24.7.07

Keep the iPhone away

iPhone

For the first time I was quite near an iPhone: something like 4 meters from it. It's an horrible experience. People aglomerate around it, get excited, talk loudly, drool over, force you to put your headphones louder, and tempts you to drop that piece of code you didn't want but got anyway into your wireless network. The fuss passes as the iPhone moves along, to recieve more drool from other people on its way. What stays is the incredible number of people mumbling stuff like "I want one of those things", even if they didn't really had the change to see what they could, and specially could not, do with it.

Sighting, I just wish: "I hope this damn thingie never arives here in Portugal".

I have a blog post thought to be written about this gadget for a long time - it urges now to be written and published.

5 comments:

  1. I have a blog post thought to be written about this gadget for a long time - it urges now to be written and published.

    I'd certainly urge you to first actually try one! It makes a hell of a difference.

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  2. Man, that phone is way more limited than my actual (cheap) one - limited in stuff that I actually use. From the simpliest stuff like MMS's (damn, since 2002 that you have that, since 2003 that I don't have a phone without it)! I surely won't buy a $500 phone when you have $50 phones that are way more usable... just because it is beautiful, hyped and, er, Apple.

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  3. http://joaobordalo.com/articles/2007/07/24/the-power-of-good-ui-design

    < / k

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  4. koko,

    That was the most insightful comment I've seen about the iPhone. One video is worth a million comments, justifications and rants.

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  5. Don't worry, it will come in 2008, probably by Vodafone.

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