iPhone EDGE only - What?

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Hi all, I'm a newbie to the site. I was just on the Apple site and saw that the iPhone will only work on the EDGE network and not 3G, what's up with that? :( That seems really behind the times, especially seeing all of the features that the iPhone has to offer. They talk about internet access, streaming videos, etc, but if you are using EDGE, that will be painful. Anyone know why they are doing this? Any rumors that they will change this?

Thanks!

Jeff
 

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well the phone also uses wi-fi and I don't know about any streaming video things. The edge network is plenty fast from what I have read to support sending/receiving e-mails and some browsing but the places I go 90% of the time have wi-fi so no worries there.
 

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Hi all, I'm a newbie to the site. I was just on the Apple site and saw that the iPhone will only work on the EDGE network and not 3G, what's up with that? :( That seems really behind the times, especially seeing all of the features that the iPhone has to offer. They talk about internet access, streaming videos, etc, but if you are using EDGE, that will be painful. Anyone know why they are doing this? Any rumors that they will change this?

Thanks!

Jeff

3G is a MAJOR battery drain (currently) for most cell phones. Also EDGE is a WIDELY-distributed standard at this point, whereas a lot of our users here on the board claim they can't get 3G access most of the time.
 

ebrunn

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Good luck even getting a 3g phone in the time being with the government blocking Qualcomm chips from the country.
 

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at the risk of sounding like a jerk....

welcome to six months ago. :p
 

kauzmo

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I just stumbled on the other 3G thread and it's a bit clearer now. That explains why my BlackJack came with two batteries!

What about a GPS Chip? For $500 bucks, you'd think that they would put a GPS chip in the phone, so that it could track you as well as give you directions.
 

kauzmo

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at the risk of sounding like a jerk....

welcome to six months ago. :p
Yeah, I should have looked in the other forum before posting here. What can I say, it was a newbie mistake! :p
 

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Well there was a discussion about new threads on old info and we were told to look for the old thread which I couldn't find and post it in here or be nice. So I chose nice like Mr. Rogers.
 

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For all new members I recommend checking out A) The Macworld Keynote and B) The Tech Specs of the phone
 
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SmartAlx

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That seems really behind the times, especially seeing all of the features that the iPhone has to offer.
Yeah, like it doesn't have A2DP (stereo bluetooth) either. Nor does it have a freaking flash for the camera. And shoot! It doesn't even have a video camera!

What is this? 2004?
 

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Yeah, like it doesn't have A2DP (stereo bluetooth) either. Nor does it have a freaking flash for the camera. And shoot! It doesn't even have a video camera!

What is this? 2004?
we don't know for certain that it won't have the A2DP bluetooth profile, but I doubt it a little myself. Seems to me if it did have it, they would be talking about it already.
 

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I'm not a mobile phone expert but for all the things people are complaining are missing from the iPhone, is there a phone out there that HAS ALL of these?

GPS
5 MP camera w/flash
Over 8 gigs of flash memory
G3
WiFi
stereo bluetooth
5+ hrs talk time

...and is smaller than your laptop?
 

ColsTiger

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I'm not a mobile phone expert but for all the things people are complaining are missing from the iPhone, is there a phone out there that HAS ALL of these?

GPS
5 MP camera w/flash
Over 8 gigs of flash memory
G3
WiFi
stereo bluetooth
5+ hrs talk time

...and is smaller than your laptop?
Where have you seen stereo bluetooth posted in the specs? I've looked all over for any mention of the A2DP profile, but haven't seen it yet.
 
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Hi all, I'm a newbie to the site. I was just on the Apple site and saw that the iPhone will only work on the EDGE network and not 3G, what's up with that? :( That seems really behind the times, especially seeing all of the features that the iPhone has to offer. They talk about internet access, streaming videos, etc, but if you are using EDGE, that will be painful. Anyone know why they are doing this? Any rumors that they will change this?

Thanks!

Jeff

Because Apple arrive with a new cell phone in 2008 first quarter
 

TrippalHealicks

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DAMN! No video recording function for the camera! Crap, i guess i just "assumed" it would be in there....darn...
Kinda disappointing, as that 4 or 8 gigs of HD space would be a great place to store lots of wacky videos. :p

They could have at least put a flash on it, if no video...
 

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Hi all, I'm a newbie to the site. I was just on the Apple site and saw that the iPhone will only work on the EDGE network and not 3G, what's up with that? :( That seems really behind the times, especially seeing all of the features that the iPhone has to offer. They talk about internet access, streaming videos, etc, but if you are using EDGE, that will be painful. Anyone know why they are doing this? Any rumors that they will change this?

Thanks!

Jeff
And in what universe have you been hiding! This has been hashed over and over and has been known since January. If there is a program perhaps you should read it or join it. There are a lot of phones that have wifi and things like cover flow, etc.
 

brianhyp

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enough with the iPhone bashing in the forums if you don't want one don't buy one. end of story.
 

TrippalHealicks

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enough with the iPhone bashing in the forums if you don't want one don't buy one. end of story.

No one's bashing here. I was just surprised to find out no video function. I thought it DID have that function. Oh well, i still want one, my head didn't explode. lol