Ok, this isn’t a strictly EMS issue but — iphone.jpg
I’m a bigtime Mac Geek and I can’t wait for the sale date of the new iPhone. If you haven’t heard about this one, you’re working too much.

This phone/ipod/video player/wireless net device/personal computer . . . (I could keep going), is more than any of the Mac bloggers and podcasters expected. For people like us, stuck in our vehicles and working long hours, this product gives us an unprecedented ability to stay connected with the world while we run around trying to save it.

In all fairness, there are some things not yet answered about the programs available for the final version in June. Also, the phone is locked in with Cingular and a 2 year contract. But heck, I have that ball and chain with Sprint/Nextel right now!

You’ll notice in the right hand column, my iPhone countdown calendar. I can’t wait.
See ya!

Jamie, the Podmedic

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5 Responses to Apple iPhone Countdown

  1. Jim says:

    I had heard that Apple and Cingular are at odds over the name? I hope that doesnt hang it up.

  2. podmedic says:

    It’s actually Apple and Cisco. Apple holds the international trademark to the name “iPhone” and Cisco holds the U.S. rights. They were in negotiations and I suspect that the lawsuit is just a opening salvo in what will eventually be a settlement.

    The cell phone handset market is worth billions. Apple has enough cash to pay off Cisco for a name and then reap the benefits of a great product.

  3. Chris B. says:

    I’ve got only one big probem with this thing, STORAGE SPACE. If I’m going to pay the big bucks that the phone companies are talking now to get it aong with the 2 year contract I want more hard drive space. My Zen has 30 GIG for $199 (yea, no phone), but my Motorola was free with the same 2 year contract. You know they CAN do it, the question is, WHY DON’T they? Answer, in 6 months to 1 year they will introduce another one with a 60 or 80 gig and charge customers another $300 for the trade-in. I’ll stick to using two devices for now and spend my money on gear.

  4. podmedic says:

    The storage space is RAM based and I think they’re going after the Nano market. I have a big gen 3 ipod with 30 GB drive but no video. I wish there were more storage and I think you’ll see this number creep up in future generations as RAM becomes more available in larger sizes.

  5. Chris B. says:

    Yea, I think you hit it dead on. I use my Zen for video and audio so I need the space. I mean, I have 3 gig’s of audio (music)alone before you add the podcasts and videos that I keep. They will add a hard drive, but it will cost you dearly. I’ll hold out for a while and see what happens. I think that will make for a better deal in the long run. It would be nice to see an EMS version with a UHF radio (GMRS). If you’re gonna dream, dream big!!!!!

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