The Iphone 3G has launced here in India @ Rs 31000 or $720 with no contract system or anything....is it worth it???
SuS One, 26 Aug 2008News flash. Samsung i900 Omnia. Has ALL the features, 5 MP plus bluetooth and more with no hic... moreWhat? omnia got it right? HAHAHAHA. You can't even use that omnia under direct sunlight, ooopppps. And what's up with the QVGA screen? LOL. Even with an 8mp camera, images would still look washed out on a QVGA screen, LOL, and would pixelate when you zoom in. Is that what you call they got it right? And what's up with the plastic display? Haven't they heard of scratchproof glass? And what's up with the stylus? I've heard that on some applications you would need to use the stylus. Is that getting it right? And what's up with the unresponsive touch screen of the omnia? I guess they didn't get it right after all. Also, the omnia's mp3 and web browser is way behind the quality of the iphone's ipod and safari web browser =) omnia could not even beat the HTC Diamond's web browser, how much more the iphone's. So nope, Iphone got MOST of it right, while the omnia is just a wannabe hoping that its extra features can save its life =)
Haha, 26 Aug 2008Your missing the point it should have been there already not waiting for it in updates because... moreAnd you are missing his point. Iphone buyers know what the iphone cannot do, yet we still bought it. You know why? Because those extra features are not really a big deal, but only nice things to have. And with the iphone's great performance, we feel that it's worth losing those extra features, because we gain much more better ones. But of course we're hoping that Apple would hear us out and include a couple more extra features (ie. copy and pasting and forwarding sms) We really could care less of 5mp cameras, or even video recording. What matters to us the most is the beautiful 3.5 half-VGA glass screen of the iphone (scratchproof), it's fast internet, it's great ipod, and its revolutionary touch UI. Now those great qualities are worth way more than MMS or transferring file via BT, which can be worked around by email anyway.
Haha, 26 Aug 2008You obviously you work for Apple or something. I like how you put all YOUR wants and needs int... moreYou're obviously just a paranoid and desperate iphone hater. I don't work for Apple. I'm just a plain iphone user who happen to own many phones in the past, who used to also dislike the iphone and didn't want to be a part of the iphone trend, who now realizes that the iphone is indeed a wonderful device. Look, as I've said, I've had many phones in the past with much more features than the iphone (treo650, N95 (the 1st one), then the Viewty, then N95 black (8gb), and then HTC Diamond. So please, don't lecture me about the usefulness of those extra features because I've been there so many times already. Eventually you do not use those extra features at all. But you do every once in a while just for the heck of it so that you will not feel guilty of buying an expensive phone with so much extra features and not using them. So I know about those features.
News flash. Samsung i900 Omnia. Has ALL the features, 5 MP plus bluetooth and more with no hiccups. At least they got it right. The only thing missing is the Apple. This we can live with lolol!!!
It's cool even if I don't have one.. does anybody here can spare a unit for me? (laughs).
Also the one thing no one dares commenting on is the actual performance of the iphone. Its pretty weak and has freezing issues. Iv had it crash heaps of times in my hand too so yeh not the most reliable product!!!
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2008You continue blathering on about the lack of bluetooth/mms/video as if it's impossible that ap... moreYour missing the point it should have been there already not waiting for it in updates because now Apple realize oh they undercut the public a little so thank god for software updates hey!! Thats all you have going for you is the updates, lucky there is such a thing. Otherwise wat crap features hey you gotta admit??
Anonymous, 23 Aug 2008In response to your nonsense 1. No video calling Not a very popular feature. So who car... moreYou obviously you work for Apple or something. I like how you put all YOUR wants and needs into your post, as for other people they may want this stuff in there phone. Haha just because you can live with half a good product does not mean that others dont want the full package. We are in the year 2008. And people want bluetooth transfers, just to name one, period!!
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2008Thats denying the fact that it lacks the basic features.
Face it, It should have a video ca... moreYou continue blathering on about the lack of bluetooth/mms/video as if it's impossible that apple will RELEASE A SOFTWARE UPDATE THAT INCLUDES THESE FEATURES. Christ, there's already homebrew applications that can do mms and bluetooth-related things. As long as the hardware exists in the phone (which it does), it's very very likely that the facilities to use them in that fashion will be included in an update.
All you have to do is BE PATIENT.
Revenant, 25 Aug 2008It cut off the first part of my post. what it should have read was -
No MMS, no video rec... more"No MMS" - We don't need to pay more extra charges on MMS. We can email via iphone. " no video recording" - Video recording qualities on a phone is just so-so, we still prefer to use a standalone digital camera. "no settings on the camera" - We don't need so much settings on our iphone camera, we'd rather use a digital camera to have better quality pictures. "no radio" - iphone has Pandora Radio and also mp3, why would we need FM? "no video calling" - why would we need this? People who has this feature right now seldom to none, use this feature.
If the iphone's extra features is not enough for you, then don't buy it. It didn't stop the millions of iphone buyers from buying it, so I don't think iphone needs you =)
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2008yeah thats the normal logo on 3g thank you for the reply
Leah, 24 Aug 2008Was really to place an order until I've read this line on their website.... http://www.phoneas... moreThe $90 is for the SHIPPING cost, as in what it costs for them to send it to you. Not the cost of the iphone. Lrn2English plz.
Revenant, 25 Aug 2008I can't believe they're calling the iPhone a multimedia phone. More to the point - I can't be... moreThe iphone is a multi-media phone. It's a web-browser, an mp3 player and a phone. So it is multi-media. And it does so well in those areas that's why it is a VERY GOOD multi-media device for that purpose and need. The reason why the iphone only supports headset for BT is to protect its users from harmful data that can be transmitted via BT that might corrupt the iphone, or hack data from your iphone. How many options do you need to transfer music? Itunes is the safest way to download very good QUALITY music, not to mention LEGAL. You said "the ONLY things the iPhone has going for it is the UI and the web browsing experience". Well maybe because they're targeted market are the ones who only look for those features on their phones and nothing more. I feel sorry for you if your idea of a great multi-media phone is a phone that is packed w/ features just so it can look impressive, but performs poorly and frustrating. A great phone is not just about the extras, but about how good it does in the features it offers. I'd rather have a phone with limited features but delivers all of them greatly, than a phone with tons of features and would just dissappoint me with its frustrating performance.
hey iphone 3g owners...need help...i just got my iphone 3g...i noticed when i turned the unit on i saw a black curve diagonal line inside the apple logo...is it normal or not...or i'm the only one who has it...hoping your kind and speedy response on this matter...thanks
UK GUY , 25 Aug 2008does anyone own a white iphone 3g? ilike the white version better but i heard the scrathes ... moreI have the white iphone 3g. It's really beautiful and sleek. I do hear some people having issues about lines or cracks appearing, but I don't have that problem so far. It seems solid and sturdy. But like any well-built devices, if you abuse the phone and do not handle it with care, it will chip and crack.
Anonymous, 25 Aug 2008There is allot of APP, in store and about every day apple adding new great app...I dont know a... moreThats denying the fact that it lacks the basic features.
Face it, It should have a video cam, and mms. Is not hard. Also having it as a bluetooth for contacts at least would be great.
Having category folders would clean up the interface as well.
I dont have major issues with the phone yet, just felt it lack a lot of what seems to be the great phone.
The annoying part is there is basically no offical Apple tech online support and just relying on other people'e opinions in the forum. Thumbs down on this end, as I felt that Apple was trying to shift responsibility and not get some proper tech rep in the forum.
There is allot of APP, in store and about every day apple adding new great app...I dont know about other phones but iphone is great for me, and works as little computer.I have ebay account, i have usps account, ups account, bank account and more, and im checking all from my iphone with 3g Internet or wife..Some people talking about NO VIDEO CAMERA, NO MMS, NO NO NO...But i dont care about all this, because i have great Video camera in my house, and i would never take picutres from my phone..You can use MMS by email address and im doing that all the time...