05 PLATINUM CTS-V
i cant believe the hype they brought behind this and none of the cool features are available. still no mms, no internet teather.. meh is all i can say
What are the details of the tethering, is it monitored for data use, speed limited or anything like that?internet tether are included
Ian,I'm not going to bother. I have an aftermarket tethering application with Jailbreak and I am not going to risk losing it over some less than stellar features. PASS.
The iPhone 3G"S" by the way is a joke. Still no Camera Flash, or web Flash. The only good thing about it is just more storage space for the same amount of money.
I'll probably upgrade the hardware when they finally increase the pixel density to the level my old Treo 755P or Nokia 770 Internet Tablet had (absolutely GORGEOUS screens).
Web Flash is a BIG deal and "they don't do it so we don't have to" has NEVER been the way Apple operates. Right now the iphone has the BEST mobile web browser on the market HANDS DOWN crippled ONLY because of the lack of Flash compatibility. I have used every other smartphone browser on the market and none of them hold a candle to Safari in the iphone.Ian,
So there's no web Flash. Can you tell me if any of the other smartphones on the market support Flash?
And I'll take the autofocus/better low light performance over a camera flash.
Oh, and 3 Megapixels is enough - I think that stuffing 8MP into a phone with a lens set the size of a small dot is just a joke. If you don't know why, do a search on "Megapixel myth".
BTW, if you think the only advantage the "S" model offers over the 3G is more storage space, go read up some. 2x CPU performance (which is probably conservative. 50% faster clock + 2x instructions issued per clock + L2 cache = at least 2x, 3x on some instruction sets), 7x GPU performance, better battery life, the abovementioned camera, and other bits, the "S" model is a nice evolution to the iPhone line. Note that the "S" shares the same CPU/GPU as the Palm Pre.
As for no tethering or MMS, blame AT&T (the iPhone supports those now in other markets with other carriers).
I'm planning on getting a 3G S in the next 60 days or so.
Credit where credit is due, the Blackberry platform is probably the biggest threat to the iPhone right now. Why? Because RIM spreads the basic architecture amongst a VAST array of models on multiple carriers. The Storm however is an absolute laughing stock. The Blackberry thrives with its keyboard based architecture... WHY RIM felt they HAD to make a touch based device is beyond me.I'm perfectly content with my Blackberry and my rather portable laptop. My browser does everything I need for me, and when I need to spend more time on the net I pull out the lapto.
You should definitely post up a quick review when you've used it for a bit. I think upgrading iPhone Gen 1 to a 3GS makes perfect sense, as it gets you broadband, the space increase and all accumulated updates in one fell swoop. It's 3G to 3GS in-contract that's of little value as far as I'm concerned.I'm downloading 3.0 now for my first generation iPhone. I'm picking up my 3GS Friday morning.
I'll post reviews... No problem. And I agree with you on 3G and 3GS. I didn't even upgrade to 3G (which is very unlike me) because I didn't feel it was enough of an upgrade. Though the speaker volume was certainly an incentive... At any rate - I think a 3G with the 3.0 operating system is just fine. If I had a 3G, I would NOT upgrade until next year when whatever comes next is out...You should definitely post up a quick review when you've used it for a bit. I think upgrading iPhone Gen 1 to a 3GS makes perfect sense, as it gets you broadband, the space increase and all accumulated updates in one fell swoop. It's 3G to 3GS in-contract that's of little value as far as I'm concerned.
Ian,Web Flash is a BIG deal and "they don't do it so we don't have to" has NEVER been the way Apple operates. Right now the iphone has the BEST mobile web browser on the market HANDS DOWN crippled ONLY because of the lack of Flash compatibility. I have used every other smartphone browser on the market and none of them hold a candle to Safari in the iphone.
You'll take autofocus/lowlight performance over a flash? In your world settling might be OKAY, but in my world I know technology can do BOTH at a relatively low cost. Why bother settling? There have been MORE TIMES than I can COUNT where the "low light performance" of the iphone (which DOES have a GREAT camera) has not been sufficient for pictures even in average lit rooms. A small xenon flash would be JUST the fill i would have needed for a quick shot.
And if there's anything I DON'T care about, it's MORE CPU speed in the iphone. I still don't have Flash video right? So speed is the LAST thing on my mind iphone-wise. It is already PLENTY fast as it is and the "S" for speed is nothing but a marketing gimmick meant to maintain a hold on the market and divert attention away from the Pre until the next REAL -meat and potatoes- iPhone hardware arrives. Sure the numbers may be there in spades, but it's a phone, not a PC.
If you own a current 3G iphone and you got sucked in by the "S" hype than you are a sucker plain and simple. If you DON'T have a 3G already, then by ALL means buy a 3G"S". It's a great deal for new contracts and I wouldn't pass it up over the 100.00 difference between the old 3G and the 3G"S", but I'm also not gonna be an Apple Sheeple and go blow 400.00 on one just to have the latest and greatest in a current contract.
You somehow misunderstood my post as knocking the iphone, which is completely incorrect. My point is that as far as I'm concerned the 3G as I have it with PDANet is already more than sufficient for my needs. Why am I going to blow what I've got going just because I want the latest-greatest firmware, or worse, the latest Apple toy.
I can tether just fine with PDANet by the way, so whatever AT&T is or isn't doing is of little concern to me. Until someone jailbreaks 3.0, or if Adam confirms it does Tethering now on ATTs network, I'm not going to give up the freedom I have with my jailbroken (and stable) 2xx firmware.
You missed the joke.Excuse me Gulati, but I believe your Blackberry came out first....
I'm downloading 3.0 now.