iPhone: the phone which will out-Treo the Treo
Apple announced the iPhone today, and it's brilliant (no, I don't work for them or own their stock -- though the latter may soon change). They waited a long time to bring this out because they wanted it to be perfect. It's awfully early to say, but it sure looks close: bombproof OSX (which means full Address Book, iCal, etc.), fantastic interface, brilliantly thought-out design in every respect (watch the little films on the site: http://www.apple.com/iphone/). Everything that makes the iPod the gold standard in music players and more.
I switched to Macs five years ago and wouldn't go back to Windows at gunpoint. The day this phone comes out, I'll say goodbye to Palm. I've loved my 180, my 650, and my 680, but the iPhone will be to everything else what the Treo has been: a better, more powerful tool. And it will be supported by a company that gets how important the relationship with the customer is.
- 01-09-2007, 06:47 PM #2
Yeah, well, ignore great stuff at your own expense, and enjoy your Zune. $600 is for an 8G phone ($500 for 4G) that has brilliant design and features no one else has -- what does one pay for a Treo plus an 8G card, to end up with Palm software that was written in the 1700's, and Palm-quality support? My first Treo was expensive compared to everything else on the market ($500, if I'm not mistaken) -- and I paid it because it was worth it.
Watch Palm's sales and stock price plummet between June and next December, when the only phone anyone wants for Christmas is this one.
- 01-09-2007, 07:08 PM #4
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The key element that is missing from the discussion is that the smartphone market - including Treos, the Q, Dash, etc, etc are recognized as BUSINESS TOOLS. The biggest hurdle that Apple needs to overcome are corporate purchasing managers. To put it simply - my company pays for my Treo or any other "business class" cell/organizer product. I can tell you that the boys in accounting are NOT going to be reimbursing ANYONE in our organization who wants an iPhone. So, for me the choice would be a Treo for NOTHING versus $500/$600 of my own money for the iPhone. I don't see that happening...
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Er, 3.5" screen...160 pixels per inch...internet like you've never seen it and never will on Treo. Watch, watch the movie before you extol the virtues of the horse and buggy...
I'm a Treo guy since the 180, mind you. And iPhone will trump the Treo.
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- 01-09-2007, 07:47 PM #15
I've already seen the widgets for XM and Siri on the iphone
And, yes, I was speaking of storage...to a point...but more importantly the ability to dock to other devices....play with real headphones (don't give me your adapter mumbojumbo)....alarm clock...calculator...yeah, they have that tooo
Listen...I've had a Treo a loooong time...probably longer than you. Palm does not innovate, at least no longer. I've held this and used it. Trust me when I say that, as a "power user" it blows the Treo and any WM5 device out of the water.
Here's my question...why such the devotion to Palm? Why would you immediately say its ****e and not even want to try or even accept that some, if not all, could be better.....
.....wait a minute!!! Ed!! is that you????
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- 01-09-2007, 07:58 PM #23
...Apple just made something that will make all our Treos look like second rate gear. Even yours. Even though you post a lot. Even though you gots a calcumalator and alarm clockification on your phone!
- 01-09-2007, 08:01 PM #25