Technology amazes me. People amaze me. I think of some of the advancements of tech stuff and can’t imagine the future world of my grandchildren. One such example is the continual evolution of the “cellphone.”
Being a recovering gadget person, I took in the release and news in the recents weeks of the Palm Pre and iPhone 3Gs.
My inclination is to invest in a new phone by the end of the year. My Treo 755 just isn’t cutting it for me…way too many issues. I was hoping to get the Palm Pre but they simply won’t let me continue my grandfathered rates:
700 minutes. Free evenings and weekends. Unlimited data & texting. For two phones. Cost = $79.99 + tax.
Unfortunately, I have to go on a Pre plan which would bump the price to a minimum of $129.99 + tax for two people.
It so happens to be that my contract is up this month and so, I am wondering if I should move over to AT&T and finally take the plunge on the soon to be released iPhone 3GS. AT&T’s rates will be higher but if I lose by grandfathered rates, is it worth paying the extra?
What do you think? What would you do?
Maybe I should be radical and go retro. Remember this phone?
Pretty thorough read from the PC World about the new 3GS including exclusive features that make it distinct from the 3G:
So which new features are exclusive to iPhone 3G S?
Good question. From what we can tell, here’s a complete list of features that are found only on the iPhone 3G S; in other words, you won’t get them on your iPhone 3G by installing the iPhone Software 3.0 update:
The faster processor, more RAM, and new video circuitry
Improved battery life
The improved camera hardware
Video recording, trimming, and sharing
The digital compass
Built-in Nike + iPod support
Open GL ES 2.0