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For once, the FedEx guy showed up right on time. Here it is — the unboxed pics of the new iPhone 3G. More thoughts to follow later. I guess I am lucky in a way because I didn’t have to deal with lines or deal with […]

For once, the FedEx guy showed up right on time. Here it is — the unboxed pics of the new iPhone 3G. More thoughts to follow later. I guess I am lucky in a way because I didn’t have to deal with lines or deal with the activation process. The activation servers are down, thanks to an incredible rush to buy this phone. Apparently it is getting sold out across the world. If you are at an Apple store and want to send us photos or stream a Qik video, let me know and we can plug you in. My thoughts on the phone will appear over the weekend after I have actually had some time to play around with it. In the meantime, NewTeeVee has a look at the video-related iPhone apps and Earth2Tech has a round-up of apps that can help to save gas.

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  1. Om,

    Try not to get whipped into a happy frenzy! ;-)

    Enjoy,

    Curtis

  2. Robin Majumdar Friday, July 11, 2008

    Om, thanks for the unboxing… looking forward to some real world reviews – especially about the GPS accuracy and overall performance.

    It’s amazing how similar the HTC Touch is – right down to the anthracite colored box…

    Robin

  3. it looks great! now whatever you do don’t try activating it b/c iTunes is basically dead right now.

  4. Congrats OM, get some Bollywood music & movies on it soon! LOL
    Thanks for the pictures. :)

  5. JonV – already on my way :-)

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  7. Looks perfect, how about the price?

  8. Ames Tiedeman Saturday, July 12, 2008

    Yes, it does look great. The price is $199.99.

    I like the carbon fiber look of the back.

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