Apple Delivers iPhone
[pant, pany pantt]
There's a phone that's quadband GSM. . . touchscreen, PDA, with wifi. . . and its running the BEST F****** OPERATING SYSTEM EVER!!
Nokia, I may have to leave you.
. . . . now if it weren't a Cingular exclusive. . .
They shoulda gone the unlocked GSM route.
You'll have to switch or wait and get one when it comes out for the Europe markets.
NO 3G = Deal breaker for me
I would prefer...
POLL: iPhone vs N95
Who is more interested in the iPhone, who is more interested in the Nokia N95?
If you were offered one or the other, which would you pick?
Which do you think has the more interesting specs?
General question about the price...
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Where can I get this phone?
I really want this phone but I don't know where to get it from can someone help?
Go to your nearest Cingular store and wait there until June 1st.
The good news for VZW
The good news for us is that other manufacturers and providers are going to have to step up the pace a little bit to compete with this wonder so you can probably expect some really awesome phones to come out in the near future for the other guys. Don't sell VZW and Sprint short just yet.
This is a UMPC more than a Cellphone
the batter life of this thing is hideous, 5 hours of usable time, with 16 hours of either music or standby? While it clears out room in my pocket from my PDA, it fills it back up with a wall charger...its a great device, not a great phone...
this is defanitly a two handed phone, there is no way you can blindly use this phone to silence a call or adjust the volume with out looking at it, nor can you send/end calls with the feel of the buttons
So when it breaks...
Apple and Cingular will be offering joint support.
Support teams will be cross-trained, so basic things can be covered by either team, but if you call Cingular with an advanced...
Cisco sues Apple over use of 'iPhone'
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Cisco sues Apple over use of 'iPhone'
It is claiming trademark infringement
Thursday, January 11, 2007
By ARI LEVY AND SUSAN DECKER
Cisco Systems Inc. sued Apple Inc. on Wednesday over the use of the iPhone name, setting up a trademark battle a day after Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs introduced the new mobile device.
Cisco claims that it owns the iPhone name for telephone service, and said in the complaint filed in federal court in San Francisco that the Apple product "will share an identical sight and sound and strong similarity of meaning." Apple called the suit "silly" and said it was confident it would prevail.
I doubt they take it to trial because recent trademark issue lawsuits have gone the way of the person employing the trademark if the owner do...
Finally an American phone to be happy about.
It is gsm which is fine for me because I'm not switching to Cingular/AT&T so i can wait for this phone to be unlocked and more than likely improved by 2008. I think this will be at the very least a huge marketing success for Apple but sales success will have to be seen. As a former cellphone salesman, I know it always takes a great sales pitch for get anyone to buy ...
I know why Apple is dissing VZW
But no sweat because LG is coming out with the KE850 which seems to be the CDMA response to the iPhone.
Apple to change iphone name
The name iPhone is a registered trademark of Linksys, a division of Cisco. Linksys picked up the iPhone name when it bought a company called Infogear Technology Corp. in 2000. Cisco’s iPhones are telephone handsets designed for use on a VOIP (voice over Internet Protocol) network.
Apple and Cisco have been in negotiations for about two years over Apple’s desire to license the iPhone trademark, said Cisco spokesman John Noh. When Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone Tuesday at Expo, Cisco had not yet received a signed trademark licensing agreement from Apple, even though the two companies had been negotia...
No other US carriers until 2009
"Cingular, a unit of AT&T (up $0.13 to $33.94, Charts), will be Apple's sole U.S. partner. It's an exclusive multiyear agreement, which means no other carrier will be able to sell the iPhone through 2009."
I'm sick of short-sighted companies, including Apple. Why in the hell would you lock up a phone to a single carrier for two years? By that point, the phone will be 100% obsolete.
I'm sick and tired of being forced from one carrier to another in order to buy the nicest phones. Apple won't get a single dollar of my money on this one... they can take the iPhone and shove it for all I care. I hope the big guys (Moto, Nok, Sam, etc...) learn that the best products don't need exclusive agreements... they'll sell themselves...
I also personally think that...
It's only been one day!!!!! Let the lawsuits begin
Good start for all wireless handsets.
A major point that is holding cell phones back is people view them as exactly that. Cell phones. Apple and its marketing machine will probably have the ability to convince users that these devices are only phones, but wireless data devices that can provide access to a variety of data rich services.
If LG or Motorola released a device like that, most people probably wouldn't get so eager to jump on the convergence bandwagon. I'm hopeful this will fuel demand for similar devices as competition ramps up.
For those of you complaining that Apple didn't create a slam dunk with their first release, try investing millions of dollars o...
does anybody know???