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Apple iPhone to Get 3G in 2008

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    The first phone posted on our front page, is about to get 3G support sometime next year. Because we're a hardware and gaming site, phone news are not allowed, but since it's an Apple creation and not exactly a phone (it's an iPhone) we can make an exception once. At a meeting of the Churchill Club on Wednesday, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said: "You'll have it next year," when asked when a 3G iPhone would appear. AT&T is the exclusive mobile carrier for the iPhone in the US. Current iPhones connect to EDGE-based networks for intensive data-transmission chores such as browsing and email. EDGE advertises in-the-field download speeds in the 70Kbit/s to 135Kbit/s range, although its technical top end is 384Kbit/s. 3G networks use HSDPA/UMTS technology and boast download speeds between 600Kbit/s and 1.4Mbit/s. The iPhone's reliance on the much slower EDGE technology was roundly criticised before the smartphone was launched in June, and the issue has come up again as Apple released the iPhone in Europe, where 3G-based cellular networks are much more widespread than in the US. But in September, Apple CEO Steve Jobs made it plain that the iPhone would stick with EDGE for now because of power and battery issues.

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    should be exception. edit and delete my post as necessary, thanks.
     
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    Down with the iPhone! I'm getting an LG Voyager this weekend. Go go iPhone killer!
     
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    I got me a brand new Nokia 6120 Classic yesterday and I'm hell of a happy guy, it has the latest Symbian used in N95, 16mln colors display, 369MHz ARM CPU, 64MB RAM and it's the smallest and fastest smart phone available.
    Of course here in Europe we have a different way of thinking how a phone should look like, we're not too much into pocket PC, BlackBerry etc. stuff for every day use.
     
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    The day I bow down to Apple's idiotic limitations on the iPhone, and accept it's overpriced, overhyped mediocricy is the day AFTER pigs, the Rockies has fallen and there's a lasting peace in the middle east. In that order.

    The iPhone is, quite frankly, an good but proprietary MP3-player with a mediocre, poorly-specced phone-function on it, that has been overpriced because of the "exclusiveness" of the Apple brand. No thanks, I'll stick with my HTC Tytn II, which has all the things I need, and it doesn't even need special software for synchronizing with the Exchange-server at work.
     
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    so by the time it has the functions it should of been launched with it will have been super-seeded by even newwer offerings from nokia, lg and the like. well done apple :p

    glad i got the n95 instead of waiting for the iPhone.
     
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    Apple were smart in holding back on on the i-phone as they knew the (I) branding would generate sales regardless and no doubt a lot of these rush buyers will be the same ones rushing to buy this 3g model when available.
     
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    i enjoy my iphone. and shadowXP none of the features are really half-ass the phone works great and every works how it should. the only problem i have is that you can only watch moives on youtube you can go to a different site. but youtube has pretty much all little clips i want to look up
     
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    About time they got it moving along. When Im at work, my Samsung Sync rides the presitigous 3G highway. On the way home, I switch over to the E (Edge) network. Huge difference I can tell you, especially with call quality.
     
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    They should had 3g in the first places...dumbass's
     

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