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Realtors should raise hell right now with MLS systems and computerized forms vendors: You have six months to support this device. I’ve been a Treo user since before Palm reabsorbed Handspring. This is the best Realtor phone yet…

Think about live-blogging with this phone… Think about conference-call podcasting… This is laptopia reborn…


21 Comments so far

  1. Dustin January 9th, 2007 1:09 pm

    Beautiful. Jobs does it again!

  2. Greg Swann January 9th, 2007 1:15 pm

    > Beautiful. Jobs does it again!

    Just amazing. It’s like nothing ever existed before this. It’s not reverse engineering and focus-grouping for defects, it’s Pallas Athena, sprung from the head of Zeus fully formed and fully armed. The printer we’ll have to schlep to print the docs will look like a wart on a beauty queen…

  3. Doug Quance January 9th, 2007 1:52 pm

    What? No Bluetooth?

  4. Greg Swann January 9th, 2007 1:56 pm

    > What? No Bluetooth?

    Bluetooth plus 802.11 b and g (not n). Rough specs from my earlier post:

    Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GSM, EDGE, SMS, email, video voicemail (selectable, like email!), tabbed Safari web browser, iPod, OS X with syncing to everythng via iPod sync, 5 hours phone, 16 hours audio, 2MP camera, touchscreen keyboard (one hardware button), widescreen iPod movies, iPhoto support. How much? $499 for a 4GB unit, $599 for 8GB. Both require a 2 year contract with Cingular (exclusively).

    No word on the processor. If it’s Intel, then we might have a stipped down version of Parallels to run MLS systems and ZipForms.

  5. Chad January 9th, 2007 3:03 pm

    I’d been techno-free so far today and the first place I read about the anticipated phone from Apple is here. The full details are here. Thanks for the update on this one. I don’t know if Mr. Ives penned the design for this one, but like the rest of Apple’s lineup; absolutely stunning.

  6. Jim Duncan January 9th, 2007 3:20 pm

    If GSM coverage were reliable in my area, I would trash my four-month-old Razr.

    My only regret is not buying Apple stock when I bought my first PowerBook.

  7. Magnus January 9th, 2007 4:14 pm

    Great product (however, I do miss the 3G connection) and brilliant user interface.

    Talking about live-blogging and Engadget. Their coverage of Jobs keynote ( was brillant. Tons of details with a delay of three minutes!

  8. Galen January 9th, 2007 4:55 pm

    I want one now.

  9. Jim Duncan January 10th, 2007 1:25 pm

    I saw
    this story via scoble earlier – they bring up some very valid points regarding battery life. At least now, when I am using my iPod, Palm and Razr, I am drawing from three batteries rather than one. Still, were it not for their exclusive relationship with awful Cingular, I’d probably get one.

  10. Loren Nason January 10th, 2007 9:01 pm

    This thing is pretty. Very Pretty

    It is a beautiful device. Apple does a great job, when they design a product to do something is does it well. just look at the iPod.

    BUT, I don’t think its going to be the ‘new’ must have device from a productivity stand point.

    You are NOT going to be able to video conf with this phone because Cingulars 3G coverage is piss poor compared to Sprint / Verizon EVDO coverage. If this was a Verizon phone it would be kool.

    I will probably buy one just because it looks neato. But will this actually help you in Realty? We shall see.


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  12. NYCJoe January 11th, 2007 12:37 pm

    Yeah, that Apple, they’re so innovative… they never copy anybody (*cough* Xerox STAR Computer *cough*)… 🙂

    Looks like LG’s lawyers might wanna give Apple a call…

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  15. Derek Guyer February 6th, 2007 12:04 pm

    As a mac fan, I’m excited to say the very least. What a great tool for a realtor, but anyone in the professional world. I wonder if my wife will let me get one…:)

  16. Derek Guyer February 6th, 2007 12:05 pm

    As a mac fan, I’m excited to say the very least. What a great tool for a realtor, but this could be benficial for anyone in the professional world.

    I wonder if my wife will let me get one…:)

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  19. simon January 8th, 2008 7:31 am

    i think the i phone is too much money way too much

  20. Andrew Reichek July 18th, 2008 2:36 pm

    Apple really makes a great product. Their marketing campaign is really spectacular. This device is awesome. Just wait till the second and third generations phones come out. And you know Verizon and Sprint will come out with a copycat.

  21. Robert September 20th, 2008 1:24 pm

    In Houston after the hurricane came through I tried calling many of my friends with At&t(the I-phone is only available with this carrier) and I could tell this company service was terrible. However, Verizon and Sprint were just fine. I would not buy the I Phone unless it is available on another network. If you cant make a phone call or hear whats the use.