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Electronic sheepage

Damn it. tugrik got an iPhone. I'd looked at the ads, and had decided not to get one, due to the slowness of EDGE, and the fact they are on AT&T. But Tugrik and chipotle both got one, and I had to play around with it.

I stood no chance. This thing's interface doesn't kick the ass of other smart phones. No. Instead, it's a multi-disciplined martial arts master who kicks their teeth out, breaks their bones, steals their money, burns their village, plunders their province, then sell the spoils to fund more gold and diamonds for the temple.

Somewhere around two days ago, AT&T removed the bandwidth caps on their EDGE towers in the San Jose area, and now we get moderately reasonable speeds. Around here, an iPhone with Safari, using EDGE+ will load pages like boingboing.net as fast as, or faster than my Motorola Q phone running MS IE mobile with EVDO. I blame that on MS IE mobile being a slow resource hog on the Q, though. EVDO is way faster than EDGE+, but Safari on the iPhone is way faster than MS IE on the Q.

Setup for the iPhone is done online using iTunes. It's fairly iPainless, and it iMeans you don't even have to iTalk to an iAT&T rep.


Yes, I bought one. Of course I bought one. And I dragged farix_arkwright along with me so he could get one too.



( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 1st, 2007 12:52 pm (UTC)
Baa, indeed. For the love of all that's holy, remember the poor schmoes over here who might be able to buy one if we didn't eat for a year.

Jul. 1st, 2007 08:21 pm (UTC)
Tethering tethering tethering.

There's talk of new features being added to the iPhone in the next months.

If they add iChat and tethering, I'm sold. The hardware is more than capable.

Come on Apple, you can do it.
Jul. 2nd, 2007 07:22 am (UTC)
Gad. I haven't tethered in like two years. My EVDO card is much faster than using EVDO over a phone.
Jul. 2nd, 2007 07:23 am (UTC)
Besides, my card doesn't eat up my phone's battery.
Jul. 2nd, 2007 05:50 am (UTC)
It's pretty looking and cool....but not nearly enough armor plating or water resistance or machineguns flat black paint and expanded wire mesh for me :D

also, it would die in my care.
Jul. 4th, 2007 07:23 am (UTC)
Thank you, Dear. My Apple stock rose over $5. today.
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