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Top message:  Whatev, it's no Instinct! by japhy   Jul 14, 2008, 5:28 PM

Replying to:  Re: A non-fanboy's take on the Iphone by Lovedr   Jul 17, 2008, 4:25 PM

Re: A non-fanboy's take on the Iphone

by RoyalLush    Jul 18, 2008, 11:55 PM

iPhone is far from best phone on the market. Take a look at Nokia's N-Series or E-Series. Or even Sony Ericsson's Xperia.

These newer devices beat iPhone in all areas except browsing experience. Nokia's S60 Browser is just as capable - it is developed off Apple Safari's Web Kit, but with Flash Lite support (unlike Safari). However, iPhone just has a better user experience with touch screen. Main disadvantages of iPhone that most people don't know are...
- Apple locks this device to iTunes. You can't download all those cool freebies floating around in Cyberspace (vids, walls, tones, podcasts, e-books, etc.).
- No Video Capture and poor camera - Nokia N95 does 30fps VGA video (almost dvd quality)
- Digital Keypad - Many complaints of frustration

iPhone is definitely a game changer though. It has other OEM's on their toes now.

Problem is the US cell carriers. They're not picking up high-end OEM devices (probably due to cost). They keep releasing 100's of handsets a year as cheap as possible to keep their production lines moving. They also, sometimes force OEMS to remove features from phones as not to disrupt their any of their data/voice revenue streams (i.e. Wi-Fi, VOIP).

iPhone is simply the new RaZr - which was a horrible device with a cool form-factor.


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