After jailbreaking the iPhone 3G, the thought was that I can now try out a lot of applications and run the risk of ultimately killing the device. That thought of the device hanging because of a rouge application malfunctioning or causing the system to misbehave is always there throughout my experiment.
UPDATED: Posting on iPhone 4 here.
UPDATED: Read about the iPhone4 killer – Samsung Galaxy S II
In my previous posting, I had discouraged readers about jailbreaking the iPhone (or iPod Touch). I have since received numerous requests to review the jailbreak iPhone and a kind soul has generously supplied me with a unit for my personal experience.
To the uninitiated, jailbreak is the term used to describe an iPhone which is locked to the telco and iTune Shop to free the owner to use other telcos and install applications from other than iTune Shop. If you have such a need, you will have to jailbreak your iPhone (and that applies to iPod Touch as well).
In this first part of a two part segment, the first thing that you must do before you jailbreak your iPhone is to know how to restore it back to factory default settings using iTunes. This is most important in case something happens to your iPhone which you least expect and affects the proper use of the device.
After a while of being the proud user of an Apple iPhone 3G, I think that it is time for me to be very candid about using this cool baby of a device. After all, I’ve written a few articles on this device before and this is not going to be the last.
Prior to this, I had the pleasure of using the Apple iPhone (2G version) and now a 16GB 3G version. Essentially, the experience is the same although the 3G data gives a slightly better data transfer speed than its 2G brother.
To cut a long story short, this is my conclusion for those of you who are thinking of getting one.
After a more queries into the new Maxis 3G iPhone plan as well as looking at various AP set prices, I have come to the following conclusions:
a) get 8G model at RM2,300 – RM2,550 unlocked and do what you want with your data plan
b) get 8G model on the 12-month RM250 commit plan
c) get someone to pay for you
If you need the bigger brother 16GB, it’s going for RM2,600 – RM2,950 now.
Another thing, there is a penalty for early termination in the Maxis plan but they never tell you until you finally sign on the registration form. I had a hard time getting the answer at the Maxis Center at KLCC. It seems that the staff there were quite stumped with that question. However, finally, the truth came out.
After many months of speculation if Apple was going to work with Maxis or Celcom, we now find Maxis offering this from today onwards. This is official and who knows, maybe Celcom might be next but for now, Maxis it is!
The 3G iPhone plan is also interesting and I’ve also gone to the shops to check out the parallel imported AP set 3G iPhones. Let’s see which options are worth it.
Samsung announced the Omnia i900 in June 2008. Sprint wanted an answer to AT&T iPhone runaway success and Samsung rose to the occasion. I hope to lay my hands on this little baby soon for an indepth review. The little bird told me that it will be available in Malaysia next month with a price tag of between RM2,200 to RM2,500 depending on the packaging. When compared to the Apple 3G iPhone at US$199 and US$299, this seems to be a far cry from what the Omnia is going for shortly. When the iPhone hits our shops, I think the rush for iPhone is more for the hype than the price since a parallel imported iPhone will be about the same as Omnia without the warranty and support.
If you are anticipating the arrival of the iPhone, you may want to take a look at the Omnia for now. Since the official iPhone is not expected to be in Malaysia until Q4 this year, you do have some time to consider what is touted as an iPhone killer.
So allow me to introduce you to a very sexy device that really does challenge the iPhone directly. Check out the summary specs, analysis and the looks.
Apple announced the much awaited 3G iPhone (read here) on June 10. The fans lined up and lo and behold Murphy was around.