Nice phone. I wonder how much it'll cost?
... 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)
This would bother me more twere I not already a (resonably happy) Cingular customer already.
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.
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...
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.
Yup - but they were (allegedly) using them live at the keynote...
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.