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So Much For Those iPhone Killers
by Karl Bode 06:27PM Thursday Mar 15 2007
A user in our Mac forum points to this Engadget piece that offers hands on impressions of the LG KE-850-based Prada, and they come away initially underwhelmed. Unlike the iPhone, it has real broadband support -- though a minor caveat: you can't initially buy it in the United States. As for the recently rumored Google phone? The Gadget blog quotes someone at Google Spain, who admits it's one of 18 developmental projects, but is seemingly aimed more at developing nations and less at competing with the iPhone.

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Nerdtalker
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Already the phone to beat

I love how even though customers don't even have their hands on the product, the iPhone is already "THE" phone to beat in the minds of many. That's just incredible.

Even better, the number of iPhone-killers that are already popping up for that product that hasn't even worked its way into consumers' hands.

ninjatutle
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Re: Already the phone to beat

Well, its the phone to beat if your into Apples. If your not, its just another phone

Just like the MacBook Pro. Its just an overpriced notebook to 99% of the people out there but its hattori hanzo of notebooks to Mac crowd.

BellBoy
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Re: Already the phone to beat

Actually if you visit the Mac forum, you'll see that there are very few that are going to buy one outright.

I, for one, am going to take it home and use it and if it doesn't do what I want (and saw in person at Macworld in Jan.), I'll return it, get my money back and wait for a later version.

Every phone (about 3 phones) that I've tried has suck-ass interaction with my Mac and if this iPhone can do what it touts--I'm there, end of story. YMMV.
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chanur
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Re: Already the phone to beat

said by BellBoy:

...and if this iPhone can do what it touts--I'm there, end of story. YMMV.
What it tout's? Nothing you cannot buy in a phone already, cept maybe the questionably useful interface. It may end up being the be-all end all... or not.

I will wait to see.

"Undeliveredware" will often win in comparisons, even if they don't and shouldn't really count.

Re: Already the phone to beat

said by chanur:

said by BellBoy:

...and if this iPhone can do what it touts--I'm there, end of story. YMMV.
What it tout's? Nothing you cannot buy in a phone already, cept maybe the questionably useful interface. It may end up being the be-all end all... or not.

I will wait to see.

"Undeliveredware" will often win in comparisons, even if they don't and shouldn't really count.
That's interesting how you quoted the part which gave you the ability to argue. He said the interoperability with the Mac is key. None of the copies offer that tight integration thus far.

Either you cannot read, or you chose to ignore it so you could spread a bit of F.U.D.

Nate Diggety

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Is that kind of like how the iPod is just an overpriced mp3 player to 99% of the people out there? Do you suppose the iPhone similarly will only appeal to and be purchased by Mac users?
iboyindigo

join:2007-03-15
Denver, CO

Re: Already the phone to beat

Actually there are a large number of Windows users that own iPods... so either they don't think iPods over priced, or they like to waste their money... oh wait they are Windows users!

insomniac84

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All are iphone killers.

Any phone that can buy music online is an iphone killer. You just won't see them kill the iphone until the EU deems drm illegal and makes it possible to use itunes to purchase music for any phone or mp3 player.

Dagda1175

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Goleta, CA

you can't initially buy it in the United States

Ebay: where all the better phones are!

AuraReturn
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Re: you can't initially buy it in the United States

said by Dagda1175:

Ebay: where all the better phones are!


Where them phones at?

brooklynman4

join:2004-09-07
Brewster, NY

Re: you can't initially buy it in the United States

Well dont forget about microsoft coming soon .
Gandalf4503

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Re: you can't initially buy it in the United States

Based on their results with the Zune, I wouldn't hold my breath on anything Microshaft releases.
vinnie97
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Re: you can't initially buy it in the United States

The Zune isn't that bad, it just hasn't caught the attention of the "Ipod sheep."

ptrowski
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iPhone Killer sounds funny...

To me it seems like the iPhone killed itself by being so underwhelming. Maybe I am missing something but it really doesn't seem that great.

phoneboy2

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iCup

Just what I always wanted, a $600 phone.

I wonder if I can make phone calls with it. That would be cool!

I think I will develop a $600 coffee cup. I'll call it the iCup. It will have a LCD clock and radio and about 500 other features. I will have to make room for that so will have to compromise on the coffee capacity.

jbgroup1
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Re: iCup

I-C-U-P... reminds me of a joke when I was little.
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C0deZer0
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All these extra features...

but what about improving actual call reception? Seems unless you're living straight in downtown, most of these technologically advanced phones have increasingly worthless reception. Even a quad-band GSM phone like the Moto v551 I am currently stuck with is near impossible for making, taking or placing a call inside my own house, or any house for that matter.

Not to discredit the value of such features if they work, but what good is it to have a wireless phone at any price if you can't even do the most basic feature it should allow you to do?
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