Motorola E790 Apple iTunes phone w/ Pic's

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  1. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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    I just saw this at Engadget regarding the itunes Phone.

    From Engadget :

    http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000887049175/
     

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  2. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    if this is true, the carrier is not verizon because verizon doesn't use SIM cards... :(
     
  3. jared_kipe macrumors 68030

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    Was about to point that out, verizon is old tech, they don't use GMA. But the rumors have been for Cingular anyway.
     
  4. ipacmm thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I hope it is for T-Mobile. If it is for Cingular I hope that they will sell an unlocked one.
     
  5. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    God i wish verizon would get a cool phone like this... I can only dream
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    If any of this really has a source... ;) 128MB seems kind of small to me. :( Looks like Transflash goes up to 512MB right now, and 512MB costs at least $60....
     
  7. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    After seeing this i doubt that apple could be holding a huge media event about this. I would be VERY dissapointed with apple if they did.
     
  8. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    That phone looks really nice. Assuming this transflash memory price goes down (I am going on hearsay from mkrishnan) this could become a viable option in the near future for quit a few people. But imagine if one of the new RAZRs is the iTunes Phone :eek:. There would be pandalerium everywhere... :rolleyes:
     
  9. skwoytek macrumors 6502a

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    There's a little video of the phone updating linked from the Appleinsider forums. Nothing big, but shows the way it works in itunes.

    I have verizon and I can't see them doing anything for the customer that doesn't involve using their network exclusively. I went into three stores in my area and they all told me I can't use bluetooth to transfer pics from my phone to my computer. I have to send them through the network via a msg. Thereby using up my pic msg allowance. They've gotten greedy.

    Now with their press release about their own download service and music phone, they'll be losing my business...
     
  10. mvc macrumors 6502a

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    Imagine if they are ALL itunes phones. Every Motorola model that can do the business storage wise.

    Why not?

    Who wants their phone model purchase decision to be dependant on iTunes, better for Apple if as many models as possible support it.
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Hmmm, so that iTunes video clip seems to be a more compelling (or at least harder to fake) piece of evidence than what we've seen so far.... But if this phone uses Transflash, AFAICS, there are no >512MB TF cards available, and that video clearly seemed to show the user setting the amount of memory devoted to songs on the phone as high as 628MB....

    Well, anyway, very interesting. Almost here. I'm excited! :)

    PS, my pricing info on TF came from dealram.com -- you can see for yourself if you don't want to rely on hearsay, Ham.... :)
     
  12. mrzeve macrumors 6502a

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    Thats weird...

    In the video it said that there were 929mb.

    I thought the highest for that phone was 512?
     
  13. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Verizon have recently been offering dual-standard (CDMA/GSM) Samsung "global" phones so that they can expand coverage onto the Vodafone network. Phones so equipped do have SIMs, but unfortunately they are non-portable ones.
     
  14. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    TransFlash cards are awesome. They are so small, maybe the reason it shows so much available space is because there are 2 512 MB TransFlash cards there (its small enough to fit like 10) and one is partly filled...

    Seems kinda logical.
     
  15. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I somehow doubt it has slots for ten cards, but (A) I didn't realize how small those are (wow!) and (B) I'd be very happy with two slots! :D
     
  16. cleanup macrumors 68030

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    Looks silver to me... But Motorola did make a white E398 I believe.
     
  17. roadapple macrumors regular

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    I wonder what the battery life is going to be? I think that could be a major drawback on this combo.
     
  18. 1macker1 macrumors 65816

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    It's ok looking, but can't compare to the SES710a or the Samsung P777, but if this works well and is a full featured phone, i'll get it.
     
  19. agent79 macrumors newbie

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    when will apple get it? why bother with motorola at all? why even mess with putting apple software in someone else's product? the answer is what i have been waiting for for years, and why i havent bought an ipod: a pda ipod/phone. ipods are cool and all, but i have no need to listen to an ipod. if it were a pda i would have more use for it. if it were a pda/phone i would have a huge amount of use for it. message to apple: you have successfully marketed to the teen crowd with the music only ipod. now go for the 18-48 crowd (i.e. the ones with money to spend) and give us what we want...the ipod pda/phone.
     
  20. 840quadra Moderator

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    128mb is smaller then my smallest play list on my ipod.

    I personally don’t like the idea of listening to music on a device that regularly sends out RF. I am sure Motorola got rid of any interference that comes into the audio output, but that isn't my main reason for not liking the idea.

    When I am listening to my ipod I am quite content to be in the "zone" and not get interrupted. I usually listen to my ipod while doing Auto detailing, working out, riding my bike, and even my dirt bike. I don't want to take any calls during that time.
     
  21. Whyren macrumors 6502a

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    I'd tend to agree. Didn't Steve say in some interview that a phone accessory for the iPod might be coming in the future?
     
  22. narco macrumors 65816

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    Eh, I was expecting something better. Hopefully this isn't the actual "iPhone" and it's just a sample of what the interface will be. Everyone says it's going to be Cingular which is good since that's what I use, but bad because it totally BLOWS. I had AT&T and loved it, but since the Cingular merger, things got worse and their plans are a total rip.

    I was hoping something better would have its own July 7th announcement -- this phone looks so plain and ordinary.

    Fishes,
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  23. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    Here's hoping this happens soon...and in Oz...
     
  24. theranch macrumors 6502

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    is it me...?

    I think having iTunes in a phone is a waste. Why would you be so desperate to listen to music on a phone? Leave it to the iPod for the music.
     
  25. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Looks pretty nice actually, I was expecting worse. I'll be curious to hear the underlying details though, that's where the real test will be. Guess we'll find out soon...
     

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