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Since it's running some sort of OS X I wonder if other apps can be installed. Getting my VPN client on it would be tremendous, and the terminal.

Edit: To answer my own question, probably not. They keynote says iPhone ships with two widgets which I take to mean the widgets had to be rewritten specifically for the iPhone so I don't see Cisco running out and writing a VPN client. Especially not Cisco. But hey, I can dream, right?

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Since it's running some sort of OS X I wonder if other apps can be installed. Getting my VPN client on it would be tremendous, and the terminal.

Edit: To answer my own question, probably not. They keynote says iPhone ships with two widgets which I take to mean the widgets had to be rewritten specifically for the iPhone so I don't see Cisco running out and writing a VPN client. Especially not Cisco. But hey, I can dream, right?
What bothers me more is the rumor I just read that the battery is not removable - the unit has to be taken in and changed by a "professional." If true that spells "expensive" to me.
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Since it's running some sort of OS X I wonder if other apps can be installed. Getting my VPN client on it would be tremendous, and the terminal.

Edit: To answer my own question, probably not. They keynote says iPhone ships with two widgets which I take to mean the widgets had to be rewritten specifically for the iPhone so I don't see Cisco running out and writing a VPN client. Especially not Cisco. But hey, I can dream, right?
I thought that they had said it would run dashboard widgets. There are one or two VPN widgets floating around aren't there?
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What bothers me more is the rumor I just read that the battery is not removable - the unit has to be taken in and changed by a "professional." If true that spells "expensive" to me.
This is expected. No iPod has an user removable battery and several PDAs follow the same rule. Still, even if that's the case there are plenty of batteries for such devices.

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I thought that they had said it would run dashboard widgets. There are one or two VPN widgets floating around aren't there?
Jobs said "desktop class" aplication, i'm sure within time all kind of apps will be available, but for a few months Widgets will be the best option.

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Most reports are saying no third party apps will be available:

http://www.tuaw.com/2007/01/09/iphon...-applications/

No user replaceable battery
No third party apps
Slow internet connectivity (Edge instead of HSPDA)
No memory card slot.

This device is not as earth shattering as many people say it is. People say it is still several months from shipping, but keep in mind the hardware cannot be changed once it is submitted to the FCC for approval. The Blackjack can do all of the above for $199, so many people are going to be asking if the iPhone is really worth the premium.
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Most reports are saying no third party apps will be available:

http://www.tuaw.com/2007/01/09/iphon...-applications/

No user replaceable battery
No third party apps
Slow internet connectivity (Edge instead of HSPDA)
No memory card slot.

This device is not as earth shattering as many people say it is. People say it is still several months from shipping, but keep in mind the hardware cannot be changed once it is submitted to the FCC for approval. The Blackjack can do all of the above for $199, so many people are going to be asking if the iPhone is really worth the premium.
It has Edge as well as WIFI, Did you watch the keynote? I was pretty impressed and I would dissagree that the blackjack can do "all of the above"

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Let us compare the two:

Samsung Blackjack (SGH-I607) Specs

Technical Specifications
Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / UMTS 850 / 1900
Form Factor: PDA / Windows Mobile 5.0
Dimensions: 113 x 59 x 12 mm
Weight: 99 g
Antenna: Internal
Navigation: QWERTY Keypad / 5-Way Keypad
Battery Type: 1200 mAh Li-Ion
Talk Time: 5.50
Standby Time: 264
Memory: 64.0 MB
Expandable Memory: microSD / TransFlash

Imaging
Main Screen: 65000 colors (TFT)
320 x 240 px
External Screen:
Camera: 1.3 MP / 1280 x 960 px / 2X Zoom / Multi-Shot / Self-Timer / Video Recorder

Audio
MP3 Player: Windows Media Player
FM Radio:no
Speakerphone:yes
Push-To-Talk:no

Multimedia
Wallpapers: 320 x 240 px
Screen Savers: 320 x 240 px
Ring Tones:yes
Themes:yes
Games: J2ME
Streaming Multimedia: Windows Media Player

Messaging
SMS:yes
EMS:yes
MMS:yes
Email: POP3 / IMAP4 / SMTP / Microsoft Direct Push
Chat: AOL / MSN / Yahoo!
Predictive Text: T9

Applications
Phonebook Capacity:?
Calendar: Pocket Outlook
To-Do List:yes
WAP: Pocket Internet Explorer
Voice Commands:yes
Calculator:yes

Connectivity
Bluetooth: 2.0
Infrared Port:no
High-Speed Data: GPRS (Class 10) / EDGE / UMTS
Wi-Fi:no
GPS:no
PC Sync: Microsoft ActiveSync

Apple iPhone Specs

Technical Specifications
Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Form Factor: Block / Mac OS X
Dimensions: 115 x 61 x 112 mm
Weight: 135 g
Antenna: Internal
Navigation: Multi-Touch / QWERTY Keypad
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Talk Time: 5.00
Standby Time: ?
Memory: 4GB or 8GB
Expandable Memory: ?

Imaging
Main Screen: 0 colors (TFT)
320 x 480 px
External Screen:no
Camera: 2.0 MP / Video Recorder

Audio
MP3 Player: iTunes / Cover Flow
FM Radio:no
Speakerphone:yes
Push-To-Talk:?

Multimedia
Wallpapers: 320 x 480 px
Screen Savers: 320 x 480 px
Ring Tones: MP3
Themes:yes
Games:yes
Streaming Multimedia: iTunes

Messaging
SMS:yes
EMS:yes
MMS:yes
Email: POP3 / IMAP4 / SMTP
Chat:yes
Predictive Text:?

Applications
Phonebook Capacity: ?
Calendar:yes
To-Do List:yes
WAP: Safari Browser / Google and Yahoo! Search
Voice Commands:yes
Calculator:yes

Connectivity
Bluetooth: 2.0
Infrared Port:?
High-Speed Data: GPRS (Class 10) / EDGE
Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g
GPS:no
PC Sync:yes

Since we only have a limited amount of info about the iPhone, you decide.

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Most reports are saying no third party apps will be available:

http://www.tuaw.com/2007/01/09/iphon...-applications/

No user replaceable battery
No third party apps
Slow internet connectivity (Edge instead of HSPDA)
No memory card slot.

This device is not as earth shattering as many people say it is. People say it is still several months from shipping, but keep in mind the hardware cannot be changed once it is submitted to the FCC for approval. The Blackjack can do all of the above for $199, so many people are going to be asking if the iPhone is really worth the premium.
Yikes. No third part apps? That's a huge mistake. Pretty much a deal breaker for me-- I can't imagine forking out that much money and being tied in to a single vender.
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GPS:no
I didn't think a phone can be added to a network without GPS. Verizon won't let me add my old StarTac for exactly that reason.

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It would probably sell more if it could be sync'ed to outlook.
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I will have one, I wanted a smart phone for a while but they are all ugly and big so now I can get one. or in 2008.
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Yikes. No third part apps? That's a huge mistake. Pretty much a deal breaker for me-- I can't imagine forking out that much money and being tied in to a single vender.
Ditto, and if that does not change then I will stick with my Treo 650.

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It would probably sell more if it could be sync'ed to outlook.
Yea because I am sure Microsoft is jumping out of their seats wanting to provide the functionality so they can sync it to their exchange servers

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Yea because I am sure Microsoft is jumping out of their seats wanting to provide the functionality so they can sync it to their exchange servers
OMGYESEXACTLY.

That's not the point I was trying to make. The fact that there are so many outlook users who want outlook syncing as one of the functions of their devices will detour some would be purchasers. Not to mention the lack of 3G will also detour many others, but I'm sure you have another snide retort about that as well.
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