Michael Robertson: 9 things the iPhone can’t do.
Besides come cheap
6 responses to “Besides come cheap”
I had a Nokia E61 on Cingular (Michael Robertson reviews a similar phone), it was a great smart phone. I gave it up and went back to my rock-hardened Motorola V60 which has 1-touch calling (got
you on my speed dial, baby) and voice activated calling (“Miya!”) which works great, walking the dog at night. Just 2 features that even the Nokia is supposed to have, but when you get right down to the convenience factor — it doesn’t really have them the same way.
I know three people with iPhones and they love them to bits. It makes me happy to see that, too. I just don’t feel a bit bad that I don’t have one.
The iPhone success (I have one, so does the wife) is literally form over function.
People like it because it feels good and looks great. Thats all.
Everything Robertson lists is >software
I use the MobileChat application on my iPhone. It works flawlessly with any AIM account.
The iPhone is an amazing piece of technology. Everything is nearly perfect. I finally retired my Blackberry and now that I have an iPhone I don’t see myself giving it up anytime soon.
Apple has raised the bar yet again.
Some other things Nokias can do the iphone can’t:
sync over the air with an Exchange server using ActiveSync
cut and paste text
easily enter special symbols like slashes and punctuation
be used by someone with big paws
be used without looking at the keyboard
I really think the people who say the iphone is perfect just haven’t used that many phones.