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On 2007-01-10 14:54, hkwiles wrote:
What does it do that others can't ? Don't buy into the hype..oooh you can buy a pretty little pink bag to carry it in. Why would you want to watch TV on such a little screen wilst on the move..sad sad people need to get a life !!!get a hobby ..do some sport..kids I know, spend half their life on the things, texting people they have already spent the whole day at work with.

Rubbish !!

Howard





Rubbish? Hardly. You don't have to like technology, but this thing is an amazing advancement in mobile telephones/computing.

The nay sayers will always exist. I remember people crapping on the first cordless phones, the first computers, CDs, etc etc etc.

Frankly, if you wanna talk to your friends via two tin cans and a string while you flip through the card catalogue, whittling your own furniture with a stone knife...go ahead. I'm gonna make my calls with style dammit. Smile
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Derek perhaps I did not have my reading glasses on when I first read your original post, ah yes the numbers are coming into focus now. Please call me Al, we are all the same here. Now how much does that $600 model cost to use per month?
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On 2007-01-12 05:59, Joey Stalin wrote:
Waste of money IMO.
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Irossall: I pulled all my facts from the Skype site. Skype currently only does video between two people and doesn't offer video conferencing (although I wish it did). If that ever changes, I have another article on ideas on utilizing that. There's a little issue of how the Skype network works (nodal peers) that might make it problematic (but not insurmountable).

The $60 price is what the rest of us schmoes have to pay for a phone number on Skype (still a great deal).

BTW on the iPhone: The unlimited data plan for the iPhone basically adds $20 to your voice plan.
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The whole idea of the iPhone is to be the first phone to make all the features easy to use and be self-discoverable, much like the rest of Apple's products. This may not sound like much, but Apple was very late to the MP3-player market, yet managed to capture 70-80% of the market with this same philosophy.

Apple's been working on this longer than you can imagine. When OS X was first developed, its most important and underrated feature was that it was portable. In other words, there are only minor external adjustments you have to make to be able to put OS X on just about any hardware. Switching to Intel chips? Just some simple adjustments. Putting it on an iPhone? Again, just some simple adjustments. Putting OS X on the upcoming iPods? Even simpler, after putting it on the iPhone.

Regardless of what you think of the iPhone, the real news is that you're only seeing the top 1/10th of the iceberg.
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I switched to Apple because of OS X.

Those of us that have heard the siren song of the iPhone and plan on being the early adopters get to be the guinea pigs for everyone else. All the other cell phone manufacturers are watching closely and basing their future designs on how this turns out.

As far as the price is concerned, it has the same retail price at launch as the RAZR had. I passed on the RAZR because it didn't do much else besides look cool. The iPhone's ability to do real web on a WiFi network on a large handheld screen is more than enough justification for me to get one.

I don't drink, gamble or smoke. Apple gadgets are my vice of choice.
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On 2007-06-28 20:20, andrewmayne wrote:
Irossall: I pulled all my facts from the Skype site. Skype currently only does video between two people and doesn't offer video conferencing (although I wish it did). If that ever changes, I have another article on ideas on utilizing that. There's a little issue of how the Skype network works (nodal peers) that might make it problematic (but not insurmountable).

The $60 price is what the rest of us schmoes have to pay for a phone number on Skype (still a great deal).

BTW on the iPhone: The unlimited data plan for the iPhone basically adds $20 to your voice plan.


Thanks for the clarification and the great article you wrote.
I may have to pay $60.00 when my first year is up but as you said "still a great deal".
I must now get back to researching the portable Wi-Fi Skype phone to see if it will do what I want.
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For those who are considering an iPhone, here are 6 ways you can cancel any cellphone cont......r iPhone (some more viable than others).
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So....did anybody get one yet?

How about a review?
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Some good sites to keep up-to-date on all the iPhone happenings, including reviews, scratch tests, etc are http://www.tuaw.com and http://www.engadget.com

I spent about 10 minutes in the 5th Ave Apple Cube today messing with an iPhone. Very sleek and sexy, and works just as advertised. Definitely drool-worthy.

For a variety of reasons, I'm waiting for version 2 (whenever that may be), but I still this this is a freakin' great device.

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I have one. It's awesome. I was able to use Edge to surf the web sitting at the bar at a PF Changs and not go crazy waiting for things to download (I had a 145kbit connection and could watch YouTube). On WiFi it screams.

It works great with Google Reader for doing RSS - worth the price alone. I also like listening to podcasts on its speaker. I could go on...

I've got a long wish list for it, but I'm unequivocally happy about it.

Andrew

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I went by the Apple store in Fort Lauderdale to pick up a case and they were sold out of all models of the iPhone.
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It looks awesome. With that said, I have heard that the touch screen is easily confused for the keyboard function, and that many users who are used to texting will have issues if they don't lift their fingers completely off the keyboard before typing the next letter. So, as cool as it is...there will be people who are dissapointed with it. For me, I think I would be happier with an HP pocket PC and an IPOD. I don't actually want one device that does everything, or I would be completely lost if it broke.
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Kevin,

I'm interested why you are waiting for version 2?

For the bugs to be worked out?
More gig?
Better price?

My biggest concern is the gig space. I would love one that had 80 gig....8 just doesn't seem like much for keeping video, music, and photos.
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Yeah, I'm not currently itching to pay $60 for a new 2-year phone contract, and will wait for more features, greater capacity, and a lower price.

I think this is a great device, and if I had lots of money to burn, I'd pick one up.

A new Macbook Pro is higher on the priority list than an iPhone though.

Let's look at it this way: It was only 5.5 years ago that the iPod first came out. It was $500, and had a 5GB hard drive. Today, for that same $500, you get the 4GB iPhone, with so many more features than the original iPod. Also, for about $250, you can get an 8GB iPod Nano, which also has a ton of features not found on the original iPod, and for only half the price.

Also, while I've not heard of any major bugs yet, I'd just as soon let any early adopters find them so they can be fixed for me when I get around to picking one up.

I can only imagine where we'll be 5 years down the line...

Kevin
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Macro already has his pimped out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIU2fV_ZuHw
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On 2007-06-28 16:29, pghdude80 wrote:
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On 2007-01-10 14:54, hkwiles wrote:
What does it do that others can't ? Don't buy into the hype..oooh you can buy a pretty little pink bag to carry it in. Why would you want to watch TV on such a little screen wilst on the move..sad sad people need to get a life !!!get a hobby ..do some sport..kids I know, spend half their life on the things, texting people they have already spent the whole day at work with.

Rubbish !!

Howard





Rubbish? Hardly. You don't have to like technology, but this thing is an amazing advancement in mobile telephones/computing.

The nay sayers will always exist. I remember people crapping on the first cordless phones, the first computers, CDs, etc etc etc.

Frankly, if you wanna talk to your friends via two tin cans and a string while you flip through the card catalogue, whittling your own furniture with a stone knife...go ahead. I'm gonna make my calls with style dammit. Smile


What exactly makes this such an 'amazing advancement in mobile telephones/computing' as you put it? What can this device do that other existing phones cannot already do? I have a whole laundry list of things it cannot do as an enterprise network consultant that makes the iPhone a huge waste of money, but have yet to find anything aside from the 'cool' factor of having a massive touch screen smartphone. Keep in mind you are surfing the web with old technology on this phone. With no 3G support you are surfing the web at less than half the speed of most people with half a brain to stay away from the first model of this phone.

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On 2007-01-10 15:43, Eddie Garland wrote:
Howard of course already has an IPhone and just posted the above message in flight while pursing his hobby/sport of hang gliding. Smile



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Here's a couple of interesting sites concerning this discussion:

Michael Kovatch recently made a nice chunk of change by selling a domain he first purchased in 1995...iphone.com!

Check out this video of the stupid iPhone lady.

What can the iPhone do that other cell phones can't? Marco Tempest demonstrates some little-known iPhone features! Smile
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I'm just looking forward to a phone that is designed for fingers instead of thumbs.
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I hear the thing only gets 5 hours of battery life on pure audio. Any truth to that?
-A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.
-It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
-The secret impresses no one. The trick you use it for is everything.

See you space cowboy...
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