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I'm on the edge of getting a new iPhone 3G. Most of the reasons I didn't get one first time round (mainly locking to a UK network when I was about to emigrate and lack of 3G) have been addressed or gone away and Exchange push email is a lovely added bonus, plus I haven't got a contract phone here yet and pre-pay is getting on my nerves running out at really inconvenient times, so if Vodafone NZ would just release pricing so I know what I'm committing to I'd probably pre-order one.

I was also going to retro-fit factory Bluetooth as my car has nav and I just added phone buttons to the MFSW in preparation. Does anyone know if the original iPhone worked with factory Bluetooth, or if you read this after getting your hands on a 3G version it would be even better to know if that works?

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That was my fall-back position if nobody here knows, but I thought I'd give it a whirl here first. Then again if you don't know it isn't looking good :D
 

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Hi Fen, did you ever find out? I have a 1st gen Mini convertible with factory Bluetooth and I'm thinking of getting an iPhone 3G (when I get my hands on one, that is! They sell out like hot cakes) and was wondering about compatibility.
 

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Hey, I got me an iPhone 3G 16GB...I tried plugging it in and it came up with the 'accessory is not supported' message I see others have encountered on the forum. Didn't try playing music etc and it said it would not charge but I will try playing music etc and see if it shows the charging symbol. I have ordered a car-lighter charger anyway, and have an iPod for the car and BlueTooth for phone calls anyway (factory built, I got 1st gen convertible built Oct 07) so no biggie for me but will let you guys know
 

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Hm, i've tested the iPhone 3G in my car. It specifically says it will not charge the phone. It does work with my stereo as if it were an iPod and I can control it with the multi-function steering wheel. Does anyone know if there is a newer iPod kit that can also charge the iPhone 3G? That would really be ideal for me.

EDIT: just reading the post again and realised I was talking about the wrong thing (iPod kit)...The iPhone 3G works with 1st gen factory bluetooth a treat, contacts merge across no problem :)
 
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