Buzz Report: iPhone: The aftershock Video
Buzz Report: iPhone: The aftershock Video Transcript
Hi, I'm Molly Wood, and welcome to the Buzz Report. This week, iPhone aftershocks, beer-fueled Democrats, and a Mars lander check-in. But first? The Gadget of the Week. The Gadget of the Week is the just-announced HP EliteBook 6930p. It's a rugged, military-spec laptop built to withstand extreme temperature, humidity, altitude, and vibration, as well as spills. Huh. But it can it handle this? I didn't think so. See, what we really need is, like, a Mom-itary spec. Whole different world. And now for the news. As you probably know, the second-generation iPhone was announced earlier this week amid moderate to restrained fanfare. The phone now has 3G, GPS, some cool-looking games in development, good enterprise support, a pretty low price tag, and a slightly thinner form. It also has a higher monthly data fee, no video capture, no 3G music downloads, no multimedia messaging, no landscape keyboard for emailing or texting, the same camera, no freaking cut and paste, no stereo Bluetooth or streaming Bluetooth audio or the ability to use the phone as a modem, no voice dialing, no to-do list, no 32 gigabyte version, and no cool extra goodies like haptic feedback. But you know, whatever. Do what you want to do. Ok, moving on, then. In green technology news today, this summer's Democratic National Convention in Denver will be fueled by ... hot air, yes, but also beer. The Molson Coors Brewing Company, headquartered in Denver, is the first to convert its waste beer into ethanol. And the company donated some of that ethanol to General Motors, which will use 400 flex-fuel vehicles to drive around attendees, delegates, candidates, and the media. And I just have one question about this. There's ... such a thing as waste beer? Not at my house! Hey, let's check in on our little buddy, the Mars Phoenix Lander! Last we heard, it appeared to have landed on a patch of ice. Then, it used its robotic arm to dig in the dirt a little bit. And this week, NASA said the spacecraft sprinkled a little bit of dirt onto a wheel. Huh. You guys? I'm kind of bored of the Mars lander. Do we have to keep talking about it? Maybe ... like, call me if it finds some aliens. And finally, let's check in with our friend Brian Cooley. I'm pretty sure he's got some iPhone thoughts ... What the Hell? With Brian Cooley STEVO, B.C. (indistinct squeaks) Yeah, you did great Monday. Yes, you looked very cool. (indistinct squeaks) So, I got to ask you, what's with the new in-store activation thing. This is not cool. I hate cell phone stores. (indistinct squeaks) No, What AT&T stands for? -- (indistinct squeaks) "All Trouble & Time Wasting". That's funny. Look can someone down there hook me up so I can get a 3G online and just set it up iTunes? Is there still a back door to do that or -- (indistinct squeaks) Because I'll probably get some guy who was working at Jamba Juice last week breaking my ass to buy some warranty and some ugly case, while he takes my DL and my social and my mother's maiden, it's just a nasty situation. (indistinct squeaks) No, what does HTC stand for. (indistinct squeaks) "Handsets That Can't". You are on a roll. Look, last month I went to an Apple store for an iMac the guy who was helping us just vanished all of a sudden ... like he went on a smoke break, but to Malaysia because he was gone for like a half an hour, he never came back. (indistinct squeaks) We talked to another guy couldn't find the little memory door where you add on the bottom. It's like the genius bar is a satire. (indistinct squeaks) What. No, what does NOKIA stand for? (indistinct squeaks) Oh, that's foul. You're not emailing that around, are you? Wow. I need a copy of that guys Contacts list. I've got some thoughts to share with Steve myself ... anyway, I'm Molly Wood, and this has been the Buzz Report. Thanks for watching.
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