Apple iPhone 3GS

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bart3385

@Techjunkie: I agree with your comments.

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TechJunkie

Thanks man!

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TechJunkie

I agree with everyone here. Ok ...so the Iphone has over 70,000 apps! whoopti do! Is anyone...ANYONE...going to download 70,000 apps. Besides the phone can only hold what, 100? (I might be wrong but I know space is limited). 5000 calculator apps, 5000 feed apps, 5000 money conversion apps, the list goes on and on. Most of those apps are at best novelty items. Sure, there are some actual apps that people use everyday, but in all honesty, no one, not even iphone users, will use 100 different apps in a day so what's the freakin point??

I would love to see how a hiker on a 5 day trek through the sierra's use his COMPASS when he gets lost and his phone is DEAD.....whoops....can't change the battery!!

 

 

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I Jedi

**EXTRA POST**

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ceegee

Maybe it's just me but i want a phone that is a phone, just saw an article that the iphone drops (on average) 30% of it's calls huh? also want a phone that is more comfortable to use not a slab of plastic held to my head, why i like clamshells they fit better. don't know how bluetooth works with it but i do like hands free devices to talk and listen - easier when one drives. Voice calling works well to,why would i want to play games on my phone is beyond me, i have a psp for that. and is anybody so important that their phone has to get their email? And to pay for the data rates for what $1 apps? Not to mention ITunes and it's cram it down your throat upgrades of software you didn't want in the first place (including it). no thank you just give me a phone that is realible and the battery lasts longer than a day, that i can change out when it does fail. technology is supposed to better our lives not just make us look cool and hip. If somebody has an urgent email, guess what they can call me with that info, timely and to the point. what are phones for?

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Geeksquadmyss

Damn right, were so concerned with ours phones doing email, word, excel editing, texting video, powerpoint....get a notebook PC, for the price of an iphone or 2 models cuz lets face it you epgrade everytime apple releases a "new" iphone you can get a decent notebook with a wireless broadband card.

 

Plus im tired of listening to every Ass who has a smartphone rave about features and "oh look at this it can do..."  blah blah blah...my phone calls people and sends texts.  for the other stuff i have a laptop 

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I Jedi

Ah, but can a netbook fit in your pocket?

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TechJunkie

Damn near! :) Wear some FUBU jeans and it might just fit with them deep ass pockets....

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DBsantos77

What is this "smart phone" you speak of...What is this device?

XD

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I Jedi

The iPhone has definitely claimed its spot in the smartphone market. There's no denying its potential, wealth of apps, and ability to do the needs of the many. However, it has one critical flaw that I think will eventually lead to its second place position: Open-source.

While you can make apps. for the iPhone, it still has to get through the door and past Apple's app. team for approval. Apple has been critized a lot in the past for doing this, and choosing what users can and cannot experience. The majority of iPhone users never jailbreak their phones, as most are just your average American teenager/young adult. Open-source, or more closely, Android, paves the way for more innovation and creativity. You don't have to get your apps. approved to be able to get it onto Android. While the Android Market may be monitored for potential hazards, there are other markets to choose from.

Apple was smart at gearing this as a sexy, sleek, and hip device, and aiming it towards the younger generation. I must admit that even I find the iPhone nice to look at, and if there was no other competition in the market, I would choose to use the iPhone, rather than nothing. However, there is competition out there, and we call it Android.

Again, there are great qualities that make the iPhone what it is: a smartphone. I simply believe, though, that as time progresses on, the market will begin to shift more towards Open-Source for smartphones.The iPhone will not disappear for many more years to come, but I am confident that it will not always retain its first place position.

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Carbon

Will is an Apple fanboy and takes every chance he gets to promote Apple.  Every issue of MAXPC his drops in some Apple or Mac comment.

I say we impeach him......8)

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Sina

this review is very basic, unlike other reviews.

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lunchbox73

I was thinking the same thing. Not much of a review.

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TimberWolf

Apple is the devil.

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plaskon

And so is Will.

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TechJunkie

first off, the iphone is the epitome of socialite wannabees with its sleek hardware. I would love to have a contest with iphone users in two areas: multitasking and spare battery changing. Niether of which the iphone can do. I have played with the iphone enough to know that I will take my Pre over crapple's phone anyday!

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van_helblaze

I'll give you the battery life, but the iphone can mutlitask if it's jailbroken, via backgrounder app.

 

And no jailbreaking is not illegal -- it does not directly let you pirate apps, it simply lets you install custom apps that aren't included in itunes.  Though you can pirate apps if you know the right repositories.  

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Caboose

 So, unless you modify the firmware, the iPhone can't multitask.

How many iPhone owners are going to know how to Jailbreak theirphone? I'm guessing not many

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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