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What it has: • Built-in iPod with Video playback • Intelligent predictive typing • Multi-touch interface (fast) • Great scratch resistant screen (easily cleaned with your sleeve) • Tilt sensors
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    Default What we Know
    What it has:
    • Built-in iPod with Video playback
    • Intelligent predictive typing
    • Multi-touch interface (fast)
    • Great scratch resistant screen (easily cleaned with your sleeve)
    • Tilt sensors that lock the screen when up to your face, but unlocks it when you lower it to type numbers
    • Screen that's visible in direct sunlight
    • Software upgrades over time
    • Decent voice quality
    • Call and song control from its headphones
    • Viewing Word, Excel and PDF documents
    • Free live traffic in Google Maps
    • Turn by turn directions that simulate a GPS (need to tell the phone when you're turning)
    • Dedicated volume control and mute switch
    • Microsoft Exchange support if your IT staff enables a setting on the server
    • Push email via Yahoo Mail
    • Syncing via Outlook calendar and contacts through iTunes (works even on Vista with the latest Outlook)
    • Ability to play with other applications while you talk
    • Good battery life
    • A "real" browser
    • Yahoo, Gmail, AOL, EarthLink, and various other email support
    • Visual voicemail (support for rewinding, fast forwarding like a song)
    • YouTube support
    • Decent 2-megapixel camera
    • It's thin
    • Lots of eye candy
    • Conference call with up to 5 people
    • Built-in speakers if you don't want to use headphones
    • Quicktime support in Safari
    • Activating the phone requires iTunes and internet access
    • A speakerphone


    What it doesn't have:
    • Support for all iPod accessories—doesn't support all car adapters for playing back, only charging
    • An easy way to transfer phone numbers, via AT&T, from an existing phone
    • Copy and paste support
    • MP3/iTunes music ringtones
    • Built-in game support
    • Flash support anywhere (including browser)
    • Instant Messaging
    • Picture messaging (MMS)
    • Video recording
    • Voice recognition or voice dialing
    • Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Streaming (A2DP support)
    • One-size-fits-all headset jack (May have to buy an adapter for certain headphones)
    • 3G (EV-DO/HSDPA)
    • A hardware keyboard
    • GPS
    • Removable battery
    • Expandable Storage
    • Direct iTunes Music Store Access (Over Wi-Fi or EDGE)
    • BlackBerry support
    • Flash or zoom on the camera
    • Windows Media support


    Known Problems:
    • Can get a little warm after use
    • Battery will need to be replaced by Apple after 300-400 charges
    • Levy had problems with one of his email accounts, due to his ISP blocking port 25. Apple's engineers "suggested a fix and said that this was something that would probably be addressed in an update."
    • EDGE data is very slow
    • AT&T's signal is lousy
    • No hardware playback buttons make you go back to the iPod app to change songs or stop music
    • Takes more taps to reach the phone interface than other smartphones
    • Getting your contacts onto here from your old phone may be a hassle
    • No real-time navigation
    • The few web-app programs Mossberg tried weren't' impressive
    • Camera is only good with ample light and no motion
    • Only 200 text messages included on any calling plan


    What we still don't know:
    • How fingerprinty/face greasy it gets
    • Whether Bluetooth file transfer works
    • When and how often software updates (with new features) will appear
    • Playing back music through an iPod dock may cause interference, so the iPhone "offered to switch to airplane mode". Doing so means you get no calls.


    Source: Gizmodo.
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    What it doesn't have:
    • MP3/iTunes music ringtones
    Can someone show me where this was said? I find it incredibly hard to believe that Apple would create a phone based around an iPod and then not allow an MP3 to be set as your ringer. How stupid is it to be carrying around 8GB of music and then having some stupid premade ringer??? Almost every single phone on the market will let you do this now, either with locally stored music, or stored on a removable media (ie: SD or whatever).

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    Right, this was said because the press reviewers didn't have it on their iPhones. However, there have been reports that the new iTunes (7.3, coming out most likely Thursday or Friday) has a ringer option. This will allow Ringtones to be iTunes songs...
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