Early Christmas Gift

In my previous post, I mentioned about my new “toy” and that it was some sort of gadget. If you guessed that its a cellphone, you’re right but its not the Nokia E52 that I got from the Philippine Blog Awards. I got this gadget as an early Christmas present from my wife. Wanna know what it is? It’s an Apple iPhone 3GS.

When we checked with our cellphone carrier – AT&T last week, we found out that both our lines were eligible for an upgrade so my wife and I both got a 16GB Apple iPhone 3GS. Actually, my wife got hers first and I had no plans of getting one because I just got the Nokia E52. But the next day, my wife surprised me by getting one for me.

Apple iPhone 3GS

Apple iPhone 3GS

Apple iPhone 3GS

Apple iPhone 3GS

Apple iPhone 3GS

As you can see, the home icons are already rearranged/customized. I have moved some of my favorite apps to the front page – Bible, aNote Lite, WordPress, Facebook, TweetDeck, NimBuzz and I’ve also installed a bunch of other apps like Photoshop Mobile, PayPal, Evernote, TwitPict, Google Earth and some games.

It didn’t take me a long time to get used to the interface or figure out how the iPhone works and installing apps/games was a breeze. What took me a while to accomplish was uploading my mp3s as I had to organize and tag them first before I could upload and sync it to my iPhone. I use MediaMonkey to organize and sync music to my wife’s iPod Nano and tried to use it for my iPhone but I found out that I couldn’t have my custom ringtones using MediaMonkey. I was able to figure out a workaround and what I do now is use MediaMonkey to organize/tag my mp3s and then use iTunes to sync all my media files (ringtones, photos, music and videos) to my iPhone.

Now that I have an iPhone, look forward to some posts that are related to the iPhone, apps and some tips and tricks on using the device.

Anybody else received or will be receiving an iPhone or any gadget for Christmas? For those of you who own one, what are your favorite apps or games? What other apps can you recommend?

Owner and editor of JaypeeOnline. Self-proclaimed geek. New media writer and consultant. WordPress advocate. Loves blogging, gadgets, video games and sports. You can follow him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter.


  1. Technology Blogged

    December 21, 2009 at 9:19 AM

    I’d prefer the Motorola Milestone, Palm Pre, Palm Pixi or Samung Galaxy over the iPhone.

  2. Dexter | Techathand.net

    December 19, 2009 at 1:52 AM

    It seems good. Mine I will post soon :)

  3. joie

    December 18, 2009 at 1:08 AM

    Wow. Congratulation on the new iPhone. I wish Santa Claus would gave me iPhone this Christmas..

  4. Jason

    December 18, 2009 at 3:13 AM

    Looks good. But Google phone is coming to town :D

  5. fjordz

    December 18, 2009 at 12:06 AM

    wow! awesome! hope I someone will give an iPhone gift to me this Xmas.. hehehe

  6. elmot

    December 18, 2009 at 12:04 AM

    Wow! All I can utter is beautiful!!!

    I think I am not receiving such kind of a gift this X’mas, but I will putting that I phone on my wishlist to Santa.

  7. MinnieRunner

    December 17, 2009 at 6:30 PM

    WOW! That was an awesome present! I won’t be receiving an iPhone this Christmas. But I once wanted to have one (or even the HTC). But now, I fear that I may be hacked when I access my account from my phone. My Yahoo Account was once hacked and I don’t know how. But one thing’s for sure, the hacker is a co-Filipino sigh

  8. Dennis Edell

    December 17, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    Have ya made a call yet? LOL

    GarryConn.com is always posting about it. One, because he recently bought one, and two, because he posts how to make money with apps also.

  9. Will

    December 17, 2009 at 8:20 AM

    Whoops. I meant World Poker

  10. Will

    December 17, 2009 at 8:19 AM

    I like Pandora, Work Poker, Abc News and of course I’m jailbroken. So I use MyWi…wireless tethering!

  11. chris

    December 17, 2009 at 8:56 AM

    If you use Yahoo Messenger that often you might be interested in IM Lite for your iPhone to keep you in touch with your colleagues .

  12. chris

    December 17, 2009 at 8:52 AM

    Nice gift. I have a nice gadget for your iPhone check my latest post. You might be interested

  13. Anne

    December 17, 2009 at 5:23 AM

    Congrats on the new ‘toy’! AT&T isn’t too strong here in the boonies or I might have considered getting one of these. I love all things Apple. :)

  14. Michael

    December 17, 2009 at 4:58 AM

    Holy cow! Sweet! nice phone jaypee!

  15. Jhay

    December 17, 2009 at 3:08 AM

    That’s just sweet and awesome dude! Congrats on the new toy, and I thought you got a dSLR. :P

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