- 01-15-2007, 05:45 AM #101
- 01-15-2007, 12:22 PM #102
There is no doubt that a 3G version of this phone should be developed. According to Cingular, they're workiing on it:
It will require another radio, and surely a bigger battery. Apple will not be able to sell this phone overseas without 3G, so I expect this to happen by the end of the year.
- 01-15-2007, 12:59 PM #103
- 01-15-2007, 01:20 PM #104
Let me come onto TREOcentral, bash Treo's in worship of this unproven IPhone, and damn anyone who opposes me? Morons, absolute idiots.....
Say what you want, I'm still sleeping tonight whether you love the iphone or not, but if you're trying to make close-ended proclamations about the device (that you haven't even touched) with no debate then you're in the wrong place. www.iphonecentral.com?
- 01-15-2007, 03:23 PM #105
in response to the original poster: i am getting an i-phone and am looking forward to its release.
- 01-15-2007, 04:35 PM #106
- 01-15-2007, 05:46 PM #107
- 01-15-2007, 06:52 PM #108
The bottom line is the iPhone isn't even available yet. Saying anything pro or con at this time is nothing more than conjecture... nobody knows anything for certain, not even the hairdresser. The proof is in the pudding and the pudding won't be ready until at least June, which is a looong way off.
I hope these discussions won't digress to the point of personal attacks and name-calling. Treo lover or iPhone zealot, we're ALL better than that.
- 01-15-2007, 06:54 PM #109
at least we'll have something to look forward to throughout the year
- 01-15-2007, 07:10 PM #110
Obviously with the present "wiki" definition as a guide, an iPhone counts as a smartphone...but so does my old nokia 6101! In other words..as technology improves the definitions we use need to. 10 yrs ago the motorola star tac was a smartphone wasn't it? let's not jump the proverbial gun here!
TBH in my opinion basically a smartphone is one that can "adapt" and "learn" through the use of its software and hardware...possibly the iPhone has the hardware, but from what Jobs showed it seems to lack a lot of the software ppl have defined smartphones by which show their potential such as GPS nav ( naturally mostly 3rd party apps)....like a brain w/o fully developed cognition...perhaps when they allow development we shall see how "smart" it can get e.g. GPS, 3G etc
- 01-16-2007, 01:30 AM #111
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- 01-17-2007, 05:57 PM #117
So, it's better to lock into a 2 year contract for a Treo and wait for those incremental updates from Palm.
I'd rather have a company bring out new stuff and fixes faster rather than Palm's performance over the last year.
And for the naming calling record, I don't think you need to be a Treo hater to love the iPhone. I can't count how much money I've spent on Palm the past few years. But on all the devices they've released in the past year I am sorely disappointed. The 650 (after firmware updates) mostly did what it was supposed to. All the releases since then seem to have enough bugs that their usability is affected, sometimes significantly.
I'll move to the iPhone since it seems like it will meet my needs. For those it doesn't great, get what suits you best. But I do hope Palm makes changes. On their current course I don't think their future looks very bright. I'd love to know how 680 sales are going since they indicated this was their market expander. I haven't really seem much positive about it since it was released.
- 01-17-2007, 06:39 PM #118
- 01-17-2007, 06:49 PM #119
I will be waiting to see how it develops while I ride out my Sprint contract (3/08). Here is what I want to know and will alter my decision to buy or not.
1. Price of the plans. I am betting there will be iPhone specific set of tiered plans. Since these will be sold in the Apple Store.
2. 3G. Not available where I am yet. I imagine by 08 it will be here, in my area and in the iPhone.
That is pretty much it for me. I will have over a year to watch this pan out. I want one bad though. We will see. By 08 I expect to see:
1. More memory. Maybe up it to 8GB and 12GB. Maybe more as flash should come down a lot.
2. N wireless.
3. More battery life.
4. Maybe slimmer.
Maybe even more. Again we will see.
I am pumped. Just wish I didnt have to wait so long.
- 01-18-2007, 01:01 PM #120
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- 01-19-2007, 02:04 AM #123
You know what really pisses me off aout the iPhone?
"iPhone brings you free “push” IMAP email service from Yahoo!, and it can be easily set up to work with most IMAP and POP email services."
I have been waiting for IMAP on Yahoo for YEARS and still only pop. And I'm willing to even pay for it. But oh, just because Apple wants it, It'll be free for the iPhone? What if I want IMAP to use with WM5 or outlook?
- 01-19-2007, 12:09 PM #124
I've really been struggling with whether to jump ship from Sprint in order to get an iPhone. Version 2.0 will have 3G, a bigger battery, and hopefully an SD-card slot and a flash for the camera. Right now I'm leaning towards waiting. The iPhone is almost a perfect portable video player. Add more internal memory, or preferably an SD-card slot, and I'm sold.
- 01-19-2007, 12:48 PM #125