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Holy Crap! Have you seen the new iPhone!

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Live blogging here. Presumably, the big showing off later on here.

(and with a formal collaboration with google and yahoo to boot – this puppy is going to a very big deal)

Comments

  1. #1 coturnix
    January 9, 2007

    Wow! If anything makes me finally get a cell phone – this is it!

  2. #2 Coin
    January 9, 2007

    Huh. So does this mean widescreen video on the iPod now?

    Wait– is that a touchscreen?

  3. #3 ERV
    January 9, 2007

    BWAHAHAHA! Everyone else is locked into a contract because they *had* to have a RAZR, “Look at ERV with her ancient phone!” they laughed!

    But I will be free and clear to upgrade in June WHOOOO! HAHAHAHA! And Im with Cingular! SWEET!

    I am way too excited…

  4. #4 Hank Roberts
    January 9, 2007

    It claims to be running OSX — can that be true? If so, if it’s not crippled, then it’s a general purpose computer.

    THAT would be a tool to have. But how could they allow someething like that to get out? It would be revolutionary. And Apple’s now big business.

    I wonder if it’s going to function as a decent way to read text — if so I can finally retire my old Sony Clie that I carry everywhere loaded with books.

    Too bad Cingular has such lousy coverage, their system isn’t picked up at a lot of the places I go in the mountains and Verizon’s is available.

  5. #5 Coin
    January 9, 2007

    Hank– don’t see why it couldn’t be true it’s running OS X. They’ve got a nice big hard drive just sitting there, and Apple’s new “universal binary” dealie means that they don’t necessarily need to even be running an x86 processor on this thing.

  6. #6 Scott Belyea
    January 9, 2007

    Ah, I can see I’ll have even more trouble next time I’m due for a cellphone replacement as I try to explain that I want a cell phone in order to … don’t get ahead of me here … make phone calls. :-)

    Some nifty-sounding technology though …

  7. #7 Mark M
    January 9, 2007

    Look at the picture. It looks enormous (and not just because it dwarf’s Steve Jobs standing next to it). I need to handle one before I know whether I want it. How heavy is it? How durable is it? Will the touch screen end up covered with fingerprints?

    And damn it, I wanted an unlocked phone. A year contract with Cingular? Blechhhh. If it’s really good though, I’d consider getting it anyway.

  8. #8 Gerard Harbison
    January 9, 2007

    OK, I’m sold.

    I notice the share price went up nearly 10% on the early buzz.

  9. #9 cephyn
    January 9, 2007

    honestly, i don’t really see what the big deal is. really. its super expensive and doesn’t do anything very well except look pretty. 8/ and it’s a TWO year contract with cingular.

  10. #10 ERV
    January 9, 2007

    Well Cingular has great coverage in Oklahoma! WHOOO!!!

    Current tally of good things about Oklahoma: 1