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Poll: IPHONE (31 member(s) have cast votes)

Would you get one ($500 USD)

  1. YES (3 votes [10.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.34%

  2. NO (26 votes [89.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 89.66%

Why or Why Not

  1. Great Idea (1 votes [3.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.45%

  2. I Need the Technology (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Gadget Freak (1 votes [3.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.45%

  4. Other (1 votes [3.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.45%

  5. Bad Idea (2 votes [6.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.90%

  6. Too Much Technology (1 votes [3.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.45%

  7. Too Much Money (6 votes [20.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.69%

  8. Don't Need It (14 votes [48.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 48.28%

  9. Other (3 votes [10.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.34%

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#1 boopme

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 08:05 PM

With IPhone about to enter mainstream , I was interested in other views.
Myself it's too much tech ..I only need a phone for talk and voicemail.. But that's me.

Edit ha d to fix poll and lost my No vote

Edited by boopme, 26 June 2007 - 08:16 PM.

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 08:11 PM

Nah. Dont need it.

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 08:25 PM

I am not interested in it whatsoever.I'm with you 'Boopme'I only want Phone to ring from A to B and Text.The Phone I have now has an 80 page Instruction Book,and that's a headache to navigate.I like things simple to operate.Read an article just now in the NZ Herald which says it could cost up to 3000 NZ Dollars inclusive with a 2 yr contract.Thats close to the cost in Aus currency.No Thankyou.

Late EDIT. You rush in and sign yourself up to one of these long term contracts, and another Company brings out a better,more robust and user friendly IPhone? Your stuck with this contract.If I did indeed have use for one of these,which I dont,I would wait a little while till they are rigorously tested in the field. :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 08:28 PM

Actually, several of the Why Not's apply to me:
Too Much Technology
Too Much Money
Don't Need It

Also, one of my own:
I've got better things, to spend that kind of money, on

I voted, Don't Need It. :thumbsup:
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Posted 26 June 2007 - 09:58 PM

Oh well... I might as well say yes.

The cost of the phone will be lower than the $500 price they originally projected. I live on a cell phone - use it for work and my volunteer stuff. I have put 1400 minutes on my phone in one month. Saying that, I want a phone that will give me a lot of functionality in one device. I do like the "gadget" part of it... but I really need a good phone that lets me keep track of things too.

The #1 thing it will have to do is stay together in a thunderstorm at a wreck scene - and have a good chance for a signal. My Motorolas have stood that test well.

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:00 PM

I am such a gadget guy. Love gadgets.

Do not love the i-phone or at least what I read about the virtual keyboard.

Myself I also dont want to spend 500 bucks on a phone. I dont think they hope to take down the treo with this because I doubt very much it has a chance.

Big screen is nice but then its huge in your pocket or on your side. Easy to scratch or break? Maybe....

I personally want a treo but without a plan they are like 500-600 or more retail.

I plan to get a used treo 650. Ad a wifi sd card and I have all I need and more and its not to big. Just a little thick at 0.92 inches.

Cant wait to see one though and read the reviews.

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:19 PM

The #1 thing it will have to do is stay together in a thunderstorm at a wreck scene - and have a good chance for a signal. My Motorolas have stood that test well.


I second that every motrola i have had has been a great phone from the lowly C33XX series the the Nextel iXXX series (I had a couple of Nextels including all the heavy duty ones and broke most of them, all my fault). The iPhone looks too sleek and easy to mess up

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:34 PM

Find that I only use my cel phone about 200 minutes per month.
Have it more for convenience and emergency.

Am with DSTM, don't want to need a manual just to operate a darn phone!

Don't Need It (Sounds neat tho...)
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Posted 26 June 2007 - 11:38 PM

The Iphone is one slick device, but I'm less enthusiastic about what it represents for the future of packaged contracts. The fact that this deal is a package from Apple and AT&T exclusively should give you an idea of where the industry is trying to go.

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 12:36 AM

I want two of them, and right now!
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Posted 27 June 2007 - 08:47 AM

My best friends answer is same as yours Koan. He and I being on opposite ends brought the poll idea to mind.
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Posted 27 June 2007 - 11:28 AM

The Iphone is one slick device, but I'm less enthusiastic about what it represents for the future of packaged contracts. The fact that this deal is a package from Apple and AT&T exclusively should give you an idea of where the industry is trying to go.



Quite an astute observation dc3! :thumbsup: I couldn't agree more.
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Posted 27 June 2007 - 03:16 PM

For a two-year service with a pwning phone, you could get a 5-year service of #$$-kicking computer or a car... don't buy it. WAY TOO MUCH MONEY. If Bill Gates wasn't Microsoft, he still wouldn't waste his money on this.

Edited by Ryan 3000, 27 June 2007 - 03:19 PM.

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 04:19 PM

I want my phone to send and recieve calls, and maybe text-message every once in a while. I have my (much cheaper) Playstation Portable for movies, music, and web-browsing. I want my phone to act like a phone, not be afflicted with technological bi-polar disorder and try to do everything short of making me breakfast (I expect that to come along very soon! :thumbsup: ).

I also don't want to spend $500 for technology I already have. I can't afford it.

PS - I agree with you guys on the manual...I don't have the time or the patience to wade through 800 pages! :flowers:

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 06:34 PM

Who needs a manual?
I learned a serious amount of stuff about computers by trial and error.

"Format HDD disk" Hum....what does this button do??? ha ha

Edited by cowsgonemadd3, 27 June 2007 - 06:34 PM.





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