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I don't think there has ever been a cell phone that I just HAD to have...until now. 6 Months to wait...uhg....
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They have an exclusive contract with Cingular for the first 2 years so there is no possibility of the phone on any networks until June of 2009
That sucks. I just switched from cingular and the SOBs are trying to charge me an early termination fee and the final month's service charge because I changed service (the company I work for is now paying my cell phone bill) 5 days before the contract was up. I'm never going back to those jerks, so it looks like it'll be a couple of years before I get one. If then. :bandage:
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I'm sure there will be a zillion questions, so here is zillion +1 Is there any mention of PDA type apps? I currently use a Treo 650 but would give it to my wife if this phone also is a PDA.

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is it just me or was this a BAD BAD move on apples part? the iphone only working with cingular for atleast the first two years. to only support one provider in my opinion is dumb.


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is it just me or was this a BAD BAD move on apples part? the iphone only working with cingular for atleast the first two years. to only support one provider in my opinion is dumb.

agreed.. they should just sell it outright from the apple store and let the buyers put their sim card in it..
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is it just me or was this a BAD BAD move on apples part? the iphone only working with cingular for atleast the first two years. to only support one provider in my opinion is dumb.
Cingular probably paid apple a lot of money for the exclusive rights to it, and they wouldn't demand to cripple the phone like verizon would. Sales will still be very high for a first generation specialty product, and apple will be doing very well with the money from cingular.

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is it just me or was this a BAD BAD move on apples part? the iphone only working with cingular for atleast the first two years. to only support one provider in my opinion is dumb.
I guess that's just how it's done in the cell phone world. Most phones are with only 1 provider for a year or 2. And even then (I'm thinking of the motorola v60 series and razr), when they are with multiple carriers, some carrier's versions are better than the other. I think Verizon had the razr 1st, but when cingular got it, verizon got an updated version with more bells&whistles than cingular's version. they may be even now...I'm talking a few years ago.

It's been my experience that they are all pretty much equal...you trade one problem for another. Who's signal is better just depends on where you are.

Now, with iPhone...that is one sleek interface. I'm really impressed with Apple. They know how to design a GUI. Not sure I like their new name - Apple, Inc. Now its too much like the record label. All their products are still computers or computer software/peripherals, even the phone. It's a specialized computer, but it's still a computer.
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http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/09/the-apple-iphone/
here's another websight that tells you more info and shows you more pics of what it can do.
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I guess that's just how it's done in the cell phone world. Most phones are with only 1 provider for a year or 2. And even then (I'm thinking of the motorola v60 series and razr), when they are with multiple carriers, some carrier's versions are better than the other. I think Verizon had the razr 1st, but when cingular got it, verizon got an updated version with more bells&whistles than cingular's version. they may be even now...I'm talking a few years ago.

It's been my experience that they are all pretty much equal...you trade one problem for another. Who's signal is better just depends on where you are.

Now, with iPhone...that is one sleek interface. I'm really impressed with Apple. They know how to design a GUI. Not sure I like their new name - Apple, Inc. Now its too much like the record label. All their products are still computers or computer software/peripherals, even the phone. It's a specialized computer, but it's still a computer.
Cingular had the razr first .. i remember that.. but i am also impressed with the phone.. and its not like they made other phones before.. this is their first.
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This thing is really cool, can't wait to watch the keynote. :black:
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do you think they will make hard covers for it like ipods ?
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Haven't seen the back of it yet, or if there'll be a cradle.

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the back is just like an ipod, i think it has the apple logo as well
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I guess that's just how it's done in the cell phone world. Most phones are with only 1 provider for a year or 2. And even then (I'm thinking of the motorola v60 series and razr), when they are with multiple carriers, some carrier's versions are better than the other. I think Verizon had the razr 1st, but when cingular got it, verizon got an updated version with more bells&whistles than cingular's version. they may be even now...I'm talking a few years ago.

It's been my experience that they are all pretty much equal...you trade one problem for another. Who's signal is better just depends on where you are.

Now, with iPhone...that is one sleek interface. I'm really impressed with Apple. They know how to design a GUI. Not sure I like their new name - Apple, Inc. Now its too much like the record label. All their products are still computers or computer software/peripherals, even the phone. It's a specialized computer, but it's still a computer.

Actually, I think it's mostly just the US that is stuck the "you've got to put up with whatever the cell companies dictate" problem. I think that EU regulations prevent providers from locking phones or refusing to use other compatible phones people got elsewhere.

After the initial OMG I WANT ONE reaction, a scan through the specs shows that it's pretty much all been done before (except maybe the multi-touch thing). Now I'm sure Apple is going to do an outstanding job with it, but ultimately, how is it really going to be that much better than what is already on the market? mp3 playback, third party apps, and the rest is all functionallity that is already currently on the market. So does Apple really expect to ship 10 million units through Cingular only, when they have other smartphones on the market at a cheaper price? Particularly when companies that ship their fist model cell phones notoriously have problems with them. Maybe Apple will get it right the first try, but I'm expecting at least minor bugs for the first few months. We'll see I guess. But with my current contract and my disdain for cingular (see above post), I won't have one of these for some time. Not until 2nd gen at least the way things look.
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