Originally Posted by sapporobaby
True, never say "anything" in a way. You infer it often. TBaggins called you out on this on several occasions.
No I suppose I don't make as definitive statements as you guys. A lot of this is just personal preference.
None the less, I understand rather clearly its usefulness, strengths, but I also point out its weaknesses which you constantly fail to do. As I asked a few pages back, how many previous "smartphones" have you used. If the iPhone is your first, your views will naturally be slanted in favor of the iPhone and this is okay.
Those weaknesses are only weakness if the missing features are absolutely necessary. Thus far from surveys conducted the most used features on smartphones are email, SMS/MMS, and voice. Not every other esoteric feature you feel the iPhone is required to have.
Sending video through bluetooth from one phone to another sounds neat, but not likely to become a major must have feature.
However, I have been using smartphones since their inception. I have seen, good ones, bad ones, and some that are lost in the middle. The iPhone, (IN MY OPINION), is not a smartphone but a mobile media device. It is less smart in the phone area but quite intelligent in the media playback mileu. I have also mentioned this several times but this seems to be lost on you as you then start to mention web apps, 3G speeds, etc..... My only gripe with the iPhone is that it is less of a phone and more an iPod.
Yes you've stated this several times. Your vision of what a smartphone should do is more aligned with what Nokia and S/E have created. What would be the point of making a competing phone if it simply copied what they've already done? Apple is approaching the smartphone differently.
The flaw in this reasoning is that media playback is one app of many. I mention web apps because these are functions that the iPhone does as well. You choose to ignore this because it is a strength the iPhone has over its competitors. The iPhone can perform what ever software is developed for the iPhone OS platform.
Web apps were only invented because Apple locked the phone down to native apps. Wait a few weeks and see how many web apps are still around. This is a cop out excuse and nothing moving the goal post session.
On your personal computer do you have a native app for every thing you do? Online banking doesn't need a native app, nor does FaceBook, nor airline tickets, or movie tickets. Most of these services are handled by dedicated web sites. That is what web apps are.
True enough some web apps will work better as native apps. But many only need to be websites the same way they are on your personal computer.
Well that would surly make it the number one mobile browser in the US, but what does this have to do with the phone functionality, other using EDGE? You are just sticking in stuff you read to try and bolster the fact that as a phone the iPhone is lacking.
You insinuated that iPhone had such a high data marketshare because of China.
I think some o2 users pointed out how the data is misleading. I can not remember if it was this thread or another one, but the results were skewed to favor o2's claims.
I'm not sure how anyone could know that O2 skewed the data. Unless you have access to their numbers.
If you read what I wrote, I said I was not sure but I thought it might based on the design of the webkit. Subsequently it was noted that the user agent should make the proper browser identification. What connection am I trying to make? Do you mean the possible misreporting of the user agent, which is actually possible and would give inflationary statistics?
Several times you've attempted to tie S60 and Safari together because they both share webkit. They are different browsers and webkit does not make them the same.