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Authored by: mitra on Jan 16, '07 04:21:10PM

No - I won't buy this for the same I don't have an iPod - the lock in to Apple for everything else. OSX is significantly weakened by its attempt to force you to use .Mac, sure there are ways around it, but they don't have the easyness or flow that you expect from Apple. This attitude at Apple is what will keep me away from an iPhone, an assumption that instead of facilitating communications it will attempt to drive you to Apple-owned channels (e.g. if it does voice, I bet its limited to iChat, rather than allowing Skype, or VoIP)

No - I'll wait for a generic phone with Skype / VoIP and WiFi and a MP3 player built in.

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Authored by: mnb on Jan 16, '07 05:22:02PM

I'm against being locked into technologies I don't like. I have no problem with the iPod. I can rip my own CDs and import them just fine. I don't want a soft copy only of my music because computers die or get stolen.

The music and video is nice, but frankly, I could care less. 8gb isn't enough to replace my ipod. Especiallly with the net features.

If you buy generic, that's what you get. Run of the mill, nothing special. I have my issues with the iPhone and I won't go for 1.0, but I'm watching it closely. I expect they'll respond and make some changes that could well make them a major player in the high end cell phone market.

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