Originally Posted by g3pro
In terms of software, the iPhone is missing voice-input for text entry, it is missing multi-tasking in non-Apple apps of which there are tens of thousands.
And it is missing crucial hardware features like bigger and more detailed screens so that you can actually view a webpage decently. It is missing important features like user-replaceable batteries and upgradable storage space.
A combination of fewer, worse features on the hardware side as well as the software side does not make it a better combination.
Apple has a bit of catching up to do if it wants to have the newest features.
Your complaints are interesting, but not that true, or important for the most part.
As has been stated, the iPhone does multitask, but not for most 3rd party apps. Likely, it will do so with the next phone in June.
There aren't much bigger screens on any other phones that aren't themselves much bigger. The iPhone screen is 3.5", this one is 3.7. not that much of a difference.
The very high resolution is more of a marketing tool than anything else, as such high resolution on such a small screen does't offer any more use. If you look at the phone, you'll see that the interface doesn't give any more information because of it, and that's what really matters. So some more resolution on the iPhone would be nice, and will likely come in June, but not that high.
What other hardware features is the iPhone missing when compared to this? I can't think of any, but I can think of a big hardware advantage the iPhone does have. The Apple connector. So far, no other company has come out with anything as useful. In fact, it's so useful, and advantageous, that they were trying to force Apple to make it available to all of them. Naturally, and wisely, Apple refused, and said that they should get together and come up with their own. We know what happened then, nothing.
Oh yeah, Pogue, in the times today said the Nexus also has no multitouch. I would think that you would be complaining about that big omission.
This has been said many times over the years, voice entry is only marginally useful. Do you really want everyone around you to hear your needs and information? Do you want to voice your credit card information in a busy store or marketplace? Do you want to speak all your phone numbers to dial? Or give your user names and passwords?
I don't think so. I have Google's voice search program on my iPhone, and while is works ok, it's not something I use more than once in a long while. It's just much easier to do it the old way. 90% accuracy (Google's numbers) isn't good enough most of the time.