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For Those Who Can't Wait to Buy an iPhone...

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Have you had enough of people whipping out their iPhones as a blatant symbol of status and coolness? Sick of grumbling under your breath "soon...soon I'll have an iPhone...blast that Verizon two-year contract!"? Well today's your lucky day. This week, at Las Vegas' CTIA convention, AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega has unofficially announced that a 3G iPhone will come to the hands of consumers in a matter of months. So what does this mean?

One of the biggest complaints that consumers have had regarding the "Invention of the Year" is the mechanism for which the iPhone browses the Internet. The 2.5G or "EDGE" mode of mobile Internet is what the first generation of iPhones use as the method of data transfer, and consumers are none too pleased with its speed (even though its still pretty those who don't have one :[ ) Ever since its inception consumers and techies alike have speculated upon the arrival of a 3G version, and after this week's convention, we finally have an answer. The official announcement for the 3G version is expected to come at this June's World Wide Developer's conference, so for those who have patiently (or not so patiently) waited for a new version, expect one in your hands before Christmas.

Photo courtesy of desbloqueados via flickr.