When the iPhone first came out, I desperately wanted one, but refused to switch my carrier to AT&T (which has incredibly bad service in Manhattan). Plus, I needed a phone I could unlock so I could use a local SIM while I traveled out of the country.
And by the time the first gen iPhone was unlocked, the 2nd gen one was looming large. So I waited.
Now the second gen iPhone, the 3G one is out. But… it is not yet unlocked. It will most certainly be jailbroken1, but unlockedÂ 2? Not sure.
So I am spending some time this weekend following the incredible hackers from the iPhone Dev Team. Here’s hoping they can unlock the 3G baseband. Then I can *finally* have the phone without having to live with terrible service.