byCory Bohon||July 9th 2008 at 6:00amJuly 9th 2008 6:00 am
While most people are waiting in line for their soon-to-be new friend, pal and everyday communications device, the world's toptechreviewers have already been playing with the long awaited device. Below is a summary of their findings along with links to their full reviews of the iPhone 3G.
Bottom Line: If you don't already have an iPhone and can live with the weaker battery life, then you should go ahead and buy; otherwise wait out for the 2.0 firmware update (hmm... I think I've heard this advice somewhere else)
Pros: Faster data network, cheaper, GPS, Visual Voicemail
Cons: Slow EDGE speeds when not in 3G area, no video, no memory expansion
Bottom Line: "The Sequel, is worth the wait," he also shows a side-by-side comparison between EDGE and 3G speeds
As an interesting note: David Pogue says that the iPhone's GPS antenna is too small to provide you with turn-by-turn directions in Google Maps -- this is something that Apple has failed to note until now.