Is anyone getting one?
I have a treo 680 and already am with Cingular/ATT…and was wondering if I should.
It LOOKS cool…but even here in Franklin, TN there are people camping out.
If I didn’t have to sign a contract with AT&T, I would. Oh, and if I could afford it.
I gotta give some credit to AT&T though, they sure did price the plans cheaper than I ever thought they would!
1) You’d have to get a new 2-year contract
2) You’d not have MMS capability
3) You’d want to make sure you’re on a WIFI network because it’s using the old 2G network.
Myself? I’ll wait for the next upgrade.
I’d wait a bit until you get the reviews and stuff first. 🙂 Just my two cents!
It’s far too pricey for me. I don’t need the internet on my phone. Besides, doesn’t it cost extra, anyway? I despise the touch-screen capability, which would only be okay for me if it required a stylus. It’s too big. I don’t need a bette camera on my phone because I already have a digital camera that works very well. I want a phone to use as a phone. The occasional text message is okay, too, but I am not very fond of that and I prefer speaking.
There are definitely a few capabilities that I like (such as the QWERTY keyboard) and would want, but the useless features (for me, anyway) and the price outweigh the benefits.
U guys are nuts – a cell-phone should do one thing only – send and recieve phone-calls. Anything else is an extra that shouldn’t hurt the main function. All I’ve seen so far from those toys is that they may be not that good computers but they suck at the main function. I’ll stick with my old simple SK – not the best I’ve had but I can’t seem to find the old good cell-phone I had that only did audio-calls but at least it did it well.
I have a seperate mp3 player, and a good computer at home, so I’m not looking for a replacement.
I’m usually at least admiring the technology bandwagon, but as far as cell phones go I’ve never understood it the tech craze. A phone needs to do two things; 1) recieve calls, 2) send calls. All that a cellphone needs in addition to that is reception and battery life. The rest is just gimmicks. Seriously, it can’t outperform my desktop- or even my PDA, so why have computer functions in it. It doesn’t play music better then my Ipod, so why have music in it. And for the price, it doesn’t outperform my girlfriend.
Thats my 2.5 cents, love the comic!
Heh, I’ve been reading daily for the last 4 months and I (just) figured out how to make a comment, duh. Now you will soon get sick of me for I will surely have something to say about everything. 🙂
I would agree with every one else. I personally don’t think very highly of people who just go out and buy the latest gadget just because it sounds cool.
I know several people who always had to have the latest thing and thought they were idiots because they just wasted money on some thing they’re going to discard in two months for some new shiney that catches thier eye.
It’s even worse when people can’t afford it.
Yea I didn’t even realize it came out today until I saw a Looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong line going in the cingular store, with so many cops you woulda thought the pope was in the place… geez ppl… it’s a nifty phone but it’s not manna from heaven… only apple…
I agree that if any one is planning on getting one wait til the upgrade. just like when I switched to XP I waited til SP2 came out
Man, Apple gets a lot of mileage out of packaging perfectly common items behind good marketing. What a waste of money!
I have a Razr that I got for free with my contract. I think I’ve had it for 2 years now. All I ever do is make phone calls on it, and i bought a blue tooth head set because i’m too lazy to hold the phone to my head. Other than that why do you need a phone to get online with, take pictures/video, and play games on? Its crazy, my girl is into that cell phone craze and i refuse to upgrade our contract anymore than it is.
in addition to the make/receive calls attitude, cell phones should have one more feature. They should contain a simple white light LED flashlight. My telephone ($49 full price) has a built-in flashlight and it’s wonderful. It’s far better than using the display as illumination source because you can control how long It’s turned on. The only other things I wish for are simple, a very readable displays, simple directory book (that can be backed up on a PC) and, big fat buttons so that by clumsy, neuropathy filled hands can easily enter phone numbers and control of the features on the phone.
I reckon would if I could afford it. I’ve had a look at all its features and stuff at apple.com and it looks pretty sweet – and the touch screen…. man that would be nice – but I’m not really sure if it’s worth the price. Especially as the battery life would be pretty short due to the amount of power all those awesome little features wouold require.
If you get one, tell us all about it, I’d love to know what it’s like.
I’m happy to see many more people are as down to earth as me.
Agreeing with many here. A cellphone is for calling.
All the rest is just nonesence.
I’m impressed by how apple is capible of creating this hype thou. Good luck to them with making lots of money out of the ignorent, just not out of my pocket 😉
Heh, as much fun as new shinies are, I’d wait for revision 2 to come out. Apple revision 1 hardware is notorious for being a bit buggy 😉
Thing is, i kinda like the week long plus battery life of my nokia 6310i. A friend has one of the HTC smartphones, he’s having to recharge it every night. I think they’re trying to cram too much into these devices, just think, if you drop it, or it gets damaged, you’ve lost your mp3 player, your organiser, your camera, etc etc, all in one shot.
Sure there’s a lot of hype associated with the iPhone, but with good reason. It’s not about the number of gadgets that it has, but the simplicity of how they’re put together.
Manufacturers have been playing around with cramming more and more functions into a single device for years, ever since the first calculator watch appeared. We’ve known that they would eventually manage to put them all together since then (and personally I’ve been waiting a long time for them to get it right), and the only fear is that it would be some monstrously difficult to use device, and too clunky to be practical.
The iPhone is not that gadget, but it’s awfully close. More importantly, it proves that it can be done right. With touchscreen input and buttons that appear only as you need them, it actually does make it a friendly experience.
Does a cell phone really need to do as much as the iPhone does? Certainly not. However, the ease with which it does the normal things, I believe, is significant. I think it’s the kind of difference most people will have to experience to appreciate, but once you do, you’ll never want to go back.
*agrees with the above on that account* And, really… it’ll hopefully set a precedent, considering the number of shoddy, easily-destroyed models of ‘cool’ phones that have been coming out lately. Hopefully, it’ll catch on, and more affordable, equally powerful/useful phones of the same vein will come out in the next few years.
Who knows? This could the next ‘flip’ phone. Recall how much of a tremor that caused.
I have a sony p990, when it comes out in Europe I will look at it and decide if I want one.
In a few days when the rush has died down a bit, pop in to a shop and play with it.
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