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iPhone 3G and 3GS heading to RadioShack, maybe Verizon too

08 November, 2009 | Read the news | Post your comment
iPhone 3G and 3GS heading to RadioShack, maybe Verizon too - read the full textOh, iPhone. Every shop wants thee. RadioShack, or “The Shack” as hipsters call it, announced that it will be offering the iPhone 3G and 3GS by the end of this month to a limited number of stores initially. Their press release (if you could call it that), offers little more information – the...

 

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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-11-09 13:27 from 01AC - click to readAll the things that you have enumerated are either not true, do not make sense, or plain silly.

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  • 2009-11-10 01:56
  • FJTd

ok i thought that att aand apple just signed a new agreement to last till 2012

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  • 2009-11-10 01:19
  • j%cY

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-11-09 13:27 from 01AC - click to readYou totally iDon't-ed The List. So true, except that estimated 150 usd, no, it is even cheaper, the only thing worth on iPhone is processor :D

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  • 2009-11-09 20:29
  • 0w7t

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-11-09 08:43 from FJTd - click to readI set example for an race with goal to bring more load, it's tought, like it is now for manufacturers. Following your theory that means that phones should never evolve and pack modern stuff. Get real, or go back to stone age where you kind of belong with such an defencive stance toward unadvanced gadgets and all. It doesn't matter, it is still overpriced for that build quality(ear buds are real show-off), and no, such res is not enough if you are urban person ready to evolve and upgrade its quality of life, so stupid thinking from you, exactly cause of those like you we got polution and no advancement tech to clean what you low-ranges do. I had iPhone 3g, and I say that it realy sux, shops love iPhone cause it brings profit. But future is more demanding than to have gaming phone-toy, sooner or later all you iBores must wake up, or perhaps Apple make truly great iPhone for next decade. And what about that 3Gi? I thinked so, it hurts you maybe, or wait, it doesn't, you are already trained to be held under an leash and listen what your masters say. Hahahaha :D

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  • 2009-11-09 20:12
  • 0w7t

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-11-09 06:51 from P%nm - click to readMaterials and their styles, realy.

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  • 2009-11-09 19:56
  • 0w7t

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-11-09 01:45 from Er2M - click to read- if ur talking about nokia, they had touchscreen phones ages b4 iphone. they werent popular cos ppl actually checked the specs b4 they bought it and as a result, nokia cancelled it. if ur wondering wat the model was look for nokia 7710 from 2004. it had a 3.5" touchscreen and better resolution than iphone 3gs!

- if ur talking about samsung, they too had touchscreen phones b4 apple

- if ur talking about lg they had a capacitive touchscreen b4 iphone

- if ur talking about sony ericsson they had several touchscreen phones and a phone with large internal storage (4gb for its time was pretty big) and a large touchscreen. ring a bell?

- htc and had lots of winmo devices with touchscreen.

- even a no name company such as neonode had touchscreen phones b4 iphone. also neonode was the first company to use flick finger to scroll thru menus and featured slide to unlock. where can i find those features now? iJust dont know

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  • 2009-11-09 17:51
  • m{kT

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-11-09 00:36 from mEkg - click to readi hv used iphone b4* and if it was mine it wud hv thrown it on the floor (or put it in a blender). it is without doubt the most over hyped phone of all time. no match for iphone? lol i admit there is nothing like iphone: no phone with such outdated specs for such a price (consider the plan u need to hv with it over 2 yrs) wud ever be able to sell as much as iphone. and the reason is cos the other companies use technology in their phones rather than an apple sticker on the back of it. u r excellent proof that apple fanboys r ignorant.

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  • 2009-11-09 17:34
  • Ac3H

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-11-09 13:27 from 01AC - click to readhey... seems it's the 1st time you're here, the most primitive touch phone of 2009?????????????????? which one you think is better? Rachel? Don't count on it before 2010 Q2, you're talking about 2009!!! Touch HD? Compare the spec yourself. Omnia HD? I have tried, don't believe what Samsung claims. N97? Throwing out money!!!
Hey man... never judge a thing you have not tried yet. I know that everybody tries to defend his idea when buying a pricy gadget, All N97, HTC and Omnia owners, but believe me that iPhone users are still steps ahead in standards they've chosen. Try ... before you judge.

I have to add this, when I bought my 1st iPhone, in 2007 the competitors were, N95, HTC Touch/Tytn and SE W960!!!!
They are completely out of competition while I have done 2 major upgrades prepared by apple for free (1.1.4 to 2.1 and then to 3.0) and I'm still in the competition!!!!!

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  • 2009-11-09 14:52
  • pT2f

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-11-09 13:17 from vGqJ - click to readWill we see a Iphone pro next year

- Slider keypad-never
- Styus input-no, you want a stylus they already make them, the new iPod Touch based POS system Apple is introducing into their stores uses one for signing credit card receipts.
- Dual SIM-no

Will we see multicore next year?

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  • 2009-11-09 13:29
  • P%nm

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-11-09 13:17 from vGqJ - click to readWith all the patents they bought + those they stole iPhone is still a piece of crab. It's the most primitive touch screen of 2009 ant the phone with the worst features/price ratio.

Enjoy the new iDon't:

SOFTWARE:

Web:
iDon't reflow text
iDon't offer a real web experience, most sites identify me as a phone
iDon't save web pages for offline viewing, i'm missing apps
iDon't have audio/video streaming for 90% of the multimedia sites, i'm missing apps
iDon't handle almost any in-browser games
iDon't have Flash www.theiphoneblog.com/2008/03/05/steve-jobs-to-a­dobe-keep-your-white-trash-flash-player-off-ipho­ne/
iDon't handle JavaScript fast enough
iDon't have JavaScript settings/disabling
iDon't have instant messaging , i'm missing apps
iDon't have push e-mail, iOnly sync, draining a lot of power
iDon't process HTML attachments correctly
iDon't have user privacy, every online action is parsed through safari servers

File management:
iDon't download content for offline playback, except through iTunes
iDon't have access my own folders by any means
iDon't handle Flash applications
iDon't have MIDP/JAVA support
iDon't handle DivX, XviD, FLV native video, i'm missing apps
iDon't handle ZIP, RAR or SFX, i'm missing apps
iDon't have a real office suite, i'm missing apps
iDon't get searching right, neither for files nor in-text, i'm missing apps

Connectivity:
iDon't handle videocall
iDon't handle VoIP support for Wi-Fi
iDon't handle tethering, must pay extra to the carrier
iDon't send MMS right, iShow wrong sender number www.engadget.com/2009/10/14/iphone-mms-showing-i­ncorrect-sender-number-poll/
iDon't A2DP (BT stereo) lags on videos, my power-hungry cpu is useless!
iDon't AVRCP Bluetooth Profile - only some headsets work
iDon't support any services when pairing with a MacBook
iDon't have any BT file sharing my BT is almost useless!

Misc:
iDon't handle handwriting
iDon't have a TO-DO(app) i'm missing apps
iDon't have multitasking, my power-hungry cpu is useless!
iDon't have desktop customization/widgets and shortcuts
iDon't record video above VGA, my power-hungry cpu is useless!
iDon't have apps developed for my useless power-hungry HW
iDon't have freeware, iTunes treats free applications like purchases + FairPlay DRM wrap
iDon't have a real operating system, I'm firmware-based


HARDWARE:

Screen:
iDon't have any precision at all on the touchscreen
iDon't have parallax (finger/screen offset) adjusting
iDon't have any feedback whatsoever
iDon't have enough ppi (163 pixels per inch while decent monitors today have at least 200ppi & you're not holding them as close as me)
iDon't have a decent resolution(320x480), i'm stretched too much(3.5") an sometimes look pixelized
iDon't have a bright enough screen: farm4.static.flickr.com/3171/2924003997_f4049794­42.jpg

Power:
iDon't have enough mAh(~1200MAX) - smallest battery from the cpu range/estimated value might be less
iDon't have full day coverage with one charge
iDon't have any OS power optimization
iDon't have USB charging without an adapter
iDon't have any safety garment for the battery (swelling and cracking the screen from the inside reported) www.betanews.com/article/Apple-If-an-iPhone-crac­ks-or-overheats-thats-your-problem/1251474518
iDon't have warranty for damage made by "external" force aka. the above

Connectivity:
iDon't have DLNA
iDon't have HSCSD
iDon't have full HSDPA speed
iDon't have a decent GSM/GPS/WiFi signal, only strong interference & poor audio: t nyurl,c0m\yz44pfy
iDon't care about the kids that use me, iHave a 1.4W/kg SAR (1.6 = risk of cancer)
iDon't have standard connectivity, instead use my custom overpriced accessories
iDon't give a damn about the environment: short cables but tons of iAccesories
iDon't have a standard headset jack (although it looks like one)
iDon't have micro USB, iUse a proprietary connector
iDon't have IR

Storage:
iDon't have a Micro-SD slot
iDon't have USB addressable storage
iDon't have fast SDRAM; why Intel? it's slow, cheap & they are far from other flash memory manufacturers.

Media/camera:
iDon't have stereo speakers
iDon't have a decent speakerphone for voicemail playback
iDon't have radio
iDon't have FM transmitter
iDon't have hi-res camera sensor (less DPI than other 3mp phones); focus distance limited; iDon't have exposure control
iDon't have 3RD party OCR for taken pictures
iDon't have a front camera
iDon't have a light sensor
iDon't have a flash

Design:
iDon't eject my sim without a special key
iDon't have a removable battery (hard reset required if iGet stuck and you have to be a service engineer to reach my battery www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone-3GS/817/2)
iDon't like beeing typed on on a table, iWobble
iDon't have kick-stand & can't stand on my own for watching movies/timed/group photo
iDon't have hot swappable or expandable memory
iDon't come from my so called manufacturer, but from FOXCONN and iCost ~150$ to be built

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  • 2009-11-09 13:27
  • 01AC

Will we see a Iphone pro next year

- Slider keypad
- Styus input
- Dual SIM

Also the SAR level in the IPhone needsa to come down to below 1.0

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  • 2009-11-09 13:17
  • vGqJ

> In reply to WTFone @ 2009-11-08 21:16 from Ac3H - click to read"they notice that other producers hv the features their device has. this is unacceptable for them. ppl r copying apple even tho they had those features before apple did"

dude these words are legend, every step you stated is the definition of a isheep.

WTFone, keep chillin homie

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  • 2009-11-09 12:09
  • UijP

> In reply to Etolix @ 2009-11-09 06:07 from 0w7t - click to readAnother post from a bitter loser. The iphone's resolution is just fine. And who said that the goal is to get to the top with the most load? Any smart traveler would always advice you to travel light. And I think that's the most practical thing to do. The iphone can do more useful tasks with its apps than any of your phone, and that is why the iphone packs more features as you go. That's because of all the available apps. And as the title of this article says, the iphone is wanted by all shops. That's because it outsells any phone in its class. And excuse me, the iphone is ASSEMBLED in China, not "made" in China. If you understand english, you should know that there's a big difference between "assembled" and "made". You obviously never touched an iphone if you say that it's made in China. That is such an ignorant thing to say :)

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  • 2009-11-09 08:43
  • FJTd

> In reply to Etolix @ 2009-11-09 06:07 from 0w7t - click to readSo where's your HTC made?

Taiwan isn't it?

http://www.htc.com/asia/about_htc.aspx

So what's the difference between Taiwan and China?

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  • 2009-11-09 06:51
  • P%nm

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-11-09 04:11 from P%nm - click to read65 k ain't bothering bussines oriented people like me, sure it annoys and bends gardients, but resolution is what matters the most. WinMo is great os as template but badly customized, I don't mind even if HTC kick WinMo in favor of Android, as long their devices run their genuine gorgeous and so great UIs I will use their devices that pack serious spec and functionality punch covered with quality built body. Your iPhone is having kak outdated resolution, I doubt that apple will change that anytime soon so you are stuck even if they put maximum amount of colors on it. People say iPhone is fast and sleek, ofcourse it is with so low number of features. Imagine yourself running uphill with 1 load and with 4 loads but that goal is to bring as much loads as you can, iPhone is with that 1, you will reach finish but it's almost worthless. And why is iPhone overpriced? It's made in China, so much from quality materials...imagine Lamborgini produced in China, sounds so unrealistic and cheap. Next iPhone will be atleast 20% expensivier cause of recent debacles with patents. Apple made iPhone 3Gi, if they so love you cause you own their product, why they don't allow you to purchase it? It is built, so it's buildable, it is present, so it is usable and tested, so much from Apple love toward users in reward from users unbelivable loving toward Apple. I told to many, and I tell to you, buy Hero(cause you like iPhone), try it, if you don't like it, then use your iPhone, but stop digging small and unimportant facts just to overslap other manufacturer users. That's stupid, I don't compete, so does other HTC users? Android blasts of iPhone os, and even WinMo shred it into pieces by functionality, only symbian has fallen bellow abit.

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  • 2009-11-09 06:07
  • 0w7t

iPhone is good but when htc HD2 came out of the market. All i can say is, this is an iPhone destroyer! Come on iPhone, can you do some new look? How many iPhones you will release in the future with the same face.

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  • 2009-11-09 05:23
  • t04N

> In reply to Etolix @ 2009-11-09 02:25 from 0w7t - click to readEnjoy the 65k colours on your HD2, how come HTC is even dumping WinMo in favour of Android?

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  • 2009-11-09 04:11
  • P%nm

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-11-09 00:36 from mEkg - click to readI used it and I say it sux, so what? And yeah, it don't have match, no other manufacturer limits its users like apple and burns their pockets with such an price, for that money you can buy HD2 and an neat gift to your loved one. You seem to never tried Hero, Touch Pro or Omnia series, try, don't be iBore, experience real quality and then share advices or mockings to others.

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  • 2009-11-09 02:25
  • 0w7t

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-11-08 23:02 from P%nm - click to readThat's right. I had iPhone 3g. It's just for low range masses that want apps, games, music and web surfing. But nothing above those basics are present in iPhone. That's why I moved to HTC, and I'm really proud of Touch Pro functionality even if at marketplace there is just few apps. I use it for bussines, organising and some chatting, I don't adore games, for music I have hi-end system at my home, for movies an bluray hd player. I don't need such functions at phone that much. iPhone not bad that much, but it's limits are so tight, great for low range - which is by far the most present on Earth. They got sold only cause of great marketing and using touchscreen that has already been invented by others.

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  • 2009-11-09 02:18
  • 0w7t

> In reply to WTFone @ 2009-11-08 21:16 from Ac3H - click to readGood questions to ask about why the almighty brand refused to release any touchscreen (3G) phone before iphone? And after iphone(3G) released, all of the sudden the almighty brand released at least half a dozen touchscreen devices....all take longer to any phone with conventional keypad.

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  • 2009-11-09 01:45
  • Er2M

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