Originally Posted by moveteam
No you can't. EDGE in Denmark (large cities like Copenhagen) the speeds range from 400-600 Kbps, while HSPDA is 7.2 mbit (rumored 3G iPhone), soon up to 20 MBit (which the new iPhone doesn't support)
EDGE itself can't go that fast, it maxes out around ~230kbps using 4-timeslot links, and double that on 8-timeslots. You guys must have whats called "Evolved EDGE" which is pretty cool. I'm never seen or heard of it being used before.
Originally Posted by kerryb
GPS? Someone please tell me why GPS is so important for anyone to have? I always know where I am don't you?
1) Navigating AROUND the metro area you live in
2) Navigating TO the city you are going to visit
2) Navigating AROUND a city you are visiting, especially large cities
4) LOCATING such things as restaurants, bars, floral shops, hardware stores, etc in said cities and getting directions to them
5) GPS treasure hunts
Originally Posted by success
I have a question about Crackberry and iPhone. Friend says that the Crackberry is better cause it has push email. Is that the same thing for upcoming 3G iphone and does it even matter for the person who isn't working for a corporation where they might be using some type of corporate mail exchange server? What features does/will the 3G iPhone have that the Crackberry won't?
all iPhones will have access to exchange-based Push Email. As for advantages over the iPhone, there are plenty of other threads to answer that. AI search or Google is your friend.
Originally Posted by Dlux
Last year during the run-up to the iPhone I wanted to get a GPS device for navigation. I also liked the principal of One Device To Rule Them All. When it was determined that the V1.0 iPhone didn't have GPS hardware, we bought a Garmin instead. In retrospect, this was a good decision (for us) for a number of reasons: *snip*
Most of your arguments disappear when you add GPS navigation software to the iPhone. Whether Apple has written their own is yet to be seen, but I wouldn't doubt that they have. Worst case scenario is that you buy 3rd party navigation software with voice directions for $20. Couple that with a 3rd party dash mount and suddenly TomTom isn't relevant for a certain percentage of iPhone users.
Originally Posted by Mac-sochist
Off topic, I guess, but can this be even remotely true? I live in the US, and I must have had a hundred people in the last couple of years ask me if I had Yahoo IM ("Do You Yahoo?" is synonymous with: "Do you use an Instant Messenger?") and maybe
two ask me if I had MSN, but I have never, in my life,
had anyone ask me if I had AOL! Are they still in business?
People use both, but AIM has more users in the USA. On the other hand, MSN is dominant in Europe. Hopefully iChat builds in an abstraction layer between those and Google Talk/Gmail chat/Jabber.
Originally Posted by Mac-sochist
The next time somebody hits you with that "Macs are more expensive" line and you tell them: "Not any more. They buy the same commodity parts as everybody else;" just remember: this is the downside of that. You get all these leaks about the newest products, so when Apple actually announces them, no matter how earth-shattering they may be, everybody goes: "That's Old News! What else you got?" and the stock goes down.
Only the commodity parts are known, like the future CPU lineup from Intel or future GPUs from Nvidia. That type of stuff doesn't matter, it's the custom hardware integration and special software that makes Apple's products innovative.
Just look at Multi-touch.