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Kinda of a humorous question but if some people are going to use the iPhone as a substitute for an iPod...then are they going to release armbands for the iPhone for those who use their iPod primarily at the gym?...and quite frankly, I actually see more people talking on their phones now at the gym than I do listening to music so it may become be a highly demanded accessory for the iPhone....just a diverting thought....:p
 

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Kinda of a humorous question but if some people are going to use the iPhone as a substitute for an iPod...then are they going to release armbands for the iPhone for those who use their iPod primarily at the gym?...and quite frankly, I actually see more people talking on their phones now at the gym than I do listening to music so it may become be a highly demanded accessory for the iPhone....just a diverting thought....:p
The gym is a true place of convergence.:p I see iPods of all varieties and many cellphones. Not a single smartphone, but I suspect that will change come June. I'm thinking the iPhone might be too big for an armband. Perhaps Apple will release the iPhone mini™ in 6 months.

-Chris
 

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The gym is a true place of convergence.:p I see iPods of all varieties and many cellphones. Not a single smartphone, but I suspect that will change come June. I'm thinking the iPhone might be too big for an armband. Perhaps Apple will release the iPhone mini™ in 6 months.

-Chris
isn't the iPhone about the same size as the 40gig ipod video except thinner? i looked at the stats compared to my 680 and its something like 5mm taller and wider and half the thickness - that could totaly fit in an arm band
but with 16 hrs of playtime that would make it hard to listen during a full workout and talk and use the internet, wouldn't it?
 
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isn't the iPhone about the same size as the 40gig ipod video except thinner? i looked at the stats compared to my 680 and its something like 5mm taller and wider and half the thickness - that could totaly fit in an arm band
but with 16 hrs of playtime that would make it hard to listen during a full workout and talk and use the internet, wouldn't it?
I don't go to the gym for 16 hours....but I'm sure if I did I'd look great...and run out of battery life on my iPhone....
 

khunlyon

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I don't go to the gym for 16 hours....but I'm sure if I did I'd look great...and run out of battery life on my iPhone....
haha - i was thinking that the gym for say 2 - and then the talk time//internet time is only 5 hrs so it would cut down on that time as well - i guess it would still be enough for moderate use but not if i wanted to do a lot of web browsing or chatting on the phone
 

VOx-Pop

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There's nothing I like less than exercising next to someone on their phone. Having an iPhone wouldn't make loud-mouthed phone-addicts at the gym any more acceptable.
 

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Interesting you mentioned the gym, Amber. I've been thinking that the gym would really be the place I'd appreciate a built-in radio, as has been discussed elsewhere. My gym has a number of TVs whose audio feed is broadcast on marked FM stations.

-K
 
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Interesting you mentioned the gym, Amber. I've been thinking that the gym would really be the place I'd appreciate a built-in radio, as has been discussed elsewhere. My gym has a number of TVs whose audio feed is broadcast on marked FM stations.

-K
I know I actually went ahead and bought myself a separate exercise radio on an armband for the gym so I can watch the news and Seinfield on the gym's televisions....so I hear ya...can't wait for my "all-in-one"...
 
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zarxo

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IPOD that does phone

I agree. As a older guy going back to college. I find I would want a IPOD that does phone rather then a phone that does IPOD. I can tell you, if this phone is marketed as phone first then IPOD technology layered onto, then it will be a flop.

I purchased the $600 Starcom with Alltel's service. It is probably the worse purchased I have ever made, but I did research that phone. The starcom's glow dies fast with its use, not a practical phone.

If anything the phone age is changing quickly, people want adaptability from college to work to home and WIFI will provide this. Who needs a cell phone, they are almost free now.

As someone searching for an IPOD for the gym, I find it disappointing that there isn't a IPOD that does phone as a lower priority. Some of us don't have the need to be bothered-we want convienence. How many ways must the cell phone be marketed? It tiring, old and no one is buying those phones anymore! Wake up CEO's--go to the gym, to the cafe house next to a college, this is what people want. Adaptable music devices. Adaptable laptops.

Now here is a thought, how about a "device" that is part of a laptop that can be used as a phone for those cafe college students? How about when someone calls to that device, the student has a choice of answering and talking audibly or leave this device in the laptop and the student can respond and chat while typing on the laptop but the "listener" would not be able to tell the difference since the laptop's audio was sync to the owner's (voice recognition).

Now that is technology, not this old crap that CEO's try milk our money to accept.

zarxo
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Kinda of a humorous question but if some people are going to use the iPhone as a substitute for an iPod...then are they going to release armbands for the iPhone for those who use their iPod primarily at the gym?...and quite frankly, I actually see more people talking on their phones now at the gym than I do listening to music so it may become be a highly demanded accessory for the iPhone....just a diverting thought....:p
 

zarxo

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socialist?

You must be a socalist.

Why would I want to listen to something gear'd to the public, when 80% of the public is psychologically impaired?

Zarxo
individualist, libertarian, a thinker

Interesting you mentioned the gym, Amber. I've been thinking that the gym would really be the place I'd appreciate a built-in radio, as has been discussed elsewhere. My gym has a number of TVs whose audio feed is broadcast on marked FM stations.

-K
 
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Kabeyun

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You must be a socalist.

Why would I want to listen to something gear'd to the public, when 80% of the public is psychologically impaired?
I won't dignify that post, bizarre on many levels. I'm sure your stats come as news to 845 of the 1056 EI.com members.

I would like to comment on your idea of a device that now has me listening both sides of dozens of phone calls while I try to read the paper. Sounds delightful.

I'm also interested to know what a "lower priority phone" is. Walkie talkie? Two cans & a string? If you scorn the phone part of an iPhone, perhaps you'd be interested in a Zune.

-K
 

zarxo

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Like I said, some of us don't need dozen of phone calls bugging us. As an individualist, I don't need others to feel important. If a person can't say what they need to say in 3-5 mins then it's probably not important.

For those who are constantly using "a phone", since they are so busy or maybe so unorganized. I never see CEO's, the President, Donald Trumph glued to a phone and they should be.

Hum. Why would I a capitalist not support technology? You jumped too soon on that one my sociailist friend.

I am just saying, the cell phone industry is about to flop. The market is saturated. Video, text, browse, we got it. Give us something new or shut up.

You can quote me on this one AGAIN. If the new iPhone is layered incorrectly, using the cell as it's primary technology, that phone will not succeed. If the new iPhone is layered first as a IPOD then a cell on top of that, then it will succeed. I have never been wrong, not about people-psychologoy, the housing market flop and the attempted "hand grenade" scare on President Bush.

Some of use do have higher logic than most. Don't be scared, it's okay. I won't bite. :)

zarxo
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I won't dignify that post, bizarre on many levels. I'm sure your stats come as news to 845 of the 1056 EI.com members.

I would like to comment on your idea of a device that now has me listening both sides of dozens of phone calls while I try to read the paper. Sounds delightful.

I'm also interested to know what a "lower priority phone" is. Walkie talkie? Two cans & a string? If you scorn the phone part of an iPhone, perhaps you'd be interested in a Zune.

-K
 

zarxo

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multi tasking

You love to multi task. Them Im sure you love to make errors too.
Mulit tasking is not efficient, productive nor error free. Haven't you read the studies?

Back to basics. Do one thing well and do it better. That my friend is called living efficaciously, conscioulsy, with purpose.

If you are from the X generation or the new narcissistic generation then you probably just said, "Huh?"

zarxo


Like I said, some of us don't need dozen of phone calls bugging us. As an individualist, I don't need others to feel important. If a person can't say what they need to say in 3-5 mins then it's probably not important.

For those who are constantly using "a phone", since they are so busy or maybe so unorganized. I never see CEO's, the President, Donald Trumph glued to a phone and they should be.

Hum. Why would I a capitalist not support technology? You jumped too soon on that one my sociailist friend.

I am just saying, the cell phone industry is about to flop. The market is saturated. Video, text, browse, we got it. Give us something new or shut up.

You can quote me on this one AGAIN. If the new iPhone is layered incorrectly, using the cell as it's primary technology, that phone will not succeed. If the new iPhone is layered first as a IPOD then a cell on top of that, then it will succeed. I have never been wrong, not about people-psychologoy, the housing market flop and the attempted "hand grenade" scare on President Bush.

Some of use do have higher logic than most. Don't be scared, it's okay. I won't bite. :)

zarxo
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jswan

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Best of zarxo:

"I have never been wrong."
"Some of use do have higher logic than most."

Well, at least you're humble about it.

"I never see CEO's, the President, Donald Trumph glued to a phone and they should be."

I think you meant they shouldn't be, since you're arguing against phone use, right? But tell me, how often do you spend personal time with CEO's, the President, or Donald Trump? Could it be that you generally see them during press releases or somesuch, when they've already received all the information they need (through a phone or other means)?




"If a person can't say what they need to say in 3-5 mins then it's probably not important."

I assume that's why you're going to college? I didn't realize they taught classes in 3-5 minutes...


"Zarxo
individualist, libertarian, a thinker"

Best signature I've ever seen...


"I am just saying, the cell phone industry is about to flop. The market is saturated. Video, text, browse, we got it. Give us something new or shut up."

I completely agree. This is JUST like what happened with that personal computer fad! They developed video, text, and internet browsers, and then the entire industry just flopped, because everyone was like "dude, why would I need more?"