Itís not because they used the best networks. Vodafone turned it down when the first iPhone came out. I bet they wished they hadnít now. Apple has a contract with O2 and canít sell it untill they fulfil it.
Was thinking about getting one, but is it better than the Omnia in anything?
Price is also not very competitive, but the carriers may have something to do with that.
Needs a qwerty hardware keyboard, virtual keyboard is a disappointment.
Bassam, 09 Aug 2008Hahahaha, you are right. I also wounder why iphone is not supported in many operators around ... moreIt is beacuse Apple want to have 1 reseller. it has been like that in every country the iphone i released.. but you can unlock the phone by yourself, relly simple. then you can use the operator you want.
The reason why the iphone is only on a few networks is because as one of the best handsets around to date, it only uses the best networks and is sold from the best stores.
Samsung spend to much time making things look good rather then making things work, why was money on somthing that looks good when u can get a iphone that not only looks good, but works. Any questions?
Michael Alexander, 12 Aug 2008I don't understand why you people talk against devices you've never used and you've probably n... moreThats very true. I remember it was said that the production cost of a SE P1 was around $75 and for a NOKIA N95 was around $60.
Vegita, 12 Aug 2008This Michael Aleander guy must be one of the Apple's great and clever marketingers. No real Ap... moreI don't understand why you people talk against devices you've never used and you've probably never even seen for real. Why don't you just go to an apple store, or to a provider store and try it yourself?
The price may be too high, along with the contract for 2 years you must sign. It's true, considering the fact that the production expenses for iPhone 1G were about 200 US$, and for iPhone 3G about 173 US$ (because they removed the metal cover from the back, in order to let the GPS, Wi-Fi and HSDPA antennas work properly). But if Nokia or Samsung or HTC, etc, will announce their own production expenses you'll be amazed to find out that they are even lower then that.
This is how you make big business, folks!
I'm Sorry to all it offends but apple are poo and release nothing but poo products.. i have never been a fan and never will be, the limititations they put on products is unbelievable. You buy and apple product because yes it looks nice and yes it does some cool stuff but it only does a quarter of the cool stuff that it should do.. I wouldnt even have an iphone given, if it was forced on me i would throw it against the wall, i hate apple...
01.-No video calling,
02.-no AD2P on the Bluetooth,
03.-CAN'T share ANY (mp3, images,videos....) files via bluetooth,
04.-can't use as a wireless modem,
05.-no copy and paste,(u have to type it out yourself)
06.-no 3.2 or 5 megapixel camera,(the 2MP camera VGA Quality)
07.-No video recording with camera,
08.-no front camera,
10.-no JAVA support
11.-No physical keyboard
12.-No 3G network yet in India..so why pay for expensive 3G phone if you cant use its 3G services
13.-No removable battery.14.-No haptic feedback and
15.-cannot send MMS,
16.-can't use as external storage device (16 GB of utter waste)
17.-BUY MUSIC & MOVIES FROM iTUNES STORE only
18.-No FM radio,
19.-Can't use your mp3 files as ringtones,(This is heights man!!!)
20.-Cannot insert any other SIM card
21.-completely tied to iTunes of one PC, if Connet to other Itune data will Format LOL
HTC Touch Diamond is cheaper in unlocked mode, unlocked iPhone cost you a bomb. Don'T compare with samsungs... Samsungs are the most expensive, and imho the less designful phones, trying to force all in one phones (they really know simply too much to comply) Me persoally just promised myself not buying a non-unlocked phone again. Simply can'T understand people who wants to buy the samsung dual sim phone non-unlocked. The WNDs are much better and nicer phones, you can't hear a wrong word for them, all who owns loves it, but who belives, if their not making a well-known smartphone? And they should spend more to marketing, coz their phone won't be the part of t-mobile or vodafone advertisements, and normal people search only for unlocked dual sim phones.
I have 2 questions :
1. Is it true that you cant transfer fles through bluetooth
2. When will Apple release a new version of Iphone
I have my iphone 3g since July 11th, I was very pleased to have it on the release date without falling in line, just because lucky enough to visit one big mobile shop in my area here in kawasaki city and having one... i really appreciate this unit very much but one thing I notice the quality of case material is not as good as the previous iphone.. I happen to have it also.. the new iphone 3G case seems very fragile.. the sim card tray has already some chirping on the sides, since I tried to remove my sim card from time to time to test with hypersim card (carefully done).. but in general this iphone 3G is really good for me except the housing, better Apple retained the original housing..
'i phone' is the super and fantastic mobile phone from my point of view......... nayan from bangladesh
Why is it so expensive in Cambodia? It costs 1170$US for 8GB and 1350$US for 16GB!
Whats the deal saying iphone 3G is expensive?
Give me a break, is sold out everywhere, people are willing to pay for it despite yes comments about lack of certain features.
When you guys say lack of features, go get the Samsung. Then you guys say that is more expensive.
I mean seriously?
HTC Diamond touch is no less cheaper, it has 4GB no TV-OUT, lousy battery as well
IMO, I love the samsung but it was a bit out of my budeget range.
Iphone 3G costly? No. there is the 8GB version and comparing to HTC Diamond touch I dont think so.
If your network provider is abusing it thats a different story.
clarence, 07 Aug 2008how come its so expensive here in the philippines??!!i rather buy n95!!Then buy a N95 an dont come here to waste time. Better yet get a N96.
Iphone is still an iphone, different phone altogether.
i have got to agree with all u guys this phone is so expensive! it mite be and ipod and phone put togeda but it still costs tooooooo much!!
im not sure if a lot of people know that this new 3g iphone back cover is made out of cheap material, because there are a lot of complains from many iphone 3g owners (especially the white one) there are many hair-line cracks forming all over the back and many users claim that they have never dropped their phone or put any pressure on it
heres some proof...
its $199 with contract (and you have to get certain add-ons with the contract so in the end you still end up paying $430 for the phone), but if you buy the phone on a normal contract its $399 and if you just want the phone without contract its $599.
the $199 is just to attract people to buy it without knowing that there a catch behind it