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So I've been working on this review for a while, and now it is finally here. I purchased the new iPhone 3G on launch day, back on July 11. Although I have experienced some snags here and there with the new iPhone, I don't regret my purchase.

Before this phone, and with the exception of the last phone I owned (a used Blackberry I got on eBay for cheap), I always got the  phone was offered for "free" by my cellphone provider. Of course free isn't really free, because you have to sign up for a two-year contract, but I digress. Now on to the iPhone.

If you want some serious in-depth reviews of the iPhone, I suggest you read the ones on Engadget, Gizmodo or

If you don't mind reading the opinion of a slacker geek who gets excited over little things like programs that let you draw on your phone or give you the extra cowbell to make it through the day, read on.

It is a cellphone after all
The previous version of the iPhone received criticism on the audio quality of calls, but I have no complaints in this area. A few days ago I did have a few calls that failed to go through, but that may have been because my battery was low. I haven't had any failed calls since.

Like a kid in a candy store
By far one of my favorite things is the new App store on the iPhone. The App store is a catalog of software and applications that are available for free and for purchase. The great part is that all these apps can be downloaded directly from the iPhone by using Wifi or your data connection.