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iPhone musings

Jeff finally replaced his ailing 3-year-old, out-of-contract cellphone with an iPhone. And I’m livid. Who does he think he is, buying a phone more technologically advanced than my Treo? (and buying an iPhone before I get the chance when my Spring contact ends in January?)

I’m actually on the fence about the iPhone, as I’ve been alternately considering the Blackberry Bold or TMobile G1. But playing with Jeff’s iPhone has convinced me I’ll probably buy one in January. But I still wish the iPhone had a user swappable battery and an external card slot for expandable memory (the G1 would be my top choice if it had a standard headphone jack and if TMobile offered me an employer discount like AT&T does).


3G iPhone

I decided a couple of months ago that I wanted to get the iPhone, but my friend Steve convinced me to wait for the new 3G model (and I couldn’t convince Jeff to take over the fantastic Sprint plan I bullied my way into). Still, I’m loathe to give up my familiar Palm applications and I’m around WiFi nodes all day long so I don’t really care that much about the speed bump promised in the new model.

So the new 3G iPhone is finally here (but not available until July 11). Will I switch? The continued lack of a user swappable battery is worrisome (though I’ve never had to replace the battery on any phone I’ve owned), but most of the other concerns about the first iPhone seem to have been cleared up (I wasn’t holding my breathe for the rumored front facing camera for video conferencing that didn’t appear). And could it be that a Palm emulator might be on its way?