June 09, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
What does the iPhone have in common with Steve Austin? Three words: better, stronger, faster.
OK—stronger may be stretching it a bit, but the new iPhone 3G will supposedly be twice as fast at half the price.
We knew the price would drop at some point, but this new 3G uses a quad-band GSM and tri-band HSDPA, and features support for Wi-Fi, 3G and EDGE networks.
Another added bonus: The 3G will incorporate GPS as well as the new iPhone 2.0 software, which has the iPhone SDK and support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync right out of the box. The unit will also include the App Store, which promises plenty of applications to play with—including one just announced by Sling Media, makers of the Slingbox.
“iPhone 3G supports Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync right out of the box, runs the incredible third party apps created with the iPhone SDK, and will be available in more than 70 countries around the world this year,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO.
The iPhone 3G will cost $199 for the 8GB model and $299 for 16GB. Don’t start smashing your old, $500 unit just yet; the iPhone 3G won’t be available until July 11.
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