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Should I get an iPhone? June 30, 2007

Posted by apetrov in Cool non-physics stuff, Near Physics.

So that’s the question I asked myself today when I walked in to one of the At&T stores. My contract with AT&T is up, so I wanted to explore my options. And of course, with the recent iPhone craze (and being somewhat of a gizmo geek), I wanted to check them out. So here is how the real thing looks like (I’ve got to play with it for about five minutes while in the store):


It’s thin, light and, to me, has a physical feel of an iPod (well, the redone one, with metal outer shell) and “virtual” feel of a Mac. Very intuitive controls. Lots of functions. Huge screen… What can I say, Apple makes very nice products. So if I were looking for an expensive toy to play, I’d have definitely gotten one — com’on, this thing also makes phone calls! But at $5oo up front and somewhat expensive data plans I think I’ll wait this one over. I’m seriously thinking about Blackberry Pearl… what do you think?

P.S. BTW, no crazy people running around in (or waiting outside of) that store, I’d say, they had a usual day.

P.P.S. They also had no iPhones to sell — only the working display units — so they said that if I wanted one, I’d have to wait 3-5 days — and the lady clerk was sooo0 apologetic… I guess, some things make you feel like a kid again: “But I want it NOW!”:-)



1. mpGuru - July 1, 2007

Whichever phone you wind up getting, you can get a virtual iPhone on it using the game we launched on Friday. Enjoy 🙂 And good luck.

2. Josh - July 5, 2007

No, don’t be suckered in by this crap! It won’t be long before the Asisans come out with 5 or 6 better and much cheaper versions. Just be patient and watch these fools who bought this thing from Apple try to return theirs to the store and cancel their contracts with AT&T (Never gonna happen!) LOL LOL LOL

3. apetrov - July 6, 2007

Well, I just ordered Balackberry Pearl — what did it for me is that the phone is free and the data plan is only $20/month (vs. $500/600 for an iPhone and $50/month data plan).

4. Ellie - July 12, 2007

I have an iPhone, and I totally love it (enough to justify spending $600 on it)!!! Don’t be turned off to it by all those people who hate the iPhone but have never used one!

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