With Apple constantly looking to push the envelope when it comes to their products we can only speculate as to what the iPhone 5 will feature. Apple has recently filed a patent for a 3D imaging camera and it can mean a series of things. Patents are filed all the time by big corporations and that does not necessarily mean that these ideas will ever be used in a finished product, however, 3D imaging would be something that Apple could very well include in the next edition of the iPhone.
If Apple does decide to implement a 3D camera on the new iPhone, this will put the camera on the levels of some point-and-shoot cameras, such as Nikon. Not only could Apple place 3D abilities in the camera but image if Apple used this same technology on the visuals layouts of the iPhone. HTC first made an attempt with the EVO 3D but the idea was not fully developed and customers did not truly care for the 3D notion, however, in the smartphone world six months to a year is enough time to establish a new trend and swing customers opinion on new innovative technology.
With a 3D capable camera, Apple would be able to take the idea of Google’s Face Unlock and bring it to the next level. Google’s Face Unlock allows your phone to recognize your face and unlock itself, the problem is a simply picture of you can unlock the phone. With a 3D camera, it is possible that a similar facial recognition software can be written to eliminate problems that Google faced when unveiling Face Unlock.
What a 3D camera could do for the smartphone market is unimaginable. Smartphone makers would be scrambling to one up the iPhone and the customers are the ones who will greatly benefit from this type innovation. Though this may be a rumor or another speculation, we can not sleep on the idea because the technology is here. It’s no longer a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.
Canadians and the Swiss have a lot to celebrate with the Nokia Lumia 900 being available for preorder in both of these regions. Rogers Canada is now accepting preorders for the Lumia 900. Customers who take advantage of the preorder are entered for a chance to win a private screening of The Dark Knight Rises and a special edition Dark Knight Lumia 900. Preorders for new customers start at $99.99 whereas existing customers can reserve the Lumia 900 for $159.99. Take advantage of this opportunity as the contest closes April 10th.
Online Swiss retailer, Digitec is also accepting orders for the Lumia 900. Digitec has the Lumia listed for CHF 699 or about $760 USD.
Neither site lists a date as to when orders will begin shipping but at least preorders have begun. AT&T, take notes!
Nokia has been looking to make a huge push in the US market since partnering with Microsoft and their Windows Mobile platform. Though the Nokia Lumia 900 has been delayed, that hasn’t stopped the rumors from flying off the handle of upcoming Nokia products.
The latest phone to be feature on the rumor mill is the Nokia Lumia 719. There is not much information on the Lumia 719 as of yet but with visual confirmation, we can expect to be hearing more about it in the coming weeks.
Compared to the Lumia 710 there are a few differences in shape, however, it appears that the Lumia 719 will sport a 5 megapixel back camera and will have a 3.7 inch screen just like the Lumia 710.
Hit up the comments after the break to let us know what you think Nokia will change on the Lumia 719 compared to the Lumia 710.
Nokia’s long awaited return to the US keeps being pushed back by AT&T. The Nokia Lumia 900 is supposed to bring Nokia back into relevance in the mobile industry here in the states, but will fans great the Lumia 900 with outstretched hands if AT&T continues to push back the release date of the phone. Rumors are circulating that AT&T is looking at either an April 8th date or April 18th. Whichever date it is, we can only hope that AT&T and Nokia deliver.
If you head on over to Nokia’s Facebook page you will see a contest to win a white Nokia Lumia 800. The game is simple, upon opening the page, you will have 60 seconds to catch a white tile by clicking on it. After catching the tile a score will be displayed and you will be asked to enter your info for a chance to win.
Good luck, now off to the races.