't be as lucky this time. SDXC, whilst backwards compatible is allegedly chipset dependent. It is likely the first SDXC supporting device will be a HD camcorder and whichever way you look at it 2009 will be extremely exciting for embedded device storage. Potential Energy power savings in devices that currently use HDD's will be interesting to watch. I can't wait for SDXC netbooks."
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A sim management application to copy your details from your old phone into Apple's contacts framework
Vibrating Ring (A must for meetings)
An alarm clock function.
Ability to open/view keynote, powerpoint or word attachments from the email
A screen that can be seen under direct sunlight
SD Card slot for future expansion
A camera on the front for future VoiceCall expansion later down the track
Voice recognition calling.
FM radio so you can listen to live events in non Wifi zones (In Australia this occurs more regularly)
The little silver circle next to the camera on the back that allows you to aim it correctly when taking photos of yourself (sad..but useful)
Stereo speakers to provide decent sound if you wish to use an MP3 alarm.
Finally - I think they believe they feel they have made the right choice using a touchscreen keypad but I have found like many..that you loose that tactile feel. Even the latest O2 Stealth has learnt this lesson and provided keys behind as a slide in addition to a touchscreen keypad...
Without keys you can't dial without looking at the device at this makes one handed operation fairly difficult.
I recommend Apple place a number pad as a slide behind in their next model or work out a way they can exercise the polymers in the touchscreen to provide temporary shape...well I can dream can't I?