iPhone 3G in the house

July 31, 2008 11:14 PM

iPhone 3G

Yesterday, less than 2 weeks after I had placed a raincheck on an iPhone 3G at Optus World in West Perth, I received a call from them telling me that my phone has arrived in the shop. I was very pleasantly surprised because I had anticipated a 3-week wait.

When I got to the shop, I told them about that. And the woman serving me said, “Yeah we just had a big shipment.” Then she corrected herself, “Ok when I said ‘big’, I meant 4.” Heheh.

On the train ride home, I soon realised the one big benefit that I had wanted from the phone. Whilst surfing the net, my stop had arrived quicker than it has felt in the past. Killed time? Hell yeah.

When I got home, I played with the iPod side of things. No complains here, it’s an iPod touch. Sweet!

Pretty soon I was dragging and dropping songs from my computer onto the phone. And then I started ripping CDs too. I ripped CDs that I thought would be enjoyable for my daily commute. Before long, I was digging out dusty old CDs that had been lying in my stacks, neglected in the past but ready to be enjoyed once more.

I can see my hard disk space been eaten up very quickly if I keep up with the ripping. It’s got a little bit too addictive at one point that I had to pull myself away from the computer. It felt like I had wanted to cram in as much stuff as I could.

The touch screen is awesome to use but I still have to get used to the virtual keyboard. Typing in a text message is kinda awkward. It made me feel like I have fat fingers when my hands are tiny. And I can see it being a problem whilst being intoxicated in a bar or club. So I’m thinking that I will probably use my Nokia 6280 on the weekends and the iPhone during the working week. Best of both worlds!

Woo! The last time I was so happy with a gadget was when I got my Xbox 360. :mrgreen:

My blog on an iPhone 3G

Cliched vanity shot for any blogger who has an iPhone

16 thoughts on “iPhone 3G in the house

  1. mooiness Post author

    nadnut: yeah we are quite lucky here – my handset repayments is only $7 per month for 24 months.

    blur ting: if I do, it will probably be just text. There’s no copy-n-paste which means it’d be a pain in the ass. 😛

  2. mooiness Post author

    Lupin: I think what you may have read about is the activation problems on day 0 (when it was released). The iTunes servers couldn’t handle the load. No issues with mine.

    BigZ: yeah with the phone side of things, it’s a phone. Nothing special. 😀

    mf: thanks! it is!

    nadnut: yeah it is, isn’t it?!

  3. Shane

    You sound like a paid Apple spokesperson man. We are still waiting and hoping for our freebie when it lands in Spore. Will consult on the gadget then.

  4. mooiness Post author

    Shane: hahah! well you just have to use it for a while, and you’d sound like me too. And do all employees get it as a freebie or just you?!

    nadnut: well you’ll be in Perth next year so you cannnnnn!

    Cherisher: yeah for sure. 🙂

  5. Katie

    Nice! Phill got his white 16G iPhone two days before we left for overseas, so he was thrilled. It’s awesome, so stylish! We were on the train in Singapore and everyone had their PSP’s out, so Phill whipped out his iPhone (since apparently they don’t come out over there until the end of the year) so he’d be “cool”.

    So geeky, lol!

  6. mooiness Post author

    Katie: Nice! It’s stylish, geeky and functional. Am loving using it on the train and bus. The iPod alone is cool enough, even without the mobile internet. Together, it’s just sweet.


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