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The 10 functions the 3G iPhone still needs

Basic tools that Apple's smartphone should have

While Apple's app store offers loads of new gadgets and gizmos that will make the new 3G iPhone even better, there’s still a few features that we really wish came as standard on the handset. Check out our list.

A better camera and a camcorder

Sorry, snapshooters and YouTube filmmakers. The 3G iPhone's still camera maxes out at 2MP, and there's no way to shoot video with the camera. Those are limitations that no number of photography apps from the iPhone App Store will cure.

Unified email inbox

Microsoft Exchange is now supported, but there's no way to get all your messages from Yahoo, Mac.com, Gmail, AOL and your business account all on one page, so to speak. Then again, barring excellent spam filters across all those sites, you wouldn't want that anyway.

Voice dialling and voice memos

Third-party apps to the rescue! The new iPhone has no native support for voice dialling or recording audio memos, but a few third-party apps now available via the App Store build them into the 3G handset, including Jott for iPhone, which is available for free.

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