Wait, so people buy the iPhone not for the phone, but for the other goodies? I never knew!
An analyst at J Arnold & Associates, based in Toronto, says people buy the iPhone not as a phone, per se, but as a mobile broadband platform. Still, the same guy says RIM doesn’t really have anything to worry about re: people switching over to the iPhone in an enterprise market. RIM and BlackBerry still have a lot of business and government use cachet, while iPhone is viewed as more of a consumer device.
My plan: wait till the iPhone 3G comes out, then buy the 1st gen one for like $50 from some shady dude in Brooklyn off Craigslist. It’s foolproof.
- Founded 1976
- Overview Apple is a multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, portable digital music players, and sells a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. Apple provides many products and services, including iPhone; iPad; iPod; Mac; iPod; Apple TV; a …
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- Founded 1984
- Overview BlackBerry provides wireless devices and solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. It is widely known for the development of the Blackberry smartphone. It offers the BlackBerry wireless communications platform solution, which includes the commpression and security infrastructure services enabling BlackBerry hand-held wireless devices to send and receive wireless messages and data. …
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- Categories Hardware + Software, RIM, Wireless, Mobile
- Founders Douglas Fregin
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- Description Announced at the 2008 World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), the iPhone 3G is the successor to Apple's wildly popular iPhone. It's faster, and much cheaper than its predecessor. Starting at $199 (with a two-year contract), you get an 8 gigabyte device with GPS that works on AT&Tâ€™s high-speed 3G network (as opposed to the slower EDGE network the original iPhone used). A 16 gigabyte …
- Website http://www.apple.com/iphone
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