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It's just too big for a phone. makes the users look like Dell Boy with his first mobile all those years ago.

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Its not that big, I have a Orange SPV M700 which is similar size and haven't found it to be a problem at all.

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Second gen might be better, but big screen but slow data transfer away from wifi and no ability to take a movie and its got a rubbish camera put me off it. blush.gif

Good to play with for a minute but not much after that, if failed miserably on the gadget show.

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they reckon the v2 with 3g will be available Q2 next year. At that point I will certainly have one 169144-ok.gif

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Good to play with for a minute but not much after that, if failed miserably on the gadget show.

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I know 3 or 4 people with them and they all love them still.

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Good to play with for a minute but not much after that, if failed miserably on the gadget show.

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I know 3 or 4 people with them and they all love them still.

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Course they do why would you buy it say its rubbish, well I guess some might. A few people have got them at work but its not doing it for me I'm afraid not sure why. I guess I don't want to take a step back in some of the technology areas for a new interface and a bigger screen and worse battery life. smirk.gif

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Considering how high profile the launch of the Iphone was things seem pretty quiet now. As carmad said it is such a step back in technology was the point.

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Ive just taken delivery of a solid bit of kit... the Nokia 8600 luna.... it ooozes class and does what I want it to..... the iPhone.... its massive.....

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When no other device combines all the features (not including hardware for a second) how is it a step back?

Personally I've not got one because its an expensive piece of kit that I wouldn't utilise, but my boss has one and so far has no complaints and isn't missing 3g connectivity, that might be because he doesn't travel much for a job and our office is in the high street and has good wifi including edge coverage but even so, for 1 hand held device it ticks so many boxes.

One down side he's noticed so far, is that because the text messaging works in the same way iChat works, remembering the conversation/previous txts in a continuous list if you want, you end up texting a lot more than the traditional phones.

illustrative purpose only - not the actual thing but you get the idea

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Its a good bit of kit but like you said.... if somebody doesnt need the feature then there isnt a point.... its too plastic aswell.....

Anyway a phone is a phone... if thats all you need then the 8910i should do fine... really regret not having it anymore.... its was solid.... the new 8600 ive got is still good though.

I hear Vodafone are trying to secure right to sell the next 3G iPhone in the UK......

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Anyone else heard the news that the iPhone sends personal data back to Apple via the Weather and Stocks applications?

Apple have stated that "… when you interact with Apple, we may collect personal information relevant to the situation, such as your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and contact preferences; your credit card information and information about the Apple products you own, such as their serial numbers and date of purchase; and information relating to a support or service issue."

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You wait until the google os comes out for phones, now they are gonna do some insane data collection on search trends relating to your current geo location so they can push location / related search info adverts to you to help you spend money!

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grin.gif Indeed the people I know with one say they are great, then again agfter coughing up £270 + £35 a month for 18 months, I would say it was the best thing since sliced bread yelrotflmao.gif

grin.gif Its a bit big, technologically outdated and within seconds it will be covered in greasy fingerprints and scratches like all other Apple 'touch' products yelrotflmao.gif

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It's just too expensive..

£279 plus (minimum tariff) of £35 per month

That makes £699 for your first year alone. Not worth it in my book

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And it's only available on an 18 month contract. So add another £210 to that for the next 6 months aswell. 169144-ok.gif

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Yeah and in Germany Vodafone have challenged that you can't buy it unlocked, against their laws apparently. So now T-mobile have said you can but unlocked but it will cost $1500. About the same as buying it and paying the line rental. grin.gif

If it had 3.5g, a great camera and battery life up there with similar phones then it might get a look in, but even then as Bazza mentioned the size of it and the marks on the screen are still problems that after a year mean it won't look so hot anymore. Oh and then you will have battery issues and they don't make those that easy to change do they. coffee.gif

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Not easy at all, I don't believe you can grin.gif but then I'm using a 3rd gen iPod and the battery is still fine 169144-ok.gif

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We have a batch in from the US which were "somehow" unlocked and they do look good and the interface is smart but as a phone NO. As a gadget poss but my one third of the size nokia 6300 does 90% of the stuff better. Ok I have to push buttons but hey I can live with that. If I want to ius ethe Internet for more than 5 mins I will use the laptop or a PC.

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We have a batch in from the US which were "somehow" unlocked and they do look good and the interface is smart but as a phone NO. As a gadget poss but my one third of the size nokia 6300 does 90% of the stuff better. Ok I have to push buttons but hey I can live with that. If I want to ius ethe Internet for more than 5 mins I will use the laptop or a PC.

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Give the 6300 better battery life and make it take the bigger memory cards without issue and what more could you want?

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I've played with a couple of them now. And the hardware is fantastic, and the UI is stunning. But it really is seriously flawed.

My main 3 things (in order of usage) i do on my phone are :-

Texting

Camera

Phone calls.

Texting is just a nightmare with the iphone, because it doesn't have keys. i can text stupidly fast, without ever looking at the phone, yet thats impossible with the iphone.

The camera is rubbish, its about 3 generations behind what Nokia/SE/etc have been producing on high end phones.

Calling is ok though.

The american market is very different to the UK, and i can see why its a hit over there, but here, its rubbish. Id spend the money on a Nokia N95, and an ipod touch, probably cost the same, and get everything the iphone can do, and a decent phone to boot.

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It's a great bit of kit but I agree it's flawed for the UK.

Not having 3G, a decent camera and it being the size it is won't help its cause.

Still, it's promising for what will be the 2nd Gen iPhone if this is what they've achieved so far.

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