Aug 24th 2010 3:38PM When has Roman Abramovich ever officially stated the length of his boat? It was endless speculation of non-informed media like this blog that made this sh*t up in the first place. To hold the quiet owner now responsible for your own baseless numbers is beyond baffling.
Jan 9th 2007 8:48PM The people who say "it's just a phone like others" ignoring the user interface would probably have said "it's just a computer" back when mouse and graphics were introduced and replaced green typewriter fonts on black screens. What could a more convenient user interface be good for?
The people who say "it comes only with one carrier" have probably said "it's just usable on Macs and their market share is tiny" back when iPod and iTunes just stared to revolutionize the way music is consumed. Granting exclusivity for one carrier (for a while) allowed Apple to force them to adapt their communication structure solving at the same time the problem that there simply won't be enough of it for everyone at the start.
The reason why the world bought close to a billion cellphones last year and a myriad of variants exists is that people don't just buy phones to make calls anymore, they want fashion and technology in their palms and even spend serious money on how these devices sound with totally useless ring tones.
Once established Apple can bring new cheaper variants, it's the way it always worked and still does in all fields of technology which makes me wonder why so many users of a tech-blog complain about the price which by the way is not stellar given the functionality you get.
How are you going to explain why you are using anything else than this phone in a year from now?
Dec 13th 2006 8:48AM Yes, it looks like a gun holster on purpose. Koffski is a German company and Germany is a place where A LOT of things must go wrong before a cop even draws his gun let alone fires a single shot at you. Taking out your ID or credit card out of a shoulder-holster-look-alike wallet is definitely not one of them.