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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cube, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. cube macrumors G4

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    Only bad thing about this is the software. Let's hope Nokia catches up soon:

    iPhone killer
     
  2. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Ummm.... no:

    2.6 inch screen vs. 3.5 inch screen
    96 MB RAM vs 4 to 8 GB flash memory
    18.5 mm thick vs 11.6 mm

    And personally, I think it's quite clunky looking -- more like iPod 1G rather than iPhone 1G.
     
  3. R.Youden macrumors 68020

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    Looks OK. Not as slick as an iPhone though.

    That is ONE HELL of a stylus though!

    [​IMG]
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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  5. cube thread starter macrumors G4

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    Sure it looks ugly, but it's a super TV and digital radio!
     
  6. cube thread starter macrumors G4

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    That's not only a stylus. It's also an antenna.
     
  7. Hummer macrumors 65816

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  8. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    No it doesn't.
     
  9. buymeaniphone macrumors 6502

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    The screen still looks smaller than the Treo. It might be a cool phone but no where near the "iPhone Killer" status of the LG Prada.
     
  10. vniow macrumors G4

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    zomg, its da best phone evar then!!!111
     
  11. cube thread starter macrumors G4

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    What's killer about the LG Prada? Just the name turns me off. (Not that Gigabyte is not yucky).
     
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    Looks nice to me, not fantastic, but nice - though I'd prefer it if it were all white, i.e. without the black band.

    It's a bit ironic having Gigabyte make a phone with just 352MB of memory.
     
  14. zap2 macrumors 604

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    nope....not even close, I've seen much better
     
  15. ppnkg macrumors 6502a

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    How exactly is this comparable to the iPhone? Help me, maybe there's something wrong with my eyes.
     
  16. Cult Follower macrumors 6502a

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    I think this phone is really, really ugly. The iPhone is just plain gorgeous, and it will sell like crazy.

    What's that supposed to mean.
     
  17. Ashapalan macrumors 6502a

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    well i'm drunk atm, and the title is wrong...

    Please don't flame me, tomorrow i will be less biased and may well replace this with >edit 'intelligable argument'. But for now...

    The title is wrong / iphone will be gorgeous.

    :apple:
     
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  19. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    There are a couple of phones that might provide the iPhone with some competition. This isn't one of them.
     
  20. cube thread starter macrumors G4

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    Well, if people were not so vain about looks, they would realize that this phone supports 3 different digital TV standards (all the ones in use in Europe), 2 of which are free-to-air. All other phones I have seen support only one standard, many times being pay-TV.

    It's the first phone to support DVB-T.
     
  21. Cepe Indicum macrumors regular

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    OK, I'm not vain about looks, and I'm looking at this objectively as I'm not totally convinced about the looks of the iPhone itself...

    I really don't care about having TV on my phone; I can't think of a time where I would actually want to watch TV on the move. If I had an hour or so on the train (or whatever), I'd prefer to listen to some of 'my' music or watch an episode of my favourite programme / film... not day-time TV!

    Even if you did prefer TV to a Video iPod, then I can't imagine the signal being perfect 100% of the time. It certainly isn't on so-called handheld TVs.

    Sorry cube, don't mean to flame you, really; you have your opinion, and I'm sure you'll be happy with your Gigabyte, but I really think the title of your thread is inaccurate.

    And hey, I'm still hoping for third party access and the development of EyeTV for iPhone :)
     
  22. cube thread starter macrumors G4

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    The iPhone is now lame and killed to me. I am not going to get it now (well I doubted I would get it if it's also locked in Europe). I'm not going to get the Gigabyte either as it runs on M$ software, and is not produced by a PHONE company. I'll just wait until the established players or Apple have these four things.

    I'm still using a phone from 2000. First it was waiting for 3G+quadband, then for A2DP, now for DVB-T+DVB-H+T-DMB+DAB on a non-M$ phone.

    BTW, T-DMB is free in Korea, this does not mean elsewhere. This makes the fact that it's the only phone supporting DVB-T even more important.
     
  23. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Does it have Wi-Fi, does it have iTunes support, does it even look good? No

    As for TV support
    1) I don't live in Europe so I wouldn't get the free ones
    2) Even if I did I wouldn't use them that(maybe to play with)
     
  24. cube thread starter macrumors G4

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    It has WiFi b/g. It also has a microSD slot for the people complaining about memory.

    I don't care about buying stuff from iTunes, so The Missing Sync would be enough.

    There should be The Missing Sync for Symbian. I'm not sure there will be a Palm OS phone will all this first.
     
  25. Cepe Indicum macrumors regular

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    Well, that's great. Really. It does sound like a breakthrough phone.

    But the iPhone is also a breakthrough phone, just in different ways: Multitouch; iPod + phone + 'Internet Communicator'; Visual Voicemail; to name just a few "revolutions" it introduces.

    Obviously, personal preference plays a large role in which phone you think is better; but your argument is that the Gigabyte makes the iPhone look "lame". It simply does not :rolleyes:
     

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