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My next cell phone will be an iPhone. A cell phone, running OS X.… - Tina Marie's Ramblings
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skywhisperer
skywhisperer
My next cell phone will be an iPhone.

A cell phone, running OS X. Safari. Google Maps. iTunes.

http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/09/the-apple-iphone/
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skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: January 9th, 2007 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
You make the 4th person on my friends list who posted something to that effect in the last 2 hours, including one person involved in the development. I <heart> my friends.

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driftingfocus From: driftingfocus Date: January 9th, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Me too.
aladdin_sane From: aladdin_sane Date: January 9th, 2007 11:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
it looks good but at the same time, I hate doing anything onmy phone other than chat and txt. Seeing as I'm miserable and anti social, I don't tend to do too much of that, but I love gadgets.
sgillbee From: sgillbee Date: January 11th, 2007 03:37 am (UTC) (Link)
This is one seriously awesome looking phone/pda... but, here's what I've learned about convergence devices:

1. The phone is the mission critical app. If the phone isn't perfect, it doesn't matter how good the rest of the stuff is. So what makes a perfect phone?
1.1. Long battery life. You should be able to go at least 2-3 days without having to charge the phone.
1.2. Eyes-free access. Being able to text and dial without having to actually look at the phone is a big deal. That's very difficult with touch-screens. I had a large touch screen (worked well with fingers) on another pda/phone I owned and this was a serious problem. I couldn't dial while driving without seriously looking at the display (not just glancing, but seriously looking to make sure fingers were in the right place because there was no tactile feedback). Likewise, I couldn't text without looking hard at the "keyboard".
2. There is no Outlook sync support. For those of us living in a MS-dominated office environment, this is a big deal. This means you can't (easily) sync your calendar events, notifications (or email I guess) with the device.
3. Yahoo is the only email provider. No custom pop3 support. That means routing all your personal email thru Yahoo and no access to work email.
4. No third-party software. The device will only run apps and widgets authored and approved by Apple. So no way to extend the device yourself to add the stuff you want.
5. Cingular only.

So while I totally agree that this is the sexiest device I've seen in a long time, it is hampered by some of the restrictions (that seem arbitrary to me).
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: January 11th, 2007 03:40 am (UTC) (Link)
1.1 and 1.2 I'll give you.
2. Outlook syncs with iTunes today.
3. No, it also does generic POP3/IMAP.
4. I find that hard to believe, given that it's an OS X box, but we'll see.
5. Yeah, that one's a pain.
sgillbee From: sgillbee Date: January 11th, 2007 05:00 am (UTC) (Link)
2. I haven't tried... does it do a good job? Of course, as a wireless device my preference would be to have some kind of wireless sync service (kind of like Blackberry)
3. Ah... I see I misunderstood... Yahoo is required for _push_ email (ie, the phone automatically gets notified when you get mail, kind of like SMS). Other modes require you to poll (much like your mail client does today). I wonder what that does to your battery life.
4. That's what I've heard. Seems dumb to me.
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