On July 11, Apple iPhone 2 will be available on Apple Stores. YES… This is iPhone 3G and promising faster networks, secure access to corporate e-mail, precise location-based services, third-party applications and half in price.
The storage increase to 16GB, allowing for additional storage of movies and music. The iPhone 2 software features contact search with live searching, as well as providing extensive language support for the iPhone’s software QWERTY keyboard.
In September, Apple will also roll out a new push e-mail solution that will be integrated in the iPhone 2.0 software, which through a persistent IP connection, will push content to an iPhone without the actual application running in the background. This solution is claimed to preserve battery life and improve the overall performance of the iPhone.
Apple also announced new synchronization software, called mobileme. The software will work with Microsoft Outlook and Apple has also built a Web 2.0 suite for mobileme to be offered at me.com. On Mac, mobileme will work with iCal, Address Book and Mail. In short, mobileme will be promoted by Apple as “Exchange – for the rest of us”, aiming to give content synchronization and e-mail management a less corporate feeling than what’s currently the case with Microsoft’s ActiveSync software.
Existing Apple iPhone customers will receive a free iPhone 2.0 software upgrade in early July, while iPod touch owners will get the same upgrade for $10.
I have HP Ipaq Phone that makes my life easy. I really looking forward for Apple iPhone 2.0! And hoping someone will donate a new iPhone to me!