[Cialug] the other cool new phone
Nathan C. Smith
nathan.smith at ipmvs.com
Fri Jul 11 14:51:01 CDT 2008
From: cialug-bounces at cialug.org [mailto:cialug-bounces at cialug.org] On Behalf Of Tim Wilson
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2008 2:48 PM
To: Central Iowa Linux Users Group
Subject: Re: [Cialug] the other cool new phone
I was in Best Buy the other day, and got to talking to one of the mobile guys. He said he liked the iPhone better (surprising, considering they can't sell it). He said they have a live demo of the Instinct, and it feels more clunky than the iPhone. The interface on the iPhone is more intuitive than the Instinct.
Regarding 3G, it appears to be a hidden fact that Iowa doesn't have it yet. That really is bad business. Talk about a good way to piss off your loyal customers. Until Iowa has 3G, it doesn't make a lot of sense for iPhone owners to upgrade to the new iPhone. The software updates will be applied to the older iPhone too, so you'll get a lot of the same functionality.
At least one current iPhone owner I know is interested in the GPS on the new iPhone.
Who does have 3G in Iowa, I understand Sprint and Verizon, anyone else?
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