iPhone rivals: We’ve got news too

June 9, 2008

While all eyes are on Steve Jobs’s presentation at Apple’s developers conference, rivals to the iPhone want you to know that they are not afraid to shout during a hurricane — in hopes that someone hears their thunder.

At least that’s what we suppose is the reason Samsung and Nokia both have news today, about one year after the original iPhone was introduced.

A woman walks past a sign set to promote Samsung Electronics’ mobile phones in Seoul While Apple’s CEO was unveiling a new “more affordable” iPhone with 3G network support and integrated GPS support, Korea’s Samsung launched a new touchscreen smartphone called Omnia that aims to make Internet browsing easy. It has a wide screen for viewing video as well as music capabilities and a 5 megapixel camera, and runs on Microsoft Windows Mobile software.

Also, Nokia is set to start selling top-of-the-range N96 multimedia device, and expects Apple’s new iPhone to boosting sales of multimedia handsets in general.

Meanwhile, T-Mobile will sell the new iPhone exclusively in Germany and the Netherlands, according to Reuters sources.

(Photo: Reuters)

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