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iPhone crashed my frontal lobes

And today has been super busy. But I can say that I haven’t had as much pure geek fun and excitement as I did this morning during the iPhone announcement for a long, long time. I haven’t felt this much gadget lust ever, and that’s saying a lot for me.

Longer post to come soon, including a list of things we don’t (yet) know about it, and some things that I don’t particularly like.

Right now, though, the iPhone has created feelings in me that I myself don’t understand… :-)

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5 thoughts on “iPhone crashed my frontal lobes

  1. Natalie says:

    I know I could hear my husband yelling about how much he needed one right NOW! From the other end of the house… and I don’t blame him, that’s a pretty sexy gadget.

  2. I’m with you Josh. I wasn’t really interested in the idea of getting an iPhone, having been kind of disappointed with the ROCKR and the like, which just seem like a way of selling more iTunes stuff to me, but THIS actually appears to be a pretty nifty product. Unlike most smartphones, Apple has apparently gone beyond simply creating a list of features as checkmarks to be added, and instead tried to give some thought as to how the phone will actually be used. If they were in stores today, I’d probably have one tonight.

    There are a couple of things that I thought were curious:

    1. No mention of removeable storage. Given that the nano and the like haven’t had them, I’m not too surprised, but they are still useful from time to time.
    2. EDGE? Really? My LG CU500 has 3G data connectivity via Cingular, it seems criminal not to have a high speed cellular data network accessible to this device. Yes, it does have Wifi, but 3G is deployed today in many urban markets, it seems a shame not to use it.
    3. Will using a qwerty keyboard w/o tactile feedback really be convienient? I understand the desire to not have dedicated buttons on the device, but buttons are occasionally useful.
    4. Scratch resistence? You are buying into a 2 year contract to get one of these things, will it hold up in daily use?

  3. IntelWife says:

    But do you really like:

    – $599 for 4 gigabyte capacity

    – $649 for 8 gigabyte capacity

    Cingular sure does stand to make a bundle off of these since they are the sole distributor, at least right now for these phones when they come on the market in June. And I bet Cingular will not be offering discounts on this phone, why should they, they know they will have an audience for it. And then you have the contract. Most likely two years. Is it worth it? Will Apple have another phone out in the two years? Will you want that new phone if it comes out while you are in contract? All things to think about.

  4. @Mark, I still have hope/faith that they’ll add 3G/HSDPA support for faster wireless than EDGE. I think it would be collosally stupid of them not to, especially considering that it’s backwards compatible. People who live where there’s only EDGE will get EDGE. People who live where HSDPA is available should be able to use it with the most desireable phone on the planet. :-)

    @Dave – what do you mean you’re not a gadget geek? 😉

    @IntelWife – The price is actually $499 for 4GB and $599 for 8GB. It’s definitely steep, but really, not so far out of line for smartphones and PDA phones. Those regularly go for $500 or more – I paid $600 for my Samsung i730 Windows Mobile phone on Verizon when it was new a year and a half ago. So, while everyone would love it to be cheaper, you can’t have everything. As the saying goes, Fast, Good, and Cheap. Pick any two. 😉

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