July 6, 2007
Post details: The iPhone Does Microsoft a Favor
Yeah, by giving Gates and Co. instructions on how to do a proper mobile device.
But, no, that’s not what they meant:
While Apple is entering the market with a small number of physical units, the impact the device has had on the market will no doubt increase the exposure and perceived need for smartphone handhelds across the board. By raising awareness of the capabilities of mobile technology, Apple is making a plug not only for its own product line, but also the likes of Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 6 which offers more features and feasibility in the enterprise sector. In fact, Apple has so adamantly stressed the consumer nature of the device that AT&T, the sole carrier of the iPhone, will not be offering the iPhone for corporate business account purchases. Rather, the iPhone will be only available to consumers on an individual basis.
Hey, MicroTards, how are those Zune sales going? What, no one lined up for the pink one?
(Tip of the hat to FSJ for exposing me to the term MicroTard!)
July 6, 2007
iGot an iPhone, Initial Impressions and Reflections, Part 3
PalmOS is so pathetically out of this league, to compare it with iPhone/OSX is like holding a vintage 1989 Sony Walkman cassette player up against an iPod. It’s a joke. Every Treo user should do themselves a favor by donating their smartphone to a third world country, where it belongs. OTPC = One Treo Per Child. Just glue a hand crank to the side of the Treo 680 and maybe there’s hope for Palm overall.
July 6, 2007
Do I still like my iPhone?
Today marks one week of dedicated iPhone usage for me and the number one question I’ve been getting all week is, “do you still like your iPhone?” I understand where that question is coming from. Most people genuinely want to know. However for the rest they seem to be waiting for the other shoe to drop. The industry and media hyped up the iPhone like no other gadget in modern history. So much so that there was no way for the iPhone to live up to all that hype. Some were even calling it the “Jesus phone.” That one cracks me up the most. Now that the iPhone has been out in the wild for a week, the same media seems to be waiting with bated breath for the tower that they built to come tumbling down. From what I can see, it hasn’t.
Update: Two more worthwhile pieces from the same guy…
My iPhone first impressions…
This guy is The Shit! He goes into the level of detail I crave. Damned well done!