John P. Looney wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 5:18 PM, Gary Pigott <ilug at garypigott.net> wrote:
>>> True, but the iPhone is an iPod, which is universally (amongst everyone
>> else anyway) the benchmark for media players. I read ebooks using
>> which is an imense reader application. You can buy ebooks or sync your
>> to it OTA. The camera is crap. I'll concede on that one, but everything
>> is either the standard to which everything else is compared or bloody
>> Even the 3G signal reception is far better than anything Nokia or Sony
>> Ericsson are capable of. And the best of all is that it cost me nothing.
>> Mine is getting on to a year old at this stage and I still don't see
>> anything to replace it with except another one. I certainly can't
>> spending 400 on a Nexus One when the iPhone 3GS is free.
>>>> I never thought I'd hear an ILUG member describe an iPhone as 'free' in
> sense of the word.
Gary is primarily a Windows user - at least according to his website :)
I personally think 400 is a good price for a device as described, if it
wasn't for a couple of issues:
* the need to travel to America to buy one at that price (expansys.ie have
them for 680 or so), and what happens if it breaks and I need to avail of
* the fact that I'll be paying to subsidise a device through my telco's
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