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Did everyone see the four iPhone commercials during CSI: Miami or does Apple have a direct line to my HDTV? They did the trick and now I should come clean: I bought an 8 GB iPhone this afternoon. It was quite the Twitter event as well. […]

IphonebackDid everyone see the four iPhone commercials during CSI: Miami or does Apple have a direct line to my HDTV? They did the trick and now I should come clean: I bought an 8 GB iPhone this afternoon. It was quite the Twitter event as well. Matt Miller said he was 90% sure he’d go back and buy one, so I issued the challenge. "I will if you will" and then the virtual race was on!

Officially, Matt bought and activated his phone before I did. To be fair: I had to travel three times as far and cover a press event. Plus, I’m three hours ahead of Seattle on the clock, so I think it’s a draw. :) Needless to say: I’ve been re-evaluating my needs for a while and the "playtime" in the Apple store last week won me over. I’ll be keeping my XV6700 and getting my Dash unlocked since it will work with the AT&T SIM. Gee, just when you thought we were done with iPhone coverage!

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  1. Skip Coghill Tuesday, July 17, 2007

    Congrats on the iPhone. I was hoping more would jump onboard. I’ve been loving mine since I paid some kid to stand in line for me back on June 29th.

    It has been bugging me a bit that everyone in the TabletPC/UMPC world has been trying so hard to not talk about the iPhone. Guess they figured it was talked about enough everywhere else.

    Welcome to the iPhone community!!!

  2. Warner Crocker Tuesday, July 17, 2007

    Kevin, following this on Twitter was hysterical. Thanks for that. Now I’ll get to live vicariously through your adventures. I’m worried though. Your adventures with a PPC 6700 are what through me over the top there.

  3. I am disappointed! I hoped the guy who usually does sound reviews and adds his good opinions to the mobile community could be strong enough. Imagine the Prada Phone had the shortcomings of the Apple Phone; everybody would have ripped it to pieces for lacking cut-and-paste alone.
    Although I am sad to read this, I am happy for you.

    A reader from afar.
    Momt

  4. I haven’t seen any iPhone commercials in a while, but back when they were building up to the release day, I saw them all the time, and the little jingle from those ads was in my head all the time. :) I’m going to resist the lure of the iPhone (famous last words?). I’d rather have a touchscreen iPod with more storage (would be cool if it were WiFi-enabled, though!), or the ultra-portable Mac laptop that people keep saying is forthcoming. I =really= want a Mac laptop (tablet!).

  5. Considering that the blog is about mobile devices, not an entirely unheard of development. I just hope that this doesn’t turn in to another iPhone lovefest that has infected other blogs.

  6. Haha… Welcome to the club, Kevin! I knew it was only a matter of time until ome of you at JKOTR got an iPhone :)

  7. James Kendrick Tuesday, July 17, 2007

    oh no, I am surrounded by iPhonies. :)

  8. Aaron Walker Tuesday, July 17, 2007

    Marketing works.

    Congrats on your new phone, I still know, despite Apple’s attempts otherwise, it isn’t the phone for me.

  9. Raphael Salgado Tuesday, July 17, 2007

    They had me at the PC/Mac Guys commercials when I switched over to Mac, and taking from Jerry McGuire, “they had me at Hello” when it came to the iPhone. Actually, it was before the “Hello” commercials at the Academy Awards – more like the Macworld Keynote, but who’s counting?

    Congratulations, and welcome!

  10. I am sad that you went back on your argument. For me, the iPhone ads look cheaper by the day. If anything, I thought the Sprint Mogul and the Verizon Blackberry 8830 would have been your choices. Hope you enjoy your iPhone.

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