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>> All right, good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, people of all ages.
>> Guess, who's here with me? It's "Boom" Bonnie Cha. If any of you guys don't know like why she has a nickname Boom, because people are curious about that.
>> I still don't know.
>> I just -- one day I was like -- I just thought of it and saying, "Boom, Boom" and it was just so cool. It's like, it's fun. Yeah, it is cool. It is. So anyway, Bonnie is here. She is our -- are you a senior editor, associate senior editor. I knew you have so many titles here.
>> Senior editor. Yeah.
>> Senior editor. That's been my place. So Bonnie is here. She -- her beat -- she covers smart phones.
>> Also GPS.
>> So, any questions that you guys have about that type of stuff, feel free to pop 'em up in the right hand box over here and just submit them. That's how we are able to get them. Type in your user name and the password. If you don't have one already with CNET, pop in your question and we will take care of it.
>> We will.
>> So, Bonnie, just to get things rolling--
>> A little bit, there's whole announcement about the storm. That's a bruin [phonetic].
>> And maybe--
>> Yes it is bruin.
>> I know you may not be able to talk about it completely but what can you talk about -- about the BlackBerry Storm for people that are watching.
>> So the rumor is Verizon is gonna get the BlackBerry Storm which is their first touchscreen.
>> Adver [phonetic].
>> Yeah. So, you know, it's creating a lot of buzz and you know--
>> Bzzz. Like that?
>> Yeah. But they have this cool -- they are not really talking about it but they are saying it's like clickable so--
>> The screen is clickable, that's what they're saying?
>> Yeah. When -- that's what they're saying. It's different than any other thing out there touchscreen-wise but I don't know what that means exactly.
>> But the thing is that she has all these secrets locked up in her head but she can't talk about it until what time is it?
>> I don't know.
>> Nine, nine. Did you say it was at 9 PM?
>> I don't what you're talking about.
>> Oh. Never mind. You know, I'm gonna stop there.
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>> You know, she has a lot of secrets in her head that she knows about that we can't talk about.
>> It's late talk check back this week.
>> Yeah. Check back this week. That's good.
>> That's good. Now, also, you do the GPS beat.
>> I do.
>> And a lot of people, I think, one of the most common questions about GPS I have and I'm gonna try on something that really [laughs] is -- what do you prefer, GPS units in the car or these hand-held devices? What do you think is the better or best way to go?
>> Right now, I'm gonna say, to stand a little bit in car GPS, the portable ones, because, I mean--
>> The ones -- the ones that you can put in your pocket ones or built in?
>> Oh you mean like in-dash or portable?
>> Yeah, I'm sorry. In-dash versus portable, sorry.
>> You know, I don't have that much experience with the in-dash ones. The portable ones I've found are easier to use.
>> You know and I definitely prefer those over the ones that are like built into, you know, smart phones or cellphones right now because, you know, the screens are smaller and I think on the portable gadgets, you get a lot more functionalities--
>> Like MP3 playing right and also--
>> You know, although I don't think that is very useful.
>> Yeah. I mean, I don't know ones so I just [laughs].
>> I just mentioned the features that I don't use--
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>> For directions--
>> Because I totally--
>> GPS, if you don't know.
>> I totally use this. [Laughter] All right. So you guys. Come on. Give us some questions. We have one here right now from The Mojo and the question is, "Will Apple ever add a real keyboard to the iPhone or something easier for people with bigger fingers to use?" We'd probably both have our takes in the start off--
>> I -- you know, I wouldn't be surprised if they did. I -- you know, I think, there is enough to me and for it that they would -- I think [inaudible] not to.
>> Uhmm, uhmm.
>> So. And so that's one reason I've kind of haven't jumped over to the iPhone boat it's because I really like have a tactile keyboard. I mean, I have small hand.
>> Yes, small hands.
>> What is that to you?
>> For Connie folk.
>> That's okay folk.
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>> A little people.
>> Little people.
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>> Anyway, I like having a tactile keyboard and that's why I won't switch over to the iPhone.
>> Yeah and I would agree to you. I think they might call -- they might build another paraguine [phonetic] you know--
>> Sub or higher, I mean, depending on how you look at it at the sub or higher iPhone line that does have miniscule keyboard because that's really the main differentiation between why people like you aren't switching over.
>> Because if it did have one, would you do probably do it like an RP?
>> Because of the interface and all--
>> You think [inaudible].
>> Especially because it works that way.
>> So then there's the dream that has a touchscreen and a keyboard--
>> Is that compelling to you? Yes or no?
>> Ahh, my first inclination is no.
>> They are kinda ugly.
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>> They are being superficial but, I mean, who knows.
>> They are also superficial? They care -- there -- I thought they care that was--
>> You're gonna go there
>> Was the hard. I thought it's the hard that counts.
>> They're gonna keep about the personality.
>> It always this guys and girls.
>> So okay, cool. Let's -- and again send us your questions, we will take any questions. We will refer to them, right?
>> You could ask Bonnie what her favorite like kind of not-so-hot looking celebrity is. No way.
>> You're kidding.
>> First of all, not celebrities. That doesn't count.
>> You're so [inaudible].
>> Is there any like celebrity that you have a crush on that just isn't that attractive? I--I thought [inaudible] of these?
>> What are you talking about?
>> Okay. I was trying to -- I was trying to get that insider information--
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>> But it's completely remote.
>> I know you're digging out, yeah.
>> Okay. Let's take this. Oh, this question is from Ral-ral [phonetic].
>> Okay. This question is actually a good one. It says, "How do I transfer all my contacts from the sidekick to an iPhone and I actually experience this.
>> Do you know, off the top of your head or should I just talk about my experience?
>> You can talk about your experience in a while.
>> Okay. So basically, for all you people 'cause there are a lot of people our sidekick jumper -- sidekick users that jumped over the iPhone and I was one of them. Basically, there are a variety of ways you can get them on. First of all, there was a cooler application called the Missing Sync and it allowed you at least to have the -- if you're an Apple user, your contacts that you use with that Mac, one of the MobileMe service now, talk to the actual sidekick and sync that way but most people didn't have that so what happened is one of my friends, she went over to actually to AT&T and they do have a method where they can put it on a USB drive for you and then you can take that USB drive home, run like an App, it was on -- it was on -- it was PC based and they were essentially able to pull. I think, it was only up to 250 contacts.
>> But they were able to pull that SIM card data.
>> Contact data off of the sidekick and at least give you 250 contacts. Now, if you have more than that--
>> You're pretty much screwed and you're gonna have to hand punch them but that did work for her.
>> That's cool.
>> So that's a way for so many people.
>> AT&T will offer some services and say, "I got a sidekick, how do I do this" and they will be able to help you out so--
>> Hopefully, that will help you guys. Cool?
>> That's very helpful.
>> Yeah. It did help you out and now you know the Sidekick.
>> No, I don't.
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>> Or an iPhone.
>> Do you see any questions that you might like?
>> Ahh, let's see. We can totally go off topic here.
>> Yeah. Let's do. Let's do it.
>> This one is from Diggdagg.
>> Diggdagg always a regular in the house.
>> I hear. And his question is, "What was the last movie, either of you, have seen in theaters and did it suck?" Do you wanna go first?
>> Yeah, the last movie that I saw was Beverly Hills Chihuahua.
>> You did not.
>> I'm just kidding. Who watches -- actually the last movie I might see, if you ask me, this weekend is Beverly Hills Chihuahua 'cause my nieces, they're in love with this thing.
>> I don't--
>> Like every time they see it, they go Chihuahua and they start laughing -- it's I understand, you know, people can just make a stupid movie with an animal with an accent--
>> Yeah, and talking and--
>> And make money. The 404 guys are gonna talk about this.
>> They did.
>> Plus the 404 boys?
>> 404, okay.
>> Who are not totally not watching this but--
>> No they shouldn't.
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>> We don't know 404 is one of the hot fun kinda of offbeat topic but--
>> CNET Podcast.
>> Tech-angled Podcast that we have here.
>> Yeah, it's a good stuff.
>> That's very fun. Bonnie and I both have been guests on it but I know it was -- when it was actually, oh, when was it? I don't know. I don't wanna hold you.
>> Okay. While you [inaudible] I will tell you mine was burned after reading.
>> And it did not suck but it wasn't, I don't know, I guess, it just went in thinking something else.
>> Yeah. Higher expectations.
>> Yeah. I think that humor is a lot darker than I expected but it was okay.
>> Yeah. Cohen brothers thing.
>> Okay, that's cool.
>> All right.
>> Yeah. I don't remember -- honestly, I think I saw a Batman Dark Knight but -- for the second time, it was the last movie I saw.
>> And it was still -- it was still good.
>> Still good, huh?
>> Super hot. Super hot.
>> Super hot.
>> Okay, we have a question here, this is from Bucharest [phonetic].
>> Bucharest and this is actually, I think, two people just asked this similar question. I don't -- I don't know at the top of my head but I'm very familiar with this application Bucharest and actually Robert O asked Fring just came out for the iPhone and iPod Touch since the new iPod Touch has and supports the microphone head -- headphone jack kind of setup [inaudible] can do VoIP over WiFi with the iPod Touch? Now off the top of the my head, I don't, the thing is it really comes down to an application or Apple itself allowing an application--
>> To use that because, you do have, you know, all the internet connectivity so it's really up for an application to come out to support that.
>> Well, it looks so pretty hyphenated specifically for the iPhone and iPod.
>> But just not for the iPod Touch, oops I'm sorry guys.
>> And iPod Touch.
>> Uhmm. I don't know.
>> I don't know. You should try that up.
>> We could try out.
>> Maybe, you know what? Maybe we'll try it out on Crave's and see what--
>> Yeah, we'll do.
>> We'll do a little like--
>> We'll follow up.
>> In studio demo.
>> So, yeah. I'm sorry guys I first misunderstood the question 'cause I'm so reading these very carefully.
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>> It don't matter if I tell you that. But we'll check it out for you and let you know. Also, if you feel like it you can email us. Well, do you ever give your email out?
>> Yeah, I can.
>> Okay. Well, I can give my email. It's pretty easy.
>> Well, I think it's okay.
>> This is--mine's firstname.lastname@example.org because our email's same so what I'll do is get back to me tomorrow. I'll go check it out. We do have an iPod Touch here. We can install the free app and we'll see if it works and just hit us up and we'll let you know. So we'll at least do our followup on that.
>> Okay, cool.
>> I'm good.
>> Alright. Let's take another question.
>> Okay. How about and this is off topic. Mike Versteeg?
>> Versteeg. You might have to get up there maybe Anthony knows.
>> I might have to get up. Anthony will probably know this topic or he can check.
>> The question is what model of video camera are you using to produce this show? And he said we could ask him.
>> Okay. Anthony our producer extraordinaire is going to check that because I haven't touched the camera that way I think. Someone else asked for a 360 of the room we're in but I can tell you that the other side of this room is a white wall with a white board in it. That's about it. Okay, Anthony is getting the--breaking the pen and paper out. Anthony, are you sure you're all right there? Okay, the camera that we are currently using for this webcast is the Panasonic DVX100A so if you like how it looks, I don't know if it makes me look fat or not.
>> It's really old.
>> It is old so camera junkies well go like "oh my gosh" but you know it's yeah. This is not unique here. We have a ton of HD cameras in the studios that make us look even more detailed which is another story.
>> Let's not talk about that.
>> It's horrible but that's the camera model that we have. Okay.
>> We can take this one from Justin Judy.
>> It said and we talked about it a little bit but the question is, have either of you heard anything about the new touchscreen BlackBerry for Verizon that resembles the iPhone? If so, do you know the release date or anything about it? And like we said, beginning, it is rumored for Verizon. It's called the BlackBerry Storm also known as the BlackBerry Thunder.
>> Tell people about that little shindig.
>> The whole [inaudible] go Bonnie Cha, Bonnie Cha.
>> I can't really talk about it.
>> Oh no, no, no. The whole naming thing.
>> You know I can't--
>> Okay, never mind. So the things that we talk about behind the scenes we can't tell you.
>> Well, right.
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>> Sorry about that. Either way, Justin Judy in the beginning of the show we actually did talk briefly about this phone called the Storm.
>> The Storm also known as the Thunder.
>> I just want you to know we shot Crave earlier today and we are allowed to talk about things that we can't yet because by the time Crave is on that information will be available to you.
>> So Justin Judy just check back this week's--
>> I'm sorry guys. This is where people like go "what?"
>> Okay. Let's get this question from Bogus. Bonnie, what phone do you use and why?
>> I use the BlackBerry Curve and I use it because it has a full cordy keyboard. I'm a huge texter. I hate talking on the phone so.
>> What? You hate being able to connect to a real human voice?
>> The personal connection means nothing to you, right?
>> Yeah, I don't want personal connection.
>> No wonder you're so cold to me.
>> That's a whole different reason.
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>> Nice, nice.
>> I do, you know I'm big texter so I like having that full cordy keyboard and the BlackBerry Curve just really works for me so, yeah.
>> What do you use?
>> I use an iPhone because I love--the touchscreen is a lot. People keep on--you know people that don't have it, they are scared of the touchscreen but it's very smart, it's very smart. But there is this whole feature where it auto corrects you and basically what happens is if you type in like I could type in, let's say the word Bonnie really fast and I might miss the characters but I can teach it to basically whatever I kind of hit that pattern really fast even if I miss letters for it to always then use the word Bonnie. But what happens sometimes if you don't do the auto correction early on, it will always default to the wrong word over and over and you have to essentially reset your entire dictionary and words that it refer to. So people find the auto correction actually annoying. But at the same time if you take the whole auto correction off because it's a touchscreen, you're actually gonna get a lot more errors. Like I will type really fast without really looking at the letters just trusting that it knows what I'm gonna type and it does, it does.
>> Interesting. What did you use before? Did you have a side kick?
>> I used a side kick.
>> Did you have a problem like transferring?
>> It was hard. It was kinda hard. You do have to get used to it so I would say it was difficult.
>> Alright. Let's see what else we got.
>> What else do we got? I'm gonna take this. Let's see where did I--I've seen that question.
>> Which one?
>> Okay. Here we go. We have a question from Mr. Andres_A and he asks I heard the iPhone only takes 150 dollars for Apple to produce, is this true? I had heard something like that but I did a little checking and it looks like online, several websites that did break it down. They are saying the cost for the iPhone to produce is 250 dollars. Then you know sure they're selling it. If you, technically the first phones when you bought them unlocked they were like 600 dollars but this is just kind of common practice with a lot of devices where normally margins typically are higher but with electronics, you know they may not be as fat but sure you maybe thinking, "oh, I'm getting ripped off. It only costs 250 bucks to make." Well, they're not gonna sell to us for 250 bucks. Even if it was only 100 dollars to produce just because of the technology and the features they could really set whatever retail price they want to on it, and that's the Apple way.
>> It is.
>> But you know it's 250 dollars. It's actually you know quite a fat chunk of change for a device just even from a manufacturing standpoint. So there's a lot of good news in there. So hopefully that helped you out, I don't know. [Laughter] Great job, huh?
>> Yeah, I don't know.
>> How about this one from Smurf286.
>> La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la.
>> Which smurf would you be?
>> I don't know. Don't!
>> Never mind.
>> There's a lot of people that have any ways, yeah.
>> So question is, when will the next iPhone come out? And that is a good question. Well we've what got what the Macworld.
>> Macworld is in January. I don't personally--
>> I don't think--I think that's too soon. The only thing that I could even ponder them doing is maybe pump out the capacity right now. But there really is no reason for them to release any new iPhone model right now. There's still a lot of velocity behind the model. Also there is a few recent reports on some of the Apple blogs about how they've estimated that Apple has actually already, potentially me their goal of selling 10 million iPhones already before the Christmas season.
>> I can believe that.
>> This is, yeah. This is based on the serial number on the phones and IME item that they have been tracking and really keeping a database of how many they believe have been made. And so that's what their estimations are which is huge 'cause we haven't hit Christmas so I just don't see them needing to put one out.
>> So you think they will add like features?
>> Software features maybe like I think add Macworld because it is such a consumer conference. You will probably see some sort of goodies. They've actually already talked about the iPhone software to developers. They've seen the newest beta of 2.2 and they've already found threads or pieces of information where they'll be incorporating potentially Google Street View. Also in the Japanese market they use these characters that converse called eimoji icons. Is that how you say it, eimoji?
>> I don't know it's Japanese.
>> Oh, you aren't. Oh, I'm sorry I thought you look like so like--They have eimoji icons which is really used in Japan and a lot of, actually, people in Japan don't wanna use it or are switching with iPhone because that's actually a huge part of how they communicate. So, and also that whole auto correction feature we were talking about with the typing. People wanted to turn that off. That is supposed to be an option in the new iPhone 2.2 beta software according to developers and according to several Apple blogs, so who knows. Still no cut and paste to talk about.
>> Well, Smurf286 was--he added he is looking for multimedia messaging and video creating.
>> Yeah, I--
>> Here's the thing behind that. Everyone wants it. How many phones? I mean of all the phones using smart phones, if you have to guess the percentage of how many smart phones have those features in it what would you say.
>> I would say close to a hundred.
>> Yeah, close to a hundred.
>> Pretty much a hundred.
>> And I know, I'm sure someone in Apple really has their product roadmap and it says in year 3 we're gonna add this and this. And the sad thing is that people then get all excited and end up loving their iPhone even more 2 years later because they finally got multimedia messaging.
>> Well [inaudible] again. They were joking like they think you know Steve Jobs has like a list of just like 1 feature that they add a year. Everyone just goes crazy.
>> It's totally the Apple way. Me, working for them as well so you know I don't know. The thing is that even in the beta software they haven't even shown any signs of MMS, so potentially they're still holding out on us which is kind of sad. It's a multimedia phone, damn it! Okay.
>> And it's such a basic feature if you like now. You know like multimedia.
>> Very basic. Okay, so actually I think we'll take a little baby break. We have a video featuring you. Can you give people a little heads up on what you're gonna give out?
>> Sure. This is the Samsung Omnia which is, you know, a lot of people have been asking about this. It's another touch screen smart phone.
>> Have people like [laughter]. See, the iPhone is not available here in the US yet but we kinda got a preview of a European model so here it is.
>> Okay. We'll check it out.
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>> Hi. I'm Bonnie Cha, senior editor at CNET.com and today we are taking a first look at the Samsung Omnia. It's not available in the United States yet but we thought we'd just give you a little preview of what's to come. It's drawn a lot of comparisons to the iPhone because of the touchscreen but Samsung has its own interface and it's called Touch Wiz and what it is--you have this tray over here of widgets that you can drag and drop to the main screen and just really customize it to make it your own. Also it has an accelerometer so when you rotate the screen it'll automatically rotate with you. Also down here, this can be used as a directional keypad but you can also use it as an optical mouse in the Settings menu. You can switch it. Pretty useful if you're using it for web pages but otherwise, you know, I find it just easier to use the touchscreen. As far as features, it's gonna be running Windows Mobile 6.1. Can't really tell when you're first using it because of the Touch Wiz interface which might be a good thing since Windows Mobile can be kind of difficult to use. It's got a 5-megapixel camera which is probably the highest I've seen along with the Nokia N95 on a smart phone. Also, it's got WiFi and BlueTooth and GPS. Just a really nice powerful smart phone I think. If you don't want the iPhone, it's a nice alternative. You can get it right now if you want for about 650 dollars but I would maybe wait 'til the holiday season. I think there's a good chance that it will come to the United States so if you can wait, just hold on a bit. I'm Bonnie Cha and this has been your first look at the Samsung Omnia.
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>> Oh, welcome back guys. I just had to stretch my arms a little bit.
>> Yeah, yeah, a little bit.
>> It wasn't awkward at all, not at all.
>> Game, game with the capital G. Okay. So we were actually reading the chats over a little while catching up on 'em while the video was playing.
>> And someone asked are all--what is it--are all--what did they say?
>> Well they said all agents on CNET are Chinese.
>> I'm Korean.
>> I'm not--yeah.
>> Oh. Then let's go have some kimchi after the show.
>> Okay. Alright.
>> That sounds gross, I'm sorry. Do you like it though?
>> I do. I mean I grew up with it.
>> Okay. Fine. That's cool.
>> Do you like it?
>> It's alright. I love all the little--I like the pickled cucumbers.
>> The little things that come with your meals?
>> I love the sweet potatoes. They're like--it's like I don't know, there's somewhat sweet sauce on the potatoes. Have you ever had that too?
>> Oh like kinda like the mayo thing?
>> Not mayo, it's like a teriyaki sauce thing kinda?
>> No, no.
>> It's not teriyaki but it is. It's just good.
>> Okay. We're gonna take more of your questions. We have a question here from Herith82 [phonetic] and the question is when--okay. Well, I'm gonna say this word for word just because we--I may not have proper grammar sometimes. I know that but neither do you. Herith says when do you gonna test the T-Mobile G1? I'm sorry, Herith. I'm just playing with you. But Herith82, that's--that's a good question.
>> Yeah. We will test before it comes out. Again.
>> I think--I think you. Again, Bonnie knows when--
>> I know things that I can't talk about and I'm sorry but it's a related industry.
>> Does that--does that actually eat you up inside sometimes?
>> It does. I--you know, I've problems with it, major problems but sometimes in order to get these products, we've gotta play along with the game and [inaudible] that way.
>> Okay. Okay. That's fine.
>> But you will--it'll be before the product actually comes out, a few days before, so.
>> Okay. Good.
>> Okay. We're gonna take this question from Mr. Mike Versteeg and he asked and a lot of people actually we're starting to talk about this. The link to the show was up at CNET.com 3 minutes before the show. When will the show get the link it deserves?
>> Well, we're working on that with our producers and our front-door team because honestly, you gotta know about the show like half an hour ahead of time so we can get more questions from you guys.
>> Yeah, quick.
>> We always get the questions on like the last 10, 15 minutes.
>> And then we were like playing catch up. So we're gonna do our best on our part to make sure that happens and I'm sure the CNET heads are watching the same. Yeah, why doesn't let it happen?
>> Oh, yeah why? Make it happen.
>> But I got 'em in. Did you see that picture of Bonnie on the front door? When I saw it, I was like [inaudible].
>> Oh my, this is so accrued.
>> Oh, bye-bye. Okay.
>> Alright. There was another one that we saw during the break from Hiphopforpress. I'm all done for that. [Laughter] He--he or she, what's the best phone to surf the internet on and I'm gonna say it's the iPhone.
>> Of course it is. I mean Safari browser. It's Safari.
>> Yeah. I mean it's just--yeah. It's--the way you interact with the touchscreen and everything it's just I think, it's the one to beat.
>> Yeah, it's beautiful. Is there a one that comes close?
>> That comes close?
>> That probably is a decent enough, I've tried you know browsers on the Dare--
>> And the Verizon products, they pretty much have that same package browser that's--
>> Yeah, I don't know.
>> I mean it doesn't do any thing for me, though.
>> Yeah, it's really just -- it's iPhone, you know, like you can add like uppers something to Windows mobile which is better that I think than Explorer mobile but as far as like you know action, you know, and ease of use it's gonna be iPhone.
>> There you have it.
>> There you go.
>> Okay let's take this question. This is kind of a little off this is from--
>> A home boy or home girl Diggdagg, I don't know, I mean, it's the year 2008. Digddagg, between Rock Band 2 or Guitar Hero world tour, which do you think is the better buy? I'm starting to lean to wards Rock Band 2, love me some blog, sugar, sex, magic that's the album from Red Hot Chili Peppers.
>> Chili Peppers. Good album.
>> Obviously, because they just released that for rock band users, which is hot, but Guitar Hero's drums and guitar seemed to be way better now. Have you at least played with some of the earlier versions of this game?
>> Yes, I have.
>> Right, at least for the earlier versions, what's your pick? If you have to do Rock Band or Guitar Hero, are you familiar with Guitar Hero World tour?
>> I can -- I can egumicate [phonetic] you.
>> Egumicate me. [laughs]
>> Okay, so basically, they are doing the whole rock band type thing, the instruments--
>> And a 4-piece band singer, 2 guitars--
>> And drummer in the Guitar Hero franchise now.
>> So, they'll have just, you know, the same site with interactivity. One of things is that the Guitar Hero world tour drum kit has, you know, Rock Band has 4 drums.
>> Four, okay.
>> This one has 3 drums and 2 cymbals on top.
>> I do agree with you, the Guitar Hero franchise their guitars are of better quality, they are more responsive and snappy.
>> Because the Rock Band Guitars, there are a little, I don't know what the word is, muddier like when you strum.
>> It's no that same click tactile feel.
>> Okay. I'm talking a lot basically what you wanna do, would you -- just say something. Just say some thing, what do you want?
>> Guitar Hero. I don't know.
>> Guitar Hero it is. World Tour. Well I like Rock Band. I personally in delve with Rock Band 2, I just like, I don't know what it is, I guess I should, you know what, I should really give world -- Guitar Hero World Tour a chance before I make my decision cause I'm gonna play it.
>> But also song selections are huge thing. There are a lot of people that -- it really comes down to the songs, what they like. I love all the music on Rock Band 2 right now, it's amazing. The play list has tons of variety although I am not a metal head and I have a lot of trouble doing that type of stuff.
>> Yeah. Hello.
>> Here's another question from Smurf286 [phonetic] and it is, what's the best upcoming smart phone for AT&T? I have a Black Jack 2 and I'm looking for something worth my money for an upgrade. I love the iPhone but it's missing key features. If it ever comes out, I would say the BlackBerry Bold could be a potential so, you know, it's supposed to come out this summer, didn't happen.
>> We're getting into late fall here. And RIM's CEO said, you know, they're kinda taking lessons from the iPhone 3G and they're really going through some thorough testing with the 3D and just wanna make sure the product is like topnotch when it's released. But I appreciate and understand--
>> So, what's holding you back the fact that their having issues with 3G connectivity? I've heard stuff like that but--
>> Yeah, they are just really testing everything out to make sure that when it does -- when it is released, you're not gonna have all these problems with the the same thing as the iPhone feature.
>> Yeah, the iPhone had a lot of issues going on.
>> Yeah so--
>> They kinda put a blackeye on the company and that's the last thing like--
>> Now that the iPhone is on it's way to kind of really perfecting or really getting it and then if BlackBerry came out and had all of these bugs and people--
>> They're gonna be more reasons to like you know what--
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>> That makes sense.
>> So, I give a lot of credit to research and motion for doing that, but I'm getting a lot of impatient too.
>> I know.
>> You actually saw--
>> I saw it way back in May when they first announced it and it looked awesome and was all psyched for it. But, you know, like the more and more I have to wait, I'm just kinda--
>> It's kinda' like girls you know, the more and more you have to wait it's just like eh eh--
>> Really, is that how it is for you?
>> Yeah, it is.
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>> A lot of waiting--
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>> Why not look at the camera directly, was that address to someone specifically, no?
>> I don't know, was there?
>> Okay let's get some other things. Here we go, here is a question from Andres A.. "Is there a touchscreen phone that has a just as sensitive and accurate touchscreen as the iPhone? I'll let you speak on it. I played with the [inaudible].
>> Yeah, you know I found that most of the touchscreen phones are just as sensitive. It's more about the interface and how user friendly it is which I don't, that's been hard to find in like something comparable to the iPhone but, you know, there's the Touch Diamond, there's the Omnia obviously--
>> I thought the Samsung Nsync did a really good job?
>> Of a being responsive. I didn't like the LG Dare touch screen because there's this -- that [inaudible] you have to push it hard.
>> A lot harder personally.
>> Do you like that you could custom, you know, drag and drop?
>> Yeah, you know, the thing is that with the Dare, you have the ability to drag and drop specific icons like applications on to the screen that you want but I don't know. Sometimes when it's too free-flowing it just gets cluttered and ugly.
>> It's like, if you are not a graphics designer, you have like five bunched on the corner all and hardly looking.
>> The Samsung Omnia has the same thing, you can drag and drop but you're right, it doesn't look as neat, I mean it's cool and it's easy to use but it just doesn't look as--
>> Yeah it's a whole thing. I could customize it but it looks like crap.
>> Yeah, just like all the stuff here.
>> It's like, "Wow, nice phone buddy".
>> In the chats, oh, Michael Restesis [phonetic]. "I want an HD button from the show". I don't think we have live HD streaming yet. Something that we are working on. Well, hopefully, you guys have enjoyed the whole revamp of CNET TV and HD and some people have complained like that it doesn't work but it also comes down to your computer requirements. So even though you have the HD button and you turn it on, I have one of my computers is basically jenky [phonetic].
>> So it doesn't play the HD stream, or as the other ones do and it looks hot. Bonnie on HD. Hot! Oh my gosh!
>> Yeah, HD scares me.
>> Oh my gosh.
>> Stop it.
>> Okay its 12:01. We're gonna try and get maybe two more questions in really quickly. Yes, I'm done I'm out of here.
>> Get me out of here.
>> So we're gonna take a couple more questions before we wrap things up. Let's -- okay here we go, I'm trying to get people that we haven't answered yet.
>> Man-I-tuk or Manituk. He or she asks, "Nokia N810 versus the iPod Tuch".
>> Have you played with the N810?
>> I had.
>> I got to play it a little. What would you say? It depends on what they wanna do. Right.
>> Yeah. N810 feels more of a--
>> It's like a piece [inaudible].
>> Yeah. It's more advanced. You know, I think iPod Touch is definitely just more consumer focused whereas N810 is kinda techy care like--
>> Yeah. All right when you said--
>> You know like, yeah. Well, also, it depends on your usage. If you really just wanna surf the web, [inaudible].
>> Hear me out dog like [inaudible]. Then 810 is bigger whereas the Touch you get the Safari browser where which is literally like surfing the web. It fits in your pocket. The N810, you gotta have some big, fatty pockets like some--
>> Like a platform--
>> Platform-- some platform Fubu jeans to fit that N810 in your back pocket, you, I mean, you gotta have big pockets.
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>> Big all pockets. There is no [inaudible], is there?
>> So, if you want portability, much if you ever want a great earplug transco iPod Touch and you want more advanced features, and you want a larger screen which is a big deal, get the N810. Let's see what comes out there. Okay. Let's do one more. Let's have you take the final question Bonnie.
>> Let's see.
>> You guys ask us all these questions during the show not the last minute, right. We got like a flood like in the last minute.
>> So this one is from Jack Reborn [phonetic].
>> Chuck? Uhuh.
>> Oh Jack.
>> Not Chuck.
>> Jack [inaudible]. Okay.
>> HTC Touch Diamond.
>> HTC Dutch [laughs].
>> It's all your fault.
>> That's not even a Dutch accent. Okay. Go ahead.
>> I am speaking international now.
>> Go ahead.
>> HTC Touch Diamond or BlackBerry Storm? Well, uhmm.
>> Based on what you can talk about and what you know.
>> You know what? I really like the Touch Diamond interface of the Sprint version. They did a really, really good job. So I might do change with the Touch Diamond, actually.
>> So you're actually saying, you've played with the Storm enough to make your decision.
>> I can't.
>> No. No. I'm just saying.
>> No I haven't.
>> No look me in the eye.
>> I haven't.
>> I think you're lying or something.
>> I think, we need to go.
>> Okay, okay.
>> Anyway, maybe comeback next -- the next time Bonnie is on and then you can ask her or maybe her opinion has changed--
>> By then.
>> You didn't really have to talk about features. You could have just said which one you like better.
>> HTC Touch Diamond.
>> Okay. Thank you. All right guys. That's gonna do for our Editor's Office Hours today. Tomorrow, we will have David Carnoy from the NYC. I won't be here so you'll be happy about that. He will be answering your questions about the editor. He also covers stuff like some of the video terms like the flip, digital cameras like the trade of -- the little portable mini-cameras of [inaudible] that actually come out with HD version so you guys might wanna come in and ask him how those are and are they really HD cameras that fit in your pocket, I don't know.
>> Find out.
>> All right. Thanks for watching. We will see you guys next time, alright?
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