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PS3 Meet iPhone, iPhone meet PS3

DreGun
01-04-2010, 01:58 PM
There is an app available for the iPhone now called Pocket Blu.

This is a free app that allows you to controll your WiFi Blu Ray player over your home WiFi network.

I just thought I would share the news with those that don't know it is available.

GLOW
01-04-2010, 03:45 PM
Yeah, I geeked out over this a few weeks back with Inglourious Basterds. It's a pretty cool extra feature, nothing mind-blowing, but I hope all future BD releases will be compatible with it and the studios/Apple push more bonus stuff. I hope we see some more PS3-to-iPhone capabilities since everyone and their mom has an iPhone now...

PFC5
01-04-2010, 03:57 PM
I don't have one GLOW. You need to have AT&T as your wireless provider too and I have Verizon.

GLOW
01-04-2010, 04:14 PM
I don't have one GLOW. You need to have AT&T as your wireless provider too and I have Verizon.

How long is AT&T's contract with Apple? I know Verizon passed on the iPhone initially but I'm sure they're changing their tune now. iPhones are very popular, the last time I checked there were over 20mil sold and that was around summer 2009.

awol
01-04-2010, 05:44 PM
I don't have one GLOW. You need to have AT&T as your wireless provider too and I have Verizon.

How long is AT&T's contract with Apple? I know Verizon passed on the iPhone initially but I'm sure they're changing their tune now. iPhones are very popular, the last time I checked there were over 20mil sold and that was around summer 2009.

It's supposedly up in the middle of this year. There's rumors floating (some would say screaming) that Verizon will have an iPhone this year. But Verizon has been specifically targeting the iPhone in it's mudslinging with AT&T over their 3G service. Apple didn't take to kindly to that and released a commercial backing AT&T dealing with the fact that the iPhone (only on AT&T) was the only phone that would let you talk and surf at the same time. I'm also thinking that Apple wishes they had been more insistent with Verizon since they do have a better network overall.

All that said, if the phone itself doesn't get any better, then it won't matter WHAT network it's on. As it is, the phone itself is a POS. As a handheld computer it's awesome. But as a phone, not so much.

Mattie_B
01-04-2010, 05:55 PM
Well it's about time that they come out with some type of app for the PS3! I'll have to download and give it a try. It would be sweet if they could come up with a way to stream my music via bluetooth from my iPhone to my PS3.

As for Verizon getting the iPhone I don't see it happening anytime soon. Verizon is going to be launching LTE (4G) starting this year but it's data only at this point. I don't see them making a CDMA version when it's an outdated technology. I'd say if anything happens you'll probably see Apple expand to T-Mobile.

Personally I don't see what the grip is over At&t's network speeds. I'm quite happy with my speeds. I just wish they had better 3G coverage.

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mobiushky
01-04-2010, 05:59 PM
With the popularity of the Droid (Motorola Android phone to be exact) do you think that Verizon will still go after the iPhone? I've talked to a couple Droid owners now and they love it. Supposedly sold like 100k the first day...

KEEBS1984
01-04-2010, 06:00 PM
I'm assuming this will work with my iPod Touch as well right? Since it just needs WiFi...

mobiushky
01-04-2010, 06:04 PM
Oh, I almost forgot. What I'd LOVE to see is an app that would utilize the bluetooth capability of the phone to act as a direct remote for the PS3. Of course I've got a WinMo phone, so I'd want in on there too...

KEEBS1984
01-04-2010, 06:08 PM
With the popularity of the Droid (Motorola Android phone to be exact) do you think that Verizon will still go after the iPhone? I've talked to a couple Droid owners now and they love it. Supposedly sold like 100k the first day...

I have an Android phone (the T-Mob G1) and I love it. It's not as utilitarian in design as the iPhone, but, then again, I've never really liked that about Apple. I like to customize my stuff and make it my own. With Android you can basically do just that... hell there are even apps that allow you to change the entire layout of the UI.

As for if Verizon gets the iPhone... I'm sure they want it, but I also know AT&T loves the exclusivity of the phone and I'm sure they'll make Apple a very tempting offer to resign for exclusive rights, which they may go for... Apple's not above favoritism after all.

DreGun
01-04-2010, 09:10 PM
Now I may just hold some bias on this matter so I will try and keep my comments light. I work in the industry but no longer on the phone side, more the bundling and features/services of IPTV.

Don't expect Verizon to get it anytime soon. The original contract was 5 years, the 2G launched end of June 2007. It also wasn't that Verizon "passed" on the iPhone. Verizon uses CDMA, and didn't have worldwide capabilities at that time, and still truly doesn't (keep in mind the Bbrry 8830 came out after the iPhone.)

With all this new Droid stuff, and the Moto Droid is garbage, but Google is making big moves in the wireless industry, and partnering so much with HTC is a big one especially worldwide.

These are just some of my feelings, and there is just so much more the iPhone is capable of that has yet to be "unleashed." And AT&T will be making the LTE move as well, just an easier transition from GSM than it is from CDMA.

DreGun
01-04-2010, 09:11 PM
I'm assuming this will work with my iPod Touch as well right? Since it just needs WiFi...

That would make sense to me...I will have to try it with my Brother's iPod

pearl-drum-man
01-06-2010, 05:36 AM
Have an iPhone and love it, so when the PS3 gets in the mix I'll be trying this one.

As for other comments, I to thought that the iPhone might be looking to break from AT&T (or at least expand), and Verizon was an obvious choice, however with the direction that the marketing has taken it seems less likely now. Another factor, is that AT&T has really been bitching and moaning about the amount of data transfer of iPhone users, so it will be interesting to see what that leads to. They have been updating the network to handle the volume, but recently got bad press for temporarily stopping new sales in New York and San Fran.

The new android phones seem to be cool, have some improvements over the iPhone, but have been far from the "iPhone killer" that some have hyped them to be, also keep in mind that it will be an ongoing battle, there will be a new iPhone. Only thing I would really like is the 5mp camera with the led flash.

MikeRox
01-06-2010, 06:03 AM
iPhone is now on 3 of the 5 major UK networks now. Just T-mobile and 3 are yet to sign up for it. As someone else said though, from my experience the iPhone is great as a portable entertainment device, utterly useless as an actual phone lol.

DreGun
01-06-2010, 10:00 AM
I willa dmit the 2g iPhone had horrible reception, and as for the rest of reception problems...blame Apple, not AT&T for voice. AT&T uses two different networks, one for voice and one for data. If you notice Apple tends to come out with software and people complain about reception. then a new software patch comes out and viola..things are fixed...that has nothing to do with the network.

As for Data usage the average BBrry user uses 40MB of data a month (across any network,) but the average iPhone user uses 400-500MB/month...that is a substantial increase.

Now also available on the iPhone is an app called AT&T Mark the Spot, anytime you have an issue dropping a call or no coverage you can use the GPS to send a trouble ticket to AT&T.

They spent 1.8Billion on the network alone in Ohio last year...but if they are spending it in the wrong spots it does no good. Use the app and help them make the network better.

awol
01-06-2010, 10:57 AM
I willa dmit the 2g iPhone had horrible reception, and as for the rest of reception problems...blame Apple, not AT&T for voice. AT&T uses two different networks, one for voice and one for data. If you notice Apple tends to come out with software and people complain about reception. then a new software patch comes out and viola..things are fixed...that has nothing to do with the network.

As for Data usage the average BBrry user uses 40MB of data a month (across any network,) but the average iPhone user uses 400-500MB/month...that is a substantial increase.

Now also available on the iPhone is an app called AT&T Mark the Spot, anytime you have an issue dropping a call or no coverage you can use the GPS to send a trouble ticket to AT&T.

They spent 1.8Billion on the network alone in Ohio last year...but if they are spending it in the wrong spots it does no good. Use the app and help them make the network better.

I don't disagree that the network isn't the only problem. In most areas, it's sufficient, but in the larger metro areas, it does need some work. But the iPhone as a phone is truly a POS. Mind you, I love my iPhone. But I don't love the phone functionality.

Perfect example, my previous phone – a Nokia Freebie, I could make and receive calls from my desk at work with no problems. With my iPhone, I can not make calls, and calls to my phone typically drop within the first three seconds. I also don't like how inaccurate the "bars" graphic is on the iPhone. I can have full bars, and not be able to make a call or use any data reliably. I'm hoping that the phone itself will get better, but honestly, it shouldn't even be this bad on its third iteration.

GLOW
01-06-2010, 11:54 AM
I've only had a couple dropped calls with my 3GS but I do get bad reception in parts of the city I should be getting 5 bars in sometimes and every once in awhile it takes a long time to send a txt (~10 sec). Nevertheless, I love it. It is worlds better than any of my old cells.

DreGun
01-06-2010, 03:17 PM
As some have probably gathered I carry an iPhone, and I work for AT&T, but I carry the 3G, not the 3GS, and I have virtually no signal issues. I have carried many many different phones, and before I worked for AT&T was a verizon, Nextel, and Sprint customer. My iPhone is hands down the best phone I have ever used.

CES announcements, Droid phones coming to AT&T. The first will be the Dell Mini, but Moto and HTC have announced working on phones for AT&T.

pearl-drum-man
01-07-2010, 05:27 AM
I also have had no issues/complaints with the phone performance of my iPhone (3G, not 3G S).

clint.mckibben
01-08-2010, 05:55 PM
lol kinda funny that people are wigging out about having verizon when they could just get an ipod touch and get the app and still do what they want.

awol
01-09-2010, 12:56 AM
lol kinda funny that people are wigging out about having verizon when they could just get an ipod touch and get the app and still do what they want.

keep in mind... a lot of people like the idea of consolidating a lot of gadgets into one device. The iPhone lets you do that. I don't want to carry my camera, iPod, phone, PDA, etc. separately. Granted there are other phones on other networks that give you all of these capabilities, but none of them do it as seamlessly as the iPhone IMO.

DreGun
01-09-2010, 12:23 PM
I get to carry all sorts of different phones, Bbrrys, WinMo, Nokia and iPhone and I far prefer the seamlessness of the iPhone, I just don't like iTunes.

Lacyjee
01-21-2010, 06:19 AM
Use of PS3 is best for mobile phones. This is best to be used for various applications in general. ;)

CrAkD
01-21-2010, 09:08 PM
I have a 32gb 3GS, had full bars for months and now im starting to have spotty coverage. (I havent upgraded my phone its the exact same.) I called ATT and they cut my bill in half. however Im still having issues and will probably call again. (btw i just DLed this app ill give it a shot)