It is pretty obvious that Apple is working on future iPhone models and there has been lots of speculation that a 3G model would be released in Europe this year. However, as confirmed by the O2 UK iPhone announcement from earlier today the first European model will also be 2.5G (EDGE) just like the U.S. model. Upon further questioning at the UK announcement, Jobs did confirm that a 3G model will be released before the end of 2008. He also stated that the reason 3G was not included in the first iPhone was the battery drain users would experience with the 3G radio. Honestly, as much as 3G would be nice on the iPhone I agree with the compromise Apple made for the first edition, especially given the fact that the iPhone battery is non-removable. If they had used a removable battery then they could have included a 3G radio, like Windows Mobile and S60 devices.
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The xda II features a tri-band GSM/GPRS phone, a VGA-resolution digital camera and Bluetooth built in, along with 128MB of RAM, an SDIO-compatible card slot and an improved screen. This makes it one of the best handheld/mobile phone combos around.
Charged with the responsibility for building the world’s first multi-national Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), Ross Cormack is the chief executive of Virgin Mobile Asia, the billion dollar JV between Virgin and SingTel. Having served on the Boards of mobile operators such as HKT Mobile in Hong Kong and M1 in Singapore, Cormack is confident that the way to success lies in helping customers get the best out of their mobile experience.
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