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    what you guys think of the new 3g(ps) Iphone

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    So now that the iphone is finally released w all 3 features to top it all 3G wifi and GPS. What do u guys think of it?




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    Title: iPhone 3G is real! GPS looks like a killer appDate: Monday, June 9, 2008, 2:07 PMSo it finally happened. Apple today announced the 3G iPhone at WWDC, as was rumored for quite some time. The name is iPhone 3G.The straight dope:
    • Available on July 11• $199 for the 8GB model, and $299 for the 16GB
    • It’s blackish, with the 16GB model also available in white
    • There’s no cam on the front. Oops.• Built-in GPS will rockAccording to

    Apple, the 3G iPhone is nearly three times faster than last year’s model. Happy now, crazy “where’s the 3G?!?” people?Actually, it looks like GPS will be the biggest feature in the iPhone 3GWith the built-in GPS, you’ll be able to use the maps application all the more effectively. Don’t know where you are? Whip out that map, and let GPS guide you to where you need to go. I’m sure folks like Garmin can’t be too pleased.

    The full press release:SAN FRANCISCO—June 9, 2008—Apple® today introduced the new iPhone™ 3G, combining all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking that is twice as fast* as the first generation iPhone, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs the hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK. In the US the new iPhone 3G is priced at a stunning $199 for the 8GB model, and just $299 for the 16GB model.*

    * iPhone 3G will be available in more than 70 countries later this year, beginning with customer availability in 22 countries—Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and the US—on July 11.“Just one year after launching the iPhone, we’re launching the new iPhone 3G that is twice as fast at half the price,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “

    iPhone 3G supports Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync right out of the box, runs the incredible third party apps created with the iPhone SDK, and will be available in more than 70 countries around the world this year.”iPhone 3G gives users ever faster access to the Internet and email over their cellular network with quad-band GSM and tri-band HSDPA for voice and data connectivity around the world. iPhone 3G supports Wi-Fi, 3G and EDGE networks and automatically switches between them to ensure the fastest possible download speeds.

    The new iPhone 3G also makes it easier to multi-task with simultaneous voice and data communications, so with iPhone 3G you can browse the web, get map directions, or check your email while you are on a call.iPhone 3G includes the new iPhone 2.0 software with both the iPhone SDK and key enterprise features such as support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync to provide over-the-air push email, contact and calendar syncing as well as remote wipe and Cisco IPsec VPN for encrypted access to corporate networks.

    The iPhone SDK allows developers to create amazing applications that leverage the iPhone’s groundbreaking Multi-Touch™ user interface, animation technology, accelerometer and GPS technology on the world’s most advanced mobile platform.iPhone 3G includes the new App Store, providing iPhone users with native applications in a variety of categories including games, business, news, sports, health, reference and travel. The App Store on iPhone works over cellular networks and Wi-Fi, which means it is accessible from just about anywhere, so you can purchase and download applications wirelessly and start using them instantly. Some applications are even free and the App Store notifies you when application updates are available. The App Store will be available in 62 countries at launch.Additional features available with the iPhone 2.0 software include the ability to do real-time mapping and track your progress with GPS technology, mass move and delete multiple email messages, search for contacts, access a new scientific calculator, turn on parental control restrictions for specified content, save images directly from a web page or email them to your iPhone and easily transfer them back to your photo library on your Mac® or PC. iPhone 3G delivers an amazing 10 hours of talk time on 2G networks and 5 hours using 3G, with up to 5 to 6 hours of web browsing, up to 7 hours for video playback and up to 24 hours for audio playback.iPhone 3G takes advantage of MobileMe™, a new Internet service that pushes email, contacts, and calendars from an online “cloud” to native applications on iPhone, iPod® touch, Macs and PCs. With MobileMe email, messages are pushed instantly to iPhone, removing the need to manually check email and wait for downloads, and push keeps contacts and calendars continuously up-to-date so changes made on one device are automatically updated on other devices. With iPhone, you can even snap a photo and post it directly to a MobileMe Gallery to share with friends and family.iPhone 3G will be available in the US on July 11 for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 8GB model and $299 (US) for the 16GB model in both Apple and AT&T’s retail stores and requires a new two year contract with AT&T for qualifying customers. iPhone 2.0 software will be available on July 11 as a free software update via iTunes® 7.7 or later for all iPhone customers. For further information about iPhone 3G pricing and availability in the US and internationally, visit www.apple.com/iphone.*Based on 3G and EDGE testing.

    Actual speeds vary by site conditions.**Based on iPhone 3G (8GB) and first generation iPhone (8GB) purchases. Requires new two year AT&T rate plan, sold separately.Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and has entered the mobile phone market with its revolutionary iPhone.
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    Im not a fan of the iphone cuz I dont use mobile internet.

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    This actually looks really good!!! Espesially i am dotmac member, so all that it offers kills bb stuff. sadly i just signed a 3 year contract with telus
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    I just might get one just more as a toy phone
    Personally I don't like the feel of ot but I wouldn't trade my BB ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    Blackberry... it was great while it lasted... So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen! On July 11th is when i hang up my BB mitts....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneKam View Post
    This actually looks really good!!! Espesially i am dotmac member, so all that it offers kills bb stuff. sadly i just signed a 3 year contract with telus
    Holy smokes! A three year contract? Wow, I thought the 2 year contracts were bad!

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    I love the iphone, i personally have one along with my new BB curve, but the "new" iphone doesnt hve that much great appeal, besides the cosmetic look of it. yeah sure it has GPS with 3g and wifi, but it still doesnt have other simple things like MMS and copy/paste or a better camera (its still the same 2mp as before)

    I love the iphone dont get me wrong but for an "upgrade" to the current model i EXPECTED more...apple was too focused on price that imo they didnt apply enough time into the phones software. With that being said they can STILL reaise the bar bc now that it does have 3g and gps ALL the missing features can be added via new firmware.....
    so since my BB has GPS and i dont "need" 3g i guess for me time will tell as to whether i will buy me a new toy...hopefully apple will focus more on those firmware updates than they did with the current model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneKam View Post
    This actually looks really good!!! Espesially i am dotmac member, so all that it offers kills bb stuff. sadly i just signed a 3 year contract with telus
    3 Yr
    In US, the longest is 2 yr, I think.

    The iPhone is nice, great features, but I still prefer a real keypad. I don't even think I would consider a touch screen BB. I have my iPod and my BB - I'm set!

    Edit: budkleppe beat me to the 3 yr thing. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by machado1766 View Post
    but it still doesnt have other simple things like MMS and copy/paste or a better camera (its still the same 2mp as before)
    No MMS? No copy/paste- NOW my mind is definetely made up. How can I send pics of myself to my myself? lol
    What is Apple thinking. The phone can tell me how to get from Dallas, Tx to a McDonalds in California and take pics on the way, but I can't even text the pics.

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    Also, couldn't help but notice. And correct me if I'm wrong, but does the iPhone have no flash with the camera?

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    I think it's awesome!

    Especially the white version but I love my BB, so hard to pull away!
    I'm on T-Mobile also, so the 3G is basically useless.

    Also I have an iPod Touch so.. I don't need it
    Still it's awesomeness!
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    Since there is no more profit sharing between Apple and ATT, I will get one if my FAN allow me to add it. It is good for what it is and that holds true for Bold as well, they are good companion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tws777 View Post
    Also, couldn't help but notice. And correct me if I'm wrong, but does the iPhone have no flash with the camera?
    As far as I know no flash on cam THE CAMERA QUALITY SUCKS! -I HEARD THEY HIRED SOME GUY TO WORK ON THAT FOR NEXT TIME LMAO!
    Umm I think it might let u save pics off the web now
    Copy and paste? What's that. There's all those little nice features that a blackberry has that the iphone just can't do.

    It took me quiete a while to figured out what my Blackberry can't and can do. The Iphone about 10min playing with becuase like I said is more of a toy phone not very productive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don LuiG View Post
    becuase like I said is more of a toy phone not very productive
    Agreed! It's cool that the iPhone is an iPod, but I already have an iPod, and I can plug in my bb too. Heck, I can put an 8gig media card and fill it with music. But Apple has a long way to go to take over the business world. I'm not sure that is their intention though, at least it doesn't appear so. I beleive a company like Apple has the ability to easily match or out-do RIM.
    Or maybe they rushed the iPhone 2.0, because it's missing too many key features. Or maybe they are leaving themselves room to go. Everyone will buy the new iPhone and then this time next year, the new features will be released on the iPhone 3. Well, I guess that's the case for every electronic we buy!
    Sticking with RIM - Period

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    i love it. Its going to be hard come decision day between the BOLD and iphone 3G

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