jim jones , 25 Mar 2009for its primary function as a cell phone it fails. my lg vu is far more better than this thing... moreFor me almost a year ago it was between the LG Vu and the Iphone. The LG Vu's interface is sluggish, quirky due to resistive touch, smaller screen, NO 3.5mm jack, NO wifi, no features whatsoever aside from any other phone in existence. I admit that the Iphone lacks seemingly simple things like videocalls (which are useless to most people, just use a PC!) and video recording, but simply put, the Iphone is the absolute best when it comes to usability and convenience in its interface, and it also has easily the most apps available to it, and not just "toys". I've used Maps and phonebook apps many many times, almost on a daily basis. They are even releasing Blood Glucose readers for iphone over bluetooth, blood pressure reader (this all stores in iphone with intuitive information regarding health help and even options to send to your doctor). As a gaming phone, the Iphone wins hands down. As a texting device, especially after 3.0, this phone will have the sleekest text interface (with threaded messages :) ) with the famous "copy paste" that so many people smash the Iphone for not having. As an actual PHONE, I fail to see what is really missing. It can do conference calls, navigate menus while talking, sending emails and text messages and browsing web ALL WHILE talking. It has mute and keypad and of course speaker phone, which can be activated right as you dial (which many phones DONT have). Its camera may not be the best, but under good light the pictures are not bad at all. Since when was the camera a defining factor of a PHONE, as you say? It could use a better one, but if pics are that important, just buy a camera, or spend 800 bucks on the Innov8 8MP camera phone. I hope its worth it :)
hi can somebody tell me pls which version of iphone 3G is unlockable with the software,exact version of iphone, and which one is not thx in advance
jim jones , 25 Mar 2009for its primary function as a cell phone it fails. my lg vu is far more better than this thing... morecellphone is for calling and texting
thats all a cellphone should be, and everything else is just a plus. this phone can call and text... so i think this is a cellphone not a toy.. hahaha
so now you know what a cellphone is? hahaha
i think we should say this...
if you have money get this, if you dont, get other phones.hihihi
Joanna, 25 Mar 2009Iwould like to ask whether you can send sms like we send them on ordinary phones, that is WITH... morenot right now, if you buy it you cant...
but not until the free software update this summer when its already available, it is a free software update for iphone users, it will have mms support and many more.
for its primary function as a cell phone it fails. my lg vu is far more better than this thing. took it back same day and went back to vu. if you like toys get this. if you want a cell phone get anything else!
haha, 25 Mar 2009One finger gesture for zoom is better than multifingers gesture for zoom, when you use one han... moreyou can zoom in and zoom out with 1 finger aswell.. just tapp twice.. but goes from max zoom to mini zoom
You can zoom by taping twice quickly on the screen using one finger...cmon guys, use the thing before talking nonsense.
Iwould like to ask whether you can send sms like we send them on ordinary phones, that is WITHOUT THE USE OF INTERNET.
cheers for your prof. answer linja,
but i still insist on the sillyness of demanding, a multitouch single-finger interface,
because then a non-multitouch would suffice ?
I completely agree with you that proper multitouch , is very nice/intuitive , but sometimes too much, and your sometimes better of with one finger symbols& shapes.
Frequently the best multi-touch gestures are done with a single finger. The advantage of using a single finger to manipulate a multi-touch surface are compelling. For one thing, a single finger gesture is frequently easier to execute than multiple finger gestures. And, in my opinion, single finger gestures can be much more intuitive then multi-finger gestures.
As an example lets compare the ubiquitous "pinch" gesture popularized by the iPhone, which shrinks or stretches visuals, to the Linja Zax gesture developed by Linja Design Oy of Helsinki Finland. The pinch gesture obviously requires two fingers of one hand with the iPhone or fingers from two hands with something like the surface. While the pinch works really well, it requires frequent and repeated pinching or stretching to progressively zoom out of or into a image. Do this gesture on a global map on a big touch screen enough times and you'll soon get tired of it. The Linja Zax gesture, on the other hand requires only a single finger which traces a spiral. With each spiral (a circle gesture really) the image zooms in or out depending on whether you move your finger clockwise or counter clockwise. It's very simple to remember and to execute and is an excellent alternative to pinching and stretching.
Another example is the Swype keyboard developed by Swype of Seattle, Washington. Swype allows you to enter text by dragging your finger and pausing on keys rather than thumbing, henpecking or touch typing. It's really handy with small devices. Swype allows you to type fairly fast or even really fast when combined with predictive logic. It's a nice alternative to pecking away at a keyboard on a small device.
There are plenty of other examples of nice single finger gestures including the archetype button press, but also other less known examples like the “tack” in which you start with the tip of the finger and roll on to the pad of your finger to indicate tacking something down (sorry I can't find the video that shows that one).
The point is: when talking about multi-touch we should not insist that multiple fingers be used at all times. What is more important is that multiple fingers can be used to allow social computing or more sophisticated gestures. In general, however, I think multi-finger gestures should be used sparingly. Why use two or three fingers (or sometimes a whole hand) to do what can be done with one finger?
Of course its easy to see people going overboard with this – like videos I’ve seen where user have to memorize a number glyphs in order to request menus or help or whatnot. Single-finger gestures are extremely important tool in multi-touch design but like all gestures they should be intuitive and discoverable.
resistive is more sm, 25 Mar 2009IF you drop it, and the glass break then you have to buy new one although you are under warrea... more' other mobile phone will have one finger multitouch zoom soon. thanks'
one finger multitouch , trying to figure this one out...
One finger gesture for zoom is better than multifingers gesture for zoom, when you use one hand to operate your phone, example while you are walking.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970He gives nokia a good idea of multitouch-like software for internet and photo browser!
Good to have it without using stantum yet!!!
lina, 25 Mar 2009what the diffrent between iphone and imax? http://www.imax.com
lina, 25 Mar 2009what the diffrent between iphone and imax? imax is a big screen cinema, it has nothing to do with iPhone.
deer sheep if you want a real phone with a ton of specs you should consider samsung or nokia
resistive is more sm, 25 Mar 2009IF you drop it, and the glass break then you have to buy new one although you are under warrea... moreYou drop it off at a shop and get a quote for a non warranty repair, you pay the repair cost and they usually give you a new one.
You can also buy screen replacement kits on the net complete with tools and instructions for about $50.
Exactly the same as any phone with a damaged screen.
Anonymous, 25 Mar 2009Actually, Iphone OS 3.0 offers tethering through both USB and bluetooth. This website has seve... moreIF you drop it, and the glass break then you have to buy new one although you are under warreanty.
Resistive screen is about precision, so you can drawing good picture with stylus, software plastics screen can be replaces at a low price. S60v5 is Finger friendly, stantum 3.5" touchpark on resistive can detect pressure, very responsive, unlimtied finger touch, work with nail, finge, stylus and brush as well. it does have pinch to zoom, so it has everything in it, so resistive screen is more smart!
can wait to see it implemented in future non-Apple phones, Asia market need it, cold climate zone needs it as well.
the multitouch on iphone is useful only for zoom and fast typing speed on virtual keyboard. other mobile phone will have one finger multitouch zoom soon. thanks