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tliet's Avatar Picture tliet – December 17, 2007 03:22AM Reply Quote
Discuss it here

stan adams – January 15, 2008 04:39PM Reply Quote
I'm with MM on this too -- Exchange is coming. Its a "when" question and a "what" question. Exchange feature set is friggin' huge, anyplace with any kind of customization knows first hand that simple "mail in two places" won't cut it ... Users want/need a highly functional way to make sure all their to dos and custom events are going to get sent to t right place...

El Jeffe – January 16, 2008 07:16AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
who better to HAMSTRING compatibility than an expert?

What a journey.

ddt – January 16, 2008 12:47PM Reply Quote
heh, good point, bill.

anyone tried the latest iphone update yet? as i recall, we had a few brickings last time.

ddt

Mighty Mouse – January 16, 2008 01:25PM Reply Quote
Installed and no issues so far. Everything seems to work as advertised.

Mokers (Moderator) – January 16, 2008 03:31PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
I haven't hacked my iPhone yet, but the new firmware updated well with no problems.

John Willoughby – January 16, 2008 10:20PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
I lost my iToner ringtone, but I just ran it through GarageBand and now it's official and functional.

Cloudscout – January 17, 2008 12:02PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
CEO's should learn to avoid making heavy-handed predictions about Apple's future. Obviously, Michael Dell has a bit of egg left on his face from 10 years ago but Steve Ballmer's iPhone-related prognostication (as immortalized in JW's sig) has become laughable far quicker than Dell's flub. Here's an expanded excerpt from the original USA Today story:

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There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance. It's a $500 subsidized item. They may make a lot of money. But if you actually take a look at the 1.3 billion phones that get sold, I'd prefer to have our software in 60% or 70% or 80% of them, than I would to have 2% or 3%, which is what Apple might get.

Now, he got one thing right. Apple's getting around 2% or 3% of the total mobile phone market right now... but he was way off on the rest of his numbers. Far from grabbing 80% of the mobile phone market with Windows Mobile, Microsoft is lagging in Third Place behind RIM and Apple... both of whom manufacture their own devices. This seems to be an ongoing theme for Microsoft partners who attempt anything except x86 machines. Microsoft licenses their software to dozens of partner companies whose combined market share numbers (let alone individual sales) utterly fail to put them in front.

And the iPhone's relative success is in spite of shortcomings which prevent people like myself from even buying one.

Give the iPhone Exchange support, 3G support and free it up for use with other carriers (still another 4 1/2 years to go on that one) and Steve Jobs is going to have enough power to further amplify that other Steve's folly.

tliet – January 17, 2008 02:25PM Reply Quote
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Cloudscout
free it up for use with other carriers (still another 4 1/2 years to go on that one)
I don't think that would be true for Europe and once they become a major brand in phones just like the other brands it would be hard for ATT to hold Apple to its contract.

Simon – January 17, 2008 07:55PM Reply Quote
Does the contract specify any phone apple produces or is it iphone only. Whould an iphone nano be included in the exclusivity for example? Or could they just rename it the MacPhone or something.

tliet – January 18, 2008 12:10AM Reply Quote
Steve is twisted enough to do that, witness Motorola and the ROKR...

bahamut – January 23, 2008 10:19AM Reply Quote
Anybody have a working bluetooth headset for the iPhone, not like that jawbone POS?

Mokers (Moderator) – January 23, 2008 11:30AM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
I use the Motorola H700.

Madaracs – January 23, 2008 12:01PM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!

rino – January 23, 2008 11:26PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
The Jabra I got with my RAZR works fine.

bahamut – January 24, 2008 09:09AM Reply Quote
I should be specific. My biggest problem is denying the headset. Let's say my headset is in my bag (I don't wander around the streets wearing it most of the time), but I've forgotten to turn it off. I Call someone. The iPhone asks where to route the call. I say iPhone. Fine. I hear ringing through iPhone. The call connects. Then the iPhone routes the call to the headset and gives me the screen again. Naturally as the iPhone is up against my ear, I'm unable to see the screen, hear nothing and am left wondering where the caller went... WTF? I assume you guys don't have the same behavior?

Mokers (Moderator) – January 24, 2008 10:05AM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
I like my H700 because I flip it to close it, so it's usually not hard to remember.

stan adams – January 24, 2008 10:52AM Reply Quote
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bahamut
..My biggest problem is denying the headset. Let's say my headset is in my bag (I don't wander around the streets wearing it most of the time), but I've forgotten to turn it off. I Call someone. The iPhone asks where to route the call. I say iPhone. Fine. I hear ringing through iPhone. The call connects. Then the iPhone routes the call to the headset and gives me the screen again. Naturally as the iPhone is up against my ear, I'm unable to see the screen, hear nothing and am left wondering where the caller went...

I think pretty much ALL the phones do this. I think it s big reason so many dorks wander around looking like a Federation Communications Officer. I further think that Apple has all the HW bits built into the iPhone to automagically KNOW that you are "picking up the phone, holding it to my ear, answering the call the normal way despite what BT device is paired with damned thing". It is shocking to me that they have not built this sort of smart functionality into the thing. It would a HUGE selling point for potential users...

rino – January 24, 2008 12:27PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Yep that's a problem.

I hate carrying the thing and it's been sitting on the shelf in its charger for months.
I mostly use the apple buds handsfree feature now.

--- Haha, there's this guy in IT here. Nobody, not a soul, has ever seen him without his ear puck.

Dr Phred (Moderator) – January 24, 2008 06:50PM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
I hate the bluetooth zombies. They look like dorks and they give off the vibe that their mobile calls are more important than anything happening around them.

Bruce Robertson – January 24, 2008 08:50PM Reply Quote
It's like not taking off your hat when going indoors.

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