Recently got a new Iphone 3G

I recently got a new iPhone and really like it a lot more than I thought I would.

I was against getting one when they first came out (first gen), because it lacked so many things I thought a cellphone should have.
Some of these things were:

No copy and paste
No video recording
No voice/memo recording
No Multimedia Message Sending
No Removable battery
No 3G Connectivity
No Voice Dialing
No MP3 as a ring tone
No Over The Air Downloads
No integration with MS Exchange
No Office support for Word and Excel docs
A recessed headphone jack that made you have to get an adapter to use regular earphones
There are probably some things that I am forgetting but you get the idea.

At the time when it came out I had the Nokia 6682 and it did most of those things, so I just laughed at the $599 price tag for a 4gig iPhone that didn’t do as much as my current phone did.

I kept thinking it’s always best to not buy anything in its first year production.
You should let the manufacturers work the kinks and bugs out of new products before you buy them, so I waited.

After the second generation iPhone came out, some new things were added.

Better battery life
GPS (really good I might add)
3G Connectivity
Exchange Support
Office Support
Over the Air downloads (FW2.2)
An earphone jack that accepts common earphones

There is still no Voice Dialing, Video Recording, or MMS but really these are features I find myself not using much at all anyways.

As my contract was coming to an end I was thinking about getting an iPhone but they were still high in price so I got the BlackJack II red (really its maroon).

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