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Poll Results: How do you feel about the iPhone?

 
  • 13% (23)
    I'm totally against it.
  • 25% (45)
    I dunno, seems pretty cool.
  • 17% (31)
    I might get one if I don't hear about a lot of problems after the release
  • 6% (12)
    Are you kidding? I am getting one at 6 PM on the 29th! Booyah!!
  • 36% (65)
    Who cares?
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post #71 of 297
ur going with apple! cool i guess... i wanna see a microsoft phone lol based all on pda style and zune stuff...but really small like the blackberry 8800(like mine)!
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I just love Windows Mobile, I hope I'll be able to install Windows Mobile 6 soon!
    
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Wow, that battery time is weak. That's gonna be a killer for it :-\\

5 hours of talk time will kill it? For anybody who receives/makes a call at least once per 30-60 minute period might wanna look into a spare battery.
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post #74 of 297
Quote:
Originally Posted by bucdan View Post
ur going with apple! cool i guess... i wanna see a microsoft phone lol based all on pda style and zune stuff...but really small like the blackberry 8800(like mine)!
Cingular 8525 / T-mobile Wing / Sprint PPC-something ...

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I just love Windows Mobile, I hope I'll be able to install Windows Mobile 6 soon!
Yes Windows M is amazing !

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Wow, that battery time is weak. That's gonna be a killer for it :-\\

5 hours of talk time will kill it? For anybody who receives/makes a call at least once per 30-60 minute period might wanna look into a spare battery.
See they have like 8GB of space right, but you probably can't watch one movie or listen to half those songs with such a weak battery. The iPhone is just an overhyped iPod with some added features.
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post #75 of 297
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Originally Posted by MGX1016 View Post
See they have like 8GB of space right, but you probably can't watch one movie or listen to half those songs with such a weak battery. The iPhone is just an overhyped iPod with some added features.
That's my point. And who the hell would buy a phone to watch full length movies on it anyway? That's a stupid pitch... Music I can understand, songs are short, small in size and shouldn't waste away too much power. But nobody is gonna watch movies on their iPhone.
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post #76 of 297
I don't like Apple or this phone at all, but 5 hours of talk time isn't that bad. As long as the phone has 50+ hours of STANDBY time, thats good. The average phone now gets between 8-10 hours of talk time. And about a week of standy.
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post #77 of 297
Quote:
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I don't like Apple or this phone at all, but 5 hours of talk time isn't that bad. As long as the phone has 50+ hours of STANDBY time, thats good. The average phone now gets between 8-10 hours of talk time. And about a week of standy.
Well here's my big issue with the iPhone. I'm a bigggg time txt-er (if you will), on average I have ~2000 txts in and out per month, which is why I just bought the enV. But how on earth could anyone txt on a touchscreen? It would take an eternity to get a message typed out, and the battery would be used up just as fast as if you were watching a video.

With text-messaging becoming more and more popular amongst the younger crowd and even the older people, I think the iPhone is really going to fail in that sector of the market, and only really sell to bigwigs and people who only need a phone for calls and browsing, since E-mail from your iPhone will be a lost cause as well.

EDIT: And for those features, you might as well go with the more reliable, long-proven Blackberry.
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post #78 of 297
I can see these things going for like 2k on eBay...
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post #79 of 297
What Apple fanboys dont seem to grasp is that the iPhone is not targetting the average consumer, at least not with those outrageous prices and AT&T's wrist slitting service plans. The iPhone is innovative, sexy, and amazing in every possible way (price tag included), but in the end, the average person will STILL view it as JUST a phone. Consider it like the 8800 Ultra or the PS3. No one is questioning whether it is great or not, just how realistic it is. Nvidia did NOT have the average consumer in mind when they pumped out that high priced card (is it like 800 bucks or something?). instead they were focusing on die hard gamer geeks, benchmark boasters, and putting out a bar. Same concept applies with the iPhone. Its a great product, but not really something targetted at the mass consumers. Yes, hard core techies and apple fanatics will clamor about how cool it is, but at the end of the day, they and the wealty will be the only one that will buy one. Do I think its amazing? Yes! Do I think its revolutionary? Yes! Do I think the world will need something like this any time soon? Not until prices come down in price range. Do I see this as something the average consumer will consider buying? Not for a long long time. iPod sold because it had a competitive price and the average consumer can afford it. One simply cannot justify spending half a grand a year to purchase a multimedia phone. The people who do get one, I am jealous of your phone and your deep wallets or wanton waste of money. As much as I like it, sensibly, I cannot be convinced it is a good "investment"
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post #80 of 297
I'm just really upset with all these crap lame phones..

Take a look at sidekick 3, it's basically as good as iphone but the interface is eh.. It should be a touchscreen but can slide up for keyboard. That would be awesome along with some extra features such as a 2MP camera the Sidekick 3 would cost maybe 250$ but still be worth it..

T-Mobile MDA is like a sidekick done right with 8125 from att compete ting
T-Mobile Wing is a revamped sidekick, also done right with 8525 from att competing..

Also with making a phone for cingular why NOT have 3G! It makes no sense to hold back on that..
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