Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 27th Oct 2007 01:02 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Hi-Mobile.net sent us in an unlocked iPhone for testing. We used the iPhone for almost a month now and it's time to write an editorial-type article on the... unlockiness of it all.
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RE[2]: Impressive
by D3M0N on Sun 28th Oct 2007 06:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Impressive"
D3M0N
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2005-07-09

Unlike other phones though, the screen is covered with glass. HUGE difference. This is a case where you should get your facts straight. Google "PC-World iPhone Stress Test". Most people will be amazed how durable the iPhone is. I dropped mine on the side walk on the display side and after my heart skipped a beat, I picked it up and there was a little tiny tiny scratch on the chrome outline. The screen was *pristine*.

As far as 3G, coming from Sprint with EVDO, EDGE is definitely slower but having WiFi is better than 3G anyways. Where I live, every 3 steps a new wireless network shows up. 3G at the launch of the iPhone also greatly cuts down on battery life, which is AWESOME on the iPhone. Sure, I'm rationalizing a feature that would have been nice to have but so far I haven't had a time where I really needed 3G. EDGE speeds are adequate, if I happen to (surprisingly) not have a WiFi network.

I don't know why people freak out the battery either as it's not the only device to do this, but that just might be me.

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RE[3]: Impressive
by TBone0 on Sun 28th Oct 2007 11:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Impressive"
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2006-12-26

Having a WiFi has absolutely nothing to do with 3G. EDGE is adequate? good luck making video calls with it. and just because it's one of a few devices with a built in hardwired battery doesn't make it right.

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RE[4]: Impressive
by D3M0N on Sun 28th Oct 2007 22:15 in reply to "RE[3]: Impressive"
D3M0N Member since:
2005-07-09

Video calls? The iPhone doesn't support that nor do pretty much any cell phone (in the US at least). Having WiFi does have to do with 3G. If I have WiFi around, I'm going to use it even over 3G - it's always going to be faster. EDGE is adequate for the features that the iPhone has, as well as the available WiFi - which like I said in my case is what is being used most of the time. And yes, before my iPhone I had Sprint w/ EV-DO and surprisingly don't really miss it too much.

Again... I don't have an issue with the battery being internal. To each their own. It's perfectly fine to me.

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