Quote from the NJ Ledger
"The first smart phone aimed at non-techies, the $599 iPhone ($499 for one with less storage) replaces a keypad with a touch screen." --Page1 of the New Jersey Star Ledger, Sunday, June 24th, 2007.
Go ahead....rip away.
Makes sense to me.
- 06-25-2007, 03:45 PM #2
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- 06-25-2007, 03:52 PM #6
A smartphone is a full-featured mobile phone with personal computer like functionality. Most smartphones are camera phones that support full featured email capabilities with the functionality of a complete personal organizer. An important feature of most smartphones is that applications for enhanced data processing and connectivity can be installed on the device, by contrast to regular phones which support sandboxed applications. These applications may be developed by the manufacturer of the device, by the operator or by any other third-party software developer. "Smart" functionality includes any additional interface including a miniature QWERTY keyboard, a touch screen, or even just secure access to company mail, such as is provided by a BlackBerry.
IMO smartphones are unextended through installable applications. I guess we'll see how smart it is when Web 2.0 apps appear and what they can actually do. Hopefully it is smart (if a bit slow because of EDGE).
- 06-25-2007, 04:00 PM #7
"MOST SMARTPHONES" does not mean all smartphones.
The applications for enhanced functionality are already on the iPhone or will be available via Web apps. Even without the web apps, there are enhanced features not found on a typical phone. Please note the use of the word, "OR".
Lastly, there is definitely the QWERTY interface.
- 06-25-2007, 04:20 PM #9
- 06-25-2007, 05:55 PM #10
These applications may be developed by the manufacturer of the device, by the operator or by any other third-party software developer.
Bottom line though: if enough people say the iPhone is a smartphone then it is.
- 06-25-2007, 05:59 PM #11
- 06-25-2007, 06:35 PM #13
Can I turn on CBS and watch Letterman at 11:30pm?
Where have I been? I've been here, moderately content with my Treo 650 and not shopping around for an upgrade. I knew a strong candidate was looming on the horizon.
Oh, by the way, is there a need for the sarcasm? "Where have you been?"
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- 06-25-2007, 07:01 PM #16
Just google DMB handsets. They have been out for at least a year now.
Imagine if I asked you which phone will have an Ipod in it?
- 06-25-2007, 07:04 PM #17
I agree with others that the iPhone is NOT a smartphone...it is in fact a very powerful feature-phone. Perhaps the most powerful Feature-PHone ever created with functionality even more powerful than most standard smartphones that have open platforms and 3rd party applications which the iPhone does not (silly web apps not-withstanding).
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