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post #1 of 17
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ok its my bday 2moz. and i need a new phone, im looking for one with a bit of wow factor- willing to spend around 500.

i live in Australia so i would be buying an unlocked iphone for around $500
is this safe? i mean i dont want to get it and have it end up bricked.
i would love one but hmm.

the viewty is pretty cool, Review
around the same price. so if im safe getting an iphone then i will and if not i will get this one.

please reply quickly im in a hurry
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also, i could go for the lg Prada?
basically if i buy an unlocked iphone , what are the chances of me ending up with a brick
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I would recommend the iPhone possibly because I am not sure of how good the battery life of the Viewty is.... A few people I know have it and they seem to be running out quite often... worth trying someone else's out
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Iphone is better but camera wise its horrible.......Why don't you look at something like the N95 or the P1? Better options for day to day life more than the Iphone!.....
    
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I've played around with a couple of Viewty's (two of my friends have them) and they are very nice phones. Only concern with it would be battery life - they only seem to last a day or so when in reasonable use, so you'll need to charge nightly or be without a phone - and the iPhone has a better MP3 player.

I've used an iTouch but not an iPhone, and while the iTouch is nice I'm sticking with buttons. The WiFi and Youtube features are very cool though
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post #6 of 17
iphone all the way, like other members have said, there both have good and bad features and it really depends on which ones you will want to use
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post #7 of 17
Unlocked phone means it will work on any GSM carriers network it has the freq's for. Just make sure that the phone you buy works on one of the frequencies used by your Cell phone carrier.

I'm a cell phone technician for verizon, while it's a CDMA company, I used to sell tmobile and cingular phones so I'm well aware of phone unlocking and international GSM usuage.

As far as the phone being "bricked" what do you mean? Wont turn on? Just buy it from a reputable source or one with a refund/exchange policy.


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post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by Joshn View Post
ok its my bday 2moz. and i need a new phone, im looking for one with a bit of wow factor- willing to spend around 500.

i live in Australia so i would be buying an unlocked iphone for around $500
is this safe? i mean i dont want to get it and have it end up bricked.
i would love one but hmm.

the viewty is pretty cool, Review
around the same price. so if im safe getting an iphone then i will and if not i will get this one.

please reply quickly im in a hurry
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iPhone! My gf has the prada, and its not even close to the iPhone... Unless your a chick, go for the iPhone!

And heres a site for you to get started: www.baby-iphone.com Youll find everything you need to know about the iPhone there...
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post #9 of 17
the iphone would end up as a nicer device imho, if you unlock/jailbreak it and install some good apps it will blow away the viewty, which in essence is a prada phone with a better camera. the only department it will dissapoint you over the viewty is the camera, but i believe it looks better, handles MUCH better, more responsive, longer battery lifetime, more features, and more fashionable.
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The camera is great if you take pictures outdoors... Its not worst then the Prada, in fact I think its better...
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