Remember Blendtec? Now there is this Microwave man who microwave stuff, now he is doing that on the newly launched iPhone 4. What a waste I would think, looking at all this youtube videos where people blend and microwave iPhone 4 just for fun…
Do check out the video, but note that the video itself is a bit creepy… the voice is kind of weird…
3 days after launch of iPhone 4, the slimmest SmartPhone out in the market, people are still queuing outside of Apple Store and AT&T shops to get theirs.
iPhone 4 is really the most successfully product launch and devices sold ever! 1.7millions iPhone 4 are sold just within 3 days of launch, and they are only sold in 5 countries! 600,000 pre-orders is also one of the most pre-ordered device ever in history!
So… what is so special about iPhone 4 that it can attract so many people to queue outside of store just to get it? What is so good in it? I’m sure you all have seen lots of reviews, but I think the review of Andy Ihnatko is one of the most honest and good.
Language has been a issue for many many years, especially when you travel. Now you can have a pocket language help in your iPhone, Travel Interpreter & Language Coach! Travel Interpreter is an iPhone App that actually stores important and useful phases that you will use in everyday life in 22 different languages!
Languages included: Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai and Turkish. Quite a good spread of languages that you can bring around…
For example, you selected Korean, you will see a list of topics that you can choose, like basic where you will be covered with words like “thank you” and “hello”. You can also find topics related to the location you are in, or things you want to do like “Hotel”, or “Local Transport” topics where you can quickly zoom down to phases related to it.
You only are limited to topics, you can also search words or phases are you looking for, example “water” if you need water in Korean, it will quickly display results which are related to water.
Select the phase that you are looking for and you will be able to hear how is the phase said out in korean, and if you are not comfortable speaking it, you can also show the phase to the person as there are korean writing of the phase.
There is another interesting feature on Travel Interpreter that I like, which is output language changes. By clicking the globe button to the top right of the screen you see on top, you will be able to select any of the 22 languages interpretion that you have searched.
Imagine you have searched on “There is no hot water” in Korean and show it to the porter of the hotel, he can’t understand it well as he is a Chinese, you can quickly click on the globe and select Chinese translation, and it will read aloud the phase in chinese instantly. Quite a handy feature when you are in situation like this.
Check out the youtube video below on a demo of the app:
If you are interested in learning language you can go for the Language Coach iPhone App, which focus more on learning the language rather than doing translations/interpretation.
Overall the look and free and the layout feels almost the same, but in topics there are no search bar for you to search for phases or words. But what is new in Language Coach is that it is organized in a lesson format
At the end of the screen, there’s a ‘Exercises for your chosen topic’ button, where you can select the “level of advancement” of your language proficiency. There are levels of difficulties, where you can have picture-aid or just phases in the language.
Overall, I feel that this 2 apps are really quite nice to have, I have revised my Japanese with this, and I have learnt abit of Korean and Spanish. Features that I like are 22 supported languages, the apps read aloud to me, and I can change the language anytime in the interpreter.
But I feel that both the apps are abit pricy, if the price can be lower down, this 2 apps are definitely must download for people who travel around the world and people who wants to learn basic foreign languages!
So what will you take up phones that salesman in phone store recommend to you? Or you will only insist in taking iPhone 4 out of the store even if there are no more stocks? I think… I will be insisting on iPhone 4, why? Because iPhone 4 is the best phone! LOL!
Blendtec has been doing up series of gadget blending, like iPad, iPhone 3GS and more. With the release of iPhone 4 in 5 countries namely US, UK, Germany, Japan and France, Blendtec got on hold of a early iPhone 4(According to the video, it’s a joke) from Steve Jobs look alike.
So what Blendtec do if they ever acquire a early technology? They won’t tear it apart and see what is inside, they won’t blog about it. They just BLEND it!
Check out their video on blending the latest iPhone 4
If you are a iPhone 4 user, and you don’t have anyone to FaceTime with, and you wish to test it out, Call Apple! Apple have set up a hotline 1-888-FACETIME, to solve FaceTime issues if you have any. Best of all, you can also do a FaceTime session with Apple representative if you wants to try out FaceTime.
The FaceTime hotline is currently available between the hours of 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM Central Time in US.