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#314706 - 07/13/2007 03:36 PM iPhone Poll
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Do you plan on buying an iPhone? Inquiring minds want to know.

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#314770 - 07/18/2007 04:46 PM Re: iPhone Poll [Re: tackaberry]
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What's an iPhone? tipsy


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#314784 - 07/18/2007 11:31 PM Re: iPhone Poll [Re: AllenAyres]
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Lol, allen is so my hero...


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#314797 - 07/19/2007 04:26 PM Re: iPhone Poll [Re: Gizmo]
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Originally Posted by Gizmo
Lol, allen is so my hero...

That's funny because I recently finished watching the entire first season of Heroes on my iPhone wink


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#314799 - 07/19/2007 05:08 PM Re: iPhone Poll [Re: tackaberry]
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They're cool, I'm just not into an AT&T-only phone. Verizon has much better service/coverage around here. The price should come down eventually too smile


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#314806 - 07/19/2007 09:34 PM Re: iPhone Poll [Re: AllenAyres]
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I think that the current iPhone is too limited. While the iPhone have a full Internet browser, the device can only be used over an EDGE cellular network.

According to a review of the New York Times the iPhone takes 1-2 minutes to load a page over EDGE eek. There are much faster mobile telephony protocols and networks out there such as UMTS or even HSDPA/HSUPA.

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#314808 - 07/19/2007 09:44 PM Re: iPhone Poll [Re: Philipp]
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exactly... iphone has a ways to go before it is as useful as the hype says it is smile


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#314821 - 07/20/2007 05:05 AM Re: iPhone Poll [Re: AllenAyres]
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'eh it may officially just be an AT&T phone, but like any phone all you have to do is unlock it to use it on another carrier; in fact I've heard of them being used (minimally) on tmobile.


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#314833 - 07/20/2007 02:59 PM Re: iPhone Poll [Re: Gizmo]
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For me, my BlackBerry (8100) used EDGE anyway, so I'm not losing anything on speed, plus it has WiFi, so it is much faster where I can get a signal.

I had put off buying a new iPod for a long time (my Shuffle doesn't count), since my 15 gig 2G died (some parts are still alive as they were used to help revive a co-worker's iPod).

The only thing I will miss if sync with my Outlook, although if I get a promotion at the end of the year they might give me another BlackBerry anyway (although this time they will pay for it) wink


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#314834 - 07/20/2007 03:03 PM Re: iPhone Poll [Re: Gizmo]
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Originally Posted by Gizmo
'eh it may officially just be an AT&T phone, but like any phone all you have to do is unlock it to use it on another carrier; in fact I've heard of them being used (minimally) on tmobile.

It's too much of a cat & mouse game to hack it. By the time they get it all figured out, Apple will release an OS update that will fix the hacks, while adding useful new functionaility.


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#314840 - 07/21/2007 03:31 AM Re: iPhone Poll [Re: tackaberry]
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Lol I'd kill for a blackberry...

And yeh, unlocking phones can be a pain, I doubt they'd "patch" how to unlock/lock it as that's how providers do their updates to the phones as well wink...


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#314904 - 07/23/2007 02:51 PM Re: iPhone Poll [Re: Gizmo]
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May the will update the firmware to look and see whether or not an appropriate SIM card is there - as it does now


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#314905 - 07/23/2007 03:05 PM Re: iPhone Poll [Re: tackaberry]
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Most simcards are genaric, I doubt they'll take that huge of a step to stop users from using it on other services; they just want them out the door wink...


Besides, if the blackberry has shown us nothing else, it's that providers could give half a crap about choosing to allow you to download provideable updates/upgrades (WPA2 support on some older devices for example)


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#314913 - 07/23/2007 09:16 PM Re: iPhone Poll [Re: Gizmo]
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Right now, the iPhone can only be used with the cards they come with. Another AT&T card won't even work.

Most other phones have a limited exclusivity on them - usually 3 months or so before you start seeing variants show up with the other carriers. Kind of how the BlackBerry Pearl was exlusive to T-Mobile for a little while and the Curve is now exclusive to AT&T. Rumors are that the iPhone exclusivity is 3 YEARS and that Apple gets revenue sharing from the monthly service (varies based on whether the subscriber is a new AT&T customer or an existing one that upgraded).

There are financial incentives for both Apple and AT&T to keep it locked down.


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#314915 - 07/23/2007 11:21 PM Re: iPhone Poll [Re: tackaberry]
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hmm... what I really need is to find out what kinda phone I need from verizon that will work in jamaica, grand cayman, and cozumel next week tipsy


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