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stringlion
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Icon 1 posted July 02, 2007 22:41      Profile for stringlion     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Xanthine. I don't have a cellphone either, but not for the same reason as you. But hopefully, I can get one for Christmas or something, Hopefully by then there were be more widgets to download or something.

Zesovietrussion, wher'es that mall? I could've sworn It's the one not yoo far from where I live, But I could be wrong.

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I am not going to buy an iPhone, for European measures, it's not really that much of a fantastic tool, besides a nice design, good software (though, Nokia is decent too) and a touchscreen.
Simply the lack of a decent built-in Camera (2 MP? come on! my 3 year old Nokia 7610 has 1 MP already) and UMTS capability kick it out of competition.

Sorry Apple,

Thomas

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Yup. The iPhone is like the G5. It was behind the curve before it even came out. Too slow, to expensive, too many features that are bloat, but missing the features that are needed. (No SDK? No Java? No Flash? Puhleeease)

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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
I don't have a cell phone. There's lots of way to say fsck you to society, and this is the way I have chosen. I'm not so important that anyone NEEDS to find me anywhere and everywhere, and I've found that the rest of life's little emergencies can be negotiated without a cell phone (given that mankind has existed far longer than cell phones, this should not be such a shocker). My limited experience with borrowing phones or talking to people on phones has not warmed me to them. The batteries are always dying, the signal is always getting dropped, and assuming none of the former happens there's always some sort of static or distortion that makes the person on the other end hard to hear or understand. I hate talking on the phone to start with; talking to someone on a cell phone with a less than perfect signal is even worse. Therefore, I'm not in line for an iPhone either.

My boyfriend has similar feelings towards cell phones. No wonder we get along so well.

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No. Cell phones are pretty much the only breed of gadget he won't bring home. Anything else, if it's got circuits, he's either buying it or figuring out how to build it.

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quote:
Originally posted by zesovietrussian:
Trying (but purposely failing) to sign up for a prepaid plan unlocks ipod and wifi features? Whoa, I think I just might get one - $500 is a little steep, but it's not that much more expensive than a high-end PDA, and I assume I can use bluetooth to tether it to my Treo if wifi isn't available [evil]

You can't tether it:
http://www.macintouch.com/iphone/faq.html#networks
(4th from the bottom of that group ~ m/tether/)

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You may not be able to tether it, but you can blend it

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