iPhone Launch

Today the iPhone launches.  Apparently lines have already formed outside the Apple Store in NYC. I lined up outside Target at 4am on the day of the Nintendo Wii launch, but you won’t see me waiting outside the Apple Store.  The main reason is that I don’t like iTunes.  I own an iriver Clix 4GB, which I love.  It’s small and black and supports Flash games, so I can play Sudoku.  The interface is pretty unique, you can click on the four sides of the screen to navigate up/down/left/right.

But props to Apple for designing yet another beautiful looking device.  I hope that their partnership with Cingular forces the mobile carriers to get more competitive about data plans and 3G.

If you’re skeptical about the iPhone’s huge $599 price tag, then you might want to check out the cheaper knockoff version made by a Chinese company called Meizu.  The Meizu MiniOne is pretty much a carbon copy of the iPhone. It costs $398, is slightly smaller, has higher screen resolution (720 x 480 vs. 320 x 480) and has a better camera (3 Megapixels vs 2).  But it lacks Apple’s touchscreen technology, doesn’t have WiFi and runs Windows instead of Mac.


#1 yamada on 06.29.07 at 11:05 pm

is that the one thats called the “ai feng” hahah

#2 ZhangHan on 06.30.07 at 4:23 am

This is Blasphemy! This is Madness!!!

#3 ZhangHan on 06.30.07 at 4:24 am

hahah that’s pretty clever yamada

#4 soulgrifter on 07.01.07 at 3:56 pm

Hey Jess, how about you get yourself the iphone, and lend me your clix? =)

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