People planning to buy a iPhone…..Please go through this first.I got this as a forwarded mail and I m posting it here, just to make sure that you will be aware of it and you atleast can enquire before buying it. Belive me I can’t assure you the credibility fo the following content, but I am publishing since I heard from my friend who is in US, IPhone 3g was a huge failure there, so they are pushing the pieces to Indian market since we Indians are crazy about those phones. Thats why they are selling it around 12k bucks.
BEWARE OF BUYING iPhone3G
Friends …..those of you in India planning for iPhone… THINK TWICE BEFOREMAKING A DECISION… The short comings of iPhone are endless…
>> No video calling
>> no AD2P on the Bluetooth
>> Can’t share any (mp3, images,videos….) files via bluetooth
>> can’t use as a wireless modem,(you pay ridiculous data charges to activate internet on your phone,but cannot connect it to your PC and browse when you are at home)
>> no copy and paste,(cannot copy a part of a…. say…. email & send it….have to type it out yourself)
>> no 3.2 or 5 megapixel camera(the 2MP camera it carries is worst camera i’ve ever seen….. photos look like they have come out of a VGA camera)
>> no video recording with camera
>> no front camera
>>no JAVA support
>>No physical keyboard (BELIEVE me! this alone is a dealbreaker…touch keyboard as good as it looks…once you use it then only you come to know about the importance of having a hard keypad)
>> No 3G network yet in India..so why pay for expensive 3G phone if you cant use its 3G services … so, for India, iPhone 2.0 is no better than its first version
>> No removable battery. (You cannot change battery. Have to send it to apple outlet.. Come on now!!!!…This is not an iPod Its a bloody phone. You cannot live without phone for 2-3 days)
>> No haptic feedback
>> cannot send MMS
>> can’t use as external storage device (16 GB of utter waste..next time you go to your friend’s house & find some interesting songs, movies etc…sorry you cannot connect your ’16 GB’ phone and share it!!!! Apple apparently has a solution.. " BUY MUSIC & MOVIES FROM iTUNES STORE "….. Give me a break will you APPLE!!!)
>> no FM radio
>> can’t use your mp3 files as ringtones,(This is heights man!!!)
>> cannot insert any other SIM card….
>> completely tied to iTunes… Connect to your friend’s iTunes & you risk erasing everything on your phone.
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list goes on & on & on…
We Indians are used to these features. Most of our phones already have thesefeatures. & we cannot do with out them…. i mean can you imagine paying somuch for a phone with which you cannot transfer files via bluetooth. whatage is this …STONE AGE???
Some features may be activated by jailbreak.. But why the hell should yourisk losing your warranty after paying so much.
And want to add third party softwares??.. YOU HAVE TO BUY THEM FROM iTUNESSTORE ONLY!!! . (Shell out more money). Apple is a bloody control freak.Dont surrender your freedom to it.
Its good for american market (who have no idea what mobile freedom/choiceis) which is in stone age compared to asian/european markets. When they wantto buy a phone, they have to go to network operators and buy only thosephones that are available on that network. & stick to that company tilltheir contract expires. You want to change carriers? Not before payingdamages, & buying another phone on the other network again.
On the contrary, we in India have so much freedom. We go to handset shops &buy which ever phone we like. Then go to carriers.. checkout the plans & buySIM.. Dont like the plan or rival carrier came up with a better plan????EASY .. just remove & replace the SIM.
Apple are trying to IMPOSE THEIR MODEL ON US riding on the hype iPhone hascreated in the US (yes it was a flop in Europe why Apple never talks about its sales in Europe).
Dont fall for the subsidized price of iPhone… CHECKOUT THE DATA PLANATTACHED TO ITS SIM ..they will recover the cost through ridiculous dataplans. Bill might come to around Rs 2500/month.(ATLEAST AMERICANS PAY THATMUCH)
Let me clear one thing though.. iphone is the best looking phone (its touchinterface is nothing like you have ever seen ), & best browsing experienceout there no doubt …. (& others are fast catching up..check out theandpostroid demo at Google IO 2008)…. BUT AFTER A FEW DAYS IT ALL COMES DOWNTO FUNCTIONALITY…
Those of who buy it… You will be most happy for atmost a week… & then,MARK MY WORDS…YOU WILL START REGRETTING IT!!!
My advice…WAIT FOR HTC DREAM!! (powered by android). Still not convincedby then…by all means go for iPhone
…So friends lets spread this info to all our friends and help them in makinga wise decision….. & those of you who have bought unlocked versionsalready please share your experiences with others..