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I now call my iPhone a mini-laptop because PalmTop sounds odd...

  • Dec 16, 2008
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I've had my iPhone 3G for about 3 weeks and so in *heart* with it! I do call my iPhone a mini-laptop because PalmTop sounds odd because I think I'm using it to browse the web, send email, twitter, and use FaceBook more than my laptop which is just sitting there.

- The ability to listen to a song in a store, use an App called Shazam to retrieve the artist and song title with a link to iTunes to buy the song... or at least find the artist and title to get the song later... to BUY the song!
- use another app called SnapTell Explorer which I can go to the local recycled CD/Video store, take a picture of a DVD cover and have that return a list of where I can buy it online for a cheaper price as well as have a link to reviews!
- use i.TV to look up current TV listings as well as Movies playing in the neighborhood with showtimes, reviews, and the Trailer to watch!

These are just a couple of 3rd party applications that I find so useful that it blows my mind to remember back in the 80's listening to a song and trying to remember who sang it to maybe find the cassette at Tower Records! And not too mention how much the Map app help me escape getting out when i'm lost. Do you know how much I'm saving on ink and paper alone from having the directions on my phone?

- Battery life.
    - The way I get around this is to try to find and use Free Wi-Fi locations instead of using the 3G network to go online. Using 3G sucks the battery.
    - Use the auto brightness setting.
- Touchpad keyboard. This took the most time to get used to because I'm a very tactile person, and trying to text while driving makes the touchpad a little harder to do so... not like I ever did it... uh, yeah. However, I'm getting a lot better and faster at it thus my long run-on sentences persist in another medium - texting! But not while driving.

If you buy an iPhone, the most important things to get is a case with a good touchpad overlay and a car charger! You'll need it.

All in all. I love my iPhone 3G and even though I can live without it, I wouldn't want to.

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April 23, 2009
The iPhone has all these great reviews, including yours, I would so want one. It's too bad I get migraines from all wireless devices - otherwise I would go for it! It would make it possible for me to work from anywhere! Do you have anything else to say now that you've used it for a while?
December 16, 2008
I've used both iPhones and Blackberrys (not my iPhone though.. plenty of use when I'm the front seat passenger and need to look up directions somewhere).. and I seriously cannot get use to the touch screen...I think I'm really biased against it.. I can't seem to convince myself to be for it even after all those cool apps you can get (seriously the list is endless)!! I don't know what it is.. it's not that I'm anti apple products.. I really think that the keyboard ranks that high in my items of importance.. hmmm
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The iPhone is an internet-connected multimedia smartphone designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The device features a flush multi-touch screen and a minimal hardware interface. The device does not have a physical keyboard, so a virtual keyboard is rendered on the touch screen instead. The iPhone functions as a mobile phone (including text messaging and visual voicemail), a digital camera, a portable media player (equivalent to an iPod), and an Internet client (with email, web browsing, and local Wi-Fi connectivity). The first-generation phone hardware was quad-band GSM with EDGE; the second generation also adds UMTS with HSDPA.
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