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Meredith Vieira doesn't find it user friendly

Our colleagues at engadget.com have made a list of features that Apple's new baby has, or lacks:
  • The OS that the iPhone uses, takes up 700MB of the device’s capacity
  • Cut, copy, and paste do not exist.
  • No A2DP support. Being High-tech multimedia device, and considering the fact that most mobile devices support this natively, this is just wrong.
  • Here comes the best part, you CAN NOT use music as ring tone.
  • It does sync with Outlook for calendars and addresses. Well done.
  • Document file reading and not editing for PDF, Word and Excel.
  • Adobe Flash support is out but it’s not in the browser. Nor is there any other kind of embedded video support.
  • It has a camera that takes photos but not videos???
  • No MMS!
  • No voice dialling.
  • Contact groups can’t be emailed as contact lists.
  • According to apple after 300-400 charges the battery will lose capacity. You can send it in and get a new one for a fee.
  • Battery is almost as good as Apple claims.
  • Apple will be making periodic updates.
  • Phone prompts you about nearby WiFi if you are not close to your trusted hot spot.
  • Apparently very scratch resistant. It would be a shame to hurt that pretty body.
  • It can take you up to 6 steps to make a phone call.

So there is definitely a few things that the iPhone lacks in order to justify its status and all the hype it has caused in the geek world. If you want to see how user friendly it actually is, take a look at this video of Meredith Vieira from The Today Show on NBC and the experience she had with her iPhone. We still hold our hopes high that the Euro version will be better.
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post #2 of 88
Lol that just sucks

I phone made to be branded as hybrid mp3/phone and it cannot use mp3's as ringtones......

I think i will stick to Sony Ericsson
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Its still pretty interesting but its just the first model im going to assume with the amount of updates and eventually the new model it would have these things worked out
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the flash thing will be quickly fixed as stated by apple. They have also said the music as a ringtone thing will be dealt with soon. Who the hell uses voice dialing? There are 3 things that are stopping me from getting an iPhone and the last is pretty trivial:

1) slow EDGE network - basically makes the internet browser obsolete, which is the main reason to buy the phone
2) 8GB Capacity is nothing - basically makes the ipod obsolete, but the phone caught my eye with it's internet functionality and gps
3) no video - But I don't really use that anyway, 2 mega pixel still camera makes up for it a good bit though.

if they fixed these three things I would have no problem forking over 600 bucks.

Edit: But I must say still the best phone on the market IMO
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the flash thing will be quickly fixed as stated by apple. They have also said the music as a ringtone thing will be dealt with soon. Who the hell uses voice dialing? There are 3 things that are stopping me from getting an iPhone and the last is pretty trivial:

1) slow EDGE network - basically makes the internet browser obsolete, which is the main reason to buy the phone
2) 8GB Capacity is nothing - basically makes the ipod obsolete, but the phone caught my eye with it's internet functionality and gps
3) no video - But I don't really use that anyway, 2 mega pixel still camera makes up for it a good bit though.

if they fixed these three things I would have no problem forking over 600 bucks.

Edit: But I must say still the best phone on the market IMO
Doesnt' the Nokia N95 accomplish all that except the capacity storage?
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Once again, the apple fan bois have created a hype that far exceeds the product.
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At this point you are paying $500 for the hardware, not the software...
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I still think people are ignoring phones like mine that have been around for ages and still do faaaar more than these or some crappy smartphones lol.

Plus they run on windows, so you can customise them to heck and there is support for everything lol or even install OSX on the things lol I have seen that done.

Sorry i forgot, my phone is a pocket PC thing, (HTC Prophet sold as Orange M600 SPV). They are absolutely amazing contraptions but I don't understand why they make up such a small market segment apart from their price lol, how much are these iPhones.
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HAHAH!!!

it cannto use an MP3 for a ringtone?!?!?!
yyou were able to do that on TMOBIL phone 5 years ago!!
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Microsoft Sam agrees with you . Hehe .

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