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Apple have announced the new iPhone that improves on its older version, the iPhone 3G, by promising many features that were requested by iPhone users. The main addition to the Apple iPhone 3GS is speed and not only does it promise to be twice as fast as the older iPhones, but will also include a 3 Megapixel Camera, Multimedia Messaging (MMS), the Spotlight search functionality as seen on iMacs, greater battery life and the capacity has been boosted from a maximum of 16Gb to 32Gb.

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“The Indian Dual SIM mobile telephone marketplace is...”

Written on: 09/06/2010 by digiworks8 (1 review written)

The Indian Dual SIM mobile telephone marketplace is expanding with time and as an estimate over 20% with the total cell phone users in India at present are making use of these handsets.
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“Had this phone for 6 months now. Many great points...”

Written on: 03/06/2010 by robbyj64 (3 reviews written)

Had this phone for 6 months now. Many great points and some not so good.

Being away from home a lot, I've found the apps really have helped enormously. Just to name a few : shopshop, scannerpro, anote, good food guide, dropbox.. These have all saved me carrying additional bits of hardware or books. Apps on their own make the iphone a must have accessory for me.

Phone functions are average. Battery life is awful if you use apps a lot like I do, so I make sure I can charge it regularly… Read Full Review

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“I'd had a number of friends who's had iPhones for some...”

Written on: 03/06/2010 by SpeedDemon (10 reviews written)

I'd had a number of friends who's had iPhones for some time and, having listened to them wax lyrical about how the iPhone was the best thing since sliced bread, bought one as soon as it became available on my chosen network (Orange) and, in many ways, boy do I wish I hadn't bothered!

There's no denying that the iPhone design is cool. The device is sleek, stylish and the user interface is simple & intuitive. The big let down is that, frankly it's a bit of a jack of all trades rather than… Read Full Review

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“I got my Apple iPhone last year and I've really...”

Written on: 02/06/2010 by janeburt (2 reviews written)

I got my Apple iPhone last year and I've really enjoyed it. I love the apps and have really gotten attached to the ones I've uploaded to mine. You can get balances on your credit cards, bank account, keep up with Twitter, Facebook, play Uno, Texas Hold 'Em AND take great pictures and videos... all in this little device. Mine has held up well. No scratches or anything. The screen has to be cleaned pretty frequently, but I like that it's glass, it's a much clearer view I think. I have had a… Read Full Review

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“Look beautiful,function powerful.The only drawback is...”

Written on: 01/06/2010 by dyongzhi (1 review written)

Look beautiful,function powerful.The only drawback is the lack of battery life.Very suitable for business people to use… Read Full Review

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“Its my frist phone of 3rd GEneration and I love it. ”

Written on: 27/05/2010 by rodrequj (3 reviews written)

Its my frist phone of 3rd GEneration and I love it.
I was trying to see if I would buy a blackberry or an iPhone.. but at the end I bought the iPhone. It's so much versatile, I can control my laptop, my appleTV, the speakers in my room... it's amazing!… Read Full Review

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“The Iphone is the type of phone that is marveled by...”

Written on: 08/05/2010 by welshgirl44 (35 reviews written)

The Iphone is the type of phone that is marveled by many class' and ages. It's capability is astounding with an easy text service, easy email access, and thousands of useful and pointless apps to be downloaded of the convenient square-"The App Store". Yet, among the many strengths, including internet and it's superior connectivity, there are weakness' such as the App's can crash causing the screen to return to the first page of Apps. Another thing is that you can't get rid of stuff such as the… Read Full Review

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Written on: 10/07/2010

I found this review helpful because...there are lots of info and guide for new beginner or someone looking for new phone to get to know more about Apple. As far as we know, Apple yet is the best manufacter of the world phone.

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“seriously, I thought this was just going to be a...”

Written on: 04/05/2010 by Tiredeyes69 (2 reviews written)

seriously, I thought this was just going to be a gimmick to me and I would hand it over to my son or daughter after i got bored with it. no way, its the best thing i have ever purchased, and i like my technical gadgets. its got everything, its a remote desktop to my pc and laptop upstairs or if im in the garden. its a phone, search for any name email or skype. email is fantastic, millions of apps so many to choose from and all mine are free! :-) cheepskate i hear you, well yes, but £170 for… Read Full Review

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“Seems like there's no turning back once you've started...”

Written on: 08/04/2010 by BusyMother (2 reviews written)

Seems like there's no turning back once you've started using Apple iPhone. I had a 2G before and I've recently upgraded to 3Gs. I'd recommend an upgrade for 3 major reasons:

1. Email -- I don't stay in the office most of the time and the email feature is very important to me. 3Gs downloads email much faster and works much better with the push features.

2. Map -- It can locate where I'm and can give me driving direction. It's basically a GPS and I can't go anywhere without a GPS!

3… Read Full Review

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“The iPhone is a device that will divide people for...”

Written on: 31/03/2010 by PrepaidCardreview (5 reviews written)

The iPhone is a device that will divide people for sure; excellent application support and tons of application for you to use - however the cost can be slightly prohibitive and the contract lengths by which you have sign up for in the UK are a little excessive. Overall and excellent piece of kit - finance apart!… Read Full Review

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“Before the iPhone I never used anything but a Nokia. I...”

Written on: 21/03/2010 by markbt14 (7 reviews written)

Before the iPhone I never used anything but a Nokia. I hesitated for a while but it is true that once you have the iPhone it becomes your communication hub. The key points for me are its reliability (I have not had a single crash), accuracy and responsiveness of the touch-screen (even with my broad fingers), easier than I thought to carry in the pocket and its simplicity. Only downside is battery life but charging every night is a small price to pay for having a mobile office in your pocket. No… Read Full Review

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“Still no flash/light - even a £50 pat as you go has...”

Written on: 04/03/2010 by Glen Hodgson (2 reviews written)

Still no flash/light - even a £50 pat as you go has this!!!
No web flash support, not due to thenical reasons but Apple act like a spoilt child!!!… Read Full Review

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“An exzcellent piece of hardware. ”

Written on: 21/02/2010 by LocusUk (4 reviews written)

An exzcellent piece of hardware.
I would recommend the iPhone 3GS to anyone.
The usability is very immpressive and I have not had one days problem with it… Read Full Review

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Written on: 17/04/2010

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“top toy does everything and more, couldnt get by...”

Written on: 18/02/2010 by bigredchevy (2 reviews written)

top toy does everything and more, couldnt get by without it now… Read Full Review

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“Yes, this is a great phone. As it is branded by Apple...”

Written on: 16/02/2010 by iswiti (3 reviews written)

Yes, this is a great phone. As it is branded by Apple surely it is not doubted about its quality. I purchased this phone 6 months ago, and found it useful… Read Full Review

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“Best phone ever had , great design , good battery life...”

Written on: 12/02/2010

Best phone ever had , great design , good battery life compared to the old 3g version , lots of memory awesome device. I got it free as a gift from wostore.com and i'm so happy. Too bad the data plan in my country is quite expensive… Read Full Review

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“Just upgraded to a 3Gs 32GB Apple iPhone from a 2G...”

Written on: 29/01/2010 by Technophobe (7 reviews written)

Just upgraded to a 3Gs 32GB Apple iPhone from a 2G 16GB iPhone primarily because I ran out of memory. I'd also experienced problems with the network (O2) and thought a switch to 3G might fix it. Stupid me really! I am in Bucks on the Berkshire border near to Slough and I seem to get 3G about 10% of the time so it's not much use to me at home. We'll see how it works out on the move but I suspect it is usage not coverage that's the problem. Too many kids downloading cr@p. The processor is… Read Full Review

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Written on: 29/01/2010

Oh yeah I forgot to mention the battery. Yes is pretty lame the old one barely got me through the day but the 3Gs is even worse so I have bought a support battery. NOT what I wanted at all! I've been try to cut down on kit to carry. The iPhone liberated me from a mobile phone, iPod AND a PDA but an extra battery is a retrograde step, sorry Apple.

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“I am now on the Apple iPhone 3GS and had this one on...”

Written on: 27/01/2010 by rhysadams (2 reviews written)

I am now on the Apple iPhone 3GS and had this one on the Orange Network. I had my 3G on the O2 network. They did me a fantastic deal and although I had to pay for my phone, I managed to get the same amount as Bill Credit and I kept my loyalty discount and text bundle for nothing... So for £28 per month, it works out cheaper than 02 plus I now get coverage at home, but patchy in the office.
The phone is a hell of a lot quicker than the 3G, and where I would wait a few seconds for it to do… Read Full Review

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“I love my iPhone. It works well and there are some...”

Written on: 12/01/2010 by rogercavanagh (2 reviews written)

I love my iPhone. It works well and there are some great apps that I use: some daily, many regularly.

The cons are:

- the cost. But what do you expect from Apple?
- the O2 coverage is variable - not the phone's fault
- the battery life, which is dismal. It's not a big problem for me because 90% of the time I work at client sites with my MacBook Pro able to keep the phone topped up, but for anyone using the iPhone a lot on the move during the day extra juice would be needed… Read Full Review

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“I had this phone as a gift on my graduation day. I was...”

Written on: 10/01/2010 by islabucasgrande (1 review written)

I had this phone as a gift on my graduation day. I was hobbled at first in view of my being not so tech savvy but was amazed to see how it teaches me to appreciate the internet world. I can even surf while answering a call and that eventually made me fall into the realm of fantasy.

Now, I am being introduced to the limitless possibilities of knowing the world around me. Thanks to this phone, it has pulled me out from reality box where i previously have been put in.

Learning from this phone… Read Full Review

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