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Walt Mossberg reviews the iPhone

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We Spend Two Weeks Using Apple's Much-Anticipated Device
To See if It Lives Up to the Hype;
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1182...ain_promo_left
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nice review and i like that they added a video review
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Overall I say it is a groundbreaking device, but slow wireless internet, lack of compatibility with flash, and (although I really don't care) you can't use songs on the phone as ringtones... I mean, come on. I can buy a prepaid phone at the gas station that can do that.

Obviously they aren't going to get it perfect the first time around, but this phone seems to be more geared towards those looking to be "cutting edge" while completely failing with the "EDGE" wireless internet connection.

Also, AT&T in my area is poo compared to Verizon, so that right there is a deal breaker. Speed up the internet, and add service provider options and then maybe they will have my attention.

The battery, although dissapointingly not replaceable (surprise) has an extremely impressive life.
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A great review, Thanks
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Yup, nice review, makes me more slightly interested in it now.
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But he doesn't talk about two thumb typing. Intially I heard reports that it wasn't possible, I wonder if that's true, after all the videos all show the user using only 1 finger.
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maybe if the 2nd gen comes out for verizon and they add some new features, i might be interested. and a lower price, of course 0_o
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Originally Posted by gwidion View Post
maybe if the 2nd gen comes out for verizon and they add some new features, i might be interested. and a lower price, of course 0_o
AT&T has a 100% exclusive contract with Apple for at least the next two years.
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AT&T has a 100% exclusive contract with Apple for at least the next two years.
In the other thread about the iPhone, I believe it was slade who said its an exclusive for
5 years with AT&T
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Hax The Iphone!
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