AT&T's recently announced peer to peer content service, called Video Share, won't work with iPhone. Why? Because the service requires a 3G network connection. You know, 3G? That lamentedly lacking technology in iPhone?
John Markoff of NYT waxes philosophical on the argument over hardware buttons vs. bitmap screen in his latest editorial.
The downside is that typing is done by pecking on the screen with thumbs or fingers, something hardly anyone outside of Apple has experienced yet. “The tactile feedback of a mechanical keyboard is a pretty important aspect of human interaction,” said Bill Moggeridge, a founder of Ideo, an industrial design company in Palo Alto, Calif. “If you take that away you tend to be very insecure.”
Solutions Research Group has published an interesting study profiling the demographic of iPhone users most likely to be wasting their time in the waiting line outside Apple Stores on June 29. I know I'll be standing in line to, so stay out of my way, cause I'm in it to win it!
Uncle Walt has an iPhone and is eagerly showing it to anyone he can impress. His impression so far is mixed, with the onscreen keyboard being the crux of his unease.
“I don’t know whether I’ll give it a good review or not,” he said, noting that he will use the phone for the next couple of weeks before writing his review. “I can already see some things I don’t like about it. I see some other things that I do like a lot about it.”