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Postby DimWit Kid » Thu, 02 Apr 2009 12:41 am

pakjohn wrote:If it wasn't for the mail and contact sync issues I would have purchased the Iphone even though it is a little more fragile than the crackberry.


pak, what's the issue with the mail on iPhone? I think iPhone does push mail ok, it can do contact sync with exchange alright, even with some webmail like googlemail. It's good for both POP3 and Imap.

The only issue I have is that it can't synchronize with my office domino server but it's anyway fixed with a little trick. Same with contact sync.

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Postby pakjohn » Thu, 02 Apr 2009 2:32 pm

pak, what's the issue with the mail on iPhone? I think iPhone does push mail ok, it can do contact sync with exchange alright, even with some webmail like googlemail. It's good for both POP3 and Imap.


I was told, (not from Apple but from a retailer) that Apple didn't license Microsoft active exchange. If that's not correct I'd like to know as it was the big reason I didn't go that route.


Just wanted to check abt the streaming speed on your Ipod touch.
Got a 32G after dumping my old 30 G ipod.
On day one the youtube videos was faster to load but since then it takes 5 mins to load a video.


Picked up the 32G Itouch yesterday and played with it last night. Connecting to my wireless server (Starhub Max) around 6 p.m. YouTube did load a bit slow. Using my neighbors wireless (Singtel dsl), the same vid's loaded pretty quick. The Itouch I demo'd at the Apple Store/ Whitlock Place, was also connected via Singtel dsl/wireless.

I'm extremely happy so far, there are so many cool web apps it's easy to forget it's a media player.

The one very small downside is the virtual keyboard, it's a little tricky. Another reason I'd be reluctant to switch from the Blackberry, typing on the Itouch/Ipod is not easy vs. the qwerty button style BB.
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Postby sierra2469alpha » Thu, 02 Apr 2009 2:47 pm

Pakjohn - we've got guys and gals at the office using iPhone with the Blackberry and the MS exchange server - just needs some tweaks on the iPhone end. Let me know if you need a hand...Mr. P

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Postby blue_thunder » Thu, 02 Apr 2009 5:03 pm

pakjohn wrote:
pak, what's the issue with the mail on iPhone? I think iPhone does push mail ok, it can do contact sync with exchange alright, even with some webmail like googlemail. It's good for both POP3 and Imap.


I was told, (not from Apple but from a retailer) that Apple didn't license Microsoft active exchange. If that's not correct I'd like to know as it was the big reason I didn't go that route.


Just wanted to check abt the streaming speed on your Ipod touch.
Got a 32G after dumping my old 30 G ipod.
On day one the youtube videos was faster to load but since then it takes 5 mins to load a video.


Picked up the 32G Itouch yesterday and played with it last night. Connecting to my wireless server (Starhub Max) around 6 p.m. YouTube did load a bit slow. Using my neighbors wireless (Singtel dsl), the same vid's loaded pretty quick. The Itouch I demo'd at the Apple Store/ Whitlock Place, was also connected via Singtel dsl/wireless.

I'm extremely happy so far, there are so many cool web apps it's easy to forget it's a media player.

The one very small downside is the virtual keyboard, it's a little tricky. Another reason I'd be reluctant to switch from the Blackberry, typing on the Itouch/Ipod is not easy vs. the qwerty button style BB.


Yes, I ve stopped using the youtube app in ipod touch..and it loads faster in my macbook using starhub dsl.
Well, the KB seems to be far better when compared to my HTC Diamond.
I stopped using my diamond from the day I got my hand on ipod touch :lol:

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Postby OogieBoogie » Wed, 22 Apr 2009 11:36 am

just for the records, Unlock and Jailbreak are 2 different things.
Jailbreak means you can apps on your iphone that don't come from itunes, known as "homebrew".
Unlock means your iphone is not locked on one telecom provider, as it should be, so you can purchase a new plan with another telcom anywhere, and make you iphone work, otherwise, it's just an ipod touch with a twist (it still has a mike, so you can use it with the skype app). BTW some company like NTT don't do it at all.

@pakjohn: The MS exchange feature was released early this year, when apple released the 2.2 firmare for the iphone, so it depends when you talked to the salesman.

Right now i'm stuck with a locked iphone that can't be unlocked (thx to the latest iphone update). So, i'm looking at the singtel plan, but i'll wait for june before anything, as June will see the release of Iphone OS3.0, and rumors says that Apple will release a new Iphone with better hardware too.

So if you can wait to take you decision, wait for end of june.

Question: for those who have an iphone in Singapore, how much datado you use per month? I'm a little bit afraid of their data limit...


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