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Posted: 25 Jun 07, 13:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why the iPhone will fail?
http://adage.com/columns/article?article_id=117355

Why the iPhone will be a big success?
http://adage.com/columns/article?article_id=117354

What are your views? Discuss.

I personally think it is pointless.

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Posted: 25 Jun 07, 13:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It will be a success

Thanks to all the idiots who are slaves of overhyped commercialist trends and slaves of the cell phone itself.

Looks like now we'll have more chances of coming across some asswipe who can't put both hands on the fuckin' wheel and concentrate on driving.


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Posted: 25 Jun 07, 13:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm gonna ask for one for Christmas. :D

What sucks is that it's AT&T service and it won't work on DC metrorail. =_=


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Posted: 25 Jun 07, 14:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr.Jingles wrote:


Looks like now we'll have more chances of coming across some asswipe who can't put both hands on the fuckin' wheel and concentrate on driving.


YES! LOL! Too right!

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Posted: 25 Jun 07, 14:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not getting one. It'll just break. iPod's seem to enjoy breaking. And apparently using a phone as a mp3 player fries your brain even more than a normal phone.

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Posted: 25 Jun 07, 15:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

iPhone, load of crap.


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Posted: 25 Jun 07, 16:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color=009966>?Freya? wrote:

I'm not getting one. It'll just break. iPod's seem to enjoy breaking. And apparently using a phone as a mp3 player fries your brain even more than a normal phone.


That's the thing. When an iPod breaks, it's no big deal - you go without music for a week (or use one of a million other methods of listening to music) until they send you another one. Some people rely on their cell phones for work, networking, or emergencies, and can seriously be hampered by a malfunctioning phone.

On another note, neither mobile phones nor mp3 players have the ability to fry anyone's brain. Especially if you're referring to the radiation, which is entirely safe non-ionizing radiation.

I won't get one for the simple fact that I can't count on my 60 gig iPod to not run out of space in the near or distant future - why should I pay a great deal (what I think is probably a significant amount of the cost of the phone) for a useless mp3 player function on my phone that can hold maybe 10% of my music? If they greatly reduced the price, and eliminated the mp3 function I'd probably like one, though.


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Posted: 25 Jun 07, 20:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the road thing...


does it really piss anyone else off that people are TEXTING while driving?

personally i think texting ist pointless and stupid, and now if they have this distraction.......rawr >.<


its an interesting idea, but people shouldnt be glued to their appliances. this will be a good reason to have people still be computer geeks but are able to go outside :-p


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Posted: 25 Jun 07, 21:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

*(azzadude)* ..GET DOWN MAKE LOVE! wrote:

Phone companies sell many phones to cater to all sorts of people, and release new models all the time. This new phone will need to be updated quite often if they wish to keep it a head of the pack.


Exactly. [=

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Posted: 25 Jun 07, 22:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I couldn't care less what you do while driving, as long as you drive well. It's perfectly within a person's capabilities to talk on the phone/adjust car settings/text message and drive well and responsibly at the same time - and if it's not within your capabilities, simply don't do it.


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Posted: 25 Jun 07, 22:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color=666600>Music Man wrote:

I couldn't care less what you do while driving, as long as you drive well. It's perfectly within a person's capabilities to talk on the phone/adjust car settings/text message and drive well and responsibly at the same time - and if it's not within your capabilities, simply don't do it.


That's the problem

Most people can't fully concentrate on two things at the same time. Sure, they could handle both driving and holding a phone on their hand and come home safe day after day, but chances are that at some point or another they will face a situation where full concentration behind the wheel will not allow their reflexes to respond quick enough to prevent an accident.


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Posted: 25 Jun 07, 22:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=6600f>Vishnu.<h6>A Scientist wrote:

I'm gonna ask for one for Christmas. :D

What sucks is that it's AT&T service and it won't work on DC metrorail. =_=


But Verizon will ;) Give it time.


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Posted: 25 Jun 07, 22:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=6600f>Vishnu.<h6>A Scientist wrote:

I'm gonna ask for one for Christmas. :D

What sucks is that it's AT&T service and it won't work on DC metrorail. =_=


No really. Verizon works in the Harbor Tunnel too.


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Posted: 26 Jun 07, 05:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

nokia, sony ericsson, and motorola are still the best phone brands in the market. they sell sturdy phones. iphones are extra vulnerable, imo. just like those ipods.

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Posted: 26 Jun 07, 09:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why does everyone need to be attached to a device all day? I have been around people recently who let their kids stay glued to some gaming device while out in public, so you try to greet them and they are just not there.

I was actually at a lunch recently where the person sitting across from me at the table kept staring at me. So, I decided that it must be my hair - I did a particularly good job of cutting my bangs this time. And I do have a bit of sun so my skin looks really beautiful now. But no. He was looking at the TV which had a golf game on it (about 40 feet behind me).

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Posted: 26 Jun 07, 10:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr.Jingles wrote:

Most people can't fully concentrate on two things at the same time. Sure, they could handle both driving and holding a phone on their hand and come home safe day after day, but chances are that at some point or another they will face a situation where full concentration behind the wheel will not allow their reflexes to respond quick enough to prevent an accident.


I watched an episode of Mythbusters a while back where they tested whether or not talking on a cell phone and driving impairs you as much as drunk driving. It was done on an obstacle course, and yep...they failed the tests both drunk and on the phone.

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Posted: 26 Jun 07, 16:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I saw that!


As far as the iPhone goes, I really don't care. I don't need a phone for anything other than calls. If I need to use the internet, I can do it at home. If I NEED to watch something, I can do it at home. If I NEED to listen to music while I'm out, that's what a portable CD player is for.

I think I have the most bare-bones cell-phone there is. It doesn't even have a colored screen...


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Posted: 26 Jun 07, 19:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erin wrote:

Mr.Jingles wrote:

Most people can't fully concentrate on two things at the same time. Sure, they could handle both driving and holding a phone on their hand and come home safe day after day, but chances are that at some point or another they will face a situation where full concentration behind the wheel will not allow their reflexes to respond quick enough to prevent an accident.


I watched an episode of Mythbusters a while back where they tested whether or not talking on a cell phone and driving impairs you as much as drunk driving. It was done on an obstacle course, and yep...they failed the tests both drunk and on the phone.


Sam Kinison always said that driving sober wasn't enough of a challenge for him. Ironically he was killed by a drunk driver.


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Posted: 26 Jun 07, 20:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xXNoB3t8vM

Haha.

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Posted: 26 Jun 07, 23:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ksu wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xXNoB3t8vM

Haha.


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