Now, remember I said my company is buying me one, but after reading
this, I'm not sure I would buy one. Here's why? remember I want to
focus on hardware issues, but there are some important software issues
for me that became apparent. Maybe these can be changed in the
firmware at a later date. Let's hope so:
1. can't use as a WAN modem for my laptop - This is a major thing I
want in my next phone.
I'm not sure the remarks regarding Flash (Flash Lite) are entirely accurate.
As an end user, anyone can download the Flash Lite "add-on", for free
without entering IMEI, etc... as long as your device is supported. To author
specifically for Flash Lite, one has to have bought Flash as it is not a
stand alone application.
As a carrier, like Cingular/ATT, there is a "per unit royalty for each
device that ships with the Flash Player". The exact price, I don't know.
Just curious to know if anyone on the list is going to rush out and
get an iPhone today? I have one friend who is and I'm going to have
to arrange for some play time. I'm going to wait, mostly because I
don't need it, yet. I see the iPhone as the ultimate companion in
the metropolitan world. I think the commercials got it right -- if I
lived in a place with a plethora of choices in regards to food,
entertainment, and I also had a commute on a train or a bus I could
Interesting post on slashdot today discussing how the iphone may not
work with many rich media/web 2.0 applications because so many rich
behaviors currently assume a single point of focus (the mouse) and
therefore use onMouse events to trigger behaviors.
I think we need to realize that iPhone-lust is not about the UI or the
features. Look at the ads. The calamari add message is about fun,
spontaneity, movies, restaurants, leisure time. It is a lifestyle device, a
contraption you use to signal to yourself and your surroundings who you are.
Its about having the newest, most shiny gadget for people that can afford a
As one of the most expensive feature phones on the market, it has to match
the basic features of its competitors like camera and email. Not having
basic features is not an option.
Tog's writes up is an excellent and very comprehensive review on nn/
g that details nearly every feature and its level of evo' vs revo'
originality. He fall just slightly short of making the comparison to
the first personal computer... whatever that was. All the tools and
technology were already in place. It just took someone to put them
together in a coherent, well selected attribute set that has high
utility and put in an affordable package. Revolutionary (?) - only in
the combination and the outcomes, but that is where it counts.