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New 3G iPhone officially announced, 8GB Starting at USD199. July 11th, but not Malaysia!

New iPhone 3G

Phone, iPod, Internet, and more.

Introducing iPhone 3G. With fast 3G wireless technology, GPS mapping, support for enterprise features like Microsoft Exchange, and the new App Store, iPhone 3G puts even more features at your fingertips. And like the original iPhone, it combines three products in one — a revolutionary phone, a widescreen iPod, and a breakthrough Internet device with rich HTML email and a desktop-class web browser. iPhone 3G. It redefines what a mobile phone can do — again.

new 3G iPhone

It’s been a long, leak-filled wait, but Apple finally took the wraps off its 3G iPhone. Thinner edges, full plastic back, flush headphone jack, and the iPhone 2.0 firmware — Apple’s taking a lot of the criticisms to heart from the first time around. Obviously 3G is at the forefront, but they’re also making sure it’s available all over internationally, works with enterprises, runs 3rd party apps… and does it all for cheaper.

Apple claims its 3G speeds trounce the competition, with pageloads 36% faster than the N95 and Treo 750 — and of course it completely trounces the old EDGE data. Battery life isn’t getting put out to pasture though, with 300 hours of standby, 8-10 hours of 2G talk, 5 hours of 3G talk, 7 hours of video and 24 hours of audio. GPS is also a go.

Apple is using A-GPS, which supplements regular satellite GPS data with info from cellular towers. WiFi data is also worked into the mix, which should give users a pretty solid lock on where the heck they are on this planet. Unfortunately, there’s no front-facing cam, which syncs with what we were hearing, but is still a little disappointing. Apple hopes to launch in 70 countries this year.

8GB is available for $199, 16GB for $299 — and the 16GB comes in white. Both pricepoints require a contract. Apple will be hitting the 22 biggest markets, including the US, on July 11th. More info after the break.

Update: Just bought an iPhone? Listen up: “Customers who purchased a 2.5G iPhone on or after May 27 and want to swap it out for a new iPhone will be able to do so without incurring an additional handset charge for the new device. They will of course need to turn in their 2.5G iPhone.” And for the rest of you, AT&T says there’s no way to buy it without agreeing to a contract. So sorry. More details here.

Update 2: We’ve got our hands-on impressions right here.

Other tidbits:
* It’s a teensy bit thicker. 4.5 by 2.4 by 0.48 inches (115.5 by 62.1 by 12.3 mm), and weighs 4.7 ounces (133 grams).

* Radios galore: Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), UMTS / HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz), GSM / EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR

* A SIM ejector comes in the box, at last.

* There’s no dock included, just a USB power adapter and dock connector.

* No mention has been made of MMS, video recording or built-in iChat. What gives, Apple?

* On the chatting front, developers will be able to ping a centralized push server with their apps, to keep down battery usage and app overload on phones.

* On AT&T unlimited iPhone 3G data plans for consumers will be available for $30 a month, on top of voice plans starting at $39.99 a month. Unlimited 3G data for business users will be $45 a month, on top of voice. There’s a minimum two-year agreement, but we’re not positive what that’ll look like for those currently enslaved to an AT&T contract — you could be looking at a solid four years of time if you just took the plunge.

* Apple’s new MobileMe service will be coming with the iPhone 2.0 software, bringing push email and contacts for all.

* Apple’s official page is here, and you can watch the new ad here.

* Available on July 11th in: Australia, Austria, Belgium (French), Belgium (Dutch), Canada (English), Canada (French), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong , Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland (French), Switzerland (German), UK, USA

* The rest of these are slated to get the phone this year: Argentina, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, C. African Republic, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macau, Madagascar, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Nicaragua, Niger, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Senegal, Singapore , Qatar, Slovakia, South Africa, Turkey, Uruguay.

* Yes, it’s on the FCC.


Sad to say Apple decided to leave out Malaysia, but the question is why? Why they even include African, Philippines, South Africa but not Malaysia? Isn’t Malaysia Boleh?



Author: Saimatkong

This blog is a platform to share what I love in life: food (eat), travel (play), photography (art) and life (thoughts and ideas). With passion for food, I share my foodie adventures and indulgences here. “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”

Traveling makes us a better human being as we recognise the similarities and celebrate the differences of cultures between where we travel to and where we come from. “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”

Photography do more than just capturing the best moments in our lives; they also help us tell our life stories. “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”

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  1. Introducing the new iPhone 3G! 3G gives you fast access to the Internet and email over your cellular network. And 3G makes it easier to multitask: When connected via 3G, you can surf the web even while you’re on a call. An iPod, phone, and an internet mobile communicator in one device. 3.5 inch wide touchscreen display with multi-touch support. Comes with a 2 megapixel camera with 16 GB of storage. Runs Mac OS X. Service plan not included.

    Features OS Mac OS X v10.4.10
    Messaging SMS, Email
    Browser HTML (Safari)
    Games No
    Colors Black(8/16 GB), White (16 GB)
    Camera 2 MP, 1600×1200 pixels
    – Built-in GPS receiver
    – A-GPS function
    – Google Maps
    – Widgets support
    – iPod audio/video player
    – PIM including calendar, to-do list
    – TV output
    – Photo browser/editor
    – Voice memo
    – Integrated handsfree
    Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion
    Stand-by Up to 300 h
    Talk time Up to 10 h

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  2. kindly let me the the exact cost of this iphone. i am interested in buying one. please tell me to whom to contac and mode of payment. i don’t have visa card or any or mastercard. i may have to send in draft if i am allowed to do so. thank you for kind cooperation

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  3. tell me the price of the iphone.

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