1. Convert#IM's Avatar
    I was all sold and ready to throw my cash at it until i heard the bomb shell that it will not support 3rd party application, and has no removable battery.

    Maybe on the next version, when i can do the above.
    That is a deal killer, indeed. Again, Mr. Jobs is going proprietary, which almost killed Apple at one point....will he never learn? :shake:
    01-19-2007 02:11 PM
  2. Convert#IM's Avatar
    The only reference I can find for "Google Switch" is a "kill switch" in Vista for the Google search engine. Can you post a link to more info?
    The Google Switch: an iPhone killer?

    http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/18/t...iphone-killer/
    01-19-2007 02:20 PM
  3. Iceman6's Avatar
    There will be no card slot.
    Everything else is fair game.

    A memory upgrade is more than likely. probably will be upped to 8 and 12GB.
    Apple has already recognized that a video iPod should have 40 - 80 GB of internal storage. I think your crystal ball is audio-only.
    01-19-2007 03:15 PM
  4. kmrivers's Avatar
    Apple has already recognized that a video iPod should have 40 - 80 GB of internal storage. I think your crystal ball is audio-only.
    Exactly a VIDEO IPOD. This is an iPhone, which happens to play video. Phone first, iPod second. Maybe even third if you consider the net.

    Product lineup:
    Shuffle: very small, wearable, 1GB.
    Nano: small, more songs 2-8GB
    iPod: Little larger and thin. 30-80GB. Smaller screen. Plays video, not a true video device.
    Video iPod: 3.5" touchscreen. True video device. 60-100GB.
    iPhone: iPod, Phone, Internet. Combines the nano storage and video iPod into a smaller package and adds phone and internet capabilities.

    ???: I suppose they could introduce a larger hard drive based phone. I doubt it, but its possible. This isn't a video ipod, again it is a phone. As flash drops one day we will hit the 32GB storage range. But they aren't aiming for this device to be a hardcore video player.
    01-19-2007 05:17 PM
  5. Dunc's Avatar
    That is a deal killer, indeed. Again, Mr. Jobs is going proprietary, which almost killed Apple at one point....will he never learn? :shake:
    Yeah, I watched the press conference and was sold. Would have bought one right then and there - fortuntely Steve gave me a couple of months to collect my thoughts. I can't do a phone with no 3rd party apps - no way! I still think they'll come around and concede that point, but in the mean time I'm looking at OpenMoko.

    Dunc
    01-22-2007 11:03 PM
  6. taylorh's Avatar
    A)I think that google phone is somewhat ugly.
    B)No storage? WTF

    Even as the WM5 fanboy as I've become, I may still get the iPhone just to try it out and see for myself. It doesn't look like a bad PHONE (not really a pda). After all, my wife may like it as she struggles with the complexity of WM.
    01-23-2007 10:56 AM
  7. rpjk2000's Avatar
    i think i am jumping ship from sprint day 1.**i have a 700wx and it is driving me nuts.**if the iphone rings when it's supposed to and reminds me of my appointments, then it's a step up from my 700wx.**i am sick of my phone not ringing and it not doing reminders of appointments.
    02-04-2007 01:06 PM
  8. freeman949's Avatar
    I can't wait to switch! I have had nothing but problems with both the Treo 600 and 650. It's been so bad I wouldn't waste the money for a 700. I have a Treo theory... Everyone needs three of em' so that way you always have one that works. I've tried Cingular, Verizon and Sprint over the past few years and they all suck and they're all pretty good. It just depends on where and when. I went through 3 Treo 600's and 4 650's with Cingular. Three 650's with Verizon and I'm on my second 650 with Sprint and the second one has been back for repairs twice. The Treo is a great concept and a very poorly made phone. By the way, I only switched to Sprint because they have the only Blutooth stack that is compatible with BMW. Palm customer service is useless! What's the worst that can nhappen? The iPhone is fun??
    02-05-2007 07:36 PM
  9. oalvarez's Avatar
    well, my reason's aren't as severe but at the end of the day i've found other devices that have met my needs in a much smaller and less heavy form. i'd love a Treo that was just a bit more current in its design and a bit more pocketable while offering better battery life. yes, there are opportunity costs, but i'm sure something better than rounded edges and an antenna-less design could be had if they put their minds/budget to it. as for stability, it's been months since the Pearl needed to have its battery removed, i could never ever say that about any of my Treo devices. will be fun to give the iPhone a try. whether i keep it or not is a question i won't be able to answer until a later time.
    02-05-2007 08:38 PM
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