Rico, 18 Sep 2008It is very unfortunate that such a sophisticated device does not have a front facing camera to... moreTo Rico. That front camera feature for video calling has been around for a couple of years now, and really, I have never seen anyone use it. It's one of those features that's only good to brag about, but non-existent on usability.
MANGO, 18 Sep 2008one of the main features which is bluetooyh.video camera.and no fm.it is so unstatisfied thing... moreTo Mango. Yes, the iphone does not have BT file transfer, video rec and fm. But it does have many other features and qualities that are more important than those. Most people who could afford the iphone own a digital camera, like myself, so we end up using that anyway. As for BT file transfer, realistically based on my personal and my friends experience, this does not happen very often, and when you need to, you can always email it via your iphone. You can even email a saved note, a helpful feature that is not found in many other phones. As for, the iphone has Pandora, Stitcher, etc radio applications that are even BETTER than fm. So as you can see, you have more to gain that lose with the iphone, and for that, it is very worth it.
i already have an iphone 2g and i was wondering if it would be a wise choice to buy an iphone 3g,someone please advise me,and if im going to buy it from the us do i also have to get an contract with att?
DARKSTORM1, 18 Sep 2008Plz iphone 3g users answer me!!! is this phone support java programmes or not????.???? tnx for allTo answer your question. I don't think it supports Java, maybe because it doesn't need to.
Plz iphone 3g users answer me!!! is this phone support java programmes or not????.???? tnx for all
one of the main features which is bluetooyh.video camera.and no fm.it is so unstatisfied things.buy this phone ur loosing your money absolutely
It is very unfortunate that such a sophisticated device does not have a front facing camera to enable video calls which is one of the attractive services of 3G.
it sucks 2 megapixel camera , no bluetooth whats the point!! yer it has good internet and thats it pointless mobile
Anonymous, 18 Sep 2008only issue is that you have to use itunes, dont like being forced to use apple software, nea... moreits only to be exspected that the apple software runs itunes only. if you dont want to use itunes get the omnia or tocco and use what ever music download you want.
This phone lacks many basic features like bluetooth, a good camera, mms etc . But agree with me or not iphone has changed things forever in the vast world of mobiles . It has introduced some features like , multi-touch UI , Auto rotation , The best Web browser etc . There features has brought revolution in a true sense . If its not a revolutionary phone , then tel me why are Nokia , Sony Ericcson , Samsung etc. are launching ' iphone killers ' , like Omnia , Xperia x1 , Nokia tube etc . Nobody hasn't ever launched an ' N95 killer ' Lol . We were almost done using same old traditional N series , Walkman series . . . . . . . . Thanx 2 apple . Itz a revolution . . . . . !
It was good to read the 13 points from Anon which summs up what I think of the iPhone too after playing with it in the Apple store.
Just too hard to use esp the text function which should be in landscape, and the Bluetooth joke. Its a nice looking phone and great UI but I text a lot and want proper B'tooth so not much use to me!
The new HTC HD looks like the phone for me!
Having put my sim card back in my N95 & given up with the iphone because it's so horrible to use, I realise one of the most annoying things about the iphone is point 8) below.
1) iphone bluetooth is incompatible with most other devices. It wonít pair with my PC, my laptop my sonís phone, my printer, my wifeís laptop, phone etc !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I believe this was done deliberately by Apple so you have to use itunes or some such reason. That makes me very angry. Bluetooth is supposed to be a universal standard like USB. In making the iphone incompatible with most other bluetooth devices they have in effect consciously made it a defective product !
Iíve never heard of such a thing. Itís a completely crass thing to do.
2) Canít switch off predictive text. To add to this, the predictive text youíre stuck with doesnít seem to learn !
3) Canít enlarge font size in text entry box. Why have a relatively large phone screen then leave the customer with tiny fonts !
4) Cant forward SMSís or phone numbers.
5) Canít sort order of internet bookmarks
6) Last Incoming & last outgoing calls mixed up in one call log so difficult to distinguish outgoing from incoming calls.
7) Myspace music doesnít play. Same with other sites where programmes such as flashplayer etc are needed because those programmes don't work on the Apple platform.
8) Hereís one of the most irritating niggles with the iphone. Can't use the iphone with one hand unlike most phones where a little group of selection keys gives access to most functions within easy reach of the thumb of the hand you are holding the phone with. The iphone touch screen is too sensitive to the duration of finger stroke. It needs quick stabs with index finger so thumb doesnít work well. The iphone is a big slippery lump you need two hands to operate where icons are dotted all over the place rather than all within easy reach of your thumb anyway.
9) Any phone screen, including the iphone screen, is too small to use the internet conveniently. I've got a PC at work & two at home. Do I really need the internet in my pocket ? No not with a silly little phone screen. So the main reason to justify having an iphone, namely 3G, isnít a valid enough reason for putting up with the poor ergonomics & camera.
10) The camera is of course not as good as for example the N95 which has 5M pixel & a Carl Zeiss lens.
11) When youíve finished with the phone then press home key the next time you use it, the previous application youíve finished with opens up !
When I go to use my phone I expect the home key to give me the desktop for me to select the application I want to use. Not the application I finished with hours ago !
12) The Qwerty keypad is so small you keep hitting the adjacent key by mistake. Iím so used to to entering text with multiple key strokes via the telephone keypad on my N95 that itís quicker & more reliable & less fiddly than the tiny Qwerty keypad on the iphone.
13 Iphone wonít take a standard earphone jack whereas Nokia had the sense to make the N95 so it does take standard jack.
The iphone is very slick & impressive, but alas ergonomically poor. The wow factor is there initially, but then you find itís not so nice to use. In fact it's a bit gimmicky & I can't forgive Apple for the bluetooth issue. I found the 13 irritating problems listed above within a week of owning my iphone. No doubt there are many more problems one would find over a longer period of time.
I'm happy to be taking my iphone back to the shop & switching back to my Nokia N95. Iím very very disappointed with the iphone.
only issue is that you have to use itunes, dont like being forced to use apple software, nearly as bad as micro$oft
I work in the telco industry and the amount of people that have purchased the iphone and then come to buy a phone that actually does what a phone should do is just ridiculous!!..all you iphone lovers out there need to get a grip on reality, the iphone is just a glorified ipod and nothing else, compare the spec sheet with the HTC Pro and see what argument you can come up with, if you want to talk seriously about specs the email me at email@example.com
How do I register my phone and create an itunes account. I registered but did not receive the confirmation email. Is that because my billing address is outside the U.S.?
Please advise how i can register so I can at least download something onto this otherwise boring phone!
Audrina, 17 Sep 2008My boyfriend has this phone and it's not all that. Not all that in my point of view. The only ... morebut isnt it why you buy the phone? features? 5mp camera? seriously does anyone here use a camera for a photo shoot???
another thing. im out to buy a phone worth what, 200, 300 dollars plus? it must look the part not just be the part right??
lets face it nothing beats it in looks...
Anonymous, 17 Sep 2008HTC phone are the best phone now....! iphone is dead lol...!You're obviously wrong, because the iphone won "Gadget of the Year", not HTC =)
now its on payg maybe more people can afford one & try out its ease of use,luxury & charm
My boyfriend has this phone and it's not all that. Not all that in my point of view. The only thing that is so nice about it is the touchscreen and its features.