For starters, the interface is almost too much fun, like having a Mac in your hands, and audio integration is a snap with iTunes. Like the first-gen iPhone, the 3G has a 3.5-inch touchscreen that's almost impossible to scratchproven on multiple beach trips. Unlike the original, it boasts a svelter, more rounded design and the ability to connect to 3G networks, for faster data delivery. But where the phone truly shines is customization. At press time, Apple's online application storewhich sells third-party software (cheap!) for everything from fitness and nutrition to weather and surf datahad more than 25,000 apps available. 8 and 16GB; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, quad band; apple.com
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