I refuse to be restricted
As a Blackjack user, I have so many freedoms that I would lose with the iPhone. Now, a lot of the iPhone is still a mystery (which is what Apple/AT&T wants so you'll buy it without knowing the downfalls). Having said that, why in the world would I wait in line for something that I don't even know what it does?
Think about it: we saw such much of the PS3, Wii, 360, etc. to the point that we knew if we wanted one or not.
But this phone is "so great" that they're not going to tell you 100% about it?
Give me a break! Some people call it "marketing hype", but I call it "fear".
The iPhone looks great, which is why I've dubbed it iCandy", but let's think about all of the things I WON't (allegedly) be able to do if I bought one: my videos are limited to Youtube, I can't use my music library for ring tones (which is the dumbest thing I've ever heard), no wireless downloads, no Third Generation speeds for data, no camcorder, built-in battery and SIM, no equipement insurance offered...
Do I need to go on? Now, who knows how much of this is true and how much is garbage, but since Apple/AT&T won't confirm, what am I to assume?
I'm going to err on the side of caution and pass on that $500 paper weight.
Wait, that's not fair. Let me retract that last statement. The iPhone is indeed a good phone. Revolutionary? Hardly, but still a good phone. I don't want to sound like it's not worth anything. I just doubt it's worth $500, a plan starting at $60, and a two year contract.
I'll just put it this way: if you have a non-smartphone, then this could be a step up. But leaving a Motorola Q or a Samsung Blackjack to go to an iPhone is like trading in a BMW convertible for a Buick Park Avenue. The Buick is still a nice car, but...
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