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Catchfire
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posted 29 June 2007 06:57 AM      Profile for Catchfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
When will you get yours?

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The quad-bandphone has a 3.5in (9cm) touch screen, wi-fi, no keyboard, a camera and a web browser on board. It is also intended to be used as a media player to listen to music and watch video uploaded to it via iTunes.

It is available in two versions sporting either four or eight gigabytes of memory.

Apple said the iPhone's battery was good for eight hours of talktime, six hours of net use or seven hours of video watching.

Early reviews of the iPhone have been broadly positive but those who have played around with it said touch screen typing took some getting used to and data download speeds were very slow.

The handset has also been criticised as it does not use the 3G network, does not support instant messaging or voice-activated dialling and does not let people choose ringtones beyond the 25 pre-installed on it.

Apple said it hoped to sell 10 million iPhones by 2008 and grab itself a 1% share of the mobile phone market.



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Boom Boom
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posted 29 June 2007 07:35 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The new iPhone was reviewed on CBC last night - and it apparently won't work in Canada until some infrastructure for it is in place - at least, that's what I heard. I could be wrong.
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Michelle
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posted 30 June 2007 05:31 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Customer snap up iPhones

I just don't get it. They sound like crap, according to the article Catchfire posted. Of course, I learned myself that the best way to go with mp3 players is to avoid the iPod lines, and get basically a flash drive with earphones. I bought one for about $60, holds a ton of music, and none of this proprietary crap or software you have to navigate to put music on the thing. You just use it like a flashdrive and there's your music.


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Catchfire
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posted 05 July 2007 10:14 PM      Profile for Catchfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
iPhone Reportedly (Already) Hacked
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Noted hacker Jon Lech Johansen claims on his blog "so sue me" he has figured out a way to activate an iPhone without having to subscribe or connect to AT&T's wireless service. Details on how to bypass AT&T have been posted to his site under the blog headline "iPhone Independence Day."

Johansen writes: "I've found a way to activate a brand new unactivated iPhone without giving any of your money or personal information to (AT&T) NSA."

Once "activated" using Johansen's method the iPhone lacks phone capability, however can be used as an iPod and used to connect to Internet via a WiFi connection.


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Catchfire
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posted 06 July 2007 05:08 PM      Profile for Catchfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
iPhone Good, AT&T Bad

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There have been several articles around the web about how Apple might live to regret it’s exclusive deal with AT&T, however, given the nature of these early hacks it seems that AT&T might be the ones that end up regretting the deal. Certainly if nothing else they’re seeing a heap of bad press with countless reviews repeating the manta iPhone good, AT&T bad.

But iPhone Battery Worse

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A consumer advocacy group has expressed outrage over Apple Inc's battery replacement program for the iPhone, while developers and hackers are trying to figure out ways they could expand the capabilities of the hot new gadget.

[...]

The iPhone's battery is apparently soldered on inside the device and cannot be swapped out by the owner like most other cellphones.

[...]

Users would have to submit their iPhone to Apple for battery service. The service will cost users US$79, plus US$6.95 for shipping and will take three business days.

The procedure is similar to the one it has for the company's best-selling iPod players, but because some users will not want to live without their cellphones, Apple is also offering a loaner iPhone for US$29 while the gadget is under epair.


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Michelle
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posted 07 July 2007 04:42 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Blackberry isn't worried.

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As well, some are arguing that Apple has single-handedly redefined the concept of a cellphone with the iPhone's giant touch-screen interface, making devices such as the BlackBerry Pearl, launched just last September, appear relatively clunky and outdated."Nobody does industrial design as well as Apple does it today," says Carmi Levy, senior vice-president of strategic consulting for AR Communications Inc. "But you can bet your next mortgage payment that RIM's engineers are already working on the next design that mimics and probably leapfrogs the iPhone. That's the name of the game."

Balsillie is the first to admit some will find the iPhone's look appealing, but he says he's doubtful the device will have much of an impact on RIM's overall sales. For one thing, he says, the iPhone will hold little appeal for RIM's core business market and its need for secure information technology systems, which RIM has been providing for years with its corporate BlackBerry email servers.



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