No SMS forwarding feature
No Video recording
Cannot transfer files to other mobiles using bluetooth, need a computer for that
but its No SMS forwarding feature
its bad phone
Like numerous others, I was eagerly waiting for the iphone, though I had apprehensions about the price. It was known that the price would be significantly marked up from the 199$ that it costs in the US. The general opinion was the price should be around 16000-17000, which itself is a markup of 200% over the price in the USA. But apple and Airtel, Vodafone seemed to have other ideas. The iphone is priced at 31000 for the 8GB and 36100 for the 16GB version, which is a nearly a 270% markup over the US price.
This is daylight robbery - nothing but a cheap tactic to cash in on the disproportionate hype and skim in on the higher paying customers first. And they haven't revealed the product plans and the commitment period for the connection, both of which will be significantly at premium to the current market plans.
So I finally got down to the question, Is the iphone worth all this? A phone, whose only positive points are the Touchscreen and the Data Browsing speed.
A phone in which:-
1. You cannot send an MMS.
2. The Video Camera is just 2 MegaPixel sans video recording functionality.
3. You cannot use as an modem to connect your PC to the net.
4. You cannot use as an USB device.
5. You cannot load any third party applications. All applications have to be bought from Apple which has a 30% commission on the sale of Apps. Apple also has a security mechanism by which they can disable Apps that they don't like, remotely on your phone.
Isn't that a breach of privacy?Imagine, if Microsoft could look inside your computer and remove software that it doesnt want. Will we allow that?
Apple made its early customers in US look like idiots when it slashed the prices to half within 6 weeks of its launch. Rather than getting carried away by the hype, its better to wait on this one. Prices are bound to come down after the initial hype dies down and the demand decreases.
Update: It turns out its possible to remove the battey in iphone 3G after all. Its not soldered like in its predecessor. But still, removing the battery is not a breeze like in other phones, you still have to remove screws and all.And the SIM can be removed, however you cannot use any other operators SIM.
Of what use is a cell phone which can not send an MMS, a camera which can not record a video footage, can not connect itself to a USB device and cannot hold any third party application?
You call it useless thing or Iphone one and the same!
Hope I got the Points right?
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