- 07-14-2007, 06:51 PM #801
- 07-14-2007, 07:23 PM #802
- 07-14-2007, 07:32 PM #803
- 07-14-2007, 07:34 PM #804
- 07-15-2007, 10:23 AM #805
- 07-15-2007, 10:38 AM #806
- 07-15-2007, 10:48 AM #807
Here's the first definition I hit on a yahoo search.
"A generic name for voice centric mobile phones with information capability. The Ericsson R380 Smartphone is an example of such a Symbian OS phone."
here's the second......notice the use of the word "often as in "not always"
"A smartphone is generally considered any handheld device that integrates personal information management and mobile phone capabilities in the same device. Often, this includes adding phone functions to already capable PDAs or putting "smart" capabilities, such as PDA functions, into a mobile phone."
It simply is what it is and what it does. it's like arguing that the iCar isn't a vehicle cause it doesn't have: (pick 1 or any combination)
-4 wheel drive
-Seating capacity for 7
If it gets you from where you are to where you wanna be, using a man made device that moves it's a vehicle. Why was the Crackberry accepted as smartphone when they just combined e-mail and phone. ? If it combines voice, e-mail and internet access, that's smart enough for 99% of the population. The 0.5% of gadget geeks and 0.5% who actually need and efficiently use all these other "required to maintain life on the planet" features should be confident enough in their choice not to invest substantial portions of their time to denigrate other people for not buying what they don't need and buying the best device for what serves their personal needs.
For all the alleged time saved with these wonderful devices, most waste more than that learning how to use them, spending hours tweaking them and trolling forums to denigrate anyone else who has made a different choice. The iPhone has outsold any other device on the planet in a weekend. There's no big rush to return them and their users are overwhelmingly satisfied, get over it already.
I wouldn't use one because it doesn't fit my particular needs. Music on a handheld, like IM, is something I never quite understood nor had a desire for, so one of it's biggest strengths is something I would never use. But I feel no compulsion to trash a device just because it doesn't fit my particular needs. As long a there is choice in the market, I have nothing to complain about.
- 07-15-2007, 12:40 PM #809
- 07-15-2007, 04:54 PM #810
- 07-15-2007, 04:58 PM #811
CountChocula Strikes again!
You going to bark all day little doggie or are you going to bite!!
ruff ruff ruff
See my answer to his post and try not to be to whiny in your response.
Talk about discredited...
- 07-15-2007, 05:01 PM #812
- 07-15-2007, 05:09 PM #813
Mikec making another educated thoughtful and incitful contribution...
Other then Bruckwine and Surur and the Diva the rest here seem to find emotional gratification in making personal attacks on posters and trashing the iPHONE.
Hope we can get back to useful post. I enjoy hearing what people think are the short comings of the iPHONE but Tiruk, MikeC and CountChocula (okay personal attack on my part only human) only add personal childish post of the "ha ha your dumb for using the iPHONE LOSER" type.
So to get us back on a more adult level of discussion, it has been mentioned that Apple is coming out with some fixes and updates to the iPHONE.
In your opinion when do they need to get these out to show people they are serious about making the iPHONE a player as a business tool.
- 07-15-2007, 05:14 PM #814
I feel a troller post here
As of now you can not tether the iPHONE to another computer to use as a modem.
AT&T does not offer any insurance. Apple is offering extended Apple care but not theft or damage insurance. Safeware has told me thye plan on offering theft and loss insurance soon. Several companies are underwriting this type of insurance now but I think I will wait for safeware.
- 07-15-2007, 05:36 PM #815
- 07-15-2007, 05:47 PM #816
- 07-15-2007, 05:48 PM #817
Not sure how they'll do it though with Leopard coming in October (and I may get my MBP next yr to make sure I get Leopard personally unless someone comes out with commercial rather than hack mac emulation for PC)...what I find funny is hearing about this moving of engineers from one project to another - Apple (or any other company palm aisde ) should just hire MORE (temp.) staff to meet deadlines. Then again good engineers might be scarce?!
- 07-15-2007, 06:29 PM #818
- 07-15-2007, 06:30 PM #819
I think you meant insightful...
why are your panties in such a bunch?
I like the iPhone...not locked-to-a-carrier-$600-no-placeable -battery like, but like nonetheless.
it is a toy...not that that is a bad thing - but it's an IPOD - music, video - entertainment, not work.
Toys are good.
But companies don't buy/give these out. (unless you are Apple) or you are in the entertainment biz.
Get over yourself and the jPhone.
It's not ATTAP.
- 07-15-2007, 07:44 PM #820
yes sorry insightful...
Do you think people don't read through your sad excuse for sarcasm and insults?
Phone=Treo, or any other WM device
Phone=For serious adults
Not that it matters, as everyone is different, but my business did pay for mine and my coworkers who wanted them. I make very good money making commercials as an account executive. My company is a very well respected company doing what we do.
I believe you are the one who needs to Get over yourself and stop making statements that you personally feel apply to you and therefore should apply to everyone.
I also think you mean No Replaceable Battery right.
- 07-15-2007, 08:14 PM #821
- 07-15-2007, 08:41 PM #822
And Kupe adds his name to the sad list
1 an object for a child to play with, typically a model or miniature replica of something : [as adj. ] a toy car. • a person treated by another as a source of pleasure or amusement rather than with due seriousness : a man needed a friend, an ally, not an idol or a toy.
- 07-15-2007, 10:59 PM #823
- 07-15-2007, 11:18 PM #824
The meds are in the little bottle on the left...
I highly doubt you company bought anybody iPhones, especially some salesperson who is feeling a little Napolean.
The more you have to justify how accomplished you are at your job, the more everyone knows the trvth (read into it whatever you want).
- Talking on iPhone
- Mom's house
- Worlds of Warcraft
- Dortios and Redbull
- Jessica Alba
Am I getting warm yet?
- 07-16-2007, 12:34 AM #825
What laptop that's less than 5 years old hasn't shipped with internal WiFi? Just in case that's not clear enough, yes to the first question. Can be configured with 802.11a/g/n. The screen size is 17" 1900x1200. Software: Microsoft Works but can be customized with whatever flavor of Office you want. Plus a bunch of other bundles stuff like CD burning software, etc. Anyways, you can check it all out yourself right here. I'm pretty sure that's the laptop he was referring to.