Apple's iPhone to be a Cingular Exclusive at Launch
September 28, 2006 5:32 PM
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Non-Cingular customers will have to wait or switch
According to several reports, Apple is
on the verge of introducing its first mobile phone
to consumers. The news comes forward as Apple and Cingular Wireless signed an agreement to introduce Apple's iPhone. The iPhone will be released as a Cingular exclusive sometime in 2007. Those who were previously waiting for the phone to be available as an Apple standalone product will have to look at a Cingular contract to obtain the phone.
The iPhone will be equipped with a 2.5-inch 56K color LCD and have an integrated 3 megapixel iSight camera. The built in iSight will be able to take still pictures as well as motion video. Interestingly, Cingular Wireless was also the exclusive distributor for Motorola's ROKR mobile phone, which was the first phone with integrated iTunes.
previously reported that Apple officially confirmed the iPhone. Apple's chief financial officer
Peter Oppenheimer confirmed to reporters
that the company would indeed introduce a mobile phone to compete with offerings from Sony, Motorola and other manufacturers. The iPhone is expected to be in a gum-stick form factor. No details on what type of storage the phone will be equipped with -- hard drive or solid state flash memory -- but analysts currently predict iPod Nano-like storage capabilities. More details as they come.
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Killer product or Also Ran ???
9/28/2006 5:57:32 PM
Hurray, the New Phone book is here...I mean iPhone...I want one so I can be somebody...
Darn it, I just re-upped with Verizon, guess I will have to wait 2 years before I can be cool, Maybe VZ will have one by then.
Any idea how many mp3 phones will be out there by the end of 2007?
Is this a killer product, or will it play out like the ESPN Phone, great idea, but a harder sell than they thought it would be.
RE: Killer product or Also Ran ???
9/29/2006 8:11:54 AM
Well, I think the exclusivity for the phone is 6 months. Not entirely sure, but it is probably the same as the iTunes SLVR. So considering verizon has one now, I would assume verizon would have one by the end of 2007 (as long as it comes out early enough).
It will probably be a good selling phone, unless it is butt ugly like that new mighty mouse they came out with. Even then it will sell.
Most phones should be mp3 players by the end of 07 i think, or at least play songs off a microSD card like the vx8300 I have. Not too difficult or expensive.
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