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8gb is a little disappointing, too. I was hoping to be able to use this as a portable hd to load photo shoots on while traveling. I was really expecting at least 20-30gb.
Still, they have until June to implement more stuff. I may go ahead and get the 8525 to wait for this thing. I bet you're going to have to know someone to get your hands on one before late July or August.
- 01-09-2007, 12:53 PM #60
Its not an issue of how often you're outside Wi-Fi (which is a lot unless you live in SoCal or NYC), its a question of how often you're outside a FREE hotspot. There are tons of different WiFi suppliers, with very little inter-operability between providers (e.g. boingo, T-Mobile). AND it costs often $20/30 a month just for WiFi access from these folks.
Until universal free public wireless is available in large areas, 3G will be the default for those of us in the real world.
And c'mon $600 with a 3 year contract, that's crazy talk.
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Oh, boy, a touch screen keyboard. yawn.
Unless Apple really has a truly remarkable new technology, this ain't gonna do it for anyone who does a lot of typing (email use or texting). I've tried many, many touchscreens over the years, and they're all lousy for typing, with no tactile feedback it's really hard to catch typos. Any mention of 3rd party software support? Knowing Apple, I bet it's a closed system. And I don't think I could ever give up EVDO and downgrade to Edge, for the way I use my Treo.
This is a multimedia phone, not a smart phone. There's a singificant difference. Corporate buyers aren't going to buy into a productivity sapping ipod/phone combo. If you want a PDA phone, it doesn't look like it comes close to the Treo in functionality and expandability. Personally, I'd rather carry my Treo for organizing my life, and my Nano for music.
If what you want is a multimedia phone, this sounds like it MIGHT be great, if your wallet is fat. It remains to be seen how many consumers are going to buy into the price point, though. Will being "cool" entice people to pony up $500 AND a long term contract? Or will most people be satisfied with a RAZR and a Nano? I suspect the latter, but I've been wrong before. But, so has Apple.
Let's not drink the KoolAid just yet. Just because Jobs says it's great doesn't make it so. And being great doesn't automatically translate into sales. The Macintosh computer being only one example.
- 01-09-2007, 01:07 PM #71
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Wow. It's a real PDA phone. I sure didn't see it coming. I have been saying its a musci phone for a while and I got pwned! :/
However it has no HSDAP and EDVO, so it really competes with Nokia N95 more directly.
To be honest with you I really don't like how big it is. But I don't want to poo poo it right now until I find out how fast the text input is.
- 01-09-2007, 01:08 PM #73
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so to ditch those and spend 500-600(with contract which means 700-800 or more without) will be tough. again, I really like(read love) the phone but I think they may have priced themselves a little too high.