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Review of "Apple iPhone 3G 16GB"

published 11/11/2009 | 1st2thebar
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"iPhone - uPhone - wiiPhone"

iPhone - uPhone - wiiPhone

Type - Candybar smartphone
Original - iPhone 3G

To make an attempt in registering a knowledge in MT (mobile technology); is similar to sticking your head in a tumble drier and reciting the Greek alphabet backwards. So, I've stuck my hand in the air and admitted defeat; but I can hasten a calculated guess that all digital devices will eventually be compact to one palm sized object that will sit sweetly beside your thumb, feeling like a silicon silk and smells delicious with an accustomed aroma at different levels of eroticism. No I've not stuck my head in the tumbler nor can be bothered to Google the 'Greek Alphabet'. - But it wasn't that long ago when the idea of Smart-Phones was a brain-storm fantasy, to a lot of mobile phone manufacturers they still are.

Users of MT spent a few years' blogging concepts across the Oceans and language 'script' dialogues. What seemed an inventive ideology is now apparent and working well in the marketplace. Users are not scared at trying out different app concepts anymore worried about MT bugs and momentary crashes. SmartPhone models seem to have it all in control. In my experience there has only been one incident of a snitch linked to MT; it was resolved as efficiently as it can be; maybe the MT have much bigger battles ahead, however, they are in good hands as GPS or BlueTooth Web-Technology will be able to pick up device clashes or bugs as and when they occur. Communication has got simpler and easier, but the rule of communication is flawed by user interactivity; the user has got worse at using it. It isn't through the lack of knowledge but through cutting corners; even app scripts written for Smart-Phones have got easier and more adaptable to each SP handset. This is the language of Apple; in their iPhone.

It is against our nature to demand newer more powerful devices, but since the introduction of Nokia 'snakes' barely 10 years ago. The market is abundant with new visions, apps, and MT formats because the MT market has allowed the user to express themselves' without compromising understanding a MT language. The ease is the warrant for a huge surge in this digital movement, so the iPhone even with some teething sore points in accessing Web browser material has stuck in our hearts and looks as if they're hear to stay for quite a while longer. Apple has a reputation in providing beauty to their consumers. In was noted in their flashy and clean iBook that hit our streets in the late 1990's. The LG brand is trying their hardest to copy the delicious interface visual without actually compromising intellectual property. It is close, and yet if the iPhone hadn't been so inspiring I feel a different mood in the camp would change the cell-phone battle field.

Thanks to the Windows 7 operating system for the PC, the pandora's box for touch-screen devices has been opened. This could make a even bigger bee-line to the iPhone or it will increase competition across the spectrum. The question is what will Apple do with the think-tank app in the years to come? The apps will out-source to devices strung up to Smart-Phone abilities, so as the MT moves on, it isn't about technology anymore it is derived how apps are used and what they can provide. One recent iPhone one picks on the notion that you cannot feed your baby, so it tells you when to do so. I take it is a bit more advanced than an alarm clock, as it's the newest app on the iPhone gadget listings.

Deliciously crafted interface the iPhone is superior on screen size 3.5 inch 320x480; the highest in screen definition that in my mind is the main reason why in the early days the system got logged up with demands and subsequently crashed early models carry a stream-line fracture within their MT availability. Now it's more stringent and at ease with it's interface, the only corrosive reason for a malfunction depends on what apps active on your handset. Apple, is on the core with this possibility. Apples apps delivers enough MT criteria in my opinion should be 3.5Gs enabled with a notable GPS device marking out your restaurant stops in a busy town. Customers of Apple buy Apple products because they like the brand, not for any extra curriculum criteria's that may transcend and change your life forever.

Still in its early stages the WMT Windows Media Technology's portable software accustomed to the iPhone, this easy to use system is the future within portable smart-phones. Apples think-tank policy was to infiltrate the interface similar to a PC operating system. The wheels are in motion for the MT to build up speed and move into the BlueTooth stroke WAP stroke GPS trend. The eventual use of file sharing on a mobile is close to a deal as the user is able to customize applications at a whim.

The storage is just about adequate if it were a MP3 portable player, so at 8GB it is wanting somewhat, especially if you end up using the Smart-Phone as a music centre. You must remember that the apps also will swiftly take up large slices of internal memory, the slick interface swish flash visuals also is remorseful on your storage facility. Beware of the downloadable data size, the iPhone in my view has still got a lot to offer when it comes to automating higher Gigabyte options in years to come but as the iPhone closes in on that 6 figure number sold within 6 weeks and that's not exclusively to O2 any longer the market is hyped up. O2 had two year exclusivity to the Smart-Phone generation, which sold in excess of 21 Million units with the O2 provider. Now open to the Mac OS fan base earlier this year, this was in the pipeline since the SmartPhone digital age from Apple.

The aesthetic silver dreamy interface makes the stylus glide over the surface like a professional ice-skater. I've looked at many Portable Media Players and this comes close to the Archos 5 series, the product is 85% interface. It's all about the flash apps, the aesthetical smooth silky feel. The iPhone is selling a lifestyle and though I got it for 190.00 £ at a bargain price. The SD slot I know will be in use within 3 months, to bolster up flash enablement. Apple apps are bringing the UK to a stand-still as more of us escape to them in their droves whilst on the tube. Behind all the glitz there is always a flip-side. Yes, recently an Australian techno whiz-kid has sent out the first-ever iPhone virus. It works like an email virus except all you have to do is call the recipient to send the nasty virus that simply infects your iPhone by changing your wallpaper to a 1980's Rick Astley picture. The experts call it 'Jail-breaking', as it exploits laziness of iPhone users who do not change passwords or any of their security while using the iPhone. For your Apple fans the iPhone 8GB is just within budget. Beware of Rick Astley pictures, if you want more info.

Check out Apples online service for updates on regular crashes and downloads as well as security updates.

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  • catsholiday published 20/11/2009
    Love your title. Thanks for the Rick Astley warning.
  • elfbwillow published 16/11/2009
    Another great review :)
  • larsbaby published 15/11/2009
    For better or worse this is now the de-facto mobile phone standard - interesting stuff as always
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Product Information : Apple iPhone 3G 16GB

Manufacturer's product description

Cut, copy, and paste with a tap. Send text, photos, locations, and more. Search across your iPhone. Phone, iPod, and Internet device in one, iPhone 3G offers desktop-class email, an amazing maps application, and Safari - mobile web browser. With fast 3G wireless technology, GPS mapping, support for enterprise features like Microsoft Exchange, and the App Store, iPhone 3G puts even more features at your fingertips. And like the original iPhone, it combines three products in one - a revolutionary phone, a widescreen iPod, and a breakthrough Internet device with rich HTML email and a desktop-class web browser. iPhone 3G. It redefines what a mobile phone can do - again. Find your location, get directions, and see traffic - all from your phone. Maps on iPhone 3G combines GPS, Wi-Fi, and cell tower location technology with the Multi-Touch interface to create the best mobile map application ever. Get directions to wherever from wherever. View a list of turn-by-turn directions or follow a highlighted map route and track your progress with live GPS tracking. Just like Google Maps on your computer, Maps on iPhone lets you switch between views of Google Map data, satellite images, and a hybrid of both. Multi-Touch makes the difference. Tap to Zoom, pan, and change your view on the move. Maps on iPhone shows you live traffic information, indicating traffic speed along your route in easy-to-read green, red, and yellow highlights.

Product Details

Product Description: Apple iPhone 3G - black - 3G 16 GB - GSM - smartphone, Apple iPhone 3G - white - 3G 16 GB - GSM - smartphone

Product Type: Smartphone

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Smartphone Memory: 16 GB

Service Provider: O2, Not specified

Form Factor: Touch

Dimensions (WxDxH): 62 mm x 12 mm x 116 mm

Weight: 133 g

Colour: Black, White

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Integrated Components: Digital camera, digital player, GPS receiver, voice recorder

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 2 Megapixel

Wireless Interface: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Display: LCD display - colour - 3.5" - TFT

Input Device(s): Touch sensitive screen (multi-touch)

Operating System: OS X

Playback Digital Standards: WAV, AAC, AIFF, MP3, Apple Lossless

Talk Time: Up to 600 minutes

Standby Time: Up to 300 hours

Cellular / Operating System: iOS

Long Name: iPhone 3G

Cellular / Phone Design: Candybar

Display Type: TFT; 16M colours; 320 x 480 pixels

Communications / Wireless Interface: Wifi; Bluetooth

Cellular / Technology: UMTS; HSDPA; GSM; EDGE

Cellular / Band: Quad Band

Phone Design: Classic

Cellular / Combined with: 2 MP digital camera; digital player

Battery / Standby Time: 300

Cellular / Integrated Components: Digital camera; Digital player

Length: 114 mm

Width: 61 mm

Height: 12 mm

Cellular / Phone Form Factor: Classic

Cellular / Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Cellular / Type: Smartphone

Manufacturer: Apple


MPN: MB496B/A, MB500B/A, MB496T/A

Product Type: Smartphone

Form Factor: Touch

Integrated Components: Digital camera, digital player, GPS receiver, voice recorder

Aerial: Internal

Width: 62 mm

Depth: 12 mm

Height: 116 mm

Weight: 133 g

Body Colour: Black, White


Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Service Provider: O2, Not specified

Operating System: OS X

SIM Card Type: Mini SIM

Input Device(s): Multi-touch

Messaging & Internet

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, SMS

Supported Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP4

Messaging & Data Features: PDF support, Microsoft Word support, Microsoft Excel support


Data Transmission: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA

Wireless Interface: IEEE 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Communication Features: Mobile Email client, Internet browser

Phone Features

Phone Functions: Speakerphone, call timer, conference call

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes


Personal Information Management: Calculator

Media Player

Supported Digital Audio Standards: WAV, AAC, AIFF, MP3, Apple Lossless


User Memory: 16 GB

Digital Camera

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 2 Megapixel

Navigation System

Navigation: A-GPS receiver


Type: LCD display - colour

Technology: TFT

Diagonal Size: 3.5"

Display Resolution: 320 x 480 pixels

Display Illumination Colour: White


Connector Type: 1 x headset jack - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ 1 x dock connector - 30 pin dock connector


Run Time Details: Talk - up to 600 min ¦ Standby - up to 300 hrs


Included Accessories: Hands-free headset, cleaning cloth, USB cable, power adapter


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