1. cyber's Avatar
    cant wait to get my hands on this truly revolutionary iphone.

    how did ed say? they tried years to make a phone?

    apple is already lightyears ahead.
    01-09-2007 12:58 PM
  2. Cool Cat's Avatar
    I suddenly hate my 700p with a passion.

    My lust is for the Apple iPhone.

    I'm locked to VZW for 2 more years.
    01-09-2007 01:23 PM
  3. cyber's Avatar
    am catapulted out of my socks, truly.

    my brand new nokia e61 suddenly looks like garbage from the last millennium.

    some people at nokia, sony ericsson and motorola get fired right now.
    01-09-2007 01:28 PM
  4. littlewaywelt's Avatar
    palm 700w and a verizon user since 84 soon to be terminated for cingular and an iPhone

    Even if it is has some qualities missing on the 700w, it has soooo much more. I'm blown away by this thing.

    Apple's already up over 6% and it's only been an hour. This thing is going to be gangbusters for Apple.
    01-09-2007 01:41 PM
  5. gapost's Avatar
    Here is a blog on engadget that gives details of the presentation:

    http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/09/l...-jobs-keynote/

    It looks awesome, albeit, the Treo can do a lot of this. Just not as easy and not with the built-in software.
    01-09-2007 01:58 PM
  6. cyber's Avatar
    It looks awesome, albeit, the Treo can do a lot of this. Just not as easy and not with the built-in software.
    give me a break, the ergonomics and simplicity are the only plus of the treo.

    its technology is from years back.

    this iphone will change a lot in the market. expect lower-end versions to appeal to the broader masses.

    or how did they laugh at the launch of the ipod?

    creating a market where there is no market?

    and that resolution.

    am glad for steve and for me having switched to mac two years ago.

    sync will be a pleasure.
    01-09-2007 02:05 PM
  7. +Kardboard+'s Avatar
    A lot, but the "not as easy" and "not with the built-in doodads" is a big deal-breaker for many. Granted, I prefer the tactile feedback of a physical keyboard, but the iPhone is pure sex.

    Now if only it came in Treo 680 Copper.
    01-09-2007 02:06 PM
  8. cyber's Avatar
    www.apple.com seems to have crashed - what a sad overload for ed c. & co.

    oops, slowly but surely back with the ... take a wild guess.
    01-09-2007 02:13 PM
  9. blee4's Avatar
    Apple does it better nuff said, after 2 years with my Treo random address book corruption, non-existant mac support. Mac users finally have something to call their own oh ya and we have WiFi too suck it Palm! I'd like to hear Palm CEO and Bill Gate shrug this off! oh ya Zune gets games in 2008 way to go Microsoft
    01-09-2007 02:33 PM
  10. areyouwishing's Avatar
    Palm deserved the iPhone.

    The whole time we have been dealing with franken-garnet (over 2 years) Apple created this ENTIRE product. It wasn't until late 2006 that we got no antenna.

    I wish I felt sorry for Palm, but they asked for it. What's even more sad is that they don't have the resources to even try to catch up. They will be bought, and laid to rest... very, very, very shortly.

    Also in that 2 years for Apple: intel transistion, new ipods, video store, new macs, new OSes.
    01-09-2007 03:00 PM
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    01-09-2007 03:31 PM
  12. PDR447's Avatar
    It's over...

    Palm founder sells shares
    http://www.businessweek.com/ap/finan.../D8MHVJEO0.htm

    DAMN! that was quick!
    01-09-2007 03:38 PM
  13. Convert#IM's Avatar
    It's over...

    Palm founder sells shares
    http://www.businessweek.com/ap/finan.../D8MHVJEO0.htm

    ROFLMAO. :bow:

    But really, I don't know how many of these iPhones they will sell with that pricing - starting price $499 with 2 year contract?! Only power users and blingers will be buying IMHO, most mobile phone users buy what's free and use just basic features.
    01-09-2007 03:40 PM
  14. vinman's Avatar
    It's over...

    Palm founder sells shares
    http://www.businessweek.com/ap/finan.../D8MHVJEO0.htm

    meh, I don't know if this will have any real affect on Palm. He probably sensed that just before the big show today was a good time to cash out. Admit it or not, we all have a soft spot for Palm left in us somewhere - after all, they are more or less responsible for the whole "smart phone" revolution. I can still pop my sim card into my 650 or my 600 and they are just as easy to use as ever.

    It's Palm's seeming lack of vision that's alienated so many of us. They COULD do something this innovative (well, maybe), they just don't really seem to WANT to. After all, they're still giving us BT1.2 and holding off on WiFi. No one but their R/D teams know what's going on in their collective heads. It's a shame, but it's why I left Palm when the 8125 came out. It's why I won't be buying a Cingular Treo 750, and it's why I AM getting an 8525, and very possibly an iPhone as soon as I can get my grubby fingers on one.
    01-09-2007 03:40 PM
  15. Chatter's Avatar
    The comment about the founder selling shares is TOTAL IDIOCY. Both Jeff and Donna have been on a pre-determined selling plan for YEARS.

    Marc
    01-09-2007 03:54 PM
  16. Chatter's Avatar
    BTW, one-handed operation won't be easy with the iPhone. Besides the fact that it's drop-dead gorgeous, there's a lot that isn't known; I wouldn't rush to think it's the best thing since sliced bread.

    Marc
    01-09-2007 03:55 PM
  17. littlewaywelt's Avatar
    ROFLMAO. :bow:

    But really, I don't know how many of these iPhones they will sell with that pricing - starting price $499 with 2 year contract?! Only power users and blingers will be buying IMHO, most mobile phone users buy what's free and use just basic features.
    I disagree. THey have a known quantity in the iPhone due to the iPod and they have a dedicated following that has ponied up for music players at that price range. I don't think they'll have any trouble getting people to buy the phones. This phone seems perfectly priced to me. People criticized them for the same thing in music players. Apple has built a seemingly near-perfect converged device. Everyone is going to want one.

    I'm one of them.
    01-09-2007 03:56 PM
  18. Convert#IM's Avatar
    I disagree. THey have a known quantity in the iPhone due to the iPod and they have a dedicated following that has ponied up for music players at that price range. I don't think they'll have any trouble getting people to buy the phones. This phone seems perfectly priced to me. People criticized them for the same thing in music players. Apple has built a seemingly near-perfect converged device. Everyone is going to want one.

    I'm one of them.
    I disagree, the ipod is the cool factor. Many of the people who will want the iPhone will be those who have already shelled out $300 for their iPod and so they are going to be willing to shell out another $500 to get more bling and an all in one device? Sure, if their credit cards aren't already maxed out. Maybe, we'll see....
    01-09-2007 04:11 PM
  19. Fittske's Avatar
    ROFLMAO. :bow:

    But really, I don't know how many of these iPhones they will sell with that pricing - starting price $499 with 2 year contract?! Only power users and blingers will be buying IMHO, most mobile phone users buy what's free and use just basic features.
    I disagree....Most of those mobile phone users buy what's free and use just basic features.....also go out and drop $250 to $300 on an ipod. Every day when I go to the gym. I see the same most with their ipod on their arm and their phone on their hip. Now they can have there phone and ipod on them at all times!!! Not to mention most mid to high-end cars, trucks and SUV's have ipod hookups and integrated Bluetooth. This phone will be a huge success. There has been a debate for a long time between the treo and ipod. You won't see a 8gig treo for a long long long time. Lets face it for the Average consumer this phone is mack daddy. For the business person although the iphone may not be their primary phone, but I am sure most will own one. That is the plus of GSM, just pop out the sim and go.

    Ladies and gentleman look to the skies.....pigs are flying all over the world.
    01-09-2007 04:24 PM
  20. Fittske's Avatar
    With features like this, and if they work as advertised...... WOW!

    Built-in Advanced Sensors
    iPhone’s accelerometer detects when you rotate the device from portrait to landscape, then automatically changes the contents of the display, so you immediately see the entire width of a web page or a photo in its proper landscape aspect ratio.

    The proximity sensor detects when you lift iPhone to your ear and immediately turns off the display to save power and prevent inadvertent touches until iPhone is moved away.

    An ambient light sensor automatically adjusts the display’s brightness to the appropriate level for the current ambient light, thereby enhancing the user experience and saving power at the same time.
    01-09-2007 04:50 PM
  21. heterodoxos's Avatar
    I admit to being an Apple fan boy but they really have outdone themselves this time and exceeded all of my expectations. For those concerned about applications, the fact that it runs OSX should make it, I imagine, relatively easy to develop for.

    My only disappointment is that it won't be released in Europe until the end of the year. I do wonder how they will deal with network customisation, I don't imagine Apple allowing this as other manufacturers do. I remain hopeful that we will be able to buy it unlocked. Until that time I will console myself with the possibility of a 3G version when we finally get our hands on it and that the Vaja case I ordered over the weekend for my 680 won't be a complete waste!

    I look forward to the reviews over the coming months, especially from members of this board.....
    01-09-2007 04:56 PM
  22. treoneo's Avatar
    I mean talk about innovation! I am stunned to say the least! It drives home what I have been saying for the last couple of years - Palm is a company which does ZERO innovation & rests on their laurels. They have been releasing the same dang Treo 600 for years now as an update! Not to mention the stability is horrible. Why have a device where you allow & even boast that thousands of apps can be added to increase functionality when once you do, the dang thing won't work?? I have been waiting for a reason to leave Palm & this could be it. One thing wasn't clear - does it record video too? I mean come one guys, just about every single feature of this thing is innovative. Palm are you guys asleep at the wheel???
    01-09-2007 05:01 PM
  23. surur's Avatar
    With features like this, and if they work as advertised...... WOW!

    Built-in Advanced Sensors
    iPhones accelerometer detects when you rotate the device from portrait to landscape, then automatically changes the contents of the display, so you immediately see the entire width of a web page or a photo in its proper landscape aspect ratio.

    The proximity sensor detects when you lift iPhone to your ear and immediately turns off the display to save power and prevent inadvertent touches until iPhone is moved away.

    An ambient light sensor automatically adjusts the displays brightness to the appropriate level for the current ambient light, thereby enhancing the user experience and saving power at the same time.
    Those are all just nice touches for a 'dumb phone'. Where the real tech, such as digital TV (DVB-H), XM-Radio, HSDPA, GPS, a keyboard you can do work on etc.

    Its a cool toy, and no doubt will sell well, but its not a Treo replacement (though it may kill their consumer base).

    Surur
    01-09-2007 05:01 PM
  24. Wiz's Avatar
    Indeed. NO HSDPA, NO UMTS, NO GPRS, only EDGE. Now that is enough to kill the iPhone way before it is even launched in Europe.
    01-09-2007 05:05 PM
  25. heterodoxos's Avatar
    I was surprised at the lack of 3G not so much HSDPA, considering Apple's history with new technology. Cingular does have a 3G network but from my understanding 3G roll out in the States has been relatively slow. Perhaps this will happen for the European and or Asian release....
    01-09-2007 05:12 PM
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