Friday, January 19, 2007
I've noticed on a couple respected tech blogs recently that some reviewers have been underwhelmed by Apple's new iPhone (to be released in June 2007). While no one can deny how gorgeous and yummy it looks, it seems to lack some serious features that you would imagine a $599 phone would have. No keyboard? No Exchange/Office support? No expandable memory? No removable battery?
"And the reality slowly sets in about what the iPhone is and is not. Noted analyst and Engadget pal Michael Gartenberg stated that the iPhone is first party software ONLY -- i.e. not a smartphone by conventional terms, being that a smartphone is a platform device that allows software to be installed."
While I see how the iPhone may be a step in the right direction for cell phone design and innovation, the price and necessary 2-year agreement with Cingular (the only provider as of now) doesn't intice me one bit. I'll be interested to see when the price falls and other manufacturers start selling imitations.
It's also a hard to use cell phone
The iPhone is not a smartphone