Nick MacKechnie
#8 wire kinda guy.....

10 challenges with the iPhone 3G

Friday, 27 June 2008 01:44 by Nick MacKechnie


Sure, the iPhone 3G is a groundbreaking phone. There's a lot to love about it… the amazingly easy-to-use touchscreen interface, amazing video playback, a big, bright, high contrast, high-resolution display that's the best of any smartphone on the market, and a web browser that's as good as any you'd use on a desktop computer. Not to mention Apple's new MobileMe service which will provide over the air syncing of your email, contacts, calendar, tasks and photos with your home or office computer — no plugging in required.

But there are a lot of big disappointments with the iPhone 3G too. Some of them are stubborn commercial decisions Apple has made; others look like oversights, and others are fundamental flaws in the design of the phone itself.

#1 No upgrade to the camera

#2 No Adobe Flash support

#3 No instant messaging

#4 Totally impractical for international travel

#5 Not compatible with Bluetooth car kits or headphones

#6 No cut and paste

#7 Non user-replaceable battery

#8 No MMS

#9 No turn-by-turn navigation

#10 Stunning hypocrisy

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