The big 3 finally came out of NDA today and released their iPhone 3G reviews. I’m sure there are others with the device but of course since Mossberg, Pogue, and Baig write for the 3 biggest papers in the nation they get first shot at it.

“But itís not so much better that it turns all those original iPhones into has-beens. Indeed, the really big deal is the iPhone 2.0 software and the App Store, neither of which requires buying a new iPhone. That twist may come as a refreshing surprise to planned-obsolescence conspiracy theorists ó and everyone who stood in line last year.” – David Pogue, New York Times

“If youíve been waiting to buy an iPhone until it dropped in price, or ran on faster cell networks, you might want to take the plunge, if you can live with the higher service costs and the weaker battery life. The same goes for those with existing iPhones who love the device but crave faster cellular data speeds. But if you already own an iPhone, and can usually use Wi-Fi for data, you probably should hold off and get the free software upgrade before deciding whether itís worth getting the new hardware.” – Walt Mossberg, The Wall Street Journal

“It’s cheaper, faster and a lot friendlier for business. Apple’s blockbuster smartphone already had nifty features such as visual voicemail, a splendid built-in video iPod and the best mobile Web browser I’ve ever used. With GPS newly added to the mix, this handheld marvel has no equal among consumer-oriented smartphones.” – Ed Baig, USA Today