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Old 14th May 2008, 16:32   #481
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I wonder if that price is for the 8Gb iPhone. Apple traditionally has not given good prices for stuff in India ( compared to the US ).
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I wonder if that price is for the 8Gb iPhone. Apple traditionally has not given good prices for stuff in India ( compared to the US ).
Haven't they discontinued 8G already? Why on the earth should they bring it back to India?

But this news that Airtel is also a service provider for iPhone makes one of the early adapters like me happy.
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iPhone = average phone + excellent multimedia player
but...
  1. no Bluetooth A2DP headphone capability,
  2. mediocre camera -- no autofocus,no flash
  3. no GPS, won't even connect with Bluetooth GPS receivers.
  4. no 3G
  5. no FM radio
  6. No 3rd party software applications
So what is the iPhone then?
a fancy low capability toy for the "advanced" American market.

Today we expect a phone to also be a computer, camera, radio, multimedia player, GPS-device, internet Web-surfer and email device. Tomorrow even Digital TV.

iPhone coming to India? Too little, too late, -- a costly marketing disaster waiting to happen!
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Old 14th May 2008, 18:10   #484
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Agree with you Ram.
iPhone is more of snob value.
HTC, Palm etc., offer much better bang for the buck.
I am waiting for a truly open platform phone with good hardware and open API to come into the market for which you can build any application you like,
Nokia is halfway there, hope to see better with the next OMAP platform.
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no 3G
Did India get 3G yet?

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I think the one and only reason why Iphone would sell is "Mind Blowing GUI".
Agree with you Ram that the Iphone is a below average phone which is missing some very basic features like "SMS forwarding, sending business cards, getting sms delivery reports... the list goes on".
Unless Apple does incorporate the very much needed "phone" features it is going to fall on its face in India.

P.S: I have been using an Iphone for about 1 month now.
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Atleast majority of the issues should be addressed in the forthcoming 3G version, then again will it be launched in India?
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totally agreed. I've iphone (now using by OH) & nokia N95 black.

I myself tested and did some blind testing with my office colleauges both N95 & iPhone, where most them rated both the phones similar AQ. Headphones used where Shure 530PTH & sennheiser HD595. Also N95 has slight edge of customisable graphic equaliser in music front.

But GUI experience of iPhone is untouchable at this stage.

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We all have our reasons. For me, I hate Nokia's menu's and I have a Sony Ericsson.
So, I want an iPhone next.
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For me i will await news on June 9th before i decide between iphone 2 or HTC diamond, then again was chatting with an android guy, and boy oh boy they really have some great stuff coming up
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Anyone who's bought the iPhone from the US, how did you'll avoid signing the AT&T contract? If you buy it off Apple's online store can you circumvent getting the AT&T connection?

Someone told me to say that its a gift. :-)
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Apple doesn't ask you what you're going to do with it. They'll just sell you a phone for $ 399/499 without a connection.
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Iphones are also available at AT&T stores and you dont need to buy a connection with it.
Mine was bought from an AT&T store and it also came with a AT&T sim although there was no extra charge for it.
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Is anyone using any software for adding ringtones to the Iphone????
I've used software called "ringtones" although it does work, but also have some known issues like > phone rings even in the silent mode and also vibrator does not work after installing this software.

Can anyone suggest a software or a way to put ringtones in the phone.
I am using 1.1.4 firmware.
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Whats the easiest way for me to upgrade my 1.1.1 to 1.1.4?
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