Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Unfortunately, we hoped for an even larger bundle of features in this round. Apple still leaves multimedia messaging out of the mix along with voice dialing and video recording.

Still can't understand why Apple can't include these basic features, many found in even the cheapest and simplest cell phones. A landscape keyboard, the capability to cut and paste, Flash support for the Safari Web browser, expanded memory, and additional Bluetooth profiles are also missing.

Apple, you left us hanging in a big way. It's also disappointing to hear that the dock is now sold separately for $49, suppose that helped cut the price. No, you don't need the dock, but it's nice to have. Even the power adapter and the SIM card removal tool that now come in the box won't make up for its loss.

Should you buy it?

If you're an iPhone fence-sitter, now's the time. The addition of 3G and GPS, the affordable price tag, and extra features from the iPhone 2.0 software update make the iPhone 3G a worthy prospect. iPhone 3G isn't perfect, but there's a lot to like here and we approach the device with much anticipation.


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