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iphone hype

Discussion in 'Just for Laughs' started by grim, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. grim

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    i found this googling earlier :)

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    Joe saw a commerical the other nite for a phone with the push screen and he looks at me and goes that is what I want for my next phone hun. I'm yelling at him I'll be dam if your getting a dam Iphone just to talk to people! He didn't realzie what it was.:biggrin and he can just use pen and paper for his notes. There would be nothing else on that phone he would use. It would be kewl if he would get just a tad bit geeker you know. However, I don't want him to sink and drown!:blink:biggrin
     
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  4. sunn

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    I'm not big on the iPhone but...
    My 3-year old daughter can navigate the phone (calls her grandparents daily) and browser (Sesame Street is a favorite) with ease.

    The iPhone has a great user interface, and merges the iPod to a phone. I have to admit, for the target market (which I don't consider IT folks to be a part of*) it's a great device!

    *Not that IT folks are excluded, but since we're not usually intimidated by buttons & screens. There are many devices that could suite our needs - at least that's what I think :) (i.e. Moto Q; Blackberry; HTC; Treo; Nokia E6x; iPAQ; Samsung Jack; Nokia Nx; etc...)
     
  5. BosonMichael
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    iPhone dust... don't breathe this!!!

    I love Blendtec! :biggrin
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    Meh... if my 3-year-old son wants to browse the Web, he hops up and gets on the *computer*... not some overpriced toy. 8)
     
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    Some people might call the computer an overpriced toy :)

    At any rate, I'm not sure that the iPhone is targeted towards the 3-year old crowd. As someone who generally carries an iPod with me to work each week, I can see the value in combining that with my phone, which I carry with me each day. Add to that the fact that you can get e-mail and Web access from anywhere, I can see the benefit to the iPhone. I don't have one for two reasons: 1) I don't want to use AT&T and 2) I don't have a reason to justify the price...my current phone and iPod together cost less than the cost of an iPhone, and I get more storage space on the iPod. But, for people who travel frequently and need remote access to e-mail/Web, I think the iPhone's a better choice than a lot of the "smart" phones out there, and there are plenty of them. Have you ever tried to *use* any of the other so-called smart phones?!?
     
  8. BosonMichael
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    Yes, but I don't listen much to the ignorant. 8)

    No, but most of the users I've supported say they're great for a PDA... horrible for a phone.
     
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    Exactly my point. I've never used a PDA or smart phone on a daily basis, but many people who use the iPhone say that it's good for both functions, which as you've indicated is quite a feat considering that most users who use other smart phones say that the phone functionality is horrible. If Apple has, in fact, created a smart phone that actually works well as a phone and as a PDA and is additionally a high-quality music and video player, then kudos to them. If it works as advertised, it's not hype. You may not need that functionality and you may not want to be tied to iTunes or AT&T, which are certainly valid reasons not to get the iPhone, but dismissing it because it was made by Apple is just as bad as Apple users dismissing Windows Vista or the Xbox 360 just because it was made by Microsoft.
     
  10. Phoenix
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    I iPhone does indeed work fine as both a phone, pda and media player
    however there are some caveats to it, caveats that can be fixed with software for the most part

    It's easy to jump on the 'oh its an expensive toy, oh its not for real techs, oh its for trendy people with too much money' bs bandwagon but lets be fair, sure anyone can do it in 3 years, that's the nature of technology, its always more expensive to do it FIRST, that's life

    Things it really should have

    voice dialing, omg who wants to pull out a $500 phone to make a call all the time?
    home page speed dials (yes this can be rigged atm with weblinks, but they open safari and ask you if you want to call, lameee, one click calling is what we need)
    voice recording, like hello?
    it's a good device, but like the G1 iphone, it will improve a lot as time goes on, and technology improves
     
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  11. BosonMichael
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    I never said I wouldn't ever get one... I just said that if my son wants to get on the Web, he'll use the computer instead of an overpriced toy. ;)
     
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    The point was ease of use. If my 3-yr old can do it, so can most execs :dry
     
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    The best "smart phone" I've used is the Blackberry. 8100 series is perfect for my needs.
     
  14. BosonMichael
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    My 3-year-old has more common sense than most execs. :twisted:
     
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    what i dont understand from the tv ad's, is the web part of it, how are you supposed to see anything on a website at that size?
     
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  16. sunn

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    That might be true :hhhmmm :twisted:
     
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    voice dialing eh, that reminded me of my ericsson t28 I had when they first came out years ago, it was brilliant at voice dialing, even though you had to train it I think its been the best phone i've owned for that. I wonder how much they are on ebay these days, hmmmm
     
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    I wanted the iPhone for ages before it was released, then when it was i realised i realised it wasnt worth going to 02, on an expensive contract blah blah :p

    I did however by "the iphone beater". The LG Viewty. Pretty much the same with 8 meg camera and all the usual phone stuff. Kept me happy for 3 months but now im bored of it :p

    Apparently is was popular in america but ripped apart here because our phones are so much more advanced that over there.

    Either way it still look pretty :p
     
  19. greenbrucelee
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    I have no need in one, plus I wouldn't want to be locked into a contract with Apple. I want to choose my contract and who I pay my money to.
     
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  20. nXPLOSi

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    You can zoom in and out, and move around using touch :biggrin


    I've got one, and love it, so no complaints here.
     
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