- 06-18-2009, 10:49 AM #326iPhone Newbie
- 42 Posts
I would like to win the give away so I can have an iPhone that is twice as fast.
I also would love the ability to record video as I am getting married in a few months, and it would be awesome to shoot video and share it online immediately with friends and family. So please. Hook a brotha up!
- 06-18-2009, 10:49 AM #327iPhone Nanite
- 4 Posts
I have been using a RAZR for the last two years and I think it's about time I got an upgrade. When I text, there is so much lag that I usually finish what I have to say and wait 5-10 seconds for the text to completely appear. I also use my phone to plan my schedule, except it'd be nice to actually have a visual calendar instead of a text-style calendar where I can't even have the alarm ring on cue. Now that I think of it, I have not seen another person using a RAZR for the longest time...
I had been previously considering getting a BlackBerry Bold, but after going in-store and trying out the iPhone, I just couldn't see how the BB was for me. The only benefit of the BB is that I can cancel the data plan and use WiFi while I'm on campus, whereas I will be paying for a data plan on the iPhone that I will not use. Unfortunately, the iPhone 3GS is just too sleek of a device for me to resist. I've been reading various iPhone blogs daily for the last month, in anticipation of a new one coming out that would actually have important hardware updates.
Well, thanks for this giveaway opportunity
- 06-18-2009, 10:50 AM #328
ready for something new
I've had my 2g for quite a while now and it's been a great servant. Now that I'm into development it would be great to set the 2g aside for testing and have the new hardware for further development!
- 06-18-2009, 10:50 AM #329iPhone Nanite
- 6 Posts
My number one reason is the new 32gb capacity. That's ridiculous for a device like the iPhone with all of its features. Now I can truly bring all my media with me everywhere I go. Tomorrow can not get here soon enough.
- 06-18-2009, 10:50 AM #330
Me and my have a 2g 4gig version of the iphone. I would LOVE to surprise her on her birthday with a new shiny iphone! We are expecting our 2nd kid and money is going to be tight soon. I might have to give up mine to save $$$
- 06-18-2009, 10:50 AM #331
- 06-18-2009, 10:51 AM #332
My sad sad story, I actually had a fairly decent phone prior to this one: A Samsung Blackjack II. Loved the heck out of it. However, it fell in the toilet.
Since I'm a student, I have no money. I went to AT&T and got a cheap Samsung SYNC (which I'm using to this day), however, they made me renew my 2-year contract. So one year later, the iPhone 3GS came out, and I have yet another year to complete before I get the subsidized pricing.
I can't afford to shell out $399 for a new phone.
- 06-18-2009, 10:51 AM #333
The 3GS will be my first iPhone. I've been admiringly following the iPhone blog for two years, but there were many features that I wanted to see before retiring my Treo 700p. I needed to see TomTom GPS, document editing, voice dialing, and copy/paste. The 3GS gives me all that and so much more (Voice control - even from the headset, a huge variety of apps, faster processor, compass, better camera, visual voicemail, VNC, spotlight, remote wipe, phone locating). Thanks to the 3GS and OS 3.0, my Treo's days are numbered.
- 06-18-2009, 10:53 AM #334iPhone Intermediate
- 101 Posts
I would love to upgrade to the 3GS because of the faster performance. I've had my 3G for a few months and, while it's a good phone, I miss some features that my old phone had. The video recording and better camera really make the 3GS seem a little more like my old phone (although it is WAY better than it).
- 06-18-2009, 10:53 AM #335
My 3G has gone through hell, and because the water sensors have been kicked off, there was nothing I could do (until right before they annouced the 3GS. I've opened my iPhone since to save it once, but it doesn't work anymore. And before it died, the home button slowly stopped working too.
I'm currently on a Blackberry, and I do miss the iPhone more than I thought I could. Because I bought the BB, I'm also sure I cannot qualify for the AT&T early upgrade for iPhone 3G users. I do plan on buying the 3GS eventually, but I'm also currently a student looking for a part-time job.
- 06-18-2009, 10:54 AM #336
I have a iPhone 2g which I just put 3.0 on! I LOVE my iPhone but I would really like to have 3g. I use my iPhone for college and everything else. I bought my 2g off of eBay because I'm not due for an upgrade till 2010 and now I really want the new iPhone.
- 06-18-2009, 10:55 AM #337iPhone Nanite
- 4 Posts
Why I'm getting an iphone 3G[s]
Thank you for setting up a excellent online resource for all things iphone. Although I just officially joined (this is my second post), I have been reading the articles, reviews, etc. for about a year - ever since the 3G came out.
Currently, I don't have an iphone, although in the interest of full disclosure, I have pre-ordered one from AT&T. I presume it will be coming in sometime next week or so.
Actually, I don't have a cell phone at the moment. I used to have one. Until the end of May I had one. I had a cell phone, laptop, camera and voice recorder (amongst other things). Then, while I slept in my apartment, someone broke in and stole all of this stuff. The reason they didn't grab my pda is because I had misplaced it (still misplaced). Otherwise, it would have been right where they looked for it (in its case).
And so this brings me to the iphone. Fortunately, both my cats and I were unharmed. Unfortunately, I don't have renter's insurance, either.
And so I had an interesting convergence of events. I needed a new phone. I also needed a new pda (I was spending way too much time looking for phone numbers, etc. that should have been readily accessible). I needed a new camera (nothing special, but having some sort of camera handy has become incredibly useful in our society). I needed a new voice recorder (lectures, my music practicing). Oh, right, and I WANTED an mp3 player. My current mp3 player holds 256 mb of info on it. Unfortunately, I can't change that music anymore (no laptop). Oh, and I was probably going to go out and get a gps thingy because I'm doing more driving (for work).
Enter: iPhone 3G [s] - 32 GB - Black
It slices, it dices, it makes your morning coffee. Okay, well, we can skip the dicing.
In truth, this handy device is as much (or more) other things than it is a phone. I imagine it will truly become a "how did I live without it" device. It will be my only phone (I will finally be able to cancel my land-line), my camera, voice-recorder, pda, mp3 player and gps. And I will probably use all of those features in the first day. As an added bonus, I'll also be able to go online and check my email. Currently, that (and this post) is done on a old, borrowed laptop (thanks to my neighbor)!
I don't have the money for all of this stuff. But I don't have the money to not do it, either. What would I do with the voucher/apple credit? I'd probably outfit my my iphone with a blue-tooth head-set, get a decent stereo/docking station and, well, I'm sure I could find plenty more uses for it. I try not to think of what else I want, because the fact of the matter is that I've used what disposable money I have (for the next 3 months) on the iphone.
Okay, so I have a tendency to be chatty.
Again, thanks for the excellent news, updates, tips and reviews! I know there are other, very worthy folks out there who could really use the phone. My reasons may not be the "best" but I had throw my hat into the ring.
- 06-18-2009, 10:55 AM #338
I am a current Blackberry user and I decide to upgrade because paying at almost 600 dollars for a phone, I want a phone that satisfies my needs and the iPhone certainly meets the requirements. 3GS has many more improvements over my Blackberry Bold.
- 06-18-2009, 10:57 AM #339
Obviously....I need an Iphone
I do not have an Iphone. Certainly I need say no more. I would really like to win.
- 06-18-2009, 10:57 AM #340iPhone Nanite
- 3 Posts
I teach Spanish and I think the video camera would be a wonderful way for me to record podcasts of me pronouncing the vocabulary correctly and posting them on my class website. I also have a 3 year old and I used to record him all the time before I got my V1 in June of 07. He was 1 then so I have missed a couple years of recording. Thanks for the opportunity.
- 06-18-2009, 10:57 AM #341
It's definitely the video for me. I have a 3G right now (which will go to my wife if/when I get a 3GS) and came from a Treo 680. The biggest thing I miss about my Treo is taking impromptu videos of my kids!!! I have a ton of grainy Treo videos of all kinds of stuff.
BTW, I learned about this site due to the iPhone giveaway. I've already added you to my RSS feeds!
- 06-18-2009, 11:00 AM #342
stuck in the stone ages...
I would love love LOVE to have an iPhone. ANY iPhone! I'm still rockin' my old Palm Treo 680. It sucks! Internet on it is unusable, the graphics are terrible, and it has SO little memory. I've come SOCLOSE to being able to finally upgrade to an iPhone the last couple of years, but every time my contract is up for renewal one of my kids seems to conveniently ruin or lose their cell phones so I end up using my renewal to get them another free phone. I want to finally have a cool phone too! LOL!
- 06-18-2009, 11:00 AM #343
With many siblings, the video and picture capabilities/upgrades would take front stage! MMS, tethering, and the 3G network would be superb as well. My original iPhone has been far surpassed.
- 06-18-2009, 11:01 AM #344
- 06-18-2009, 11:01 AM #345
My dad happily saved up his money to buy me and my mom each an iPhone 3G. I would like to win an iPhone 3GS to give to my dad to surprise him cause he saved up for my mom and I first.
- 06-18-2009, 11:02 AM #346
- 06-18-2009, 11:02 AM #347
Battery life!! I'm sick of this battery dying so often ( I think mines damaged). Also speed! I want to say goodbye to keyboard lag!! Aand more space! I can't do anything with 8gb, 32gb would be awesome!!
- 06-18-2009, 11:02 AM #348
A2DP and GPS and Video
I've got an iPhone 2G and it's a huge blow to have a $200 Car Head Unit that actually supports A2DP and a $400 phone that doesn't. My fiance's FREE AT&T pink flip phone supports A2DP!
Selling a GPS unit should help contribute to the iPhone fund if an iPhone can replace it.
And 640 x 480 video in pocket at all times is a win.
So A2DP, GPS, and video = new iPhone.
- 06-18-2009, 11:04 AM #349iMore Nanite
- 9 Posts
My Wife Wants Mine
Bought a 3G when it came out... and wife didn't want one at the time. She said she didn't need all "that stuff on a phone" .. but now she's been eyeing my iphone. Great reason to get myself a 3Gs and give my 3G to my wife!
Want the better camera and video recording!!!
My First Post!
- 06-18-2009, 11:04 AM #350iPhone Beginner
- 60 Posts
I need the new 3g S because my hands get dirty at work sinetimes and it would be nice to select a song without getting my phone out. Along with being able to tell it to look up and call someone.