After some weeks playing with my iPhone, I have to say I am not impressed at all! I compared my SonyEricsson with the iPhone, and of course a word on Skype!
The good things:
- Fantastic photo rotating and zooming function.
- Yeah! WIFI! Fantastic too!
- OK: great applications (but I had also great applications with my SonyEriccson).
- Bookreading: quite some interesting free books.
- Much more games and applications although I don’t use them often.
- Voice commands: I could do voice “recognition” calling with my SonyEriccson (Saying “Claudio” and my “SonyEriccson” called my son Claudio)
- Copy – Paste (it seems it will be in the 3.0 iPhone version)
- Handwriting: I could write on my screen to add or change data in my calendar or any other application.
- Videocamera! Ooh, what an iPhone disappointment (I knew it in advance), although … when you jailbreak it you can have it!!!!!!
- I could use my SonyEriccson as a memory stick! NOT possible with the iPhone!!!!
- I could synchronize it without using a cable for instance with an infrared connection!
- I hate the omnipresence of iTunes on my PC. iTunes is all about selling music and applications, it isn’t very user friendly either. I use AIMP2 for music, an amazing piece of Russian software with lots of extras!
- Loading videos: only MPEG, and most of the time it doesn’t work even for original MPEG videos.
Well, no native Skype on the iPhone (not on the SonyEriccson either) but yes, a very good replacement for it : FRING, only through WIFI (for the time being). But great! Fring also shows me, besides all my Skype contacts, my (very few ) MSN contacts (two of my 3 kids and some other few persons)! I can call, I can “SkypeOut” and I can chat when on WIFI. Lovely, thanks Fring! AND IT IS FREE!
But ... other dissapointment: if i want to launch another application while "fringing", Fring stops: no multitasking of iPhone applications!
To be honest, if they steal my iPhone I will scream, but only for the money. And probably I will do a more technical market comparison before deciding what will be my next mobile phone, instead of following the HYPE.