We all marvel at the buzz that any Apple launch manages to create…
If you do plan on buying the iPhone, knowing some of the shortcomings and problems, is essential….
- Bluetooth is ONLY good for connecting a headset. That’s it.
- There is no file browser on the device at all. Data must be organized (if at all) in the appropriate application.
- The keyboard sucks. It gets slightly better after the iPhone “learns” you, as the employees said, but even then, it’s not a device you can use with one hand comfortably, much less without looking.
- You can only send one picture at a time in an email.
- No custom ringtones (yet, as we were being told) and the alert tones can not be changed whatsoever.
- The default ringtones are incredibly lame.
- The only form of customization outside of a lame default ringtone is the wallpaper, which you’ll only see when you need to unlock the device or when you get a phone call.
- No document editor or native viewer. You can not store documents on the device to be viewed, they can only be viewed as attachments when they’re sent to your in an email.
- No voice dialing.
- No speed dialing (which can be made up by the “quick list”, but getting to that quick list isn’t as fast as holding a single key on a real keypad).
Being a heavy phone user… I’m definitely not letting go of the Windows Mobile platform anytime soon…