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Alleged iPhone 3G hands-on from a Vodafone employee

Alleged iPhone 3G hands-on from a Vodafone employee

An employee with Vodafone has provided iPhone Atlas with what is allegedly a hands-on report with the second-generation, 3G iPhone, yielding the following observations:

  • The back is gloss black.
  • The 4 models we have have a black skin wrapped around the back and glued into place. This is how they came from Apple.
  • All are running v2.0 of the firmware.
  • The bootloader hardware exploit is now fixed.
  • The phone is running V 04.41.01 modem software.
  • The phone is locked down like no phone has ever been. At this stage, you can't jailbreak it and you can't hardware unlock it.
  • There is an added icon for contacts. This allows you to go straight to your contacts without having to hit the Phone icon first.
  • The GPS works very well. It will attempt to obtain your position via WiFi first, cell tower second, then satellite third. The accuracy appears to be within 3 meters.
  • We were getting a data transfer of 140kbps on average. It droped down to 70 kbps when we went inside.
  • Apart from that, the "feel" is much the same. The phone is smaller (I would say 20 percent) and it is noticable when you pick the unit up.
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As with all iPhone 3G rumors, take this as you will.

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