First, here's another angle of the iPhone never shown in the ads. Tells you how miss leading the ads can be.
The Real Entry Begins:
I got to mess with a co-workers iPhone the other night. I played around with it for about an hour. The phone, ipod, and voicemail features are all really great. The Internet portion...annoyed the crap out of me.
The main part of “surfing the net” that was so horrible on the iPhone was typing in websites. The keyboard was absolutely annoying. The keys are too small, and because it is electronic, there is no feed back or feel to let you know the letter has been pressed. This causes the typing to be much slower than even T9 text on a standard keypad.
The iPhone needs to have a real keyboard.
The Internet was frustrating too. It is definitely not “the full Internet” if you can’t see all the pictures and videos on my little site. I know that the You Tube thing is still in progress, but to call it the full Internet is not accurate.
I was also able to cause Google to route me to my site as if I was using a regular phone. All I got was text. I’m not sure why that happened but I had to go to the address bar to type in the address to my blog, instead of being able to navigate to it from another site.
The iPhone needs to have the complete Internet.
Finally, the iPhone needs 3G, or faster. I was sooooooo annoyed with the Edge network. I guess Steve Jobs had some stupid reason to use the Edge tech but it was (like I said) stupid. Why couldn’t they offer both? Are there no longer phones that can jump from one band to the next? What happened to quad-band phones? What about a phone that works on every band a particular company owns?
I know that it will work on a WiFi network but I don’t often run into those networks here at work on driving in my car or shopping with my wife. And if I do find one, half the time I have to pay for it. (Side note: Starbucks is pretty mean to not have free WiFi.)
The iPhone needs to be on the 3G network.
#1. The iPhone needs to cut and paste. (see pervious entry)
#2. The iPhone needs to have a real keyboard.
#3. The iPhone needs to have the complete Internet.
#4. The iPhone needs to be on the 3G network.