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Satty    338

Its coming, and I want one badly, I just cant get anyone from AT&T to tell me if I'll have to renew my contract to get one for $599. I really don't want to renew, but I also don't want to see what they go for when they hit eBay.<_<

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AAS    13

I don't usually get excited about these kinds of things... but I also really want one! My problem is that I don't want to switch providers, so it gives me a good reason to wait a bit assuming Verizon gets it later on.

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regfootball    248

i prefer good basic flip phones. But other than that, as a browser and an Ipod.....i think its cool.

Since i just got a 160 gig apple tv for at home, i won't be popping for an 8gb iphone anytime soon. I'll get/have already gotten much more and better use out of my apple tv than just about any device in recent memory, except for my old 4g 40gb ipod, which is about 3 years old and still works good.

if you're a gadget freak and can't afford the iPhone, seriously treat yourself to an apple tv. Browsing for your tv shows and music on the tv is a godsend as opposed to fumbling with discs all day.

I'll admit, email on the phone would be cool though.

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I don't usually get excited about these kinds of things... but I also really want one! My problem is that I don't want to switch providers, so it gives me a good reason to wait a bit assuming Verizon gets it later on.

The iPhone is exclusive to ATT by contract. There will not be a duplicate under another model number (like Moto) for other carriers.

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AAS    13

The iPhone is exclusive to ATT by contract. There will not be a duplicate under another model number (like Moto) for other carriers.

That's what I thought, but an article in the LA Times suggested there might be other carriers. The article also mentioned possible early upgrades and a drop in price. Either way... I'll wait and see.

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FUTURE_OF_GM    26

I'm not that excited about it... Just too much.

And, I'm not sure how it works, but what happens if you DL a music file or something that is corrupted? Will it crash your phone much like it would your computer?

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aaaantoine    4

There are more useful gadgets than this to spend $600 on.

If I wanted a phone that doubled as a personal computer, I'd get something along the lines of a Palm OS or Pocket PC based phone instead. These phones have far better software support, which will take a long time for the iPhone to match.

Meanwhile, my mother-in-law ordered a basic Nokia flip phone for about $30 (with $50 Verizon online discount). It has all the essentials: speakerphone, TXT/PIX/FLIX, Bluetooth compatibility... That's a lot for 30 bucks; a lot more than most phones were even 4 years ago. The iPhone will never be that cheap, but I can guarantee that there will be copycats that WILL be that cheap.

I bought my laptop for $700, and that lets me view full size web pages much better than any cell phone could. For the first year or two, the iPhone will basically be a mass-market tech demo.

I've also heard that first-run Apple products typically have a lot of bugs that need to be worked out. So, if you absolutely must have an iPhone, I'd suggest waiting awhile.

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CSpec    515

The iPhone has some really neat features, such as the ability to see a list of your voicemails and play them rather than listening to them all in a row. Also, the touch screen is really cool. However, the battery life is not good, it's quite expensive for what you get, and the EDGE network is pretty slow.

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Nick    31

The iphone is cool and all...hell, I was wanting one real bad as well. I wouldn't consider one though till at least the first update of it comes out. I'm sure it will have many issues from the start, and whatever update it will have will improve it immensely I'm sure. Hell, they might even make it 3G compatible.

What I'm really interested in seeing is the Google phone. There isn't much info on it yet, and who knows what it will look like, but that should definitely steal some of Apple's thunder.

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aaaantoine    4

The iphone is cool and all...hell, I was wanting one real bad as well. I wouldn't consider one though till at least the first update of it comes out. I'm sure it will have many issues from the start, and whatever update it will have will improve it immensely I'm sure. Hell, they might even make it 3G compatible.

What I'm really interested in seeing is the Google phone. There isn't much info on it yet, and who knows what it will look like, but that should definitely steal some of Apple's thunder.

That's the first I've heard of a Google phone. Wouldn't that be the first physical product they've ever made?

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meh....after all the "you've bene selected to recieve a free Apple iphone" ads I hear online on sites...the first one I see I plan on running over with my car.

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aaaantoine    4

meh....after all the "you've bene selected to recieve a free Apple iphone" ads I hear online on sites...the first one I see I plan on running over with my car.

It's fairly common to see banner ads of the "[finsh the ridiculously easy mini game] and receive a free [gadget of the month]!" variety. Unfortunately, as long as people keep clicking them, they will never go away.

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I'm an Apple fan and owner (MacBook Pro, 30gb iPod) but the iPhone doesn't really interest me.. it's cool and all, but I'm not much for PDAs/Blackberrys, etc... I like a phone strictly for calling, and the smaller the better. I had a company Treo with my last job, and it was too big yet the keys too small to be practical for emails, IMHO... I'll stick w/ my KRAZR for now...and use the MacBook and wireless to surf on the go...

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C'mon you techno-geeks; buy 'em up! I'm looking for a fat stock bump!!

Me too...I want to see my Apple shares go up...

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