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In case that you were wondering, I said goodbye to the very cool and useful iPhone and I’m now using my old BlackBerry, which continues to serve me well. During the 4 weeks that I have used the iPhone I managed to type very fast, however I found it still inferior when it comes to sending emails. (Try to send iPhone emails while you are walking the dog or waiting in traffic on 101 South at the rush hour). Other than that, I only had issues with “spontaneous” calls that took place when I was placing the iPhone in my pocket without locking the device first. Unfortunately, my iPhone was calling home (3 times during a 5 day trip). Calling home at the middle of the day is nice, unless home’s time zone is PST and you are 10 hours ahead. To be honest, this problem is not unique to iPhone. Using BlackBerry, even when the keys are locked, I managed to call the emergency services (spontaneously of course) several times. The example below is clear (even though the picture was taken with an iPhone):
Trying to looks trendier, I decided that it’s about time to upgrade my not-so-new Blackberry. I just need to get ‘em to stare at my device, I thought to myself. My standards are not too high. I don’t need a camera, movies, mp3, sliders, voices or anything like it. It just need to be cool, trendy, light and above all, attune to my email habits. The first device that I tested was the iPhone 3G. I asked the doctor to land me his phone and after installing active sync server and protecting it with the SE, I was ready to go.
The good things:
The device is sexy and cool. The UI is simple to use (I do not read manuals) and intuitive. The app store is amazing. I will not be the first nor the last person to say that Apple changed the world with this application. Two big thumbs up for the idea and execution. Web surfing is great: it works fine in multiple languages, handles dynamic content well. Attachment management works well as well.
But sadly I report that the iPhone is almost unusable when it comes to handling my emails. Here’s why:
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