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Apple Now that the WWDC08 keynote has come and gone, we've learned very little that we didn't already know. The iPhone 3G will be here on July 11, and will retail for $199 for an 8GB phone, $299 for a 16GB phone, available in white or black. OS X 10.6 will, as expected, be code-named "Snow Leopard," additional details to follow for sure. The App Store will feature some amazing new software, and Apple's new MobileMe is mere weeks away. Watch the "read more" link on this story for continued updates from around the web. If you'd like to read the play-by-play on the WWDC announcement, see Macrumors Live. UPDATED within.
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RE[2]: Comment by Bitterman
by stabbyjones on Tue 10th Jun 2008 01:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Bitterman"
stabbyjones
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2008-04-15

Australia can be a good example of 3G coverage.

Not the largest population but the area of coverage to hit +90% of Australian's means a lot of towers. Apparently Optus has the best coverage at 96% of Australian's aiming for 98% in 2009.

Most carriers here have very good 3g coverage and it's become the standard especially in metro areas. There is no way the first gen iphone would have sold well in Australia.

From the looks of it it's going to at least pack a punch with a lot of people now, especially for the price. Assuming there aren't any archaic data plan's it should be a winner.

As far as Aussie data plans go i use 10Mb a month on 3 mobile (Hutchinson) but there are data plans over 50Mb a month last i saw. for browsing in opera mini it's nice and cheap. ($5 extra on my $49 cap)

I'm interested in seeing if HTC can hit the ground running or whether apple can get a foothold. If not, the world will move on back to nokia and sony.

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RE[3]: Comment by Bitterman
by kaiwai on Tue 10th Jun 2008 04:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Bitterman"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Australia can be a good example of 3G coverage. Not the largest population but the area of coverage to hit +90% of Australian's means a lot of towers. Apparently Optus has the best coverage at 96% of Australian's aiming for 98% in 2009. Most carriers here have very good 3g coverage and it's become the standard especially in metro areas. There is no way the first gen iphone would have sold well in Australia. From the looks of it it's going to at least pack a punch with a lot of people now, especially for the price. Assuming there aren't any archaic data plan's it should be a winner. As far as Aussie data plans go i use 10Mb a month on 3 mobile (Hutchinson) but there are data plans over 50Mb a month last i saw. for browsing in opera mini it's nice and cheap. ($5 extra on my $49 cap) I'm interested in seeing if HTC can hit the ground running or whether apple can get a foothold. If not, the world will move on back to nokia and sony.


That is because Australia can do gradual roll outs of infrastructure; the problem with the US, they have legislation that doesn't allow for that. If you roll out, you have to roll out for the WHOLE area, not just selective parts - under the flawed logic that if they don't force telecommunication companies to do so, it would create 'technology slums'. Yes, it is flawed logic, but try explaining that to Americans on here, its impossible.

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