First Pictures of Nokia Tube iPhone Killer, Allegedly

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Here are the first—alleged—pictures of the Tube, the codename for Nokia's response to the iPhone we talked about yesterday. It seems that these images were taken at the same developers conference in California. Looking at the second photo, it seems it will have stylus support.

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According to Symbian Freak, the 16:9 three-point-something-inch phone is quadband, 3G-ready, has Bluetooth and integrated GPS with geotagging support. The camera is "better than the one that we can find on an iPhone."

The interface design doesn't seem finger-touch friendly, judging from the size of the "options" and "exit" items, which may also be controlled by the two buttons on the bottom of the phone. However, we will have to wait and see how the final interface is. Until when?

First quarter 2009, they say.

Too bad. And maybe too late. [Symbian Freak —thanks James]

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@rdawes26:

"fad factor" Are you kidding? The iPhone is hardly a fad. You could maybe classify phones like the razr as a fad, but certainly not the iPhone. Fads come and go, the iPhone will be around for LOOONG time. Its hard to imagine that companies like Nokia, LG, etc. would want to copy a "shitty fad," as you put it.

While I will admit that other phones are able to perform certain tasks better than the iPhone (some subjectively), these features are not why people are buying the iPhone. They are buying iPhones because it allows them to carry a single device which seamlessly integrates into their life. I agree that other phones/devices have been doing this for some time, but none as simple and elegant as the iPhone. I suppose elegance and simplicity are also fads? Being an "Apple guy from the beginning," you should know better.