Thursday, January 11, 2007


You've probably already heard about the iPhone. Gizmodo created a nice specs page. Time also is worth readling.

IMHO it truely is a fine piece of technology. At the moment I have a crappy phone (pay as you go virgin mobile) as the technology out there is just crap. The treos are reasonably, but the technology is ancient. I have the Palm Tungsten-C with wifi and it crashes 80% of the time when connecting. I've been looking at the Palm Lifedrive to organize my life but everyone complains how terrible it is.

Palm keeps promising the new version of their opsys based on linux. I'm excited about it but I've been waiting for this for the last 3 years.

My Mrs has the Samsung i730 which is a fairly advanced Windows phone. It has bluetooth *and* wifi yet the Windows UI is a joke that I can't tolerate using.

I'm an apple fanboy.. I admit it.. but you can't say that this isn't a phone done right? Virtual interfaces are where things are going.

Thinking back.. I bought the 2nd generaion iPod. This was a time when only apple folk knew what it was all about. It cost a fair bit but I loved it. The standard video iPod is soo far ahead of my old one its not funny anymore.

I look forward to how this will progress and how it will cause telecom and phone makers to shape up.

A lot of people have complained about it being tied to Cingular. What do you expect them to do? Verizon and the other telecoms routinely disable advanced hardware features so they can knicke-and-dime you. WTF?? You want to charge me $2 for what?? Paying for wallpaper and ringtones are a joke. Apple will not let itself be blackmailed like this.

I'm also excited about it running OSX. Yes.. they haven't said whether you can create applications for it.. but common.. do you really think that Apple won't let people improve the whole experience?

Think small steps..

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