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?

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15 Comments

  • Technology Blogged, December 21, 2009 @ 9:19 AM Reply

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

  • Dexter | Techathand.net, December 19, 2009 @ 1:52 AM Reply

    It seems good. Mine I will post soon :)

  • joie, December 18, 2009 @ 1:08 AM Reply

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

  • Jason, December 18, 2009 @ 3:13 AM Reply

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

  • fjordz, December 18, 2009 @ 12:06 AM Reply

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

  • elmot, December 18, 2009 @ 12:04 AM Reply

    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.

  • MinnieRunner, December 17, 2009 @ 6:30 PM Reply

    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

  • Dennis Edell, December 17, 2009 @ 3:49 PM Reply

    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.

  • Will, December 17, 2009 @ 8:20 AM Reply

    Whoops. I meant World Poker

  • Will, December 17, 2009 @ 8:19 AM Reply

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

  • chris, December 17, 2009 @ 8:56 AM Reply

    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 .

  • chris, December 17, 2009 @ 8:52 AM Reply

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

  • Michael, December 17, 2009 @ 4:58 AM Reply

    Holy cow! Sweet! nice phone jaypee!

  • Jhay, December 17, 2009 @ 3:08 AM Reply

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

  • Anne, December 17, 2009 @ 5:23 AM Reply

    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. :)

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