- 06-24-2007, 05:55 PM #176
- 06-24-2007, 05:58 PM #177
It seems the original question was rhetorical. In his own little way, he was not saying the IPhone is the greatest, but was actually saying no matter what the IPhone is, Apple has done more for mobile computing than Microsoft has.
He's just not very articulate.
- 06-24-2007, 06:05 PM #178
He`s just not very bright at times.
The iphone is an interesting new phone which will likely pave the way for successful, future phones from apple. Its an excellent first step into the cellphone sector to say the least.
- 06-24-2007, 06:17 PM #179
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- 06-24-2007, 06:36 PM #181
People can only respond to what you type.
you said "keyboard" in the post the surur replied to, and then got huffy, said "I said VIRTUAL KEYBOARD", and then said he couldn't read (implying he was dumb).
I think you ouught to chill a bit, considering you are making the errors. Surur is just responding.
- 06-24-2007, 06:38 PM #182
You may as well ask if people who want a nice camera on their handheld do not have stand alone cameras.
- 06-24-2007, 06:41 PM #183
- 06-24-2007, 06:47 PM #184
My wife's Honda Odyssey has built-in GPS and my Mercedes doesn't. I love the nice large display for her system. But, I like having a mobile sysem too. It helps when traveling in a vehicle that doesn't belong to you. Pprtable systems can also be used for trails, hiking, camping, biking, etc.
- 06-24-2007, 07:13 PM #185
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- 06-24-2007, 07:35 PM #188
However, WM devices trump the iPhone all to pieces. Push email (and calendar) from corporate servers is a clear trump. One-handed use is a clear trump. removable battery is a clear trump. One-handed keyboarding by feel (rather than two-handed typing by visual confirmation) is a clear trump. User memory expandability is a clear trump. On the entertainment side, a lack of broadband by the iPhone pretty well eliminates music streaming and video playback (a la slingbox or the like) - yet another clear trump. The sheer volume of third party software is a clear trump. Trump after trump after trump.
To be fair, iPhone gets a clear trump on prettiness - it a very pretty device. Call it the "Blonde Bombshell" of mobile devices - very nice to look at - very smooth interface (if you don't mind two-handed interfaces). Just don't try to engage it intellectually.
Playing music, taking pictures, calling people, reading email, all pretty much a wash.
- 06-24-2007, 07:37 PM #189
I actually don't even have GPS..or DVD in my car..I could, but I find them a bit of extravagance rather than need..maybe when I strike it rich lol! Or it could be i travel in a 50-100 mile radius daily that I know like the back of my hand
- 06-24-2007, 07:49 PM #191
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- 06-24-2007, 09:27 PM #195
whatever you say pal
"we don't want 3G, we don't want GPS" are those your words? surely are not mine. i think that the product will sell without 3G and without GPS just as all other products out there have successfully done so (Treos included). what is so funny is how some of you make it out to be a requirement. if it doesn't have it you say it's a failure. well, come June 29th and for the near term you will see that it really isn't a requirement. that is unless 15-20mm in unit sales can be considered such.
i've been on enough business trips in my life and guess what, i found my way each and every time without GPS, countless millions have done so too.
- 06-24-2007, 09:41 PM #196
Who said it is going to be a failure? I'm saying it is a disappointment for me and I will be looking to buy one only if some things get added.
Between the no 3G, GPS, or hardkeys, and being a closed system, I couldn't justify the price right now. But in a year when I'm ready to upgrade, maybe some of these will be addressed, and maybe I'll get one. If not maybe I'll just get a new iPod. I frankly have more faith in Apple than I have in Palm to make what I want. I have high hopes actually. My comments about the iPhone aren't anti-iPhone but apologists like yourself take any reasonable, objective view of the device as slander.
I'm not analyzing this from a marketing pass/fail will-it-be-successful POV, but do I think it would suit me? Right now it is a cool toy but I also need my phone for work.
- 06-24-2007, 10:04 PM #197
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- 06-25-2007, 03:47 AM #199
1) You can use it when not in your car. The prospect of never being lost and always being able to find a destination provided you have some basic address information is quite nice.
2) AFAIK the handheld software is much more flexible. I'm thinking in particular of the ability to add POI and specifically the speed camera database from these guys:
Pretty much an essential for me. If you're not in the UK, your mileage (and the chance of being snapped doing it) may vary.
- 06-25-2007, 06:52 AM #200