Posts Tagged ‘iphone’

Google Voice, Apple, and the FCC – One More Reason I Won’t Own an iPhone


Last year I provided a list of reasons why I won’t buy an iPhone.  Since that time I’ve had a chance to play with one and I must admit, it is a pretty cool little toy.

The keyboard is a lot more usable than I thought it would be. It has the ability to accept push mail from Exchange server.  The browser is probably the most usable hand-held browser on the market.  And the screen resolution is awesome.  In fact, when I first saw one up close, I was tempted to make it my new phone.

But even with that, there are a few apps missing.  And even if I heard that there was an application being developed tomorrow that would fill the missing gap in applications, I STILL would not buy an iPhone because of this one critical reason that I missed in my first list.

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5 Reasons Why I Don’t Have an iPhone

ppl-act-014 With all the hype around the iPhone lately, I am constantly amazed at how many people “have to have” what basically amounts to a toy.

I’m also amazed at the reactions I get from other programmers when they find out I don’t even want this fancy new toy.

This is not to say there aren’t things about the iPhone that I like.  I like the touch screen.  Mostly.  At least for initial navigation.  And I like the browser.  But, that’s about as far as it goes.

So, here’s my list of reasons for not getting an iPhone:

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