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What do you know about the iPhone 3G?

Have you heard? The iPhone 3G is out, equipped with a new case, the same gorgeous touchscreen and a few new bells and whistles.

Admins, execs and geeks all know, however, that the biggest update is to the device's software. Apple is positioning the iPhone for the enterprise.

Test your knowledge of the iPhone, networking, messaging and mobile technologies in the newest quiz from WhatIs.com. Are you an enterprise iPhone geek?

1. The new device is called the iPhone 3G for a reason: It has a new radio that can be used on AT&T's high speed mobile network. What technology does the 3G service use?
A) EV-DO
B) WiMax
C) HSDPA
Answer

2. If 3G service isn't available, the iPhone 3G can switch back to 2G. Which technology does it run on?
A) EDGE
B) CDMA
C) PCS
Answer

3. The iPhone uses one of the following to register and connect to a cellular network. Which is it?
A) a network interface card
B) a SIM card
C) a PCI-E card
Answer

4. According to industry estimates, nearly 30% of iPhone users have converted the device to this so that it can be used overseas or on other networks. What is it?
Answer

5. As Steve Jobs often reminds us, the iPhone is an iPod, a cellphone and a mobile Internet device. What mobile Web browser does it use?
A) Firefox
B) Opera
C) Safari
Answer

6. The original iPod used a hard drive that spun up when activated. What storage technology does the iPhone use?
Answer

7. One the biggest differences between the original iPhone and the iPhone 3G is its ability to detect its location within a few meters instead of a few blocks. What technology allows this?
A) Galileo
B) GPS
C) Starband
Answer

8. Which of the following messaging features does the iPhone 3G NOT support?
A) email
B) SMS
C) MMS
Answer

9. Perhaps the biggest news for enterprise IT administrators is the iPhone 3G's support for this technology. What is it?
A) Lotus Sametime
B) Microsoft Exchange
C) Java
Answer

10. Apple's release of a SDK and cash incentives for third party developers to create applications for the iPhone has resulted in hundreds of applications available for download through the iTunes Store. The decision to make one of these available for the  iPhone helped coders to see how their apps would run on the device without having one. What is it?
Answer

Make sure to check out Brighthand.com's review of the iPhone 3G to learn more about the new device. Learn how to troubleshoot the top 5 enterprise problems with the iPhone

If you have more questions or concerns about the iPhone in the enterprise, visit SearchMobileComputing's topic page for the iPhone to get advice and news for mobile professionals working with and deploying Apple's latest devices. 

Gizmodo has also posted a helpful iPhone 3G FAQ.

This was last updated in August 2008

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