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Dagmar
05-18-2009, 12:46 PM
How is it? The Mrs and I's cell phone contract runs out in July. With the new iPhone announcement imminent, we are thinking of getting one each.

Anyone have one? Good experiences? Favorite applications?

The new iPhone is rumored to have :

Whats new:
- new 32 gig size
- video camera
- Introduction of subscription based apps
- In App Purchases available for paid ones, not free
- Using Bluetooth technology, you can connect with other iPhones to share data, it automatically identifies running apps and creates an IP connection. (also now includes support for stereo bluetooth inc. headphones)
- FM transmitter - the iPhone running 3.0 can have a custom app that auto-discovers the best frequency and tunes the transmitter
- All new Push, allows new apps like Meebo (IM Service) that works with - MSN, AOL, Facebook etc but does not always need the app running, e.g you can get messaged if someone adds you as a friend or contacts you while leaving your phone in another application.
- Able to Recieve instant updates - e.g News, sports headlines... With Custom Sounds
- New media player will automatically adjust video bitrate depending on how much bandwidth you have (e.g 3G,Edge coverage)
- Cut, Copy and Paste
- MMS
- Stock - Business News Stories and Extra Stock Details
- Mail, Calender, Notes and iPod - Search available
- iPod - Shake to Shuffle
- Notes - All your notes Sync with PC or Mac
- Stereo Bluetooth
- Support for Youtube Accounts and Subscriptions
- Safari Password Login Manager
- App developers can now add turn-by-turn functions to GRS apps
- Landscape view will now also be available for Mail, Text and Notes
- The new Spotlight search feature can be used to quickly find and launch an app, or to search content. Mail includes search features for messages
- Using the built in mic or mic-integrated headphones to record audio clips that can be edited and then sent to other users via MMS
- Connect to nearby iPhone and iPod touch users without the use of wifi to play multiplayer games

http://gizmodo.com/assets/resources/2007/06/iphone7%20copy.jpg

SonOfLe-loLang
05-18-2009, 12:51 PM
I got mine the first day they came out and can't imagine life without it:) Never had any real issues with it...well worth it if you ask me

TDmvp
05-18-2009, 12:52 PM
it's drool ... Dad has it ... I would get but i kill phones so I just have the touch ... I seen on tv last week some college are REQUIRING students either have the iphone or a touch cause it is such a complete useful device...

car insurance companies are even making apps for it now to speed up claim reporting , geo tagging where wreck happened as it takes photos of the wreck to be sent in ...

The thing is just so useful it's sick . and what everything after it will be based on and compared to ... And i'm not even a big apple fan , it's just how it is ...


everyone i know who has it loves it and uses it tons ...

Hercules Rockefeller
05-18-2009, 12:52 PM
Love mine

Mogulseeker
05-18-2009, 12:53 PM
AT&T sucks in Maine. It will be decent in Denver, I'm assuming.

Rabb
05-18-2009, 12:54 PM
I got one for Xmas and I absolutely love it

I use the Facebook, Twitter, CBS Sports, isports, Weather Channel, Pandora, Flixster and the Maps apps the most

it is easily the best tool for the crapper ever invented

oh and youporn has an iphone friendly site, just saying

MagicHef
05-18-2009, 12:57 PM
How is it? The Mrs and I's cell phone contract runs out in July. With the new iPhone announcement imminent, we are thinking of getting one each.

Anyone have one? Good experiences? Favorite applications?

The new iPhone is rumored to have :

Whats new:
- new 32 gig size
- video camera
- Introduction of subscription based apps
- In App Purchases available for paid ones, not free
- Using Bluetooth technology, you can connect with other iPhones to share data, it automatically identifies running apps and creates an IP connection. (also now includes support for stereo bluetooth inc. headphones)
- FM transmitter - the iPhone running 3.0 can have a custom app that auto-discovers the best frequency and tunes the transmitter
- All new Push, allows new apps like Meebo (IM Service) that works with - MSN, AOL, Facebook etc but does not always need the app running, e.g you can get messaged if someone adds you as a friend or contacts you while leaving your phone in another application.
- Able to Recieve instant updates - e.g News, sports headlines... With Custom Sounds
- New media player will automatically adjust video bitrate depending on how much bandwidth you have (e.g 3G,Edge coverage)
- Cut, Copy and Paste
- MMS
- Stock - Business News Stories and Extra Stock Details
- Mail, Calender, Notes and iPod - Search available
- iPod - Shake to Shuffle
- Notes - All your notes Sync with PC or Mac
- Stereo Bluetooth
- Support for Youtube Accounts and Subscriptions
- Safari Password Login Manager
- App developers can now add turn-by-turn functions to GRS apps
- Landscape view will now also be available for Mail, Text and Notes
- The new Spotlight search feature can be used to quickly find and launch an app, or to search content. Mail includes search features for messages
- Using the built in mic or mic-integrated headphones to record audio clips that can be edited and then sent to other users via MMS
- Connect to nearby iPhone and iPod touch users without the use of wifi to play multiplayer games


I bolded the ones that sound like they are actually part of the new iPhone. Unless I'm mistaken, the rest are part of OS 3.0, which can be run on old iPhones.

SonOfLe-loLang
05-18-2009, 12:58 PM
I bolded the ones that sound like they are actually part of the new iPhone. Unless I'm mistaken, the rest are part of OS 3.0, which can be run on old iPhones.


Not all, i dont think. For example, i dont think the first gens will run MMS (easily the most annoying thing about the iphone).

Rabb
05-18-2009, 01:01 PM
Not all, i dont think. For example, i dont think the first gens will run MMS (easily the most annoying thing about the iphone).

I am pretty sure 3.0 fixes it for all, no?

Man-Goblin
05-18-2009, 01:02 PM
I do! I do! and I absolutely love it.

-Sent from my IPhone

Popps
05-18-2009, 01:04 PM
Had mine for over a year. Ended up losing it a week or so back and replacing it with the 3G. Really had no need for 3G, but it's nice.

I'm just hoping I don't get screwed if the new one comes out soon. They usually give a 90 day grace period (or so) if you've bought one recently.

MagicHef
05-18-2009, 01:13 PM
I am pretty sure 3.0 fixes it for all, no?

I think so:

For iPhone owners, it just keeps getting better. When iPhone OS 3.0 arrives this summer, it will introduce over 100 new features, including the ability to:

Search your iPhone
Cut, copy, and paste
Send photos, contacts, audio files, and location via MMS*
Read and compose email and text messages in landscape

http://www.apple.com/iphone/preview-iphone-os/

Garcia Bronco
05-18-2009, 01:15 PM
It is the best phone interface there is. A few quirts aside, many of which will be addressed the 3.0 release, it's pretty damn good.

broncosteven
05-18-2009, 01:26 PM
This is the sheet Mac should focus on. They are great at engineering things down to a 2nd grade level for the masses.

The only way tech will continue to progress is if everyone can use it.

Mac at least drives the cell market toward innovation.

This is what is good about capitalism.

Popps
05-18-2009, 01:26 PM
I can't wait for 3.0. Supposedly going to allow background apps to run, as well.

MagicHef
05-18-2009, 01:29 PM
Not all, i dont think. For example, i dont think the first gens will run MMS (easily the most annoying thing about the iphone).

Oh, first gen, that I'm not sure about. But I'm pretty sure that the 3G will have all the features not bolded once it's upgraded to OS 3.0.

Popps
05-18-2009, 01:31 PM
This is the sheet Mac should focus on. They are great at engineering things down to a 2nd grade level for the masses.


It's not about 2nd grade level, it's about functionality and usability. The reason no one buys Windows based smart phones is because they're not smart. They're clunky and maddening to use.

Complications aren't a product of superior technology, they're a product of INferior technology.

Windows OS is an outdated OS. That's why no matter what changes they make to it, it's still wrought with flaws.

You're correct about them driving the consumer technology sector, though. Making products that function properly and work FOR you instead of products that require you to work for them is what drives their market.

At the end of the day, all people want is something that works... quickly, easily and if possible, in a way that's compelling to use. Clearly, the iPhone is all of those and the rest of the handset makers are playing catch-up, from a design perspective.

broncosteven
05-18-2009, 01:41 PM
It's not about 2nd grade level, it's about functionality and usability. The reason no one buys Windows based smart phones is because they're not smart. They're clunky and maddening to use.

Complications aren't a product of superior technology, they're a product of INferior technology.

Windows OS is an outdated OS. That's why no matter what changes they make to it, it's still wrought with flaws.

You're correct about them driving the consumer technology sector, though. Making products that function properly and work FOR you instead of products that require you to work for them is what drives their market.

At the end of the day, all people want is something that works... quickly, easily and if possible, in a way that's compelling to use. Clearly, the iPhone is all of those and the rest of the handset makers are playing catch-up, from a design perspective.

Touchy much?

Newspapers are written at a 6th grade (or Lower if you read the Chicago Sun times) level. I didn't mean this at a knock. I though my post was pro Apple.

Everything should be designed as to not exclude use. If you have a fancy hammer but can't figure out how to use it, it is worthless.

Man-Goblin
05-18-2009, 01:50 PM
Well, since we have an Iphone thread going, I'd like to see what apps people have that I may be missing out on. I can't really find a reliable internet source with a good list.

I'm not really interested in games (unless they are really, REALLY good).

Here's my list (excluding stock apps):

Google Mobile - Best search engine I can find
Sportacular - Great to get scores on the run
I.TV -Amazing channel listing especially since I travel quite a bit. Also has movie theaters and showtimes
Yelp - Great reviews when you're hungry
Google Earth - fun to play with, but what is it practical for?
NY Times - When I wanna get depressed
Big Oven - A freaking ton of recipes for the Fiance to make me
Classics (books) - Makes me feel smart
Dictionary.com - cuz I spell bad.
Pandora - Pretty cool for random music
Sticher - haven't really found anything earth shattering on here
Shazam - good when I'm at a bar and hear a good song.
9-Toolbox - lots of useful tools in here
Zillow - I'm currently shopping for a house
Flashlight - when it's dark and I have to find my keys
iChess Pro - Again, makes me feel smart
300 Bowl - bowled a 267 once
FreeMemory - Great app that speeds things up when I'm low on memory
iFitness - An app for my abs.

Anything glaring that I might be missing?

SonOfLe-loLang
05-18-2009, 02:11 PM
Well, since we have an Iphone thread going, I'd like to see what apps people have that I may be missing out on. I can't really find a reliable internet source with a good list.

I'm not really interested in games (unless they are really, REALLY good).

Here's my list (excluding stock apps):

Google Mobile - Best search engine I can find
Sportacular - Great to get scores on the run
I.TV -Amazing channel listing especially since I travel quite a bit. Also has movie theaters and showtimes
Yelp - Great reviews when you're hungry
Google Earth - fun to play with, but what is it practical for?
NY Times - When I wanna get depressed
Big Oven - A freaking ton of recipes for the Fiance to make me
Classics (books) - Makes me feel smart
Dictionary.com - cuz I spell bad.
Pandora - Pretty cool for random music
Sticher - haven't really found anything earth shattering on here
Shazam - good when I'm at a bar and hear a good song.
9-Toolbox - lots of useful tools in here
Zillow - I'm currently shopping for a house
Flashlight - when it's dark and I have to find my keys
iChess Pro - Again, makes me feel smart
300 Bowl - bowled a 267 once
FreeMemory - Great app that speeds things up when I'm low on memory
iFitness - An app for my abs.

Anything glaring that I might be missing?

Good list.

I'd add Poker Deluxe (which uses the server used on facebook), Wikipanion (self explanatory) and, of course, ifart (always good for a chuckle).

broncosteven
05-18-2009, 02:18 PM
Well, since we have an Iphone thread going, I'd like to see what apps people have that I may be missing out on. I can't really find a reliable internet source with a good list.

I'm not really interested in games (unless they are really, REALLY good).

Here's my list (excluding stock apps):

Google Mobile - Best search engine I can find
Sportacular - Great to get scores on the run
I.TV -Amazing channel listing especially since I travel quite a bit. Also has movie theaters and showtimes
Yelp - Great reviews when you're hungry
Google Earth - fun to play with, but what is it practical for?
NY Times - When I wanna get depressed
Big Oven - A freaking ton of recipes for the Fiance to make me
Classics (books) - Makes me feel smart
Dictionary.com - cuz I spell bad.
Pandora - Pretty cool for random music
Sticher - haven't really found anything earth shattering on here
Shazam - good when I'm at a bar and hear a good song.
9-Toolbox - lots of useful tools in here
Zillow - I'm currently shopping for a house
Flashlight - when it's dark and I have to find my keys
iChess Pro - Again, makes me feel smart
300 Bowl - bowled a 267 once
FreeMemory - Great app that speeds things up when I'm low on memory
iFitness - An app for my abs.

Anything glaring that I might be missing?

What do you use to make a phone call?

alkemical
05-18-2009, 02:20 PM
It's not about 2nd grade level, it's about functionality and usability. The reason no one buys Windows based smart phones is because they're not smart. They're clunky and maddening to use.

Complications aren't a product of superior technology, they're a product of INferior technology.

Windows OS is an outdated OS. That's why no matter what changes they make to it, it's still wrought with flaws.

You're correct about them driving the consumer technology sector, though. Making products that function properly and work FOR you instead of products that require you to work for them is what drives their market.

At the end of the day, all people want is something that works... quickly, easily and if possible, in a way that's compelling to use. Clearly, the iPhone is all of those and the rest of the handset makers are playing catch-up, from a design perspective.



I got a WinMO phone and do lots of my magazine on it. Stop showing your ****ty bias.

broncosteven
05-18-2009, 02:22 PM
I got a WinMO phone and do lots of my magazine on it. Stop showing your ****ty bias.

I have a 2 year old ATT Windows based phone. I use it for making cell calls and texting.

If I want to play a game I have a PS3.

I don't understand why people need to rush out and buy the newest thing available.

My last phone lasted about 5 years with HEAVY use. Only a dunk in the toilet killed it.

alkemical
05-18-2009, 02:24 PM
I have a 2 year old ATT Windows based phone. I use it for making cell calls and texting.

If I want to play a game I have a PS3.

I cover lots of events for my magazine, being able to take pics, put them in word docs, email, powerpoint, etc - it's good for me when im on the go.

I'd like to upgrade to the HTC Fuze - due to more RAM and a better proc.

The WinMo 6.1 update was real nice, i'm interested to see winMo7...

I don't play games, i do lots of productivity **** on my phone, so it suits me well.

Man-Goblin
05-18-2009, 02:24 PM
What do you use to make a phone call?

Huh?

MrPeepers
05-18-2009, 02:31 PM
I boycott ATT, therefore I get whatever Verizon offers.

broncosteven
05-18-2009, 02:33 PM
I cover lots of events for my magazine, being able to take pics, put them in word docs, email, powerpoint, etc - it's good for me when im on the go.

I'd like to upgrade to the HTC Fuze - due to more RAM and a better proc.

The WinMo 6.1 update was real nice, i'm interested to see winMo7...

I don't play games, i do lots of productivity **** on my phone, so it suits me well.

I used to use excel and word files on mine alot. I don't need to anymore but it was handy to look stuff up quickly.

Rabb
05-18-2009, 02:40 PM
Tap Tap Revenge is a pretty fun free game
Trapster is a great app for locating speed traps and camera lights
IGN is decent for game reviews
iheart radio also...picks up some decent stations from all over
Phone Flix is good for managing your Netflix queue
VNC is also pretty good, to get at my home PC when I want to


Those are some others I have, I heard Peggle is pretty addicting for a game, I am looking for a decent to do list app as well

Popps
05-18-2009, 02:54 PM
I got a WinMO phone and do lots of my magazine on it. Stop showing your ****ty bias.

Sorry, I'm biased towards great products.

Popps
05-18-2009, 02:59 PM
Newspapers are written at a 6th grade (or Lower if you read the Chicago Sun times) level..


Newspapers are written at a level meant to convey the story in the quickest, most digestible fashion. So, that's called being effective. People aren't buying a newspaper because they want to be intellectually challenged. They're buying a newspaper to get news, quickly... and easily. (Regardless of education level.)

So, like a newspaper... a piece of technology that does its job efficiently is thus serving its purpose most effectively. Having to have "expertise" to use technology is not why technology was created. Quite the opposite.

I work about 60 hours a week in a tech-driven position, so I'm not looking for a "challenge" from my machines. I'm looking for them to help me get the job done, whether it's multi-media, post production or managing email and photos from my handset.


Everything should be designed as to not exclude use. If you have a fancy hammer but can't figure out how to use it, it is worthless.

Exactly. Couldn't agree more, except just to say that the hammer should not only be easy to use, but dependable and effective.

Popps
05-18-2009, 03:02 PM
I can already open Word and most Excel files on my iphone. I expect full versions to be available at some point. There are also 3rd party companies that offer more expanded services...

http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS148232+11-Jul-2008+PRN20080711

BroncosinDC
05-18-2009, 03:05 PM
The only that sucks is the lack of MMS, which if fixed would make it perfect. I'm sure there is an app somewhere to edit documents, if not in the future there will be.

I love mine, its done everything I've ever really wanted to. Sometimes it amazes me with the apps you can get. When I was taking flying lessons it amazed me I could download every chart concivable. I use the drink recipe app a lot to find new ideas for drinks.

Reading the mane anywhere is cool, really suprises me how much it can do. Best piece of technology I've ever owned. Maybe the best of the decade...I think it has a phone too.

SoDak Bronco
05-18-2009, 03:19 PM
I heard verizon may be able to offer Iphones in the near future? Anyone know if there is any truth to that? Verizon is much cheaper for me because all my family and friends are using it.

Rabb
05-18-2009, 03:21 PM
I heard verizon may be able to offer verizon in the near future? Anyone know if there is any truth to that? Verizon is much cheaper for me because all my family and friends are using it.

Yeah I don't remember the carrier but I read that Apple is working with others to roll out phones to them and I want to say Verizon was it

edit: http://www.usatoday.com/tech/wireless/phones/2009-04-26-apple-verizon-iphone_N.htm

TheManeMan
05-18-2009, 03:57 PM
How is it? The Mrs and I's cell phone contract runs out in July. With the new iPhone announcement imminent, we are thinking of getting one each.

Anyone have one? Good experiences? Favorite applications?

The new iPhone is rumored to have :

Whats new:
- new 32 gig size
- video camera
- Introduction of subscription based apps
- In App Purchases available for paid ones, not free
- Using Bluetooth technology, you can connect with other iPhones to share data, it automatically identifies running apps and creates an IP connection. (also now includes support for stereo bluetooth inc. headphones)
- FM transmitter - the iPhone running 3.0 can have a custom app that auto-discovers the best frequency and tunes the transmitter
- All new Push, allows new apps like Meebo (IM Service) that works with - MSN, AOL, Facebook etc but does not always need the app running, e.g you can get messaged if someone adds you as a friend or contacts you while leaving your phone in another application.
- Able to Recieve instant updates - e.g News, sports headlines... With Custom Sounds
- New media player will automatically adjust video bitrate depending on how much bandwidth you have (e.g 3G,Edge coverage)
- Cut, Copy and Paste
- MMS
- Stock - Business News Stories and Extra Stock Details
- Mail, Calender, Notes and iPod - Search available
- iPod - Shake to Shuffle
- Notes - All your notes Sync with PC or Mac
- Stereo Bluetooth
- Support for Youtube Accounts and Subscriptions
- Safari Password Login Manager
- App developers can now add turn-by-turn functions to GRS apps
- Landscape view will now also be available for Mail, Text and Notes
- The new Spotlight search feature can be used to quickly find and launch an app, or to search content. Mail includes search features for messages
- Using the built in mic or mic-integrated headphones to record audio clips that can be edited and then sent to other users via MMS
- Connect to nearby iPhone and iPod touch users without the use of wifi to play multiplayer games



Most all those features you mentioned are available TODAY if you were to jailbreak your iphone. I havent paid for an app in months, and am able to customize my iphone the way I would like. There are soo many applications that dont get approved to make the Apple App Store, and the majority of all those apps that dont make it, are more useful than the ones they offer. I loved my 3g the day I got it, waited about a month or so until my younger brother convinced me to jailbreak it, and I love it even more. There are so many things out there that would blow your mind.


EDIT: Link didnt work...

Popps
05-18-2009, 04:00 PM
I thought Palm was doing a decent job with their OS until they just sort of quit upgrading it. I probably won't ever ditch my Apple phone, but I will be curious to see what the Palm Pre is like.

Garcia Bronco
05-18-2009, 04:06 PM
I thought Palm was doing a decent job with their OS until they just sort of quit upgrading it. I probably won't ever ditch my Apple phone, but I will be curious to see what the Palm Pre is like.

**** Palm. It doesn't even come close to WinMob or the iPhone.

DenverBroncosJM
05-18-2009, 04:40 PM
I would wait for the Palm Pre....

Actually the Palm Pre is probably the biggest competition the Iphone has ever had.

Also the everything plan on Sprint is 100.00 bucks and the everything plan with ATT is 160.00.

Before anyone mentions it ATT service sucks in some areas just like sprint does..Both customer service centers are also bad, really bad. for 720 bucks a year Ill take a competent phone that doesnt give me black screens. To each his own!

Jori
05-18-2009, 05:22 PM
I boycott ATT, therefore I get whatever Verizon offers.

That's what's holding me back. I'm not a fan of AT&T. Apple is supposed to be designing something for Verizon correct?

I have several months before my contract with T-Mobile runs out, but I'm curious about the iPhone and the Palm Pre that Sprint will be rolling out as well as some new android phones that will be released in the fall.

I certainly like the competition Apple has created.

Orange_Beard
05-18-2009, 05:38 PM
The iPhone is better then I thought it could be, great piece of gear to have.

SonOfLe-loLang
05-18-2009, 05:47 PM
Most all those features you mentioned are available TODAY if you were to jailbreak your iphone. I havent paid for an app in months, and am able to customize my iphone the way I would like. There are soo many applications that dont get approved to make the Apple App Store, and the majority of all those apps that dont make it, are more useful than the ones they offer. I loved my 3g the day I got it, waited about a month or so until my younger brother convinced me to jailbreak it, and I love it even more. There are so many things out there that would blow your mind.


EDIT: Link didnt work...

Yeah, the jailbroken phone is AMAZING...problem for me is that every time i try to break it, my email stops working. i need that more than anything really.

Popps
05-18-2009, 06:27 PM
**** Palm. It doesn't even come close to WinMob or the iPhone.

Well, in the past... I think their OS was very nicely laid out, FOR THE TIME. But, they just stopped upgrading. They really missed the boat. They were on the forefront and just sort of stopped working.

Now, they're playing catch-up. To me, they still have potential. Blackberry is nice, too... though I still preferred something about the Palm OS. Not sure what it was.

Agree, though... none of them touch the iPhone as an overall smart-phone.

want2bAbronco2
05-18-2009, 06:55 PM
Wife and I's contract ends in Feb....I have been looking to switch to Alltel and get the HTC Touch Pro. Everyone I know that has it loves it, and its about 30$ a month cheaper (unlim internet/txt/1200min/25 my circle friends) then At&ts + they have WAY better coverage then At&t in Southern Colo.

Havent played with Iphone much, but it is really exp, and friend that has it says battery is really bad. What plans do you guys use with it (minutes etc...)?

TheManeMan
05-18-2009, 07:31 PM
Yeah, the jailbroken phone is AMAZING...problem for me is that every time i try to break it, my email stops working. i need that more than anything really.

Hmm...I didnt experience that when I jail broke mine, maybe you should try searching the forums on modmyi.com

TonyR
05-18-2009, 07:34 PM
$85.95 for battery replacement is fun.

PaintballCLE
05-18-2009, 07:38 PM
so is it true you can't send/receive picture/video messages on an iphone?

skunk
05-18-2009, 07:46 PM
i say this without even cracking a smile

it is the greatest invention of the 21st century

this is our automobile

speaking of which... i am about to crash my car while posting this


:sunshine:

Man-Goblin
05-18-2009, 08:15 PM
so is it true you can't send/receive picture/video messages on an iphone?

You can send pictures, but only via e-mail. If you know the phone number's e-mail suffix you can just send them to that. When you receive a picture message it gives you a long ass username/password and sends you to a website to view it. You receive videos the same way. It's a major pain in the ass.

And you can't take video with the 3G (unless there's some sort of app for it?) so obviously you can't send them.

broncosteven
05-18-2009, 08:24 PM
You can send pictures, but only via e-mail. If you know the phone number's e-mail suffix you can just send them to that. When you receive a picture message it gives you a long ass username/password and sends you to a website to view it. You receive videos the same way. It's a major pain in the ass.

And you can't take video with the 3G (unless there's some sort of app for it?) so obviously you can't send them.

Wow that is ****ed up. I can multimedia text with my crappy Win 6.1 phone.

I do that all the time at games.

80smith
05-18-2009, 08:58 PM
I have a LG fusic :wave:

Garcia Bronco
05-18-2009, 09:03 PM
Well, in the past... I think their OS was very nicely laid out, FOR THE TIME. But, they just stopped upgrading. They really missed the boat. They were on the forefront and just sort of stopped working.

Now, they're playing catch-up. To me, they still have potential. Blackberry is nice, too... though I still preferred something about the Palm OS. Not sure what it was.

Agree, though... none of them touch the iPhone as an overall smart-phone.

The interface and backend design are too good.

Rabb
05-19-2009, 06:14 AM
honestly the lack of MMS I got over quick, the thing does so much more it would be like bitching about no CD player in a Ferrari

alkemical
05-19-2009, 06:59 AM
Sorry, I'm biased towards great products.

lol, nah - you are just a tool when it comes to mac products.

WinMo phones are good for power users on the go. The iphone is a great device for the masses of people, but if you need to get **** done - winmo is a great platform.

But you'll never admit to it.

alkemical
05-19-2009, 07:04 AM
Well, in the past... I think their OS was very nicely laid out, FOR THE TIME. But, they just stopped upgrading. They really missed the boat. They were on the forefront and just sort of stopped working.

Now, they're playing catch-up. To me, they still have potential. Blackberry is nice, too... though I still preferred something about the Palm OS. Not sure what it was.

Agree, though... none of them touch the iPhone as an overall smart-phone.

Popps, you really need to keep up with your facts. WinMo 6.1 was upgraded middle of the year, and towards fall 6.5 is released, and next year winmo7 is due out.

Mile High Mojoe
05-19-2009, 11:17 AM
I have one, itís the single greatest piece of communication technology ever made. I never was a cell phone guy but this phone is so simple and intuitive even a person that is tech-challenged can easily use it. I highly recommend the iphone. Itís Star Trek to the 10 power.

Rigs11
05-19-2009, 11:25 AM
I got one last fall.kick ass.if you jailbreak it you can install apps that apple has not approved, change your themes, stream free movies, internet radio.Also check out the otter box cases.they add some weight to the phone but provide some awesome protection.

alkemical
05-19-2009, 11:43 AM
I agree guys, i have an ipod touch that i hacked - and i use it to do lots of shizzle. I do lots of remote desktop stuff to my VM box, etc.

Dagmar
05-19-2009, 12:20 PM
A source closely connected to Apple’s hardware team claims to possess knowledge of the next-generation iPhone’s specifications and release date. The source told iPhone fan blog Apple iPhone Apps that the new iPhone will launch July 17. Many of the provided specifications corroborate with past rumors that the device will introduce a digital compass and a video recorder, among other features. (The source did not provide a photo; the image to the right is from a past rumor report for the sake of comparison.) Here’s the list:

32GB and 16GB storage (up from the current 16GB and 8GB models)
$199 and $299 price points to be maintained
3.2-megapixel camera (up from the current 2-megapixel camera)
Video-recording and editing capabilities
Ability to send a picture & video via MMS
Discontinuation of the metal band surrounding the edge of the device
OLED screen
1.5 times the battery life of the current models
Double the RAM and processing power
Built-in FM transmitter
Apple logo on back will glow
Rubber-tread backing
Sleeker design
Built-in compass
The camera, GPS, compass and Google map combined will identify photo and inform about photo locations
Turn-by-turn directions Overall, if these claims are true, this is a relatively minor upgrade. The most notable new features would be the built-in compass (http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/05/next-gen-iphone-will-contain-a-compass/#previouspost) (which appeared in earlier rumor reports), the video recorder and editor (http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/03/screenshot-hint/#previouspost) (the current iPhones don’t support video recording unless you Jailbreak them), the built-in FM transmitter and the OLED screen (which would improve battery life).


http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/gadgetlab/2009/05/154412chinab_2.jpg

broncosteven
05-19-2009, 01:52 PM
A source closely connected to Appleís hardware team claims to possess knowledge of the next-generation iPhoneís specifications and release date. The source told iPhone fan blog Apple iPhone Apps that the new iPhone will launch July 17. Many of the provided specifications corroborate with past rumors that the device will introduce a digital compass and a video recorder, among other features. (The source did not provide a photo; the image to the right is from a past rumor report for the sake of comparison.) Hereís the list:

32GB and 16GB storage (up from the current 16GB and 8GB models)
$199 and $299 price points to be maintained
3.2-megapixel camera (up from the current 2-megapixel camera)
Video-recording and editing capabilities
Ability to send a picture & video via MMS
Discontinuation of the metal band surrounding the edge of the device
OLED screen
1.5 times the battery life of the current models
Double the RAM and processing power
Built-in FM transmitter
Apple logo on back will glow
Rubber-tread backing
Sleeker design
Built-in compass
The camera, GPS, compass and Google map combined will identify photo and inform about photo locations
Turn-by-turn directions Overall, if these claims are true, this is a relatively minor upgrade. The most notable new features would be the built-in compass (http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/05/next-gen-iphone-will-contain-a-compass/#previouspost) (which appeared in earlier rumor reports), the video recorder and editor (http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/03/screenshot-hint/#previouspost) (the current iPhones donít support video recording unless you Jailbreak them), the built-in FM transmitter and the OLED screen (which would improve battery life).


http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/gadgetlab/2009/05/154412chinab_2.jpg

That may be the feature that I cannot resist.

Mogulseeker
05-19-2009, 03:13 PM
Why the hell would Apple suppress the features on their own product?

sutoazul
05-19-2009, 03:25 PM
Most all those features you mentioned are available TODAY if you were to jailbreak your iphone. I havent paid for an app in months, and am able to customize my iphone the way I would like. There are soo many applications that dont get approved to make the Apple App Store, and the majority of all those apps that dont make it, are more useful than the ones they offer. I loved my 3g the day I got it, waited about a month or so until my younger brother convinced me to jailbreak it, and I love it even more. There are so many things out there that would blow your mind.


EDIT: Link didnt work...

I have friends that are telling me to jailbreak my phone. I haven't because I just don't see the benefit. What else have you done with your phone because you jailbreak it?? Is there any other benefit than just having a theme on the entire OS??

sutoazul
05-19-2009, 03:34 PM
I got mine about three months ago!! I love it!! I can't wait to have a little free time to use the phone and one of it's many apps. I still haven't paid more than 3 bucks combined in all the apps I've got.
I recomended to everyone... it's just hands down the best smart phone out there.

The biggest downturn is that no one will insure it, so if you don't have a good cover or if you get it water damaged you're ****ed!!

TheManeMan
05-19-2009, 04:40 PM
I have friends that are telling me to jailbreak my phone. I haven't because I just don't see the benefit. What else have you done with your phone because you jailbreak it?? Is there any other benefit than just having a theme on the entire OS??



All applications are free...that should be enough right there. Hehe. But Iíll name a few things.

I've downloaded all kinds of utilities for the iphone, including a process manager. Kind of like the Task Manager for your computer.

An app for a video recorder, which lets me email, save what not.

A zoom add-on application for the camera.

An application that will allow me to send/receive MMS messages.

I can copy/paste.

I can tilt the keyboard to landscape mode for texting.

I can delete individual phone calls placed/missed.

Those are a few things off the top of my head.

Rigs11
05-19-2009, 04:46 PM
All applications are free...that should be enough right there. Hehe. But Iíll name a few things.

I've downloaded all kinds of utilities for the iphone, including a process manager. Kind of like the Task Manager for your computer.

An app for a video recorder, which lets me email, save what not.

A zoom add-on application for the camera.

An application that will allow me to send/receive MMS messages.

I can copy/paste.

I can tilt the keyboard to landscape mode for texting.

I can delete individual phone calls placed/missed.

Those are a few things off the top of my head.

Yep and you can run emulators: NES, SNES, gameboy advance. Plus you can stream free movies, free songs.Different keyboards...endless really.

Jori
05-19-2009, 05:09 PM
A source closely connected to Appleís hardware team claims to possess knowledge of the next-generation iPhoneís specifications and release date. The source told iPhone fan blog Apple iPhone Apps that the new iPhone will launch July 17. Many of the provided specifications corroborate with past rumors that the device will introduce a digital compass and a video recorder, among other features. (The source did not provide a photo; the image to the right is from a past rumor report for the sake of comparison.) Hereís the list:

32GB and 16GB storage (up from the current 16GB and 8GB models)
$199 and $299 price points to be maintained
3.2-megapixel camera (up from the current 2-megapixel camera)
Video-recording and editing capabilities
Ability to send a picture & video via MMS
Discontinuation of the metal band surrounding the edge of the device
OLED screen
1.5 times the battery life of the current models
Double the RAM and processing power
Built-in FM transmitter
Apple logo on back will glow
Rubber-tread backing
Sleeker design
Built-in compass
The camera, GPS, compass and Google map combined will identify photo and inform about photo locations
Turn-by-turn directions Overall, if these claims are true, this is a relatively minor upgrade. The most notable new features would be the built-in compass (http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/05/next-gen-iphone-will-contain-a-compass/#previouspost) (which appeared in earlier rumor reports), the video recorder and editor (http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/03/screenshot-hint/#previouspost) (the current iPhones donít support video recording unless you Jailbreak them), the built-in FM transmitter and the OLED screen (which would improve battery life).


http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/gadgetlab/2009/05/154412chinab_2.jpg

If that pricing is accurate, I'll suck it up with AT&T.

Jesterhole
05-19-2009, 07:03 PM
Love mine. Use it all the time, makes going on long trips easier, don't worry about losing my way in a new city. Handy for finding gas stations or places to eat. Pandora Radio in my car is pure joy.