iPhone 3G Released Today… by Robb Dunewood | Jul 11, 2008 | BlackBerry | 19 comments The iPhone 3G ships today. Are you getting one? Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related 19 Comments portorikan on July 11, 2008 at 8:51 am No, I’m not on ATT and interested in being on ATT. When it leaves ATT, I’ll probably drop the berry for the iphone though. I’m patient. Reply Marc Fogel on July 11, 2008 at 9:15 am Had the the original iPhone for 11 months. That was enough torture for me. Strenghts: browsing and HTLM email. Torture: everything else Now that BIS has html email, I am quite happy with my Curve and iPod Classic. I am looking forward to the Bold. I can do without the BB hour glass though. Reply Ed M. on July 11, 2008 at 9:17 am Down with crapple!!! Long live RIM!!! BOLD baby!!! Reply Amish on July 11, 2008 at 10:23 am Stopped by the AT&T store across the street from where I work but there were 20 or so folks standing in line. I am going to go pick one up at lunch. My job just supplied BlackBerrys to everyone a few weeks ago and even though I already had a Pearl on AT&T, I’ve already dropped the plan way down and only use BIS. I am going to just replace my Pearl with an iPhone since I have to carry two devices anyway. Reply REV on July 11, 2008 at 1:14 pm Yeah, I absolutely HATE carrying two devices, so I’m picking up an iPhone – ostensibly for my wife, but really for me to play around with while waiting for more specs on the Thunder. I can limp around on my first-gen Moto Q for a few more months. Once I know how the Thunder and iPhone compare toe-to-toe, then I’ll make a decision for my own device. Reply Amazed on July 11, 2008 at 1:55 pm Let’s see. Apple drops the price to $199. AT&T increases the data plan by $10 per month for 2 years or $240. Apple giveth, AT&T taketh away. I’ll pass on this one. Reply JB on July 11, 2008 at 2:26 pm No, sticking with my Curve for now. From what I’ve heard of today’s iTunes outages, I made the right decision. When I got my blackberry, it took all of 10 minutes to get it up and running. From what I’m hearing, many people are going home today with expensive bricks. Reply ish on July 11, 2008 at 2:27 pm att so no!!!! touch screen so no!!!!! BLACKBERRY 4 LIFE!!! HTML Email oh yeah its on!!! I would be stupid to leave and switch to att for THAT… get an macbook pro and be happy, but for a PHONE… $99 simply everything and curve os 4.5 you cant go wrong… Reply Amish on July 11, 2008 at 2:40 pm I am an iPhone owner. Just picked one up at lunch. Fortunately I had no problem activating it. My only knock is that you can’t really use your thumbs to type. Reply Robb Dunewood on July 11, 2008 at 2:43 pm Amish, does your iPhone 3G allow you to type in landscape mode? I’ve heard some people say yes and some people say no. Reply J on July 11, 2008 at 4:46 pm Amazed, Apple didn’t give you a reduced price. AT&T subsidized the phone so they are picking up the discounted amount. To regain that cost, they took away 200 free texts and added $10 a month to the plan. Smart move on AT&T’s part as it will help them gain new iPhone customers in the coming year and will boost their revenues in the future even with the cost of decreased revenues tday. Reply New BB User on July 11, 2008 at 4:56 pm Yes but not today. Getting it next week when I don’t have to wait in line. Hate to wait in line but waiting… Reply Brody on July 11, 2008 at 7:49 pm Nah I’ll pass, I had a first gen’ and I never got used to it, mainly the touch screen!so hard to type a message! Will keep my curve I think! Reply Thought on July 11, 2008 at 10:58 pm Most definitely I will get one…not to replace my BB but as another device. I have the first generation iPhone and love it; never have I had such a fun phone to use. I will wait until the initial rush goes down so that I don’t have to wait in line. Again, for me it’s not iPhone vs BB; I view both devices as having their strengths and fitting certain purposes for me. Reply techdude on July 12, 2008 at 1:29 am BlackBerry phones are the best, for e-mail and such, but iPhone’s have a cool Feel to it… Reply Bernhard on July 12, 2008 at 6:54 am I really tried hard to become a friend of the iPhone but so far we never got big friends. Sure, it has a lot of nice graphics but typing is still such a pain. I remember when I had a Palm III I sweared to myself that I will only buy a smartphone again, when the Input Problem is solved. The BlackBerry solved it for me, the iPhone didn’t. So, no iPhone for me. Reply Gunboat Smith on July 13, 2008 at 9:01 pm I have an iPod Touch and have been testing the new MobileMe features. With an e-mail or contact or calendar change taking up to 30 minutes to sync across all devices, I don’t think RIM has anything to worry about. Reply Todd on July 14, 2008 at 9:27 am Got it, and love it. Just gave up VZ 8830. was concerned about coverage, but so far thats ok. Biggest benefit is not dealing with the iron fist of verizon. I actually used the GPS on my phone, for free. I’m streaming radio from pandora, for free. I can see the keyboard being an issue for some (though the 8830 wasnt a dream itself) but personally, I’m to busy to type on any phone, I mainly just check my email for status updates, and to do lists when. Reply Marc Fogel on July 14, 2008 at 10:55 am I am curious how the Exchange ActiveSync is working. Anyone using it? Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. 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