When it comes to certain areas of technology, I am horribly slow (and cheap) to adapt. I didn’t get my first cell phone until 2005 and was not crying over being left out. I’ve never really wanted a PDA for more than five minutes. Although I got excited when I first watched Steve Jobs’s iPhone Keynote, I quickly went back to being my usual cynical self about the whole drama. Why get another smartphone when you could have a widescreen iPod, I reasoned.
Tauw.com’s reader Derek went to his local Cingular dealer to pick up a Blackberry Pearl last week. Upon examining his receipt, he found that it said, “iPhone 2 year agreement savings: $150.00”.
My Sidekick III was stolen a month ago, so I’ve been watching the iPhone with extra interest.
The iPhone, as it has been shown, fits well with what I want. Easy syncing with the Mac, Address Phone, phone features, music, and voice mail all look very nice. But there are 3 missing features that need to be there for it to be a good value for me.
If there’s one thing true in business it’s that if you create something interesting then someone else is going to try and do something similar. In that way, challengers to the iPhone’s pre-release crown have rolled up and been dismissed, from the mundane – dreary skins for your current smartphone – to the delicately interesting – I’m looking at you, Prada phone. There’s no doubting that some have had more merit than others, but the lusts of the blogosphere keep coming back to Apple’s finest, and if the number of magazines on whose covers the iPhone lurks are anything to go by, the real-world is getting just as obsessed. So tell me, who could put a dent in the iPhone’s side?
Just got back home tonight after my week in San Francisco, and found ANOTHER several dozen questions about the iPhone waiting on this blog’s comments area!
I promise that this blog isn’t going to become “all iPhone, all the time”–but I’ve read through your comments and compiled this second list of Q’s and A’s.
Wow. Predictably, the torrent — and I do mean torrent — of iPhone commentary from the citizens of the Web is practically outflooding spam this week. Most of it comes from people whose shirt fronts are practically drenched in drool. Plenty is negative and bitter.
We all know that the long expected iPhone was announced under a price of $499 for the 4GB model and $599 for the 8GB one. Chris Seibold from Apple Matters analyzed the expenses of owning an iPhone, and the results multiples the cost of the phone by 5. In case you want to review the list yourself, or in case you’re thinking of purchasing an iPhone, here it is.
As reported Friday, the first iPhone commercial aired last night during the 79th Academy Awards. The ad featured movie clips from past and present of stars answering phone calls saying, “Hello”.
JAJAH Mobile Web will allow iPhone or smartphone owners to make VoIP calls straight from the web browser to anywhere in the world with no download, installation, or contract. Users just type in mobile.jajah.com into their mobile browser and enter their JAJAH user name and password. Then the rest is just a click away from calling any one in your JAJAH address book. If the company’s claim hold true, the iPhone will be an even hotter product when it goes on sale in June.
A leading Nokia executive has been discussing the companies thoughts on the iPhone this week with an analyst at the Bank of America.
Apparently Nokia are concerned that the screen will be hard to keep clean and that it won’t be easy to use while you are driving.