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The iPhone Generation II: Meet Desmond!

Oops! Somehow, in my enthusiasm for our spanking-new iPhones, I totally forgot to tell you my new baby’s name. Christine has yet to settle on a cool name for hers, but mine was Desmond from the get go! I mean, come on, how could I not name the coolest, life-altering mobile phone in the world after the coolest, time-bending “Lost” character ever? It was just too perfect, so, Desmond it was…Mr. Hume if you’re nasty.

Now, if I could only talk Christine into naming her iPhone Penny, all would be right with the world, brutha

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The iPhone Generation

Early contract termination fees be damned, Christine and I finally broke down last week and joined the cult of iPhone. That’s right, amigos, we both switched over and are, at long last, a two iPhone household. Hooray!

Some of our more impassioned fellow cult members gave us a hard time for not going full hog and getting the swanky iPhone 4G, but, trust me, the 3GS version that we did get is more than enough mobile awesomeness for us both.

And, brother, the words “mobile awesomeness” don’t even begin to describe our sexy new iPhones. Slick, streamlined, and, like all things Mac, crazy easy-to-use, this is, hands down, the coolest cellphone I have ever owned.

Christine says she fell in love with hers at the store, but for me, it was the first time I synced it to my Macbook and in a matter of seconds had every important thing on my computer downloaded onto my iPhone as well. I have never been able to do that with my Sprint phones and, lemme tell ya, it felt amazing!

This baby laptop has it all, yo…music, photos, loads of super cool Apps, and best of all…customizable ringtones! I shit you not, I learned how to make my own ringtones using songs from my personal library in like, five minutes.

I know it sounds crazy, but I haven’t felt this much insta-love for something since Greta came along. Sorry, sweetie, Daddy still loves you best, but, seriously, who needs a second kid when you have a shiny iPhone in your diaper bag?

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Apple’s new must-have: the iPad

OK, I know I’ve been away for a while — we were in NYC for a friend’s wedding and then returned with wicked colds, so, we have a good excuse — but when I heard that Apple was finally unveiling their long-rumored tablet computer today, I knew I had to write about it!

That’s right, amigos, after months of wild speculation, Steve Jobs pulled a rabbit out of his hat again with the announcement of the groovy new iPad touchscreen computer. Roughly the size of a magazine the iPad is like a marriage between an iPhone and Macbook…only way cooler.

You can surf the internet, upload pictures, and music and best of all, read a digital book with a lovely full-color page view. Take that, Kindle! But I think my favorite thing about this sleek, revolutionary gadget is the price tag. Get this, the iPad starts at the low, low price of $499 for the 16GB version.

The 32GB version is going for $599 and the 64GB version will set you back a very reasonable $699. 3G versions are also coming down the pike soon, but even they top out at well under a thousand dollars. So, get in line now, people, because these things are gonna fly off the shelves.

I know I totally don’t need an Apple iPad right now, but, wow, soaking up the beauty of this lovely new creature right now, one word comes to mind: iWant!

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Apple’s new iPhone 3G!

Unfortunately, Christine and I have not joined the iPhone generation yet, but that hasn’t stopped us from following every new release and upgrade with the greatest of interest! So, when we heard that Steve Jobs pulled a lighter, faster and, best of all…cheaper, iPhone out of his pocket at Apple’s WWDC in San Francisco today, we were breathless with anticipation!

Not that either of us are in the market for a new phone right now — and honestly, as long-time Sprint users, we aren’t really looking to upgrade until iPhones are open to all phone carriers! — but man, these things are so damn cool to play with! And with the announcement today of scads of new third-party applications going on sale soon at a separate iPhone Apps Store, well, wow…how can you lose?

Practically everyone on the set in New Mexico had iPhones, and even though the browser was a little twitchy sometimes, it was still pretty cool to have all that power in your back pocket. Need to look someone’s credits up on the imdb? Bam! There you go! So cool…

And now, with a faster speed and even the inclusion of a GPS system, man, that thing is gonna rule the earth! Scheduled to go on sale at Apple Stores nationwide and online on July 11th, the new and improved iPhone will cost $199 for the 8GB model and $299 for the 16GB version. That’s a pretty huge drop from last year’s original release price of $599 and $499 for far less space.

Though we were hoping to hear that Apple had opened the floodgates and made the iPhone available for use on the cell phone carrier of your choosing, we are still encouraged by the fact that the European version of the iPhone is open to several different carriers overseas.

So, hey, given time…maybe the same thing will happen here! Until then, we’ll just drool over all the shiny new iPhones when we visit the Apple Store…

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