1. vinman's Avatar
    Anyone notice if it supports A2DP. If it does, I'll shaddap.
    BT2.0 - if I read correctly. Doesn't that supercede A2DP?
    01-09-2007 01:42 PM
  2. yOyOYoo's Avatar
    gizmodo.com coverage is awesome!

    I'm trying to talk myself into getting this thing, and using it only as a music player, and surfing the net when I'm in a wifi area..... it's so hot and sexy!!!
    01-09-2007 01:44 PM
  3. PDR447's Avatar
    available in june through apple or cingular

    guessing it's unlocked/unbranded? I doubt apple would let cingy clutter up their product with logos
    01-09-2007 01:44 PM
  4. PDR447's Avatar
    damn, ok those prices I just wrote up a couple posts ^. 500/600- those are with 2 year contracts!
    01-09-2007 01:46 PM
  5. yOyOYoo's Avatar
    We have to wait until June?! AHhhhhhh i was just looking for the "buy it now" link.
    01-09-2007 01:47 PM
  6. PDR447's Avatar
    multi YEAR exclusive with cingy
    01-09-2007 01:48 PM
  7. vinman's Avatar
    I was honestly thinking he would surprise us late with an announcement like "...oh, and I almost forgot - what revolutionary communicator would be complete without 3G/HSDPA".
    01-09-2007 01:49 PM
  8. PDR447's Avatar
    apple stock up $6.40

    haha, I should have bought some yesterday!
    01-09-2007 01:52 PM
  9. vinman's Avatar
    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 01:52 PM
  10. PSB22's Avatar
    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.
    01-09-2007 01:53 PM
  11. mobileman's Avatar
    besides no 3g, I really think it might be a "tad" on the large size. Its actually about the size of a psp. Might look alittle foolish holding that up to your ear.
    01-09-2007 01:53 PM
  12. archie's Avatar
    besides no 3g, I really think it might be a "tad" on the large size. Its actually about the size of a psp. Might look alittle foolish holding that up to your ear.
    What are you talking about. It's smaller AND thinner that the Moto Q!
    01-09-2007 01:56 PM
  13. PDR447's Avatar
    you know the biggest surprize for me is that they're calling it iPhone- linksys already has a voip phone out under that name.
    01-09-2007 01:57 PM
  14. mobileman's Avatar
    What are you talking about. It's smaller AND thinner that the Moto Q!
    Maybe thinner, but not anywhere near smaller. 6.26 x 3.296 x0.687. Over 6 inches tall. The treo is 4.37 inches tall
    01-09-2007 01:58 PM
  15. vinman's Avatar
    What are you talking about. It's smaller AND thinner that the Moto Q!
    Seriously. This thing's tiny.
    01-09-2007 01:58 PM
  16. mobileman's Avatar
    01-09-2007 01:59 PM
  17. vinman's Avatar
    And the cost? $600 for a 2 year contract. Factor in the cost of a nano and a smartphone with BT2.0 AND WiFi ($400 with a two year contract for the 8525) and you're still coming out ahead with only ONE device.

    I still like it.
    01-09-2007 02:02 PM
  18. vinman's Avatar
    The graphic representation is scary BUT...




    Must be the hand of a giant in that photo...
    01-09-2007 02:05 PM
  19. dstudboy1's Avatar
    Yeah....I likey....likey ALOT!!!
    01-09-2007 02:06 PM
  20. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    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 02:07 PM
  21. archie's Avatar
    Gizmodo's editor notriously trashes Apple. That graphic of there's is not accurate.
    01-09-2007 02:07 PM
  22. whatever7's Avatar
    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 02:07 PM
  23. archie's Avatar
    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.
    You, TreoCentral user, do not know the facts.
    01-09-2007 02:08 PM
  24. vinman's Avatar


    This thing doesn't look 6in long to me...
    01-09-2007 02:09 PM
  25. PDR447's Avatar
    And the cost? $600 for a 2 year contract. Factor in the cost of a nano and a smartphone with BT2.0 AND WiFi ($400 with a two year contract for the 8525) and you're still coming out ahead with only ONE device.

    I still like it.
    I like it too. but the tough part is that 1. I already have a cell phone/pda(treo 700) 2. I already have an ipod(2 actually)

    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.
    01-09-2007 02:10 PM
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