Finally, Steve Jobs has revealed the news we’ve all been waiting to hear today. The 3G iPhone is a go and will drop this July 11th (Melo’s Birthday…coincidence?) for half the price of the original iPhone.
My prayers for a phone upgrade have finally been answered by the Apple gods! You don’t even understand how bad I want to get rid of my Sidekick 3…yes…I still have a Sidekick 3. I can’t hate on it, its probably the best phone I’ve had so far but in 2008, having a Sidekick and being an 80′s baby is just flat out unacceptable to me. The sidekick as great of a texting phone as it is in my opinion (with the best QWERTY keyboard so far) is the iPhone of the 90′s babies. I need the iPhone of my generation which is…the iPhone itself.
Blackberry Crackberry Shmackberry! I am a human being with life size fingers, not an action doll with a Kung-Fu Grip and tiny hands. I can’t type on that thing what so ever. The keys are all close and what not, sorry BB you lose on the QWERTY front. I also don’t send out emails like that what so ever so I don’t need a BB. I’m not corporate and if I were, I’d have that corporation give me one to work with. But I wouldn’t buy one for my own personal reasons, it kind of defeats the purpose.
Unfortunately I am stuck in my T-Mobile contract until October with my Sidekick 3 so unless I shell out the $200 for the cancellation fee, my only hopes in upgrading before then was an unlocked model of the 3G iPhone which who knows how long would have taken. That is before good ol’ Stevie decided to cut the price in half! Because there was no way in hell I was about to drop $200 to cancel 3 months early, then turn around and drop about $700 on top of that for an iphone with activation. Thats some pussy you can keep! But now, I can just drop $400 to cancel and cop and I’m still getting over on people who spent their $600 for the first iPhone. Sweet! (c) Jay.
I can’t shit on T-Mobile, their service has been great and if I can find an unlocked 3G iPhone that works, I’ll definitely try to go in on that rather than head over to AT&T because their plans are straight from Rape’n'you Records playbook! And we all know in this day in age, the first of anything always fucks up so it won’t be much to chill out and let the bugs get fixed before pursuing my dream phone but one thing is definitely clear, pretty soon it’ll be “Dear Sidekick, I know you gon’ miss me. For we’ve been together like Keyboards and Flip screens”
This post is stooooopid long as it is and I haven’t even gotten into what exactly the new 3G iphone offers and you know what…I’d be lying if I said I could break it down for you all because like everyone else in the layman world I am still doing the research and figuring that all out myself. But if you want to research along with me, here are all the posts I’ve been reading on the 3G iPhone via Engadget:
- Sega, Pangea, Digital Legends show off $9.99 iPhone games
- eBay, TypePad, others showcase iPhone apps at WWDC
- iPhone push notification service for devs announced
- iPhone 2.0 free in early July for all iPhone owners, $9.95 for iPod touch
- MobileMe announced for iPhones, Macs, and PCs — .Mac is dead
- Sizing it up: iPhone 3G vs. the rest
- The Lucky 22: countries receiving iPhone 3G on July 11th
- iPhone 3G hits the FCC
- iPhone 3G is finally official, starts at $199, available July 11th
- iPhone 3G hands-on
- TomTom already has iPhone navigation software ready to roll
- iPhone 1.0, R.I.P.: 2007-2008
- MobileMe gets a video tour, and John the Apple guy is your guide
- Apple’s lucrative iPhone revenue sharing goes away, replaced with “traditional” model
- So, are you gonna get an iPhone 3G?
and here is the new Apple commercial for the 3G iPhone narrated by Robert “Iron Man” Downey Jr.
and of course if you want more info and pictures of the phone, go to apple.com.