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As much as I think that it is a great phone I will be sticking to my Motorola F3, but I have to admit that the iPhone has come closest to making me want to get a more feature packed phone.


I had a 30gb iPod but I gave it away as my 4gb Nano does all that I need. It's not as though I have to have the latest and greatest of everything!

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Is it just me or is anybody else totally fed up with the iPhone hype? I have had a PDA for some time that can do more or less everything the iPhone can do. For them to say that it is a revolutionary product blah de blah is nonsense.

Amen Pooks! Now the initial wow factor of purdy buttons has worn of there's plenty reviews slagging it off for being a rubbish... wait for it... phone. Go figure.


I'd say anyone who's splashed the cash for one has been (ready?) iPwnd :D Sorry :oops:

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Lock up yer iPhones folks: iPhone passwords not worth the paper they're written on :roll:.


From the original MacRumours post:

2.0.2 gives almost full access to the iPhone even while under password protection...


Steps to Reproduce


Set iPhone to use passcode lock, have contacts marked as Favorites with links, phone numbers, addresses, etc in address book entry.


Tap "Emergency Call" keypad from passcode entry screen.


Double-tap home button.


Tap blue arrow next to contact's name. You now have full access to applications such as Safari, complete Contacts list, SMS, Maps, "full" Phone access, and Mail by accessing various entries on the Favorite's page, i.e. tapping their home page brings up a full, unrestricted Safari.

Reported as working on other 2.0.x firmwares.

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A nine-year-old Malaysian boy in Singapore has written a painting application for the Apple iPhone.


Lim Ding Wen created the finger painting program, known as Doodle Kids, for his two younger sisters aged three and five.


The program allows iPhone owners to draw images on the handset's touch screen using just their fingers.


The program has been downloaded more than 4,000 times from Apple's iTunes store in less than two weeks.


While most children of his age are painting or drawing with crayons, Lim Ding Wen has been programming.


Lim, who is now fluent in six programming languages, first started using a computer when he was two-years-old, discovered programming aged seven, and has since completed more than 20 programming projects.


His latest application, Doodle Kids, allows users to draw pictures using their fingers and then clear the screen by shaking the iPhone.


"I wrote the program for my younger sisters, who like to draw," said Lim. "But I am happy that people like it."


Lim wrote the original application on his computer but has now adapted it for use on an iPhone.


He told The Electric New Paper in Singapore that he wrote the application in just a few days in Pascal.


Go on my son


Writing on his website, Lim's father - Lim Thye Chean - a chief technology officer at a local hi-tech firm, who also writes iPhone applications, was modest about his son's achievements.


"Ding Wen is an above average boy with an interest in computers, especially Apple IIGS and Macs, likes to do programming, and that's it.


"Doodle Kids is an extremely simple program that can be done by anybody. Everybody can program - if Ding Wen can, so can you," he wrote.


Lim Ding Wen is now working on a sci-fi game for the iPhone called Invader Wars and plans to join his school's robotics club.

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I've had a play with the HTC Magic which runs Google's Android software and must say it's as good as the Iphone but with less limitations than the Iphone software. I.e. the ability to run background processes and not having to be stuck with ITunes.


The HTC Hero seems to be the Magic with all it's flaws ironed out. So I think the Hero will be the next phone for me.


The only thing the IPhone has over Android is the number of App's avaliable. But Android apps will increase as more and more phones become avaliable. And there is a Spotify app coming to Android, something Apple will never allow!


The N97 runs a version of Symbian which has just added some touch screen support. It's still a bit clunky. I love my N95, but I dont think the N97 will be my next choice.

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Roachmill - you spend far too much time trying to find out bad things about a phone you don't own and have never owned :-)

What is your obsession. Do you secretly fancy it?

I'm on iPhone number 2 - yes, 3GS and still lovin' it!!

Correction, I spend too much time working wi smartphones. When you read tech blogs it's hard to avoid the stories of problems folk have with iphones. No obsession required :wink: These are the things the adverts don't tell you. Rather, they make out the iphone is the best there is and there are folk out there that actually believe it. And then you get the iphone owners who insist on talking about their iphones at every given opportunity... believing what they've been told by the adverts.


And you're right, I've never owned an iphone. I did buy a touch but ended up giving it away after getting fed up with it only working the Apple way. Jailbreaking was one way to get around things but that gets real old real quick and shouldn't be necessary. So, no, I don't fancy one. If I'm going to pay that much for something I want it to work the way I want it to. Believe it or not there are phones out there that let you do this and have done so for years before the iphone ever came along :lol:


The only thing the IPhone has over Android is the number of App's avaliable. But Android apps will increase as more and more phones become avaliable. And there is a Spotify app coming to Android, something Apple will never allow!

Android is new so the apps will come. Being open source and an open platfrom means that, when they do, they'll be far better than the tosh that makes it in to the app store. Add to that there won't be Apple there banning apps that improve on the phones basic functionality and you're on to a winner.

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