Apple releases iPhone

Finally, we have iPhone for a whopping $499 on a two-year contract (guess how much network-free). Steve has presented it at his MacWorld's Keynote. He has also presented iTV, as expected, a TiVo like device, to stream content to your TV (also wirelessly).

Nice looking shape, and no buttons. The screen is a touchscreen, with an accelerometer, and you can scroll on the screen with two fingers like in your MacBook Pro.

The iPhone is a quad-band (850/900/1800/1900) GSM+EDGE (and they say it's not 3G). But it has Bluetooth and Wireless. The phone that Steve was showing has a 8GB hard drive.

It has an embedded push-IMAP client like Blackberries (offered by Yahoo, Steve says)

And you can surf the web quite nicely. Based on Safari. He also shows some more pages, like Amazon, and Google Maps. Some widgets, too.

I don't know what you'll do, but I am completely going to buy one.

More information:
Engadget: Live from MacWorld 2007
HardMac: Events
Engadget: The Apple iPhone runs OSX



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