iPhone – 2.0 firmware a winner!

Late this afternoon, I upgraded my 8GB iPhone (1st Generation) to the 2.0 firmware and was pleased with how easy the entire upgrade process was. For those out there upgrading, it’s important to update your iTunes to the latest release (7.7) and do a sync from your iPhone before you get the updates and upgrade the phone.

Once you begin the upgrade, it takes about 10 minutes to load it on, verify the load and then install the new firmware. After that, it’ll allow you to restore your backup from iTunes. After which your phone will boot saying that it’s been activated. That’s all!

I didn’t mess with it much at that moment, thought I might need some time to focus on the new features. While out at dinner, couldn’t help it. Pulled the phone out of my pocket and started to play around. One cool things I found out right away is that I could go to the app store over Edge and pull down apps. I started with AOL and eBay. In about 2-3 minutes, I was IMing folks and logging into my eBay account.

Picture 11Then, the KILLER APP, or should I say Blackberry Killer:

Push Email, Calendar and Contacts

Took me less than 1 minute to add my Exchange account and it asked what it’d like to push. I selected only Email and Calendar at this time. Went to my laptop, emailed my work email a new mail. In less than 30 seconds, my iPhone beeped with a new email. How cool is that?

As Apple’s site proclaims, “The best phone for business, Ever“.

I’ll try to post additional blogs on other things I see, good and bad. Enjoy this new update, and for those getting the new iPhone here in the states tomorrow morning, have a blast!

Now, I’m off to figure out MobileMe.

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