Autor: Daanesh

~ 10/01/07

That’s what I’ve been saying for years about the idea of Apple making a cell phone.

And now details on iPhone have been released.

But will I spend $5-600 for the device?

I love the interface and too many other things to list here but worry the product’s been held back by the tie ins… for example you have to use Cingular’s EDGE service despite Sprint’s service being faster.

I’ll let you know if Apple’s getting my money (again) once I’ve managed to get my hands on one…

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  1. You’re right to point out the EDGE network. I was at the Keynote address and the crowd was really excited about the phone until Steve Jobs announced the exclusive deal with Cingular. Jobs qualified the decision by saying GSM was the most popular network. I find this ironic, since Windoz a far more popular operating system than Apple’s OS X.

    Apple may have bit off more than they can chew. The demos used at the keynote and on the expo floor were not powered by EDGE, they were all hard-wired. Had Jobs tried to run his phone on the EDGE network, he would have been laughed off the stage. The EDGE network can’t cut it and Apple will pay the price. This isn’t like the iPod market. They’re going to have lots of competition. Switchers won’t move to an inferior network. By blowing off CDMA, Apple has given the competition two years to catch up.

    Plus, remember the first iPods? They broke more than Razor phones do. I would wait two years for Apple to break free of Cingular and make a more durable phone.

    Unless you’ve got $500-600 to burn. Not me.

    Comment by Bartoniuscaesar — January 23, 2007 @ 16:47

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