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iPhone 3G review from across the pond

Life's not easy for iPhone-enslaved journalists in far-Western time zones. While we wait for our 3G iPhones, happy writers around the world are busily tapping and sliding out their reviews. Thankfully, we have friends at CNET UK to pass along their iPhone

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Life's not easy for iPhone-enslaved journalists in far-Western time zones. While we wait for our 3G iPhones, happy writers around the world are busily tapping and sliding out their reviews.

Thankfully, we have friends at CNET UK to pass along their iPhone evaluation. CNET UK editor Andrew Lim has this to say in final judgment of the phone:

"Apple has taken the iPhone to the next level and added some truly mouth-watering features. 3G is lightning fast compared to EDGE, and GPS means you'll never get lost again. You still can't send MMS and there's only a 2-megapixel camera, which may annoy you, but overall it's a wonderful experience."

Total rating: 8.9 out of 10.

Lim's observations include:

  • Expect some scratches to the phone's plastic back, but the phone otherwise feels fun to handle.
  • 3G pages load approximately three times faster.
  • Few sound quality differences in music playback, but greatly improved call quality.
  • Two-megapixel camera is still crummy.

CNET.com will have its full review later today; in the meantime, read more from our British peers in CNET UK's full iPhone 3G review.