The iPhone is an internet-connected multimedia smartphone designed and marketed by Apple Inc. Its minimal hardware interface lacks a physical keyboard, so a virtual keyboard is rendered on the multi-touch screen instead. The iPhone functions as a camera phone (including text messaging and visual voicemail), a portable media player (equivalent to an iPod), and an Internet client (with email, web browsing, and local Wi-Fi connectivity). The first-generation phone hardware was quad-band GSM with EDGE; the second generation added UMTS with HSDPA.
Apple announced the iPhone on January 9, 2007, after months of rumors and speculation. The iPhone was introduced in the United States on June 29, 2007 before being marketed worldwide. Time magazine named it the "Invention of the Year" in 2007. Released July 11, 2008, the iPhone 3G supports faster 3G data speeds and assisted GPS. I think the iPhone is an alright phone but its not for me. It's virtual keyboard is not for heavy texter like me because you make constant typo's and the auto-spellcheck feature doesnt't help either. YouTube is slow and laggy. The internet (when not using WiFi) is exceptionally decent enough to check email or to browse websites when on the go. The iPod features are good even though I have experienced some annoying glitches with it but the updates fix it. The fact
that you can send MMS (Picture) text messages really sucks and the only way around it is to send the picture through the carriers email server to get it to the persons cellphone. (For example, if you want to send it to someone one thats using Verizon then you'd go to your pictures, Send it to an email and the email to send it to them would be
The built in E-Mail app is great and I havent had any problems with it. The glitches and hardware errors that I have even after updating are annoying suck as the "No SIM card inserted" hardware glitch that happens even when there is a SIM inserted, then when it does that I can call out or send text messages so I would have to reboot the phone to fix it. Also it would randomly hang up (Not drop a call, do a full hang up as if I clicked "End Call") and go back to the home screen and/or black out. Also it has a software glitch where it says "No Service" or it would just show no bars even though im in the open. The only way to fix that is also to reboot and when it came back on I would then magically get 3-4 bars while im still standing in the same spot I was in before. Its a good phone but I wouldn't recommend it for buisiness people or heavy texters. But the thing that erks me the most about the iPhone is the VERY annoying fanboys that know that its features arent the best but still try to defend it. If you don't believe me then look at these comments that was on my YouTube
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(Im not trying to spam or advertise, im just trying to prove a point.)
Here's a list of phones that would do better then the iPhone:
-BlackBerry Curve 8900
-8925 AT&T Tilt (HTC TyTn II)
-Cingular 8125 (HTC Wizard)
-HTC Touch Pro
-HTC Touch Pro2
Its better to order all of those phones unlocked so you can use them on any network that uses SIM.
I dont hate the iPhone, but its just not for me.