Dubbed as the world’s smallest digital music player, the iPod shuffle will be available in Apple’s retail stores and Apple® Authorized Resellers worldwide this Friday, November 3.
This is supposed to be the “ultimate in mobile internet” with speeds up to 1.4Mbps (via HSDPA). With this new plan from globe, you have unlimited access to connect and surf through HSDPA, 3G, EDGE, GPRS, Wi-Fi and dial-up depending on what’s available in your area.
Steve Jobs made the announcement at the “Showtime” Event which was held at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco last night. The iPod video which was previously available in 30GB and 60GB now comes in 30GB and a whopping 80GB.
Go to any Smart Wireless Center which is usually located at Malls. Ask for an application form. Fill out the form and submit it. Wait for a confirmation text message or SMS containing a reference number. The text will arrived within the next 24 hours. When you have received the text message, go back to the smart wireless center, show them the text or the reference number and pay Php 1,999 (1000 installation fee, 999 one month advance payment). You then wait for 3 to 5 days for the installation. Make sure your PC has a LAN Card and it meets the minimum system requirements listed on the application form.
Smart has set its Internet browsing rate for both GPRS and 3G at a flat rate of P10.00 for every 30 minutes. Unlike before when they used to charge per kilobyte, Smart’s charging scheme is now time-based just like that of an Internet Cafe. With this, users can surf the Internet sites through their cellphones at a broadband speed. This P10.00 charging scheme is applicable when subscribers browse outside of Smart’s official WAP site. An additional P10 shall be charged for every 30 minutes thereafter or for every fraction thereof. Browsing the Smart WAP site still remains free and the rates for downloading mobile content is still the same.