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Old January 9th, 2007, 01:25 PM   #1
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Apple announces iPhone

http://blogs.reuters.com/2007/01/09/...lso_on_reuters

And it's called iPhone! www.apple.com

I wonder if the trademark for Linksys' iPhone is "Linksys iPhone..."

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Old January 9th, 2007, 01:29 PM   #2
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Cisco has owned the trademark to IPHONE since the late 1990s:

http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield...ate=o9j0p1.2.6

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Old January 9th, 2007, 02:28 PM   #3
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Cisco and Apple have been in discussions over the name and Cisco expects a signed deal today (1/9/07):

http://today.reuters.com/news/articl...c=66&type=qcna

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Old January 9th, 2007, 02:37 PM   #4
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If Apple's new phone was network-neutral (Instead of running on Cingular only), I'd consider buying one.

But Alas, I have a different provider...
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Old January 9th, 2007, 02:39 PM   #5
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The Razr started out in early 2005, for $600, on Cingular, but is now on pretty much all networks.

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Old January 9th, 2007, 07:17 PM   #6
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Will you be able to use skype or Gizmo on the new iPhone? If so, I'll get one!
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Old January 9th, 2007, 07:20 PM   #7
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Only Cingular right now.

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Old January 9th, 2007, 08:57 PM   #8
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The prices are steep but they aren't for everone.

8GB iPhone - $600
4GB iPhone - $500

Thats for a standard 2yr contract. This product is definetly cool but Ill keep my Katana for now. Its cool though for sure.

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Old January 9th, 2007, 09:05 PM   #9
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If Apple's new phone was network-neutral (Instead of running on Cingular only), I'd consider buying one. But Alas, I have a different provider...
That's a major issue, also considering Cingular's appaling ratings for customer service. That to me is even more important than coverage. I left Sprint's incredible coverage area in Los Angeles, and moved to T-Mobile with their slightly smaller area. I even paid the $150 early fee. I just couldn't stand their arrogant customer service and constant botches of my account billing. I got 3 phones and an Edge card from T-mobile for the same price, and the people are great (Highest overall national service satisfaction for cell provider.) So yes, if iPhone would interface with T-mobile, I would consider it also. I read about the features, flat LCD keyboard, 8GB storage, etc. and it sounds like a great blend between a phone and iPod. Maybe they will have an unlocked GSM version that will work with any GSM provider...
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Cingular never bugged me as far as customer service, but they're reliability isn't too good. Consumer Reports ranked them near the bottom of the majors (Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, etc.), with Sprint dead last.

The prices are steep, but may come down. The Razr cost $600 at one point and I paid $300 for mine in 2005 (it broke recently and instead of using my warranty, I bought a Samsung flip phone). Besides, everyone said iPods were too expensive and some said they wouldn't do much. And look what happened there!

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ps-I bet a Windows version comes out, just to sink Zune further.
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Yup, Zune's been doomed from day uno.
Jeez, I just saw some more cool features, it has a sensor that turns off the display when you put it against your ear, to save juice and bad clicks. I'd love that with my Dash, it keeps clicking buttons.
Boy, OSX on that little guy; I wonder when FCP-Mobile will come out! That'll be cool: editor wires a sequence to your phone with all the proxies, you move some clips around, and send back the sequence via Edge network.
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No need for a seperate phone, blackberry (I know people who do this--A LOT of people) or iPod! That alone is worth $500-600. Unless you want a PS3 or Xbox 360 with HD DVD attachment...

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Old January 9th, 2007, 09:25 PM   #13
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Aside from the fact that EVERYONE was calling it iPhone until Linksys put their iPhone out, I don't understand why Apple didn't just call it the Apple Phone. With the Apple TV, it was called iTV for months...

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Interesting article about how Apple kept the iPhone design a secret:

http://money.cnn.com/2007/01/10/comm...ce=yahoo_quote
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man... I must have spent 5K in the last 10 years on phones ( not including the service )... blackberries, sidekicks, smartphones, nokia 9000 series.... and finally a phone that gets it right!

hopefully..... one will be able to move files from a laptop to the iphone and use an ftp ap to get files to a server on location.

I do it now with my tmobile dash smartphone... but it's a pain... and the windows moblie software seems to be missing things.
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