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07/22/08 02:50 AM
iPhone debate (in my head)

I'm getting a new phone in September. But which one?

I'm a casual user. I'm looking for the ability to do some light blogging, Web surfing, e-mail, GPS, pictures, video, 3G, Wi-Fi and lots of storage.

I would buy the Tilt or the Moto Q in a heartbeat, but now I'm also considering the iPhone.

I'm hesitating because a few things about the iPhone turn me off. First, there's the $200 price tag. The Tilt and the Q are available for substantially less.

The iPhone's lack of cut and paste, video recording and picture messaging also is not appealing. But one has to think that the App Store will take care of this, no? (I think the video recording thing is already a nonissue.)

I also hate feeling like I'm tethered to iTunes. In fact, I can't stand it. Maybe it's just my ignorance, but here's what bothers me: Say I'm surfing the Web, and I go to my favorite band's site to download an MP3 and the video for their new single. How do I transfer the files to my computer? Do I have to do it through iTunes?

The iPhone's beautiful screen (reminds me of the hype over the PSP), the App Store and the browser are all very appealing, but I'm still on the fence.

I don't need Exchange capability. I can live without a touchscreen. It would also be nice to be able to swap out the battery.

Do I want an iPhone?

Right now, I'm leaning toward "no."

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