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Old 02-04-2010, 07:04 PM
 
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I'm thinking of getting a smartphone. An IPhone. I've never had a touchphone, smartphone before. How is it better than a regular phone? And with the IPhone in particular, do you need, your own computer, or a computer period, to own one? I have a computer I use at my Mom's, but once I stop using that computer, I don't have my own one. So would I still be able to use the ITunes that you need to use for certain things on the IPhone?
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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It's not only a phone, it's your email, the internet, your music, a camera and so much more.... in your pocket. You've heard of "apps"? That's short for applications. Anyone can design programs to run on it and (once approved by Apple) can be sold in the App Store right from the device. 1,000's of apps are also free.
You don't NEED a computer at all but it sure helps if you want to put your own CD's on it.

Personally I prefer a smartphone that accepts memory cards so you can expand the memory of the phone (hold more music or pics). Like the Droid, the Treo, or any Windows Mobile Phone.
But you will fall in love with an iPhone. I guarantee it.
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:06 AM
 
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You use a computer to update the software, to back up the data that's on the phone, and to restore from a backup. You do need to use a computer to put music and video on the phone, and to import calendars and contacts from Outlook. You can use the computer at Mom's for that, and for the most part you don't have to sync it very much if you don't want to.
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