Newsbrief by Michael Oryl on Wednesday July 09, 2008.
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As was the case with the original iPhone, 3 of the big newspaper guys have beat the rest of us to the punch with reviews. Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal is overall pleased, but says the battery life is a big issue. The Times' David Pogue is mostly up on the device, and especially pleased with the improved call audio. USA Today's Ed Baig likes the new corporate email support, but is disappointed that there is still no ability to record video, no MMS messaging, and the battery still can't be replaced.
In related news, the first hands-on photos of the AT&T version of the iPhone have surfaced. The Boy Genius Report somehow managed to get one of the new 3G iPhones a few days early. Rogers Canada has agreed to a lower price for its iPhone data plan, dropping the rate to $30 for 6GB of data. Lastly, even the Japanese are queuing up for the iPhone 3G already.
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