Why you shouldn’t buy an i-phone

Its launching on 22 Aug in india and those who didnt get there hands on unlocked i-phone must be dying to buy one…

Here are some reasons why u shoudn’t buy one…

1.If u want a decent cam which only works in day go for it..because it doesnt have Flash and god or steve knows why..and wo flash u cant click pics in night..so it sucks..

2.If you just wanna send personal messages(no fwd) go for it…..because it doesnt have functionality of fwd a msg..it doesnt have copy+paste func at all…so it sucks.

3.If you dont believe in business networking go for it…..because u cant send business card from this sexy beuty…so it sucks.

4.If you dont take pirated music via bluetooth or you believe in only data transfer via computers go for it…because it doesnt allow you to share data over bluetooth…so it sucks.

The only thing that go in favour of iphone is its looks..sleek design..touch flow…and 3G(it rocks big time).

But when you seen in indian context these quality doesnt stand much…
first obstacle is its price it will be 24k+..@ this cost u can get any phone in india under the sun..
and to add to this vodafone and bharti will have bundled offer so you cant swith the plan you have chosen initial for next 24 month.

Second is no bluetooth for data transfer…. in india where we have ringtones to latest movie in pirated form its add to the task ..u have do data transfer through PC.

To end it all it always happen with apple that its product dont have flexibility and that’s the reason why even after stealing steves OS bill gates is on top and steve still der..slogging hard..no doubt they do have all class apart products but where they miss out is the flexibility…

Just an Example to compare Apple and Microsoft products :

So, imagine you decide it’s time to buy a new office chair
You walk into Apple’s chair shop. They have this row of identical chairs. They’re stunning, easily the best looking chairs you’ve ever seen. You sit down in one. Oooh. The lumbar support is just spectaclar. Your back problems melt away. This chair is just great. So you ask the salesperson –

This come with armrests?
Nope.
Can I add them later?
Nope.
That’s weird. Well, it’s bolted to the floor, too. I’d like some rollers.
That’s how they come. Bolted to the floor.
Um. It doesn’t rotate either.That’s right. You just point it at the desk. It does auto-adjust for your height, though.
Dang! How on earth does it know how tall I am? It’s magic!

Then you head next door to the Microsoft chair shop. Inside they have a dozen different chairs, stools, benches, whathaveyou. Most of them are pretty utilitarian-looking. On the other hand, you can pick out the one that suits you best and you can buy aftermarket armrests. And the lumbar support, well, it’s not very good. In fact, it’s pretty bad. Plus: they all get a little squeaky after a little use.

But you really need a chair to be able to roll around, one with armrests. It’s pretty much a deal breaker.

So while you may miss that lumbar support, it’s worth it be able to move your chair around the office. Plus, you can always add a cupholder afterwards, for the heck of it. ;)

If you still buy one let me know…. :P

for the chair example source google.com

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3G I-Phone in india

 The new-generation iPhone, which was bought by 1-million customers within three day of its global launch in June, will be available in India from August 22.

The country’s two largest GSM operators, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Essar, on Wednesday announced that they will begin selling the new model in select outlets from that date.

While the two GSM companies have not revealed pricing for the phone, industry sources said it could be between Rs 25,000 and Rs 30,000. Outside India, this 3G-enabled iPhone model is available for as little as Rs 8,000, but this is a bundled offer which mandates that subscribers stick with the operator for 24 months after buying the phone.

For instance, in the US, Apple is pricing the new iPhone at $199 for the 8GB version and $299 for the 16 GB version, which is nearly 50% cheaper than the earlier version. In the UK, Apple has said that the 8GB handset will cost £99 ($194), but subscribers will need a monthly tariff of £30 or £35 to avail of this offer. ET has learnt that Bharti and Vodafone will not adopt this bundling model in India.

Bharti and Vodafone had opened up bookings for the latest version of the iPhone about two months ago. Both telcos did not reveal as to how many subscribers have signed up for this handset so far. The new iPhone, combines all the revolutionary features of the earlier version with 3G networking, which is twice as fast as the first-generation iPhone.

 

 

The new iPhone features built-in GPS for expanded location-based mobile services and iPhone 2.0 software, which supports Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and hundreds of third-party applications.

The catch is that 3G services are not likely to be available in India until mid ’09. 3G services involves high-end offerings on the mobile such as ultra-fast internet, downloads of movies, music and video clips and video conferencing among others.

“iPhone has been an iconic technological revelation of this year,” Bharti Airtel’s president for mobile services Sanjay Kapoor said in a statement.

The move to partner Airtel and Vodafone marks a major shift in Apple’s global strategy of ‘one country-one operator’. But with India emerging as the fastest-growing cellular market, analysts said Apple would want to tie up with all leading operators to maximise growth and revenues. Airtel and Vodafone have a subscriber base of over 220 million.

The earlier version of the iPhone has been available in the grey market in India for about a year now. Industry estimates peg the number of such devices in India at a whopping 5-6 lakh. Dealers in Mumbai and Delhi started selling it soon after it was launched in the US last year.

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Sources : www.economictimes.com