Technology has a way of creeping up on you when you least expect it. I remember attending this seminar when I was a student where a rep from a mobile company featured the next generation of mobile phones.
The video showed how a man went shopping, and he was showing his wife the items through video phone. During that time, mobile phones weren’t the nifty gadgets that they are now -but we could hardly believe back then that this video-thingamagee feature was even possible. That was a few years back.
Today, 3G capability is the standard among mobile phones. Even more so, the iPhone is officially launching the second generation of the wildly popular eye-candy-combined-with-great-functionality mobile unit which is the iPhone. This time around, it has the 3G functionality.
Here’s a video review and article by Walter Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal Digital Network:
To sum up what the author has to say about the iPhone 3G, here’s a quick list of the pros and cons.
- Apple slashed half the price of the iPhone 3G (The 1st generation iPhone cost $399, the 2nd generation is only $199).
- The iPhone 3G has a much improved software which has the “Applications or Apps Store”, and you can access Microsoft Exchange
- Has GPS
- Has a weaker battery life
- AT & T has raised their rates so you may end up paying more over a 2-year contract with the network
I guess that it’s a matter of which features are important for you. If the pros far outweigh the cons, then you should definitely buy the iPhone 3G.