Using OSX is a great choice IMO, I've used Windows for 7+ years, switch to OSX a year ago and would never want to go back to Windows if I don't have to, I use Windows only for gaming.
OK, So if you listen to Steve Jobs' keynote, he said that they have to wait for FCC approval before they can sell it. So he is obviously giving themselves enough time to do that. The hype and media coverage was so huge before Macworld, if they didn't annouce it, it would have been crazy + I bet (and I have no inside source on this) that they will put 3G in there. I reckon that because we have to wait till the end of the year/next year for us Australians, that this will give them enough time to put 3G in the phone. 3G also uses more battery power, so they will have to solve the battery power issue before they release one with 3G. Anyway, edge isn't that bad. But a better camera would have been nice. Guess we will have to wait and see. Can't wait though, because this is the best look phone and OS I has seen in my 5 years in the Mobile industry.
"Don't get me wrong, I love the phone and it's functions, I just don't want to get it and then join the millions of people that will wind up getting it within the end of the year."
do you keep your phones for five years? what a stupid idea. by the time the price comes down and everyone has it, you'll be onto something else. it will probably be $500-$600 for the next two years. everybody won't have it at that price.
they announced it as USD499 for 4gb and USd599 for 8gb for who sign up 2 years contract with cingular network.
This phone looks hot. However, just like the RAZR or the iPod, this will become wayy too cliche. Everyone will have it because their friends have it or because they want to be cool and join the clan. Ridiculous. Don't get me wrong, I love the phone and it's functions, I just don't want to get it and then join the millions of people that will wind up getting it within the end of the year.
Keep it real, guys~!
It is so saddening that this thing doesn't have FM radio and infrared port. Sony Ericsson P990i remains the world's most advanced and favourite phone.
I hope the touchscreen is scratch resistant otherwise u have to buy protection sheets and covers for it which will take the fun out of it. Most of the ipod in the market don't have scratch resistant screen.
I hope the touchscreen is scratch resistant otherwise u have to buy protection sheets and covers for it which will take the fun out of it. Most of ipods are not scratch resistant.
this is just like the lg ke850 prada phone.
-- everyone said it looks the same so i came for a look... and
all i can say is... design.... its the same........
and again, the proposed GPS is not a gps tracker, its a bloody map system that doesnt know where u are, u have to know urself!! whats the use of that! it can navigate, but what if u enter a wrong street? it wont be able to re-think its way around, so ur screwed on ur camping trip or holiday or whatever, the "GPS" is a total waste by apple. i love the ipod, hate this. all it is is a pda, i wanted a phone with GPS, not a map system that cant track ur location.
Dear Mr. Steve Jobs,
Are you missing yourself somewhere? You want to conquer the world but you just looking your eyes in north america. THINK AGAIN! Europe and Asia are the gratest market of cellphones, lack of 3g on your new toy is just a big, not to mention "too-soon announcement" for next year product is just following the footstep of Siemens/BQS to graves. Nowadays people are too bored to wait, believe me 2-3 months there will another product which replacing your device shocking cell-junkies.
But you still have times to keep your product as "toy of the year"! It's by releasing your product within 2 monts from now (to the whole world not just US-cingular!) and having triband UMTS/HSDPA included.
ok, i know it comes with a 2 year singular contract, but who will the contract provider be in the UK. because if its vodapoo. that will put me off :-( any ideas?
it will cost 499 for the 4 gb and the 5 gb is 599. but it is exclusively for the cingular
it's going to be 499 USD for the 4GB version, and 599 USD for the 8GB. BUT, those prices are when you sign up for a two year contract with some us operator compagny. So what the price is going to be in Europe...? I'm guessing the same amouts, but in EUR, and without a contract. So, 499EUR/4GB and 599EUR/8GB. I'm going to buy the 8GB for sure.
Do you think if we would buy a phone in the US, will it work in the EU? It supports all 4 bands, and the qwerty-azerty matter is just a software level, so why wouldn't it?
It wasn't introduced as an Video Ipod so the memory is fine. Besides the intentions of the device is to be phone thats more advanced then the average phone in many ways. What phone do you know is literally made of a big touchscreen with strong music and great video support?? Most phones your lucky if you can watch a movie at a decent quality with a doable screen. I think this phone will indeed revolutionize the mobile industry...wether people will like it or not.
Argh, Cisco's IPhone isn't GSM.
Patent fights can go a long way.
Looks good, but symbian might still be better. Wouldn't mind this phone, but would still choose symbian over it