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Mmmm, *SHINY* Jan. 9th, 2007 06:06 pm
http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/09/live-from-macworld-2007-steve-jobs-keynote

From: mooism
Date: January 9th, 2007 - 06:38 pm (Link)
Nice phone. I wonder how much it'll cost?

Bow down and kiss the feet of Ma Bell

From: jennifoot
Date: January 9th, 2007 - 07:11 pm (Link)
... IF you want that shiny new gadget, that is...


0:53am - "We are changing the way companies work together. Apple and Cingular have a multi-year exclusive partnership. This is not an MVNO -- ours is a unique relationship that lets Apple be Apple, and let's Cingular be Cingular."


10:54am - "iPhone owners will be Cingular and AT&T customers -- they'll get the best network and service in the business. Apple... Cingular... and AT&T have come a long ways."



Not giving customers the ability to choose their phone company sounds fishy to me... but we both know I am biased on this point.

(yes, I have posted this same response elsewhere. I can find no better words)

Re: Bow down and kiss the feet of Ma Bell

From: drgndancer
Date: January 9th, 2007 - 07:13 pm (Link)
This would bother me more twere I not already a (resonably happy) Cingular customer already.

Re: Bow down and kiss the feet of Ma Bell

From: jennifoot
Date: January 9th, 2007 - 07:24 pm (Link)
But what would happen if you suddenly became very unhappy with Cingular? You would have to scrap the phone if you wanted to move to a different service. That is a butt-load of money to toss away.

Re: Bow down and kiss the feet of Ma Bell

From: wechsler
Date: January 9th, 2007 - 10:21 pm (Link)
Hrm - Europe in Q4 this year, partner networks still TBA.

Well, at least by then they should have worked out all the v1.0 bugs...
From: drgndancer
Date: January 9th, 2007 - 07:12 pm (Link)
Mmmm... Want phone....
From: babysimon
Date: January 10th, 2007 - 12:36 am (Link)
Blimey.

I'm not normally much of an Apple fan, but that is really impressive. Looks more like a blue-sky concept than something they've actually built.
From: wechsler
Date: January 10th, 2007 - 07:25 am (Link)
Yup - but they were (allegedly) using them live at the keynote...
From: babysimon
Date: January 10th, 2007 - 10:57 am (Link)
The blue-sky comment was intended as praise. Like - wow, they actually made that!

Actually, this morning I'm a bit less excited. The no third-party software is worrying, and the price is... ouch.

Still, at least it'll give the rest of the market the sharp kick up the backside it so richly needs.