Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Yet Another i from Apple

Apple released its much hyped iPhone a few days back and reviews have started coming in. Here is what Ryan Block has to say about it

    • The mobile version of OS X or whatever it is the iPhone runs takes up 700MB of the device's capacity. Damn son!
    • There's no way to cut, copy, or paste text! WHOA! Big, big mistake.
    • No A2DP support. That, friends, is such a huge bummer right there.
    • Sorry, music can't be used as a ringtone -- even if it's just a raw MP3. No additional ringtones will be sold at launch.
    • On a PC the iPhone syncs with Outlook for calendars AND addresses! Noice.
    • It supports Exchange in some capacity, according to Walt, but he doesn't exactly say how.
    • Pogue again confirms document file reading -- but not editing -- for PDF, Word, and Excel (only).
    • Adobe Flash support is officially out. It's just not in the browser. Neither is there any other kind of embedded video support. Sorry everybody, that's that.
    • It will take snaps, but won't record video. How can Apple love YouTube as much as it does and not realize cellphone-shot movies make up a sizeable chunk of the crazy crap you find on there?
    • Oh, and no MMS. And sorry, no voice dialing, either.
    • Contact groups can't be emailed as contact lists.
    • Apple sez between 300-400 charges the iPhone will lose battery capacity -- you'll send it in and get the cell replaced for a fee. Meh. We knew this would be the case, but still, meh.
    • Apple can (and supposedly will) be rolling out periodic updates -- no surprise there.
    • Battery life is, somehow, almost as mind-blowingly good as Apple claims for calls, music, and movies.
    • As we suspected, users are prompted with lists of WiFi networks if you're not nearby a trusted hotspot. We've seen this on other phones, and we're afraid this would get friggin annoying.
    • It's said to be very scratch resistant. The facade both front and rear apparently just doesn't pick up marring like regular iPods do.
    • Voice quality is said to be good -- not great.

Well... Not that everyone dislikes it, there are others who did like the new iDevice and thought it is worth the hype.

Anyway, I am not going to pass any comment on it (as I have not seen it!).

But, I would recommend people to take a look at this new device from HTC running Windows Mobile 6.

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