Are you having a hard time understanding the difference between being forced to take and not wanting a time based subscription? You seem to be struggling with this.
Apple doesn't need to support Outlook. They have their own email client. Apple has basically said why they wouldn't directly support BlackBerry.
Too bad most business have failed to jump on the Apple bandwagon with their mail support but right now much of the world uses Exchange. If Apple is too stupid to see this, so be it. It just goes to prove what others in this thread have said about Jobs (he who must not be named or made eye contact with) and his "I am right all the time" attitude.
[Quote]Its not fair to compare Nokia and Apple in that way. Nokia has been selling phones for nearly 30 years, while Apple is just in its first year. [/Quote}
This means they had 30 years of experience to look at and still missed the mark. Sort to makes them look either very stupid or very arrogant. The truth is somewhere in between.
Apple was not interested in simply stuffing lots of features into a phone. They want to take their time and grow the platform with features and apps that are of high quality, easy to use, and visually pleasing.
We are going into Tangentville here. I did not once say what was there is not pleasant or nice eye candy. My comments have to do with telephony features.
Yes you can, this feature was added in firmware 1.1.3.
You are correct. I have been using another client and did not even bother to check this. Thanks for the tip. Only took 3 or 4 upgrades to do something basic but okay. It is a start. I stand corrected.
How is the iPhone a work phone? You call it crippled non-enterprise phone that sits in a drawer.
In my current capacity with State, I do not need to make VoIP calls (I have an unlimited plan here in Finland and use my N82 for the heavy lifting) or send multiple SMS to co-workers. For the most part, I just make and receive calls. I do use the iPod function much, much more.
This is your definition of a smartphone.
This one of many definitions of a smartphone. If you read the article I posted, you will notice that there is no fast and furious definition. I guess it would be subjective at best.
You like to rant about how Americans don't understand Europeans. You sure feel comfortable being an American making defining statements about a content with 50 countries and over 700 million people.
I would say my multiple years of living in several countries for several years gives me a better understanding of different cultures than most Americans for sure.
You don't have to take my word for it. You only simply have look at the picture. Or in your case take your iPhone out of the drawer and use it. You will clearly see their are 16 other apps than the iPod.
These are webapps. Not native. Meaning what? I have to constantly be connected to some sort of data access. I want native apps and yes they are coming, and in most cases they are here thanks to 3rd party developers.
There are also over 1400 web apps and services built specifically for the iPhone. This list is growing by 100 a month.
O2 has said the iPhone is the most used device on their data network even to the point of straining their network. Looking at how the iPhone has taken a good chunk of the Europaen internet marketshare. This is solid proof that Europeans use the iPhone for more than an iPod.
Sorry if I do not buy the O2 story. They have probably the worse network in Europe. The worse coverage. Many of those same O2 customers have an additional phone as well. There was an article on ilounge.com that mentioned this. (Not exactly sure if it was iLounge, but this was noted a few weeks ago.)
I was speaking of HTML 5 features that will be coming to Safari. You said the N82 already does that. Is that just your default answer for everything?
I did acknowledge that I fired off a general answer. Was that not good enough? My default answer for the iPhone is that it is more iPod than phone. Feel free to insert this whenever and where ever you need.
Part of this is your impatience. Apple has said from the beginning they would continuously add features to the phone. And they have.
Part of this is my right as a paying customer. I can do whatever I want with my phone. Second, each statement you exhibit further illustrates that this is your first "high-end" phone. Well, for me, my days go back to the first Nokia Communicator, the Ericsson R380, and so on. I am used to having more than just a pretty UI.
Apple has created and is improving a web based development for the iPhone. The results are nearly 1500 web based applications and services. Something that no other phone manufacturer has done.
If you play golf, I will give you a Mulligan. You really should have thought this one out. No other phone manufacture has to. All of their apps are native to the phone. Symbian have probably 3k or 4k apps already that work pretty darn well. You are correct Sir, no other phone manufacture had to because the apps could be installed on the phone.
Apple is building a 3rd party platform based on desktop API infrastructure. This is something that no other phone manufacturer has done. Apple has said that this is a lot of work and they want to insure everything is right because they will be stuck with these API's for a long time.
See above again........
What the iPhone can or cannot do is a fact, yes. Which of these features are most useful is the subjective part. You confuse the two.
Who is confused is also subjective. In my mind, you are simply one of the koolaid drinkers that is not really knowledgeable about usable feature packed phones. I think the word I used was unsophisticated. Who knows. Maybe you are, maybe you aren't.
You describe yourself a power user huh? Most of the power users I've seen who really need to send multiple texts are 13 year olds.
I think you just answered my question. Oh well tomorrow is a new day and with that comes new adventures.
Just so that we are on the same sheet of music. Where is this eventually going to go? What is the end game. We are going round and round. I have my opinion and you have yours. Fair enough. I have my feelings about the iPhone. You can't change that as your arguments are not strong enough, and I can't change your mind as well. Same with my arguments.