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View poll results: Do you agree with ahsoka on this?
Yes 4 25%
No 10 62.5%
What's an iPhone? 0 0%
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If only my penis was bigger... 1 6.25%
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Why I don't want an iPhone...
ahsoka 
29/8/08 4:38:33 PM
Serf

...because way too many people have them. If it was exclusive it would be cool. It's like if there's a cheap car and it's just as good as a one-million dollar car, I'd still want the million dolar one. It's prestige.

And you?

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The Fuzz damn you! 
29/8/08 5:13:47 PM
Mod
Hero

Immortal


"I don't want an iphone because it's popular" is every bit as bad as "I want an iphone because it's popular." Whatever happened to judging something based on price and features?

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ahsoka 
29/8/08 5:42:03 PM
Serf

Look at it this way: If everyone owned Aston Martins, Aston Martins wouldn't be anywhere near as cool as they are today.

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You Are Not Alone...

KTS 
29/8/08 6:01:48 PM
Guru

Out of all the reasons to not get one, it's so you can be "non conformist"?

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ahsoka 
29/8/08 6:06:51 PM
Initiate

Quote by KTS
Out of all the reasons to not get one, it's so you can be "non conformist"?



Exactly! Conformism sucks. And drinks out of the toilet (but my cat's more pro at it than conformism).

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KTS 
29/8/08 7:59:38 PM
Guru

Rage on little buddy....

Does it ever worry you that you're conforming to a different set of rules at all?

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freakonaleash 
29/8/08 8:45:30 PM
Champion

so you want everyone to be non Conformism, and therefore they all become a Conformism...

RIGHT ON!!!

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Girvo 
29/8/08 9:01:51 PM
Immortal

Quote by The Fuzz damn you!
"I don't want an iphone because it's popular" is every bit as bad as "I want an iphone because it's popular." Whatever happened to judging something based on price and features?



I did.

And got an LG KS20.

I get the same features [bar the GPS, which isn't useful just yet anyway...], and exclusitivty [they were never released in Australia], along with a very open phone [GG WinMo. The LG's interface is actually really usable and nice looking without the stylus!], for $400 outright.

Girvo is stoked.

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Psychonaut doesn't count.



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The Tick 
29/8/08 10:15:58 PM
Hero
Titan


LG KS20.

Doesn't support nextG
Doesn't have a pdf reader
Customer reviews seem to point to a whole host of annoyances not least of which is LG support. At least that hasn't changed.

Sorry Girvo, I wasn't intending to poo poo your phone :(

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Quote by plebsmacker
I don't care who makes what, I just want more toys.



hill60606 
29/8/08 11:50:41 PM
Immortal

Why I don't want an iPhone...

...because I already have one.

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Girvo 
30/8/08 3:47:26 AM
Immortal

Quote by The Tick
LG KS20.

Doesn't support nextG
Doesn't have a pdf reader
Customer reviews seem to point to a whole host of annoyances not least of which is LG support. At least that hasn't changed.

Sorry Girvo, I wasn't intending to poo poo your phone :(



No NextG? Not with Telstra, so don't care =) It's an obscure band, not used anywhere but NextG and America. I'll take 2100mhz any day!

No PDF Reader? Guess what, I can install one instantly. Such is the joy [?] of an "open" OS.

LG Support... well, you know me. I make my own ROMs. So support won't tell me nuzzin' I don't know already :P



What the iPhone has above my phone:

* Higher Res Screen [although, my phone has 272k colours, and it really makes a difference, I like it for a QVGA phone :)]
* Capacitive Touch Screen [I want one. Although, even though this screen is resisitive, it's very very responsive. Much better than my TyTN 2]
* Nicer UI [Hey, I can admit that :P]
* iTunes support [? is that even a feature? Lol. Mass storage seems to work well for my purposes :)]

What my phone has that the iPhone doesn't:

* A nicer, much nicer camera. It's the same MP count, but has a really nice sensor in it. Took some brilliant shots today. Seems to be an f2.8 :)
* Truly "open" [short of Android!]
* Multi-tasks any application [V. Handy, especially with the next feature...]
* FM Radio [I know, lame :P But it's handy when I get bored of my music]
* ActiveSync [I've never had an issue with it, and it works really well] along with being able to sync with Google Calendar and Remember The Milk via third party apps

The biggest kicker for me? It's $400. Outright :)

That, and I really like the UI on it. It's nice. The lack of GAPI support is pissing me off, but the new firmware is out that fixes that. Will be cooking and flashing tomorrow ;)

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kunzie 
30/8/08 4:20:40 AM
Immortal

Quote by Girvo
[bar the GPS, which isn't useful just yet anyway...]



What... the fuck? I find absolutely everything with it, and it's especially hand when combined with the Vicinity application. Every post you write sounds more like justification for the purchase of your phone rather than reasonable coparison.

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hill60606 
30/8/08 10:33:14 AM
Immortal

Quote by kunzie
Quote by Girvo
[bar the GPS, which isn't useful just yet anyway...]



What... the fuck? I find absolutely everything with it, and it's especially hand when combined with the Vicinity application. Every post you write sounds more like justification for the purchase of your phone rather than reasonable coparison.



On my iPhone I like typing Pizza in google maps, and local Pizza place's come up as little red pins on the map, touch one and there's their phone number, touch it again and next thing you know you're talking to them ordering a pizza and can get directions straight to them.

Handy when travelling, or wanting anything at all really.

Pizza makes me happy.

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A decade of John Howard has left a country of timidity, fear and shame


His power resided in his ability to speak directly and powerfully to the negativity at the core of the Australian soul.

Disco 
30/8/08 5:08:15 PM
Champion

Google maps does that with any phone, GPS or not, if you have "my location" enabled.

Sure, with my phone which just guesses your location off the base-station it might be a block or so out, but it's not enough to really throw your pizza hunt off the trail.

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Girvo 
30/8/08 5:54:56 PM
Immortal

Quote by kunzie
Quote by Girvo
[bar the GPS, which isn't useful just yet anyway...]



What... the fuck? I find absolutely everything with it, and it's especially hand when combined with the Vicinity application. Every post you write sounds more like justification for the purchase of your phone rather than reasonable coparison.





Come back to me when you have turn by turn.

:)

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Psychonaut doesn't count.



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The Tick 
30/8/08 8:55:37 PM
Hero
Titan


No phone camera is what I would call decent.

As for the iPhone's camera in comparison to other mobiles I have seen, I actually think it takes an OK photo.

http://gallery.me.com/uberdruid#100047&bgcolor=black&view=grid

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Quote by plebsmacker
I don't care who makes what, I just want more toys.



mobon 
31/8/08 4:09:17 PM
Champion
i went for a HTC touch diamond instead.

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Girvo 
31/8/08 4:10:57 PM
Immortal

Quote by The Tick
No phone camera is what I would call decent.

As for the iPhone's camera in comparison to other mobiles I have seen, I actually think it takes an OK photo.

http://gallery.me.com/uberdruid#100047&bgcolor=black&view=grid



Not as bad as some have reported. Nice photos :)

In comparison to the TyTN 2's camera, and that of my friends phones [various LG/Samsung/Nokia's] my phone does very well.

*shrugs

Besides, we all can admit that the iPhone is just a toy...

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Quote by tantryl
Psychonaut doesn't count.



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F117_Nighthawk 
31/8/08 9:30:05 PM
Guru

Wow those photos are a lot better then the iPhones ive used before, did you touch them up on photoshop or.?

As for the iPhone bandwagon, yeah I felt the same with my iPod Touch. It was cool when no one else had it at first :P

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The Tick 
31/8/08 9:54:27 PM
Hero
Titan


No touch ups. They are as they were taken.

The camera (of course) suffers with low light.

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