Never said that, more misdirection. I said the missing features that were mentioned in the post I responded to are not high on consumers priority lists.
Originally Posted by surur
Name any phone you want. I will post a list of features found in other phones that that unit doesn't have.
Jack the iPhone lacks features even normal phones have, like MMS, Bluetooth OBEX, RINGTONES
MMS - Let's look at AT&T's most popular data plan.....hmmm doesn't have MMS in it.
Ringtones - Oh yes a critical feature for all the "ooh look at me" people.
No device has everything, the question is "is what I get outweighed by what I don't ?" And then question has been resoundingly answered especially by the people paying $167 to break their contracts with their previous carrier.
The O'reilly site points here in giving its nod.
Background: I have been using a Treo for over a year. I like the treo, though I donít love it. The browser is only barely usable, the keyboard is barely usable (one feature they despeaately need is a switch to turn of key-repeat) but much of it is great.....The iPhone is, however: the best PDA Iíve ever had, the best iPod Iíve ever had and (nearly) the best phone Iíve ever had. The more I use it the more I love it.
Setting it all up, registering it and getting my new cell number; soup to nuts took under 10 minutes. ....the on-board keyboard is far better than the physical keyboard offered on the Treo; and the self-correcting software is fantastic......The question of whether it is a problem not having a physical keyboard is more than answered: no problem.
Email is by far the best Iíve seen on a phone, with full graphics, links, etc. Truly impressive. I do wish they had more organization (storage folders, etc.) but I assume that will be in the next version, and it isnít a problem as I do all that on the desktop; on the iPhone I read and toss.
Ok now tell me, given what you just read, ya think this former Treo user is gonna bring it back and give al that up cause he didn't get ringtones ?
-The iPhone is the rare convergence device where things actually converge.
-Instead of going through the usual complicated contract signing and credit-vetting ceremony .....you simply buy the thing and go home.
-Setup is a snap.
-In short, e-mail looks more like youíre working on a computer than a clunky phone.
-Web-browsing is where the iPhone leaves competitors in the dust. It does the best job yet of compressing the World Wide Web on a palm-size device. Web pages you wouldnít dare go to on other phones are suddenly accessible,
He does bring up on issue that is a big one for me but alas wasn't immediately available for me when the Treo came out.....voice recognition / dialing. But again, I see a lot of Treos, I see very few who sprung for the $20 to get VoiceDial.