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My old Motorola V180 went out a few days ago and I'm thinking about getting the 8GB iPhone to replace it and am wondering if it's worth the $399. I would primarily use it as:
  • A mobile internet (*cough*OCN*cough*) viewer
  • An email checker
  • A Phone (I barely text)
  • An iPod Touch
Thanks ahead.
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The 3g one comes out in june. Its supposed to be much cheaper. Wait a month...
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The 3g one comes out in june. Its supposed to be much cheaper. Wait a month...
3GB is way to small for me. I have about 15GB of music and video (~1300 Songs and a handful of YouTube videos) on my 30GB 5.5th Gen. I only really use about half the content on it and that's why I'm ok with the 8GB.

Before my 5.5th Gen I had a 1GB 1st Gen nano. It was a giant pain in the ass because it seemed like I had to swap songs on and off of it so that I could listen to my favorites, and not a large portion of my collection like I had intended.

Plus I don't think I could go another month without a cell phone.
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could also look into other phones that have everything you need and are SD compatible...although i don't think the SD cards would provide all the space you need. My buddy has an iphone and it's neat and does what it needs to well. Only problem is no flash support offered and typing is a bit annoying besides that works great
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3rd gen dude....

they have 4gb, 8gb, and 16 gb models right now. The 3g will probably also have only 8/16
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3GB is way to small for me. I have about 15GB of music and video (~1300 Songs and a handful of YouTube videos) on my 30GB 5.5th Gen. I only really use about half the content on it and that's why I'm ok with the 8GB.

Before my 5.5th Gen I had a 1GB 1st Gen nano. It was a giant pain in the ass because it seemed like I had to swap songs on and off of it so that I could listen to my favorites, and not a large portion of my collection like I had intended.

Plus I don't think I could go another month without a cell phone.

3g as in 3g data network...
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could also look into other phones that have everything you need and are SD compatible...although i don't think the SD cards would provide all the space you need. My buddy has an iphone and it's neat and does what it needs to well. Only problem is no flash support offered and typing is a bit annoying besides that works great
One of the main reasons why I like the iPhone (on paper that is) is because of it's support for WiFi and the cellphone based internet (I forget it's official name). Plus the iPhone SDK just came out and I'm looking forward to experimenting with it.

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3rd gen dude....

they have 4gb, 8gb, and 16 gb models right now. The 3g will probably also have only 8/16
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3g as in 3g data network...
So is it 3rd Gen or a 3g network?
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3G Network Lawl.

Not Third Generation As we only have the FIRST generation out right now.
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3g is kinda the suck... but still its much better than basic iphone service.. hehe
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post #10 of 44
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3G Network Lawl.

Not Third Generation As we only have the FIRST generation out right now.
Ah, thanks for clarifying.

Now since I'm not too cellphone savvy, I'm just guessing that a 3G network is a 3 Gigabit network. So that would be a theoretical 375Kb/s transfer speed?

It won't really matter on that part anyway as I probably will be using the WiFi most of the time.
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