iPhone 3G disappointments

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Yeahhh, that’s great, iPhone finally announced the launch of the iPhone 3G with all these great new features such as 3G, GPS, and, huh, well, that’s about it!

Although I’m really stoked about this new phone (and yes, I will buy it as soon as it comes out), I am very disappointed at the lack of new features.

First, let’s see what we now have:

  • 3G capability
  • GPS
  • Apps that we will have to pay for
  • MobileMe, we will have to pay for that too

It seems to me Apple didn’t really address some of the most important features a phone must have:

  • a good camera
  • MMS
  • a front camera for videoconferencing
  • a video camera
  • copy/paste
  • file saving capability

Two years ago, I had all these features on my BlackBerry. That was 2 years ago. And BlackBerry never claimed to create the best phone ever… but they did provide all these features.

Something else I am really disappointed about is the price. Sure it’s a great price and I’m glad I won’t have to spend too much for this phone but my main problem is that everyone is going to have an iPhone. At risk of being taken for a snob, I have to admit that I like the “social status” the iPhone provides me (aka. OMG you have an iPhone?!). Now this time is over.

The more I think about it, the more I look into it, the more I think I might get a gPhone when it comes out. Google Android looks so much friendlier (to everybody: user, developer, etc) than the iPhone.

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