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The Ultimate Student-Access Phone

  • Apr 14, 2009
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You may wonder why I posted such a title. For most university students, even with the recession, majority of students would prefer a Mac and most of them do opt in for one. However with this said, PC users can still get the same benefits, just not as easily done.

With a Mac, you ultimately wrap your desktop/notebook life to your mobile phone. It integrates everything you essentially need, and more, into one neat, concise and easy-to-use environment that is literally "dumb-proof". Everything from your emails, photos, music, contacts, notes, calenders, etc. a wide array of essential day-to-day applications we use are readily available on the iPhone 3G. With it's added robust 3G network and wireless connectivity, getting notes, taking pictures of your skeleton and sharing it with your classmates, sharing notes, etc. is as of ease with these applications.

Not only is it fantastic for the university student for ultimate portability but it can also help enhance the college experience of exploring newer regions of the surrounding cities by using various free to low-cost applications to search for cuisines to bars to the nearest coffee shop.

There are downsides to the iPhone 3G though and I will list them for you:
  1. Vulnerable to quick battery depletion regardless with 3G network or not
  2. Applications are sluggish if it requires too many different native programs to run
  3. Ergonomics of iPhone can cause minor cramping, essentially lead to carpel tunnel syndrome
  4. Tendency to lock up in certain modes of SMS texting.
Besides the pros and cons, I believe that this smartphone is definitely a phone to invest towards if you are looking NOT to change new phones every 2 years.

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October 20, 2009
oo what app takes a photo of your skeleton?!
August 20, 2009
Great review! Maybe the affordability is a problem but feature wise, they have it all. Any reviews/recommendations on campus life or educational apps?
August 20, 2009
iStudiez Pro works REALLY well. Personlly I think this is easier to use than the cal program in regards of school
August 21, 2009
Thanks for the advices, it's really like they said, 'There's an app for nearly anything.'!
April 15, 2009
Angelo: I sold it on craigslist and kid you not sold within 10 minutes! It's unlocked but still getting all the features and more! Designdude: hands down would be the facebook, google, webmd and safari that comes standard.
April 14, 2009
didn't know you made the switch to the iPhone, Viet - what did you do with your iPod Touch?
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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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