CocoCola and Anonymous, both of you make some very valid points, I appreciate that.
Under no circumstances am I saying the iPhone is special! If it was, id have one myself by now!!! When my contract was up for renewal a few weeks ago I could have opted for the iPhone, but I decided it wasnt quite for me due to some restrictions on the phone.
However, I have been to many phone forums and YES you do get phone bashing by many phone fans going into other phone forums. Apple fans probably do the same on other phone forums. Personally, I think its immature and playground stuff, you know when your at School and a kid says to another kid "my toy is better than your toy"...People have the rights to opinions and thats the beauty of debate. However some of these debates are quite heated and anger filled over a MOBILE PHONE of all things!!!!
I will stick by what I say that Apple has set a benchmark for touchscreen mobiles, it has revolutionised the mobile phone industry and it has created fierce competition between mobile phone manufacturers. There are so many strong handsets out there, its hard to chose from, however its all about individual taste. Therefore for someone to say the iPhone is rubbish or the worst phone of 2009 (cNet take notice)its an individual opinion and not an official statement on behalf of everyone.
K, 18 Nov 2009Pepsi you made some very valid points earlier, similar to what I said about the iPhone. Hats o... moreI think most people bash the iPhone for 2 reasons:
1) it is far from what it was advertised and that includes the many GSM sites on apple's payroll that have agressivley promoted and compared it to smartphones. Many cheaper phones are much more advanced.
2) iPhone has a great impact on teenagers that have almost no clue about smartphones and go bragging and trolling on every mobile forum they encounter - at some point this was bound to come back.
Do you call this bashing?
I don't, it's stuff that is obvious even here on GSMArena when you compare the 3GS to anything else. You said how "compared" iPhone is, I think this is the ultimate comparison - and continuously bashing and trolling on almost all other smartphone manufacturers should have been expeced to bring something like this.
Anonymous, 18 Nov 2009Most of the free stuff in the Android Market is supported by advertising or are demo versions.... moreNo it's not a demo or adv, some of them are good stuffs indeed.
Yes it's small files now, but Android market is new (or not been around for some time like app store), but they are growing fast.
And there's also a lot of new Android phones with serious specs are in line to be released, so you have many options here regarding the handset of your taste.
Pepsi you made some very valid points earlier, similar to what I said about the iPhone. Hats off to you for putting it nicely :)
See I have to say this again. The iPhone has revolutionised the way we use mobile phones and has set a benchmark for touchscreen mobile phones. It definately aint for all tastes and I personally didnt go for the iPhone due to some of its restrictions and it doesnt cater for my specific tastes. However I have handled the iPhone and I have to say it definately is a great phone. The fact that people come here to bash the iPhone means that phone is something to be compared to. I dont often see people saying "my Nokia 97 is better than the LG Viewty Smart" or "my HTC Hero is better than the Palm Pre". Obviously people will say this, but its more often "The so and so phone is better than the iPhone". Or "I hate the iPhone". Or "The iPhone sucks".... Why? Cos the iPhone has set a benchmark in the mobile phone industry.
So all in all, I have to say say well done Apple for creating a mobile phone that is more often talked about and compared with than probably any other mobile phone out in the market.
cocacola, 18 Nov 2009Ohaii pepsi..
I've lost contact with you since that N97 hype waiting days, together with Mi... moreMost of the free stuff in the Android Market is supported by advertising or are demo versions.
Too bad Android only supports 256MB of application memory, that rules out a lot of my 4.5GB of iPhone Apps.
Anonymous, 18 Nov 2009Ir's sad how apple pointlessly keeps improving the hardware, while the siftware can't even mak... moreMeh those other phone's can't do this:-
Pepsi, 18 Nov 2009As I mentioned previously, since there is an iPhone for every budget your theory of people not... moreOhaii pepsi..
I've lost contact with you since that N97 hype waiting days, together with Michizi and Allan (where are they?) that turn to be a dissapointmet to many.
I read your comment the other day that you too were keeping your iphone, so I kinda surprised to know that you have traded it to N97 finally (:
Anyway for me also lots been goin on for my long search. After N97, I lusted for E55 but got no luck with it because it doesn't released here in my country.
But then my eyes grab attention to android phone and long story short, my search ended with HTC Hero.
And boy.. I love it! you should get the taste of Android phones like Hero and see it yourself. I think it's available in Oz.
It's like Iphone, with multitouch, etc but more with it's Sense UI that is brilliant, Android market and google apps, most of it free and the phone itself is unlock (no restriction).
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Ir's sad how apple pointlessly keeps improving the hardware, while the siftware can't even make proper use of the current cpu:
-480x640 video while all other phones that have it have D1 or even HD
-no hd video because iPhone only plays apple formats, encoding from HD to HD always loses quality and take ages so you might aswell encode in iPhone's own resolution.
-still no games gor 3GS, same quality as the ones for the first iPhone.
and sooo much more software faults: youtube.com/watch?v=85idbPSp14A
westcoast, 18 Nov 2009its great but whats the use having such a phone with less features its nothing compared to the... moreIt has more than enough features to keep almost everyone who owns one happy.
It's excellent at the things that people find important.
its great but whats the use having such a phone with less features its nothing compared to the samsung omnia, and sony ericsson satio
Pepsi, 18 Nov 2009I know a fair bit about processors and speeds and I'm aware of how the 3GS was improved. There... moreCheck out Real Racing, made by Firemint right here in Australia, there's a free version sponsored by Volkswagen with GTI's.
It blows any other games on phone's into the dust.
Notice how when people whine about iPhone games they all resort to comparisons with dedicated gaming consoles, that's because the iPhone lifted mobile gaming to a whole new level.
Well Linux has always been crap for games.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970New os (actually not new) and offer what apple not allow ! Maemo is the king
Nokia has fixed the touch uI with maemo and bring computer power to phone! Will apple make
Anonymous, 17 Nov 2009Apple beat Nokia in handset revenue last quarter, to take the number one spot. $1.6 Billion... moreofcos apple earn alot , bcos of selling low tech stuff at high price, bcos this world hav alot of less clever pp who always support apple low tech stuff, hahahahahahahahahahahaha
Anonymous, 18 Nov 2009What they'll probably do is ramp up the performance again. All those f00ls who think their ... moreI know a fair bit about processors and speeds and I'm aware of how the 3GS was improved. There is a video of a guy comparing the 3G and the 3GS to show the speed difference of the 2 models, the 3GS is considerably faster. Some people may see this a huge upgrade but there are still those who only use the phone for basic functions. Personally I was hoping it would bring better games to the table, seems it hasn't though.
Pepsi, 18 Nov 2009I'm looking forward to seeing how Apple will try and compete with the N900. The next iPhone is... moreWhat they'll probably do is ramp up the performance again.
All those f00ls who think their is not much difference between the 3G and 3GS obvoiusly know nothing about ARM processors etc
There are major differences under the hood and the OS update brought over 100 new functions to the iPhone.
Anonymous, 18 Nov 2009N 900 Is more fun to use than iphone!
n97 is more practical to use than iphone
get... moreI'm looking forward to seeing how Apple will try and compete with the N900. The next iPhone is gonna be in need of some vast improvement rather than a few tweaks the 3GS had over the 3G. It's like that Simpson's episode when Lisa designed that doll. Malibu Stacey was the most the most popular doll, she had alot of features and was very pretty to look at. Then Lisa's doll came along with more realistic funtionality and people were excited. But not to be outdone by another brand, the folks who make Malibu Stacey released a new doll at the last minute with a new feature - a brand new hat!
I wonder what feature Apple will bring with the next iPhone. A qwerty keyboard? A 5mp camera? A hat maybe? Who knows! The possibilities are endless!