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Techno Lust

I admit it, I really, really want an iPhone now. I’ve been using a Cingular Windows Mobile phone since the summer, and I’ve become sold on the whole smartphone thing. There’s something very handy about being able to be at the store and pull up reviews of the product I’m buying right there. Plus, Google’s mobile version of Google Maps has saved my bacon on several occasions. The iPhone seems to be a revolutionary step forward in terms of smartphone design. The touchscreen interface seems like a much more efficient method of control input then the typical stylus or text input (and as someone who can’t text worth a damn, having an option to use a real keyboard input is much appreciated).

The iPhone has been a long-expected product, and those expectations have been sky-high. Apple seems to have hit the ball out of the park with this one — although it will be interesting to see how the phone holds up in the real world.

No doubt that this product will be the hot gadget of the year, and Apple’s competitors are once again going to have to figure a way of catching up.

2 responses to “Techno Lust”

  1. Nicholas MacDonald says:

    Drool. DROOL. DRULE!

    Ahem, now that’s out of the way…

    Yeah. Apple, once again, has the must-have gadget of the year. I just wonder how long they can keep this up. Probably until Steve steps down, I’d imagine.

    I’m also wondering when Steve will manage to get Disney, Google, and Apple to merge into an infotainment conglomerate of doom. You know it’s only a matter of time before DAG… or DGA… or ADG… or AGD… or GDA… or GAD… becomes a reality. Their corporate boards are so in-bred as is…

  2. Janek says:

    Looks like Linksys had the name first, though:
    http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/0,5538,PB64-SUQ9MTg1MDImbnI9MQ_3_3,00.html – This is the original iPhone, made back in 1999

    Now, Sisco (who bought Linksys in 2000) is planning to sue Apple over the name. Yayness! And you cannot even accuse Linksys or Sisco of speculating to ride the iWave when they introduced the iPhone – the iPod was introduced only in 2001.