Linked by David Adams on Tue 5th Aug 2008 21:28 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless On August 1 2007, I published an article called "My Month with the iPhone" wherein I examined the iPhone's now well-known advantages and deficiencies and speculated extensively on where Apple was likely to take the phone, development-wise. Now that the new iPhone and the iPhone 2.0 software have been out for a few weeks, and there's been a whole new storm of praise and gripes raging, I thought it would be illuminating for me to re-visit my prognostications and take my lumps.
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I've had my iPhone (1st gen) for a couple of months. Alas jail broken as officially it doesn't exist here...

The unforgivable:

* no sms forwarding
* no Vcard sms support
* No MMS - but that doesn't really bother me. you can always email instead. which is basically what mms is (though initiated through signaling channel)

Despite these really really bad shortcomings it is still BY FAR the best phone i've ever used. The App Store integration is amazing and has to be experienced to be appreciated. As it is jailbroken I have access to other 3rd party apps.

My one regret, not buying it sooner. I was a happy P800 user but was very disapointed by SE's subsequent releases.

Re, touchscreen. for general use its perfect. for typing it does the job (far from perfect but does the job)

EDIT: just wanted to add a note about Netshare. Its amazing. does exactly what it says on the tin. Just setup a new profile on my Macbook Air and Steve's your uncle.

Edited 2008-08-06 12:46 UTC

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