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The latest rumor to hit the net is that AT&T will offer a $200.00 subsidy to buyers of the new 3G iPhone. If the price of the iPhone stays the same then a 8GB version would be $199.00 but you would need to sign a two year contract.
More info from Fortune.
The Baltimore Sun published an interesting piece concerning feedback from users of the iPhone and Blackberry respectively.
“The results echo commonly accepted notions about the strengths and weaknesses of the rival communication devices, but also illustrate how a few changes to the iPhone – several of which are expected in June — could make it far more attractive to many more customers.”
The most surprising fact to me was the 11% dislike of the Blackberry keyboard, which came in second on the dislikes survey. I always thought the keyboard was one the areas that Blackberry users favored over the iPhone.
Check out the full article.
A new rumor doing the rounds at the moment is that Apple are in talks with Immersion to license their haptic technology to use in a new iPhone. This technology adds user feedback to touchscreen devices, when a button is pushed a slight vibration or motion is caused which gives the effect of actually pushing a physical button.
I like the keyboard on the present iPhone and do not have any problems with using it. That being said, I am not a power business user who is typing all day long. Could this be the technology that convinces Blackberry users to switch to a 3G iPhone?
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