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Future iPhone will contain RFID swipe chips

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Acording to AppleInsider.com, who have reported that Apple have created iPhones with Radio-Frequency IDentification chips. This theoretically could allow you to pay for items with just the swipe of your phone. 

Imagine having your Oyster Card built in to your phone? This could actually replace debit and credit cards in the future? We think so. 

See AppleInsider for the full story :

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/11/05/report_apple_testing_rfid_swipe_support_in_iphone_prototypes.html

TomorrowsGizmo.com Needs You!

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Do you have a passion for the latest technology? Are you someone that needs to know everything there is to know about the newest gizmo? Then Tomorrows Gizmo needs you!

We are looking for 10 know-it-alls to write for us in our blogs, previous experience is not necessary! Just prove that you can write interesting, factual and sometimes funny articles on upcoming Gizmos!

If you want to grasp this exciting challange then please email gizmo@tomorrowsgizmo.com with a review, article or sample of your work and a paragraph on why you feel you should be chosen!

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Orange + iPhone =££££

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Expensive Orange thats not very juicy!

Expensive Orange thats not very juicy!

A few sums for the cost of an iPhone over 18 months with insurance and tethering on Orange.

  • 18 Months @ £34.26 p/m   =£616.68
  • Orange Care @ £12 p/m   = £216.00
  • 3GB Tethering @ £14.68 p/m   =£264.24
  • 16GB iPhone @ £184.50

Total for an 18 month Contract : (Drum Roll)  £1281.42   ( whoa!!?!)

Same on O2 will cost you £1246.08.  Thats £34.34 cheaper (Or one months line rental if you like?)

Update

Orange have informed Tomorrows Gizmo that Orange customers loyalty discounts will not be applied to iPhone Tariffs.  No more 20% off…. so much for loyalty.

WebOS update coming soon?

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The Palm Pre

The Palm Pre

Palm Pre Owners Rejoice! It has slipped that Palm are not happy with the slight lag in the Palm Pre’s Web Operating System.

Despite using the same architecture as the iPhone the Palm does feel a bit sluggish  in comparison. This apparently according to Palms Dion Almae and Ben Galbraith is because “there is no path to the GPU for webOS” It looks like this could be resolved in time for the Pixi release. We would imagine they would release an over-the-air update for the Pre’

 The webOS has been very well recieved and there are not many complaints out there about it. As the OS grows up we’re sure we’ll see some vast improvements in  speed and functionality. We believe there is much to come from the Pre’

Orange iPhone tethering

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Orange have added a little something to their price plans on the iPhone portion of their website. Orange are going to allow tethering. This will allow you to share your 3G connection with your laptop on the go.

There are not many details apart from its going to cost from £4.89. and if you opt for the £122.34 p/m plan then your going to get 3GB of data thrown in.

Currently Oranges mobile data plans are as follows

18 Month Contract :

  • 500MB – £4.89
  • 1GB – £9.79
  • 3GB – £14.68
  • 10GB - £ 24.47

Notice how the 500MB matches?

UPDATE 04/11

The £4.89 is for 500MB  £14.68 for 3GB

Orange iPhone launch date – November 10th 2009

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Yesterday Orange announced that they will be selling the iPhone from the 10th November. Exciting stuff for Orange customers due an upgrade this month….. Or is it? It has been reported that Orange will not be offering loyal customers any discounts, and they have apparently told staff to treat any customer wanting an iPhone like a “new” customer. Looks like Everyone is going to be getting the same deal.

As for the tarrifs, well they are pretty much the same as the offering from O2. 18 or 24 month plans with the phone costing from ”free” if you opt for the standard 3G version on a 24 month contract or if you opt for a £44.04 plan on an 18 month contract.
The most you will have to fork out for the phone is £274 for the 32GB 3GS on an 18 month contract.

Although not amazing, it is a sound offering from Orange. Despite the almost identical pricing nothing bad can come from having more competition in the iPhone market!

Next up Vodafone!

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