Monday, January 15, 2007

A new era for the cell phone market

Apple CEO Steve Jobs finally announced the long-awaited Apple iPhone during his MacWorld 2007 Expo held in San Francisco last January 9th.

The iPhone will be three devices in one! A cell phone, a wide-screen iPod with touch controls, and an Internet communications device.Apple iPhone

As has been widely rumored for months, Cingular will be the only iPhone carrier. Both Apple and Cingular stores will sell the phone starting in June. Europe will get it in the fourth quarter, and Asia will have to wait until next year.

There will be 2 models to choose from: The 4GB will cost $499 with a two-year contract and the 8GB will cost $599 (also with a two-year contract). The price looks kind of high to me, but the good news is that we still have time to make some savings! Hehehe

Beyond the music player, the iPhone runs on Mac OS X and promises a 2-megapixel camera, a photo-management tool that rotates the display for landscape photos (like with videos), support for Google Maps, conference calling, a speakerphone, and text and multimedia messaging.

Overall, despite the high price, I predict a successful future for the new iPhone.

UPDATE: Check out this demo video I found on YouTube... No comments!


maripaz said...

Me parece un equipo fantastico,practico, con diseƱo y utilisimo por todas las funciones que puede realizar, solo me queda decir que me gustaria mucho tener uno.
esperare que me toque la loteria..........

Chie said...

wow! i'm gonna start saving money now!!! fabulous! I can't wait to get my own iPhone!

Chie said...

yeah awesome video! i'm dying to have one.

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