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    YearOfThe​LinuxDesktop

    Apple custs iphone price to 399$

    it's time to say goodbye to all other smartphones that as you may already know are all (together) being outsold by the iphone. imagine now that the iphone price (contract apart) became so low...

    at least we can be happy that all the apple zealots who bought one immediately paid it 200$ more [6]

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    YearOfTheLinuxDesktop wrote:
    Apple custs iphone price to 399$

    it's time to say goodbye to all other smartphones


    Heh...  except you still won't find a phone (with contract) that's as expensive as the iPhone.  AT&T's 8525 Windows Mobile smartphone is only $349 with contract, and that's the most expensive non-iPhone cell phone AT&T sells.

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    Jaz

    maybe it's great for americans, but for us europeans the iphone is gonna need some serious upgrades to quantify a £200 asking price.

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    GoddersUK

    YearOfTheLinuxDesktop wrote:
    the iphone price (contract apart) became so low...


    Since when has £200 been low?

    Even for a smartphone?

    EDIT: Having said that MS need to take a leaf from apples book:

    re. iPod Touch:

    Engadget wrote:
    when they ship "worldwide in a few weeks."


    http://www.engadget.com/2007/09/05/ipod-touch-gets-official/

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    GoddersUK

    Jaz wrote:
    maybe it's great for americans, but for us europeans the iphone is gonna need some serious upgrades to quantify a £200 asking price.


    And the iPhone is only available in the US at the moment anyway, so if it manages to capture the european market tomorow I will be amazed.

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    NuTcAsE

    YearOfTheLinuxDesktop wrote:
    Apple custs iphone price to 399$

    it's time to say goodbye to all other smartphones that as you may already know are all (together) being outsold by the iphone. imagine now that the iphone price (contract apart) became so low...

    at least we can be happy that all the apple zealots who bought one immediately paid it 200$ more


    I feel violated... Mad... I knew I should have waited...

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    YearOfThe​LinuxDesktop

    Chinmay007 wrote:
    I'll probably be buying one. My current provider is AT&T anyways, and the multitouch screen and interface is quite sleek as heck. The only phone I like more then the iPhone is the Nokia E90, and that seems to retail for $850 or so.


    the E90 sucks, it doesn't even have a touchscreen and has an extremely slow CPU not fit for browsing websites that use flash et. the only cool part about it is that it's like 2 smartphones in one and you can run most s60 applications on the external display. I think the Toshiba g900 is much cooler (and costs 400$ less, has better display, better CPU, etc) Cool

    also consider that the e90 runs the OS used in s60 phones that hasn't reached yet the same level of the OSes used in the previous s90 communicators (9210, 9300, 9500).

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    Ray6

    Y'know, I'm still not convinced that this qualifies as a smartphone ....

    What makes it a smartphone. I mean my Samsung G600 can play music, surf the net and do names and addresses. How come that isn't a smart phone?

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    blowdart

    NuTcAsE wrote:
    
    YearOfTheLinuxDesktop wrote:
    Apple custs iphone price to 399$

    it's time to say goodbye to all other smartphones that as you may already know are all (together) being outsold by the iphone. imagine now that the iphone price (contract apart) became so low...

    at least we can be happy that all the apple zealots who bought one immediately paid it 200$ more


    I feel violated... ... I knew I should have waited...


    *snicker* A $200 fanboi tax Big Smile

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    NuTcAsE

    blowdart wrote:
    
    NuTcAsE wrote:
    
    YearOfTheLinuxDesktop wrote:
    Apple custs iphone price to 399$

    it's time to say goodbye to all other smartphones that as you may already know are all (together) being outsold by the iphone. imagine now that the iphone price (contract apart) became so low...

    at least we can be happy that all the apple zealots who bought one immediately paid it 200$ more


    I feel violated... ... I knew I should have waited...


    *snicker* A $200 fanboi tax


    I don't think I have ever been put into the Apple fanboy category since I've hated and resisted buying any apple products till the iPhone, and yet I can't come up with any reason to refute that statement. I definitely am a fan of at least one of Apple's products... the iPhone. (The iPhone being the one and only device from Apple I've ever owned)

    Just to be clear though, I don't regret getting the iPhone. In fact I still hold on the opinion that the iPhone is one the best phones I have ever owned. I have tried all sorts of smart phones, PDA's and even though the WinMo platform is really extensible I hated the experience and usability aspects of those devices.

    The only think I regret is trusting Apple not to do a price drop so soon and that too a $200 price drop. Its disgusting how Apple so smoothly decided to slash the prices on the iPhone without even an apology to all those early adopters that now feel like chumps. I guess I've learned my lesson to not be an early adopter to any of apple's stuf...

    I do have to give credit where credit's due though. The iPod-Touch just creamed the mp3 market. Its so sad that Zune never followed through on its promise. They had the WiFi there and if only they had delivered on the software side things would have been a lot different for Zune. I got my brother a Zune last year for his birthday and ever since was considering of getting one, all in the hopes that they'd come out with some firmware upgrade to make use of the WiFi functionality (don't even get me started on the stupid song sharing stuff... stupid is just the mildest word I can come up with).

    With all their talk on how they could do firmware updates and all added functionality would come from software, they never delivered. I used to try and sell Zune to a lot of my friends and colleagues as its UI was way better than the iPod, but now theres no arguing that the iPod-Touch has just buried Zune.

    Just sad with Microsoft's forte being software they could never deliver and Apple delivered... and a lot earlier...AGAIN!. I hope the Zune team has something up their sleeves to compete with the iPod-Touch or they might as well pack up... Game over.

    Robert McLaws has a really good article on how Zune can counter: Link, but if history is any measure it won't happen.

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    Rossj

    GoddersUK wrote:
    
    YearOfTheLinuxDesktop wrote:
    the iphone price (contract apart) became so low...


    Since when has £200 been low?


    Since my last smartphone cost £300.

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