MyPhoneRocks.com: N95 Video at the iPhone Line

Interesting and cool video at MyPhoneRocks.com, filmed completely on the Nokia N95, from the iPhone launch line at the San Francisco Apple Flagship store.

MLB Players’ Lust For iPhone

I thought it was interesting to see a piece on ESPN.com about Major League Baseball players interest in the iPhone. Peter Gammons writes about Justin Verlander, who was pitching the night of the iPhone release, texting someone at an Apple store and then sending his girlfriend to line up and get a couple.

I say interesting because it is the least of what I’m expecting when reading ESPN.com. I think that speaks to the craziness and hype this device’s launch has caused.

Yahoo Tech: Why I Am Not Getting An iPhone

Gina Hughes, The Techie Diva at Yahoo! Tech, has an article about the reasons she is not getting an iPhone. Amongst the reasons, she cites price, plans and this being the first generation.

For me personally, I don’t think I’ll be getting one simply because although a cool device, I’d probably get bored pretty soon and miss some of the other things that I love about smartphones, such as the ability to install several third-party apps, a video camera, and no MMS? Come’on…I still can’t get over that. Yes, I understand that you can send pictures via email but I still think this phone should have MMS capability.

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N95 vs. iPhone

Symbian-Guru and IntoMobile have created a series of funny videos comparing the iPhone to the N95. The videos are very clever and well-made. They will release one each day at 6PM CST. If you haven’t seen them, please do and give credit to these guys.

Today’s was episode 2: N95 vs. iPhone – Camera.

See the video here.

More Details on the iPhone

Engadget has posted some more details about the iPhone. The scoop comes from someone who has spent a lot of time with a pre-launch unit. Some of my worries appear to have some foundation. For example, I worry how the touch keyboard will respond to two-handed typing and the touchscreen. Here is what they had to say about them:

“The keyboard was simply described as “disappointing”. Keyboarding with two thumbs often registers multiple key presses (two or three at a time) resulting in a lot of mistakes. The best way to type is with a single finger (as shown in most of Apple’s demos), but two thumbs is supposedly very difficult. After trying it for a number of days our source gave up using their thumbs.”

“The touchscreen was said to, in general, require somewhat hard presses to register input, and needs some getting used to. “

Read the article here.

The iPhone Effect

We all know the buzz and hype that the impending iPhone launch on June 29th has generated. The world is eagerly awaiting the phone that allegedly will revolutionize the mobile phone industry. AT&T has hired an additional 2,000 temporary workers to help deal with the influx of store traffic once the doors open for the iPhone-buying crowds.

There is no denying that this phone has caught the attention of consumers (geeks and non-geeks alike), and Apple and AT&T will sell a ton of these. I, personally, am struggling to decide whether my next device should be the iPhone or the Nokia N95.

The New York Times website has an interesting article about the iPhone and what it could do for the industry and AT&T.

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iPhone Video

Apple.com has a 20 minute video of the iPhone. The video showcases the phone’s features such as Messaging, Cover Flow, Google Maps, YouTube, setting your own wallpaper and ringtones, etc.

We are six days away for the long awaited iPhone launch. You can see the video here.
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