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  1. I was able to touch an iPhone for the first time tonight and use it in a similar manner at the Bishop Tavern (where they have free wifi)… it was a dream. I still can’t figure out, though, why they didn’t include a GPS chip — my crappy, two-year-old first-gen RAZR has that, and the navigation software, while nowhere near as pretty as the iPhone’s, is much more useful.

    Comment by tim — 07/05/2021 @ 12:28:26 AM

  2. I wouldn’t swear to it, but I think they excluded a dedicated GPS chip to prevent too much drain on the battery life.

    I know someone who pre-ordered her iPhone. She’s been out of the country, so even she hasn’t used hers yet. But as soon as I see her, I’m going to beg to have a turn on it.

    Comment by CT — 07/05/2021 @ 05:33:08 PM

  3. Using an iPhone without AT&T EDGE?…

    I’ve been wondering about using an iPhone without the EDGE network? I hardly ever talk on my phone anyway. All I want is the network enabled device, and in the places I frequent they almost always have wifi.

    I’d love to have a compact and very por…

    Trackback by HighTouch — 07/07/2021 @ 10:56:48 AM


    I think I can abandon my plan to hack the iPhone just for the wi-fi action.
    Yes, I’ll be queued up later this month, waiting to get my hands on the iPod Touch, most likely the 16-gig model (my current 30-gig is less than a quarter full, and I…

    Trackback by Population Statistic — 09/05/2021 @ 11:21:30 PM

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