OK, let me make one thing clear. I am NOT an apple fanboy! I admit they have amazing devices, but I am not a fan. I have never owned an iPhone. I have used several Nokias, Samsungs, and Sony Ericssons over the years. Currently I have a Nokia E72 which I thought would have been the best phone when it came out last year.
With this being said, I will be buying the iPhone 4 next week. All things cosidered, the iPhone 4 is the best smartphone out at the moment. That's right, better then the Nexus One, better than the Samsung Galaxy S, and better than the Nokia X8.
Here's why: the best user experience and the best selection of quality apps. I'm well aware that Android has a great future, but it's no where as established as the Apple store at the moment and let's face it, the Android store will not catch up to Apple anytime soon.
The previous iPhones were lacking in features, but let's be honest, the iPhone 4 is feature rich. Considering the display, the multitasking, the camera, the music player etc, this phone has it all.
The Nokia E72 has so many bugs, it's not even funny. And the user experience is nothing compared to the iPhone. I've really had it with Symbian, and I consider myself a Symbian expert.
I've been thinking non stop over the past week whether I should finally buy the Samsung Galaxy or the iPhone. And I've made my decision: iPhone 4!
Foley, 16 Jun 2010Have had an iPhone, Nokia, Samsung,BlackBerry and you know what? I will never said to someone... moreYou know what? Think whatever you want to think :) Good luck with your device and be happy with it :)
why are u people squabbling and bickering over which is the best phone. Every phone fits different profile of user. That is why we have endless models of phone in the market. Just buy which model fits u the best and stop bickering with each other.
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2010Trap? Are you nuts? Lol. Hey, the moment someone else releases a phone that I like more tha... moreHave had an iPhone, Nokia, Samsung,BlackBerry and you know what?
I will never said to someone to buy any brand or model like you do.
I just express my opinion about Apple strategy to sell re-invented hot water (re invented 3GS again) and hopefully some of the newcomers will be smart enough to Google for money-quality best deal instead throw away 1K.
To be honest, iPhone do not deserve even prefix "smartphone" cause u can compare him only with Nitendo game boy. Insert program and play a game, although limited to Apple store only. Dumb phone basically with nice screen and with many limitations. Only Steve Jobs propaganda make him popular and that's only reason why people buy this toy.
They are convinced, by Steve marketing, that buying iPhone will buy them a ticket to become an IT wizard.
Typical Apple user is always in crusader war with computers or even with microwave.
One click only is their motto, everything more is tremendous headache.
Therefore iPhone 4 is nothing more than fancy toy adopted to IT low end user.
Struggle to prove otherwise is just desperate attempt to justify money buying status.
I'm so happy. At last after trying the whole day, I was able to reserve my 32gb black iphone4 to be picked up at Manhattan Beach Apple Store on the 24th. It may not be a preorder, but it's just as good. Just gotta make sure I pick it up on the 24th, and I wouldn't miss it for anything :)
This might be the greatest phone of all time. it may be like the Lion King of the mobile jungle but the only problem is this Lion comes(to India) caged(locked) by the operator ???
I think the fact is that no other brand managed to develope a phone as responsive as the iphone, using it makes sense, not like most of touch phones that are glitchy and try to look cool instead of work smooth. SMOOTH, that's the word.
for me iphone is perfectly good product... best in performance, software support and third party apps... there are just two things i hate 1. poor battery life. 2. too much restrictions (itunes dependent all the way) and priced so high. other than that everything else works perfectly well... guys stop arguing and yah nokia boy go to nokia forum instead of arguing here. yoy have to know that while iphone increases its market share and samsung and LG, nokia is dropping since last year lol...
MicroSim, eff that. sim cards have no need for change, its not like they are bulky and weigh the phone down, this is just going to make life more difficult for moving contacts and make my job (as a phone salesman) that much more difficult. ugh.
Anonymous, 16 Jun 2010Fail...
They've had 4 goes to get the iPhone right, but the only flash I'm seeing here is f... moreSorry, I forgot to add my name before I hit 'Submit'.
But seriously though, curved design has been around since the wheel.
They've had 4 goes to get the iPhone right, but the only flash I'm seeing here is for the camera.
Adobe and Apple have been in each others pants for what seems like a lifetime. You'd think by now that there would be a rock solid solution for flash on the i
iPod touch - no flash
iPhones 1 through 4 - no flash
iPad (Marketed as ultimate web surfing experience) - guess what... no flash
Why don't Apple do what they normally do, and just rip off someone else's technology and never pay royalties. (e.g. Bluetooth)
One other thing Steve Jobs...
Curved Design is not a noteworthy feature.
John, 16 Jun 2010Once again People pls get over the fact that the IPhone 4 is too expensive. If you cannot a... moreDude, Its not that I can't afford the phone its more that the price is ridiculous for the technology inside. You can say that it has more than other phones but lets face it, the Screen Resolution is the only real thing it brings to the table.
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2010Who are you to say what people will do? I couldn't care less about the camera, I've got an ... moreWho are you to tell me to buy se satio if i want a cameraphone? I can buy any phone i want, N8, X10, galaxy S, nexus1 or even the new iphone with the 'revolutionary' facetime and 'magical' glass body as and when it's available here. What you just told me to do is as stupid as me telling you to buy nokia 7700, which the original iphone is a copy of and coincidentally steve job's favourite phone before iphone existed.
Once again People pls get over the fact that the IPhone 4 is too expensive.
If you cannot afford it right now, then please stay out and wait for a few months for the price to drop.
I do understand that during this recession time, things are slightly difficult for you, everyone & Apple as well. Yes it's true, Mr Jobs has got to pay his bills as well, so that is why he is selling the IPhones for such a price, just to recover from the development costs of the IPhone 4 and then get some funds to build IPhone 5.
But once a few months goes by, then the price of the IPhone 4 would definitely fall & you all can go ahead and grab one for yourself.
So please chill out till then.
Have a nice evening ahead.
Love the iPhone or hate it, the fact is that its changed mobile phones for ever. Its the first successful touch screen phone, and now all the other manufacturers are falling over themselves to bring out touch screen phones too, then theres the apps. When people look back on phones in years to come the iphone will be seen as one of the phones that changed the way phones look & work forever.
Not everyone wants a smart phone, so for a lot of people a simple Symbian based mobile with a keypad will be the only phone they will ever need. Unless Symbian OS3 on the N8 turns out to be mind blowing, I can't see Symbian surviving in smartphones at all, with Android on one side & Apple on the other. Blackberry probably has a lot to worry about from these 2 rivals in the future also.
As for the future, I think Apples biggest threat will come from Andoid. It can do everything that Apple iOS can do, but is much cheaper for developers to use as its open source.
v-2rsabe, 15 Jun 2010It is because people are sick of hearing you folks claiming that Iphone is the best phone in t... moreyou know why we love the iphone because it is fun to have and easy to live with and it is not like any other phones that cost you more but less the applications that you have for example lg km900 it always hangs a lot
Anonymous, 14 Jun 2010I don't think it's jealousy, it might be the sheep like behaviour in people. All of a sudden s... moreIt is because people are sick of hearing you folks claiming that Iphone is the best phone in the world when it is not!
With this iphone4 mania going on. Let's see how soon websites adopt html5 standards. Read below.
iPhone 4 Pre-Orders Clog Up Nation
Posted on June 15th, 2010 in Featured by admin
Customers eager to buy Apple’s new iPhone 4 experienced massive and widespread difficulties when attempting to pre-order the smart phone on Tuesday, the day it went on sale.
Users trying to order the iPhone on Apple’s website received an error message: “Your request couldn’t be processed. We’re sorry, but there was an error processing your request. Please try again later.” Attempts to preorder from AT&T’s website yielded similar error messages.
Calls to AT&T’s customer service line returned a pre-recorded message saying that the company was facing extremely heavy call volumes. A new Apple app, launched Tuesday morning, that allows existing Apple customers to use their iPhone or iPod to pre-order the iPhone 4 was offline by mid-afternoon. Twitter, recovering from its own crashes earlier in the day, lit up with accounts from frustrated iPhone shoppers.
Even AT&T’s retail stores were unable to order new iPhones for customers at the height of the frenzy. An AT&T retailer in Times Square resorted to taking pre-order information manually, with a pen and paper, for a few hours Tuesday morning. By mid-afternoon, the computer systems at the store were back online and the lines had subsided."
Got to control myself. Wait for the white one...wait for the white one, lol.
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2010If a new phone from nokia, samsung or sony ericsson has a 5 megapixel camera everyone is disa... moreWho are you to say what people will do?
I couldn't care less about the camera, I've got an N82 lying around in a drawer since I got an iPhone 3G.
I care more about the 5GB of Apps I already own, which I can just sync across using iTunes.
The 4.3 inch screen phones are just too big they don't fit too well in a shirt pocket and you look pretty dumb when you're talking on one, they hide half your face.
The HTC Evo is only available on the Sprint network in the US which is CDMA and irrelevant the GSM.
If you want a camera phone get a SE Satio, the phone the N8 is a copy of.