Can NE1 Confirm the spec of the UK iPhone to have 3G
I was watching the iPhone IRC the other night and someone said the UK iPhone is going to be 3G. I wonder how accurate this is (or is it just speculation) because if its true, I would seriously consider using my 14 day to cancel option on the USA phone I purchased!!!
The more I've been thinking about it, the more I am inclined to think it makes sense because I don't think we have Edge in the UK, we jumped straight to 3G. I've already heard bad reports about Edge being slow in the USA, so if the iPhone was released in the UK as per US spec, falling back to GPRS would make it dire if not unusable for data!
I've just did some quick digging to check and found this article:
Which still makes me think that if Apple are still intending to release the iphone in Autumn '07, surely they can't be relying on Edge for the data capabilities!!
I have a couple of days in which to cancel and not have to pay the re-stocking fee........what to do........:confused:
I doub't we would be fortunate enough to for them to add-in Bluetooth as well :)
Jees, I am a complete fan of the iPhone but as much as the designers deserve applauding for nearly everything on the iPhone, who ever decided to leave out Bluetooth in a mobile device in this day and age deserves to be sacked!
Perhaps is different in the US, but Bluetooth is widely used in the UK and to launch a new phone without it would be un-thinkable over here!
My Macbook even has Bluetooth in it and I sync a 4 year old Sony Ericsson P900 seamlessly. In fact I've been hanging on to the Sony (which has a touch screen) for so long now because I've been waiting for a suitable replacement. I took the removable keypad off when I first got it and whilst it comes with a stylus, I've been using my finger for everything including hand written txt messages for the last 4 years, so its been the closest thing to the iPhone!
There is 1 edge network in the UK but...one carrier has it...
and who have apple signed (according to the financial press ...O2 in the UK, and T-mobile in DE), the dopes with EDGE...:confused: