Product Type: Apple Smartphone
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To iPhone Or Not To iPhone...? That Is The Question!
Apple iPhone 3G 16 GB
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Apple iPhone 3G 16 GB
Advantages: Touch screen sensitivity, features
The iPhone 3G has been on the market for quite some time now, and phone shops STILL tend to be either out of stock or low on stock - this just shows how popular this phone is.
Apple are officially the leading computer company, and it is no surprise with the introduction of the iPod, the iPhone, the iPad and the traditional Macs and notebooks.
This phone is a more advanced version of the iPod touch with phone features (obviously) and a camera that can also be used as a video camera. When deciding a smartphone, the toss up is often between a Blackberry and iPhone and having had the opportunity to use both, I can confirm that there are some features on the iPhone that are better than that of the Blackberry. There is very little difference in the megapixels between the cameras, but I've found the camera is more user friendly on the iPhone. When recording a video, there is also the option to edit what you have recorded, although unless i'm not using it correctly, the editing doesn't seem as fancy in real life compared to the advert on the tv.
There are many features that are the same between the iPhone and the iPod touch - both are touch screen (touch screen is CONSIDERABLY better than any other touch screen phone), both have internet access (although the iPhone can pick up wireless and use 3G technology). They also have many of the same applications and many of the games etc available on the app store work on both gadgets. The added advantage of the iPhone is that it has a microphone and camera so more of the apps on the app store can be used.
Another advantage of the iPhone is that the memory comes in different sizes, so if you want to use the iPhone as a mp3 player, the bigger GB can obviously fit more music/videos/pictures on it.
The phone aspect is average, just like any other phone really. Text messaging is also touch screen, so if you're not one for touch screens the iPhone might not be for you. Another feature of the iPhone that I like is that when holding a texting conversation with someone, it keeps track of what is being said in little bubbles (win for idea and presentation).
What I have settled on is having a blackberry and an ipod touch, so I can therefore have the best of both worlds!
Summary: Its just deciding what smartphone is best for you