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Old 06-10-2008, 01:26 AM   #1
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The new iPhone 3G combines all the revolutionary features of iPhone with 3G networking, built-in GPS, and iPhone 2.0 software that supports Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs hundreds of third party applications built with the iPhone SDK. Available in 22 countries on July 11, iPhone 3G comes in two models: an 8GB model priced at $199 (US) and a 16GB model priced at $299 (US)
Looks like Apple really screwed early adapters into buying the first generation iPhone. Poor saps.
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This is actually pretty cheap compared to the original $600
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Yeah... for real? WTF? 200$? Are you sure you are reading that right? o_O
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Here's the catch, AT&T increased the monthly data charge by ten bucks. So you'll pay the difference, and then some after your contract has been completed. Pretty sneaky.
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Here's the catch, AT&T increased the monthly data charge by ten bucks. So you'll pay the difference, and then some after your contract has been completed. Pretty sneaky.
Lets see a link... at least ESA posts a link with all his boring ass news stories.
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Okay I think I see whats going on here. There just charging a premium for using the 3G network.

# Unlimited iPhone 3G data plans for consumers will be available for $30 a month, in addition to voice plans starting at $39.99 a month.
# Unlimited 3G data plans for business users will be available for $45 a month, in addition to a voice plan.

Looks like you can still get the cheaper plan but its probably just the edge network.

Here are some good reasons that buying a Iphone are still a waste of money. I guess if you don't do much from the list below then the Iphone is your meal ticket.

1. You realize that having tactile hardware buttons is a faster and easier to use interface in many mobility-related scenarios
2. You realize that being able to search contacts instantly after turning on the device is much easier for making phone calls.
3. You like to use voice recognition to make phone calls, request appointment status, play music, request phone status, search contacts, launch programs, search locations (Live Search), etc.
4. You like to see a clear view of your important daily information on the home screen without having to open individual programs or go through an unlocking procedure
5. You like to hear your text messages, email subjects, caller ID names, appointment reminders and media selections announced audibly using text-to-speech.
6. You hate iTunes
7. You realize that Coverflow is a gimmick and really makes it difficult to find music compared to typing something and letting the media library find matches for you (or using Voice Recognition).
8. You like to use any variety of GPS Navigation programs that have been in testing and development for years and support many destinations all over the world (without requiring an internet connection).
9. You like having GPS hardware built-in
10. You like to listen to music on wireless stereo speakers, wireless car stereos, or wireless headphones using the Bluetooth A2DP profile
11. You like to receive MMS messages
12. You like to run memory resident instant messaging or other enhancement applications that don’t close when you switch to another program. (more info)
13. You like to do UMTS video calls
14. You like to record video and send video emails while out and about
15. You prefer a CDMA carrier
17. You use SIP voice over IP telephone services at work, home, or while roaming internationally
18. You like to use Skype
19. You use Tasks in Outlook
20. You use Notes in Outlook
21. You like to access network file shares
22. You want to upgrade or swap out your storage card
23. You want to be able to put in a fresh battery when battery life gets low instead of carrying multiple chargers around.
24. You like to automatically synchronize your favorite recorded TV shows in Media Center instead of buying them.
25. You like to synchronize TiVo TV shows on your phone automatically
26. You need to be able to repurpose data found in other programs by copy/pasting it into something else
27. You use OneNote and synchronize with your desktop
28. You want to use optical character recognition on business cards
29. You like to use Sling Player to watch TV
30. You like being able to manage your website favorites from your desktop
31. You like to use Java Midlet applications
32. You need to edit Microsoft Word and Excel documents
33. You like to switch between input methods based on what’s most appropriate to your current task
34. You like to use handwriting recognition
35. You need to record voice notes, lectures, or interviews
36. You need to use Remote Desktop/Terminal Services or VNC
37. You need to manage a server using SSH
38. You need to show PowerPoint slides on a projector
39. You don’t want to wait for software to be developed when the same functionality has been available for years (decades) on other platforms
40. You have a job that already relies on existing or custom developed mobile applications
41. You need to use your phone while wearing gloves or having long finger nails
42. You want to do all of these things for less money than an iPhone
43. You don't want to have to buy proprietary Apple chargers
44. You want to run emulators on your phone without voiding your warranty.
45. You want to play games with hard buttons, instead of pretend buttons.
46. You want a high res screen instead of half-VGA.
47. You want to develop for your phone and you don't live in America (the only place where its legal to have the iPhone SDK at present).
48. You don't want Apple to know all the apps you buy.
49. You want to watch video in codecs other than mp4.
50. You want strip poker on your phone (disallowed by the SDK rules).
51. You want to use your phone as a dial-up modem.
52. You want a bigger choice of carrier than one per country.
53. You want a Sim-free phone.
54. You want a better camera than 2 megapixel.
55. You want to develop an app but don't want to give Apple a cut of your revenue.
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ah thats a pretty good list


but i do like the Ipod touch for music
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Thats a great price, I might actually consider one myself!
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Thats a great price, I might actually consider one myself!
same but those data charges are outrageous.
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