To 3G Or Not To 3G

Apple CEO Steve Jobs gave his highly anticipated keynote address at the World Wide Developer Conference 2008 on Monday morning. Donning his typical “keynote attire” consisting of a black turtleneck and jeans, he satisfied the primary expectation of the audience – a 3G iPhone.

I’ve been with Verizon Wireless for nearly two years and have been extremely satisfied with the coverage. *Very* rarely do I get a dropped call or unsatisfactory data transfer speeds. However, as many of you know, Verizon passed up the opportunity to be the exclusive provider of iPhone due to an inability to come to an agreement with Apple Inc. Now, AT&T/Cingular holds the “privilege” to sell the iPhone. About six months ago (around Christmas time), I purchased the LG Voyager VX-10000 and was content saying that I had a phone which at least competed with the first generation iPhone. A full keyboard, GPS, video recording, and… well… the Verizon network… are all something the Voyager has on the first iPhone; however, having other Apple products of my own, I was always skeptical about passing up the iPhone.

Now, the 3G iPhone has everything that I could want in a phone: GPS, Mac OS X, Wi-Fi, iPhone 2.0 platform, virtually endless amounts of software, and a multitide of other features. Heck, the 16 GB model of the 3G iPhone costs as much as my 8 GB iPod Touch. Quite a bold move by Apple; however, now even more than ever, it’s the quality of the network that (for now) is steering me away from iPhone. When AT&T/Cingular can prove to have a network as reliable and vast as Verizon’s (hopefully sooner than later), then I’ll probably get the phone. Afterall, what’s the point of having such a neat mobile device if you can’t even use it as a mobile device. XD.

So to all those people who are going to trade in their old iPhones or be first-time customers on July 11th… enjoy! =).

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