“A bit of background: I hate cell phones. They’re a necessary evil in terms of convenience, but with each latest and greatest model I bought, I became increasingly critical,” Michael DeAgonia reports for Computerworld.
“Potentially useful features were hidden underneath menus and submenus and sub-submenus, it couldn’t autosync with my Mac, Internet access was mediocre, and the user interface clunky… The result: clumsy hardware married to lousy software, new features without a new form,” DeAgonia reports.
Apple’s iPhone “is the first phone I’ve liked in well over six years,” DeAgonia reports. “To call the iPhone the best phone I’ve ever used is the biggest understatement of the decade. It’s like saying Jupiter is big, or infinity a long time. From the moment you pick it up, you can feel the weight and sturdiness of the phone, inspiring the sort of confidence you get from a quality build. The display is gorgeously integrated, the streamlined face covered by glass. Finally — a design worthy of being called a design!”
“But the attention to detail doesn’t stop there. The iPhone as a phone is actually remarkable, given that you can easily swap between multiple calls, connect them, separate them, put some on private … all without hanging up on any of the parties. I couldn’t do that with any other phone before and always assumed that feature was faulty. These are among the details I’ve discovered with constant use of my iPhone over the past two months,” DeAgonia reports.
DeAgonia reports, “However, the beauty of the iPhone lies beyond its deliciously simple shell and goes way beyond being just a phone. That beauty — and the iPhone’s success — lies with the way you interact with it. Use the multitouch screen, along with the changing set of ‘buttons’ and icons that adjust themselves to the task at hand, and you can’t help be reminded of classic science fiction, in which devices are so easy to use anyone can pick up anything and begin operating it. That’s what the iPhone is.”
Much, much more in the full article, including what need to be fixed with iPhone, here.