Even though, I copped the LG enV phone over the weekend, what I really wanted was the Apple iPhone. Since I already have an iPod and an iBook, a iPhone would have completed my set. Ya feel me?
But alas, a few things held me back from jumping on the iPhone.
01. It's too expensive. Granted, it's a technological marvel, but $500-600 is too pricey for a phone. And don't forget, you also have to set up your calling plan, too. So I'm guessing all together -- $1,000-plus when you add it up. Wow!
02. It's on the AT&T carrier and that means I would have to leave Verizon. I couldn't do that because Verizon has been berry, berry, berry good to me. So why jump ship?
03. It has a lot of bells and whistles that I don't really need. I don't know anyone who spends time watching youtube videos while on the go. It doesn't hurt to have that type of entertainment on a phone, but for me -- I want "the criticals"[sic]: Talk, E-Mail, Text-Messaging, Edit Word Documents, a decent keyboard and a
2.0 3-4 mega-pixels camera.
But there might be some good news on the horizon. According to a report, Apple reportedly is developing a cheaper iPhone. But an industry insider questioned the validity of that report, and said that a cheaper phone will probably not happen . . . just yet. My money is on the report. I think Steve Jobs and his tech elfs are building a cheaper iPhone for the casual user -- the one who doesn't want all of the bells and whistles of its current phone.
So, for those of you who don't know what the fuss is all about with the iPhone -- click HERE for a full review about Apple's new technological wonder.
And check out this very interesting review of the iPhone. These guys tested the phone's durability by throwing it across a sidewalk, cutting it up with a pocket knife, and then they flushed it down a toilet. Yikes!
DJ/Producer and supreme gadget head Just Blaze offers his thoughts on the iPhone, complete with video.
And finally, this is a good tutorial/tech review of the iPhone by publicist Isidra Person Lynn. She interviewed her husband, African studies professor Dr. Kwaku, and asked him about how the iPhone works.