the iphone is totally and completely awesome. but AT&T service totally sucks. every person I know who has it, only complains about calls being dropped. I would wait till apple gets out of their contract and goes to a more reliable network, then get it.
For the money, you can get a cowon d2 and a real smartphone.
And thats for locked.
To buy an unlocked iphone... ouch
If you are dead set on an all in one (really not a good idea from a sq point of view) you are probably better off with an HTC Fuse or maybe a Tilt. Unless you don't plan on ever trying to type anything longer than a standard text message (and thats a stretch)
Originally Posted by Uncle Erik /img/forum/go_quote.gif Have you browsed the apps for the iPhone? There are about a dozen that are incredibly handy for me, like the HP 12C emulator.
Maybe there are shortcomings, but no other phone offers me so much.
You could get an HP12c emulator free for a Palm Treo (all apps not using the phone service are likely to be cheaper or free since the app writer doesn't have to pay a license fee). The other thing you could get with a Treo (since it doesn't have to be ATT) is in-network coverage in my state.
apple is like bose, it's products are not really that bad, but being a well known brand name who puts so much money into advertizeing and the such, it is very overpriced, could get much beter with the amount of money you would be spending. and is it not better to be an individual then to bwe like everyone else and get the Iphone?
I disagree apples product is unlike bose because apple product actually preforms and try and find a equivalent to something like a ipod touch because nothing else compares. Apple is slightly overpriced but you get what you pay for a company that truly backs their product and most of the time is free of bugs and works seamlessly well apple may not be a god they sure as hell is not a comparable corporation to bose. And as far as advertising goes....how else do you gain customers? Most companies put a lot of cash into advertising because that is what gets them business there is nothing wrong with it.
Originally Posted by akki007 /img/forum/go_quote.gif I thought the whole iPhone craze had passed now? Are people still buying them?
I actually sold my iPod Classic the other day because I want to buy an iPhone next year (without contract). I want a good MP3 player and phone in one, and the iPhone seems to be perfect for that. I'm also considering something from HTC, but I'm not convinced those have great sound quality (for music). I know the HTC Diamond does not, but maybe the HTC Touch HD does (which seems like a very nice phone).