- 07-23-2007, 03:55 PM #1426
Yes, I have used and iPhone, and know how it works.
Before you make false assertions, you should not assume you know what a person has or has not done, and you should understand the analogy before you critique it.
- 07-23-2007, 03:57 PM #1427
Now, in current form, it doesn't compare in richness of Safari, but as I stressed: this is a "technology preview" pre-alpha and pre-beta, so a direct comparison of a fully released browser vs. basically a "usable demo" is a bit inaccurate, imo.
I think MS will develop this a lot. It'll be the standard browser for Photon (I'm betting). They wouldn't even have thrown it out there so early if they weren't looking to build off of it and with 3g getting wider and more standard, it actually makes sense as the next evolution of mobile browsing.
and Pattycerts, you're level-headed too, don't feel left out, lol :thumbsup:
- 07-23-2007, 03:58 PM #1428
- 07-23-2007, 04:05 PM #1429
I also think for Microsoft to compete with safari, they need to talk to the hardware suppliers about bumping up screen resolution. Even the mighty Kaiser coming soon is still 320x240. Its tough to compete with Safari like that.
- 07-23-2007, 04:07 PM #1430
- 07-23-2007, 04:12 PM #1431
It seems to me that someone at Apple thought the flicking thing was so cool that they would make it mandatory, as opposed to using tried and true methods, they want you to flick as much as possible. I wouldn't be surprised if they begrudgingly put in the letter sorting just because they had to
- 07-23-2007, 04:15 PM #1432
- 07-23-2007, 04:18 PM #1433
Search would also be pretty sweet. Search is coming, however (I claim).
- 07-23-2007, 04:23 PM #1434
One question (and this would make Apple's implementation easier to live with): does the iPhone find a contact when you select 'M' for example based on first, last, and company? If so this is a little better. Sometimes I may forget the contact's name I need to call but remember their company. Does it do this? It would be better of course to be able to see all the contacts that belong to a certain group/organization though, so you can email easier, or place a conference call.
- 07-23-2007, 04:26 PM #1435
I cant imagine though how on a windows mobile device (except the treo) it would be much easier. You have to slide out the keyboard and rotate the device before you can start typing.
- 07-23-2007, 04:30 PM #1436
FOR MY NEEDS, the sorting is just fine. If I had alot more contacts, I can see where a popup keyboard would help. I don't though, so it's no big deal to me. Don't ever assume that everybody is going to agree with your opinion.
- 07-23-2007, 04:34 PM #1437
- 07-23-2007, 04:38 PM #1438
Blackjacks, and the Q is a Windows Smartphone device. No offense to any smartphone users here but YUCK. The blackberry you can start typing on the exposed keyboard to bring up the contact.
Most Windows Mobile devices (not smartphone edition) do not have exposed keyboards. I would argue that its not really easier to find a contact on one of these.
- 07-23-2007, 04:38 PM #1439
One nice touch I just noticed - if you press and HOLD the letters on the side, the whole bar highlights, and you can drag your fingers up and down to zip from letter to letter super-quickly. You can go from first entry to last entry with one finger motion. Even better, it has a quantum effect built in, so if you move slowly, it sort of "snaps" from letter to letter, so you don't have to worry about moving too far and skipping past the letter you intended.
But it sucks that if i remember someone's first name and not last, I can't easily get to it without search. (If I only remember their company, chances are I have company in the "file as" field, anyway).
- 07-23-2007, 04:40 PM #1440
- 07-23-2007, 04:43 PM #1442
- 07-23-2007, 04:53 PM #1443
- 07-23-2007, 04:56 PM #1444
(I hope you understand my sense of humor, I'm not really bashing you. Though you are wrong )
- 07-23-2007, 05:05 PM #1446
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- 07-23-2007, 05:23 PM #1448
If they add flash, allow adding icons to the "home screen" that link to urls, and add something like google gears, I'll be happy enough. If they add more links to internal databases from web applications, even better.
I've been coding iphone webapps for a couple of weeks, and a lot is possible, but if they would just make a few changes some really nice stuff could be done. If an application can be run without network connectivity and could store its data locally and interact with other iphone apps (and if we could hide the damned toolbar) the end user wouldn't know the difference between a native os-x app and a web app. I do think they will make some of these changes as well.
I'd still prefer a real sdk ala palm or wm.
- 07-23-2007, 05:27 PM #1450