Here´s Endgaget great coverage of the iPhone. It´s as detailed as it could be made after Steve Jobs launch.

Now if you care about style Om Malik´s account is better prose. I instead, will just focus on one thing which is that the iPhone has WiFi and FON has the largest number of WiFi access points in the world and we are growing at a rate of around 800 per day in Asia, USA and EU. By the end of 2007 we expect to have around 300K points.

Now why is the iPhone important? Because WiFi is finally and definitely migrating from the lap to the pocket. With gadgets like the Nokia N80, the iPhone, people will seek WiFi not just to save money, but simply because neither 3G nor 4G networks can carry 40GB of info, WiFi can. Especially WiFi connected to the average European and Asian connections which are much faster on the average than the American ones.

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juergen on January 10, 2007  · 

FON shuold start a cooperation to get special rates for the iPhone – ore let Cingular give the options to sell the Fonera for a special rate… this would be cool.( As apple said, the iPhone will be available only with an 2years contract with Cingular)

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Rainer on January 10, 2007  · 

So when comes iFon? 😉

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sebastian on January 11, 2007  · 

why call it iFon.. teleFon would be more obvious 🙂

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Renjish on January 12, 2007  · 

You mentioned the rate of 800 per day for an year (end of 2007). That brings the number to approx 292000. You mentioned the total to be 300k by year end. Does that mean currently there are 8000 FON hotspots?

May I know if there is a counter for the number of FON routers dispatched?

Isn’t 800 per day quite an aggressive estimate?

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Martin Varsavsky on January 12, 2007  · 


Sorry for not being precise. All this is aprox and discounted for weekends or vacation, we have 106k access points sold and 52k deployed now

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Renjish on January 15, 2007  · 

Thanks for the clarification!

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