Tuesday, June 10, 2008

New Cheap iPhone 3G from Apple

At the recent Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, Steve Jobs announced the new iPhone will be available worldwide starting July 11. It's reportedly faster than Nokia's N95 smartphone. Apple is set to release the new model in the Philippines through Globe Telecom as well as Singtel, Bharti Airtel and Optus for Singapore, India and Australia.

3G iPhone features and applications:

Comes in 2 Colors: 8GB Black and 16GB - Black/White

Battery life:

Standby: 300 hours
2G talk-time: 10 hours
3G talk-time: 5 hours
Browsing: 5 to 6 hours
Video: 7 hours

Price: iPhone 3G 8GB $199 and iPhone 3G 16GB $399

* six hours of Web browsing and five hours of talk time
* also comes with global positioning system (GPS) mapping capabilities.
* support applications like Microsoft Exchange and the new
* support for EDGE network (Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution)
* access to App Store, Apple's virtual store for all free and commercial iPhone applications
* wireless system that automatically forwards e-mail to other devices,
* a friend-finding service called Loopt
* mobile blogging software from TypePad.
* service from MLB.com that provides a live scoreboard of major league games
* music-making software, called Cow Terry, for creating songs on the phone.

As mentioned above, the new iPhone 3G now works with Microsoft's Exchange office server systems, competing directly with Research in Motion's (RIMM) Blackberry for professional business users

Also, Jobs announced that the new version of the Mac operating system OS X is called "Snow Leopard."

I was hoping to get the iPhone in the Philippines through Globe, I might again subscribe to them for a postpaid line for subsidized cost :P

Apple iPhone 3G Review to follow...

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