Comments on: Apple iPhone Overhype https://pthree.org/2007/06/04/apple-iphone-overhype/ Linux. GNU. Freedom. Sun, 13 May 2018 18:21:35 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0-alpha-43307 By: Duv https://pthree.org/2007/06/04/apple-iphone-overhype/#comment-55723 Wed, 06 Jun 2007 22:50:46 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/04/apple-iphone-overhype/#comment-55723 You know, it's funny... I like the muilt-touch, but with the slow coming of FIC's Neo1973 (The Phase 2) It's going to be quite the choice. I'd still go with the Neo1973.

@Cyrus: You know, you have a point there... that is something that I've been known to argue at lenght. Cell's make for some horible mp3 players (outside of ringtones), cameras, and video recorders... I happen to have an Motorola SLVR L7, barely use the camera or iTunes (yes, it has stupid iTunes). Had an L2, and loved the thing... it was SO SIMPLE when you compare it to the L7 (really, the only reason I got the L7 was for the screen-resolution).

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By: Cyrus Jones https://pthree.org/2007/06/04/apple-iphone-overhype/#comment-55295 Mon, 04 Jun 2007 15:21:12 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/04/apple-iphone-overhype/#comment-55295 The iPhone is way too exepnsive. Cell phones do too many features badly. They are bad at taking pictures and have small screens for watching video. They should focus on giving better coverage. If I were to get a multipurpose phone, I would get an unlocked GSM one with Linux. But really, why do you want an iPhone. It's to big to be used as a cell phone.

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By: jh https://pthree.org/2007/06/04/apple-iphone-overhype/#comment-55294 Mon, 04 Jun 2007 15:18:34 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/04/apple-iphone-overhype/#comment-55294 Oooh..

No thanks. Not for me. I've been a Cingular customer before, and I don't think I want to go through that again. Plus, the Iphone is running on an old data network, and so will suffer there too.

The sad thing is that people act like this is the "newest and freshest" cellphone ever. Nah. People in Japan get stuff ten times cooler than this.

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By: arbulus https://pthree.org/2007/06/04/apple-iphone-overhype/#comment-55293 Mon, 04 Jun 2007 15:09:31 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/06/04/apple-iphone-overhype/#comment-55293 The iPhone looks like it will be a nice piece of hardware, but because it's so expensive, and locked into a contract with AT&T, I won't be going for it.

Open Moko's Neo1973 looks like it's shaping up to be a really great alternative. The public release is slated for the end of this year, and I'm really looking forward to it. It's completely open source, running Linux, and has what appears to a large number of the feautres of the iPhone. Plus, it will not be locked into one carrier, which is awesome.

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