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"let's not forget that motorola rokr e1(we could say, the first mobile from apple) was a disaster. i believe the iPhone will have an average success."

another mindless twit.

notice the keyword in that phone's name: MOTOROLA rokr. it was a project by stodgy old motorola, a rebranded piece of crap. only involvement Apple had was creating an iTunes java applet.

you cannot look at its failure and determine that iPhone will follow the same route. the ROKR is why Apple created the iPhone in the first place, they knew they'd have to do everything themselves.

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  • 2007-01-15 01:38
  • kx4%
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"They're targeting this very same phone (as the keynote speech says) for an Asian release in 2008, and what will it boast of? 2MP, no 3G, no HSDPA. Are you serious??"

what are you friggin kidding me? this is the same company that comes out with a new and improved iPod every six months. you honestly believe that by 2008 this will be the same phone? unchanged with no upgrades?

my god, it will probably be updated with HSDPA before it even comes to europe later this year.

this is not motorola, it's APPLE. use your head people. they don't sit around and let the competition creep up. there will be new and better iPhones every six months probably.

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  • 2007-01-15 01:34
  • kx4%
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This is what I have been waiting for. All that I need in a phone will be in the new Apple iPhone.

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  • 2007-01-14 22:10
  • ndfE
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They're targeting this very same phone (as the keynote speech says) for an Asian release in 2008, and what will it boast of? 2MP, no 3G, no HSDPA. Are you serious??

To those saying, "this isn't a camera anyway..." this is not addressed to you. This is for those who actually care about the hardware. And what outdated hardware this will have when it comes out.

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  • 2007-01-14 17:21
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This phone features are great. Some of are revolutionary features, But the problem It do not have 3G, Auto Focus, 3MP camera, 3D speakers. I hope Apple will add those features for their 2nd phone and hope it will release soon after launching this phone till that i will wait..

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  • 2007-01-14 16:26
  • w9KB
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Sorry, camera with only 2 MP. POOR

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  • 2007-01-14 16:19
  • Pk0F
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Hey why don't you order it to be shipped to asia? Dats how i get most fones, even the NEW (January's) LG Chocolate. Thank god they don't got the regional codes for the phones yet, like the DVD, HD DVD or Blu-Ray games/movies/devices !!!!

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  • 2007-01-14 15:46
  • kCtr
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Right now I'm using a PSP for watching videos and web browsing, an Ipod for listening to music and a Rizr for making phone calls. Though the Rizr is sexy, the IPhone is beautiful. I like my PSP but i rarely use it for playing games, I just rather watch movies on it than on my Ipod. I live in The Bahamas so the issue with 3G does not really matter to me. I only hope that this phone is sold somwhere unlocked at a price within $200 of its contract price, if so I will get it.

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  • 2007-01-14 15:38
  • Y2tG
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let's not forget that motorola rokr e1(we could say, the first mobile from apple) was a disaster. i believe the iPhone will have an average success. maybe the next generations of iPhones will be better, or in the mean time, microsoft's gonna come out with something alike and wipe out the iPhone. we'll see...

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  • 2007-01-14 15:20
  • nDx$
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leave ur mp3s at home. leave ur pmps at home.... everything will be solved by iphone.
with iphone, its not that hard to imagine...
lol

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  • 2007-01-14 14:41
  • F4pr
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I think this is the best mobile phone ever..
and i wonder why people are dissapointing the camera.. for god's sake,, this is a phone, not a camera.. camera is optional,,
overall, iPhone is the best,,, beware Nokia, SE...

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  • 2007-01-14 12:48
  • UDNZ
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I think it's genius! I've waited so long for Apple to bring out a successor to the old Apple Newton (remember those things??)

I still have some reservations about the battery life, even though the same when for my iPod which has been fine.

Also, I feel that using multi-touch instead of physical keys might be a bit odd on a phone - but if I trust anyone to create a brilliantly intuitive user interface, its Apple!!

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  • 2007-01-14 12:28
  • m9$n
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This phone is great , it has everything that i need which doesn't include 3G ((like i use it ))

the screen is off the chain and i thing its the first mobile to use the Multi-Touch Screen

Apple will use its own Software ( Mac OS X ) which is really powerful and fast ((people who own Apple computers would know )


10/10

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  • 2007-01-14 11:16
  • TqJV
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Good looking, but lack of some options.
---it's have no any Flash option.
---It's not 3G.
---Battery not changeable.
---i think price must be little bit reduced.

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  • 2007-01-14 10:51
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I am surprised when I hear people there's nothing great in this phone. This the best thing that happened since the mobile phone was launched (OK, the price is steep). 4/8 Gigs in Flash Memory (Not A hard disk which slows down the performance), 2Mpx camera (this could have been improved say 3mpx). An awesome interface and great resolution. This phones have 200 patents filed after its launched (not that its supposed to be THE indication for a great phone). If and when its made available to general public, I will surely dump my ipod, Nokia 5500 (sigh, big mistake) and my tungsten C for an iphone. Though I still feel that 3G should have been included.

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  • 2007-01-14 10:18
  • 2SPu
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I actually saw the phone in Moscone Center in San Francisco at the Macworld Expo. It looks nice of course. But actually the only revolutionary thing is the Multitouchscreen and that no pen is needed. Other than that, the phone is nothing special. For me it is kinda overrated. Also I would like to see the multitouch on a lot more PDAs. Another thing is the Mac OS on it. It's there first PDA OS when I am right. I hope it is stable. I won't buy it since I like the XDA Orbit. It has more functionality and a GPS for less the price. Doesn't look that good, but Windows CE is kinda stable.

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  • 2007-01-14 08:42
  • 4$re
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"From what i saw, heard and read, I conclude that the iPhone is nothing "revolutionary".

There's still too many unknowns about the device."

Lol, you come to the conclusion that the iPhone is nothing revolutionary, you say the camera sucks and the touchscreen poses many problems on top of many other reckless judgements while simultaneously saying "there's still too many unknowns"?

LMAO, CalX you're a hypocrite to the fullest. you've given us a review of the device and you probably didn't even watch the keynote presentation or watch a video demonstration, let alone holding and using the handset for an elongated period of time.

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  • 2007-01-14 06:35
  • PHfa
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This phone has serious potential, ignoring all those who were quick to judge, this phone looks remarkable and has the functions to match. I hope Apple comes out with a better battery for this phone by the time it's released or it should come with at least two extras, this is the only downside.

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  • 2007-01-14 05:10
  • kCYm
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very disappointing about the camera

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  • 2007-01-14 05:00
  • Ae7h
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Overrated!

From what i saw, heard and read, I conclude that the iPhone is nothing "revolutionary". There's still too many unknowns about the device (even it's final name, since Cisco has the Iphone name patented). First of all, the design reminds me of the Dell Axim x51v handheld without camera and call capability. Here's my biggest concern/issues with the Iphone.

1. Touchscreen
Very sensitive, leaves fingerprints and drains battery life faster than usual. Texting and browsing the web (the need to type in web address) will be a serious problem. I find it difficult to fit all the alphanumeric characters and symbols without making each character size smaller, thus making it difficult to "touch" to type.

2. Battery
Correct me if i'm wong, but i heard that iPhone's battery is not removable. If that's true, then i'm very concerned that the battery will simply die out after 6-12 months (like the first generation iPods) and I'll have to spend god knows how much money to get it repaired/replaced. I also doubt that the battery life to listen to music will pass my current phone (SE w850i), which plays continously for 20 hours.

3. Camera
No Flash? Are you kidding me? At such a high price I would expect to have at least a flash to take pictures at night or inside nightclubs. And to be honest, in my opinion, i dont really care about the "advance" photo editing software. It's unpractical to edit a picture in a cell phone, especially one without a stylus and keypad. I can image someone using a photo editing software for basic crop and maybe red eye removal. Anything else, I rather use Photoshop on my laptop or pc.


Overall, i give this phone a rating of 60/100 just from specs and opinion. I never touched it or tinkled around with it, but from with my experience with previous touch-screen devices (Axim x51v), I don't see what's so great about the iPhone. The only thing that impressed me was the standard 3.5mm jack builtin the phone itself, which is very good since you won't be needing an adapter. The Google Maps seems impressive as well at first (since i do travel quite alot), but i realized that without internet (Wi-fi 802.11b/g) it's pretty much useless. I would rather spend my money on the Nokia n95 which has builtin GPS which does not require wireless internet signals. Of course, i hope things would change by June of 07, and i would defintely love to try it out. However, i think the only thing that's going to change is the name of the iPhone. I just hope iCell isn't patented as well. If it is, well Good Luck Apple Team lol

In all,I would wait and see what else is on the horizon. I'm sure Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola are all developing a new generation of cell/smart phones and i would compare them to the iPhone. As of this moment, I don't see the iPhone being that impressive.

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  • 2007-01-14 02:48
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