The new iPhone is just a nice pocket pc

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The screen size is 3.5 inches – nothing new here. The screen resolution 320 by 480 at 160 ppi is acceptable while the Input method is Multi-touch (they lost the stick).
The operating system OS X (I wonder if is compatible with Windows Mobile :)) while the storage is 4GB or 8GB. Again, this is not mind blowing. Two years ago I had 1GB on my smartphone so I expected more space in 2007. The GSM Quad-band (MHz: 850, 900, 1800, 1900) is not what I expected: imagine THAT THIS PHONE IS NOT a 3G and this means that they target only several areas of the world!!!

The iPhone also has a wireless data Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) + EDGE + Bluetooth 2.0 (standard on most new phones) and JUST a 2.0 megapixels camera… this is average and in a few weeks probably below average ๐Ÿ™
The battery is up to 5 hours Talk / Video / Browsing and up to 16 hours Audio playback. Battery life is based on H.264 1.5-Mbps video at 640-by-480 resolution combined with 128-Kbps audio. Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced. Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings.

Dimensions 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inches / 115 x 61 x 11.6mm – weight 4.8 ounces / 135 grams – again average.

The estimated price 300-600 USD… not very cheap but acceptable as you can watch TV or surf the web in some areas.
Steve JOBS said that this product is 5 year ahead of its time. I would say 5 months… more or less ๐Ÿ™‚

Something funny on the website:

This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained

LATER EDIT: Orlando, Zoso, Alex, Andrei, Vivi, Dragos, Ana and Manafu (great Apple fan) also wrote interesting stuff about the iPhone.

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