Life with iPhone 3G !

Thought of blogging about what i do mostly now. Thanks to mom and dad for sponsoring me an iPhone 3G (Otherwise i would be still with my trusty old DoPod D810) , things have changed recently a lot for me. I mean its totally different as opposed to using a normal Windows mobile smartphone. Blackberry and Symbian falls into another category and i do know out there that there are lots of Windows Mobile lovers. But trust me , iPhone 3G is totally different in sense that its more of a multimedia device and internet device rather then a mobile phone. If you’re looking for a mobile phone with 3G camera and stuff like that , I’ve to say that you’re better off using some normal Sony Ericsson or Nokia phone.
Anyhow , let me tell you a bit on what I do with my iPhone 3G daily. Every morning , I do use twitter (TwitterFon , its a superb freeware application and there is a paid version of it without any ads) , it makes it so much so easier to twit something on the go and not to mention to make new friends. After that , I do check my e-mails from time to time via Mail application which is linked to my Gmail account. Not to mention that I do occasionally web browsing either via WiFi (WiFi hotspots or college’s WiFi). Generally the data on the go does make a difference. and of course if I’m away from my PC or if I want to capture the moment , i just simply use Facebook to upload my images directly from my iPhone or just to see what’s the buzz among my friends.
Overall , I find the device pretty handy. Its not too bad but certainly its not catered towards Asian lifestyle , whereby they want the best stuff such as latest 3G front-facing camera , the ability to share songs to their friends via Bluetooth and other related stuff. Obviously , when I took a look at it , I hardly make use of 3G video call and the ability to bluetooth files via cell phones. If I really want the song , I’ll just google it up , store it or download it over the air via Internet or simply buffer it using YouTube. Some of you may disagree , but what i am saying that I use my iPhone to help stuff . Its pretty handy , but again when it comes down to which phone to choose. I would personally recommend each one and every of you to take a look at your life pattern , and then check how much moola that you’re willing to spend on a phone. I am sure you’ll find the prefect phone !

Stream Music from your iPhone to your PC via Bluetooth

With the release of firmware 3.0 for iPhone 3G/3GS and also for iPod Touch 2G (2nd Generation). Its possible for us to make use of Bluetooth to stream music wirelessly from your iPhone/iPod to your headsets. Its called A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile). Well it works great if you have a pair of good headphones but what if you want to stream it to your PC wirelessly which is connected to a stereo – then you might want to consider this solution.
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iPhone 3G – Yes or No ? (The Analysis)

Two days ago , as we all do know – Maxis has launched iPhone 3G and they are taking pre-orders. I was tempted with iPhone 3G (the big hype , the cool phone and not to mention that its from Apple) , so I decided to pre-order it and to my surprise I got a conformation letter from Maxis today on the order.

iPhone 3G Status Order

Since I just booked the phone , I am not sure if I should go with it or just stick with my current phone (HTC P3600/Dopod D810). The iPhone certainly looks cool but I do have an iPod Touch (which is actually the iPhone minus the phone functionality). Okay , that’s for that. Now let me do the maths to see if its really worth the money to buy the phone or not
Firstly , lets take a look at the total payment that maxis will get.

  1. iPhone 3G 8GB Black  –                RM 1510
  2. 24 months * RM 100                     RM 2400
  3. SMSes (around 50 a month)    RM 120
  4. Other charges (i.e roaming)     RM 40

Grand Total RM 4,070
iPhone 3G price (approx) RM 2700
Profit by Maxis :- RM 1370

Now let us take a look if I opt for the free iPhone 8GB by registering with Maxis for 24 months

  1. iPhone 3G 8GB Black  –                RM 0
  2. 24 months * RM 375                     RM 9000
  3. SMSes (around 50 a month)    RM 120
  4. Other charges (i.e roaming)     RM 40

Grand Total RM 9160
iPhone 3G price (approx) RM 2700
Profit by Maxis :- RM 6,460 (thats a whopping RM 6000 profit)

I guess they are just trying to be smart (as usual , if its from Maxis. They’ll try by all means to get you registered. For Instance , their broadband service. Now they are just trying to improve their image by going blog-friendly , trying to convince bloggers that they can just blog about anywhere with their Broadband service ! Oh , its one way for them to roll their capital and in order to stay in business in hard times such as this . As for me ,I am still not decided yet to go for not to go for their iPhone 3G Plans. Its a pure rip off thats for sure and not to mention that you’re unable to roll over your minutes to next month and your data usage (for instance if you haven’t used up your talk time , you can’t roll it over to next month and so on) .
What I would like is your humble opinon from my readers (do I even have a reader ?) on your thoughts. It would certainly taken into consideration