[Novalug] New God Takes Over Jesus Phone
John B. Holmblad
jholmblad at aol.com
Wed Dec 3 19:53:12 EST 2008
thanks for sharing your first hand experience with the iphone.
If, as you assert,
"My iPhone had the design sensibilities of Mac with the stability of
"Windows ME". Unacceptable."
then there is a time window for Andriod and other LInux based
smartphones to find traction before Apple gets its act together with
respect to iphone in the business market.
If the iphone can fix whatever problems it has with respect to Bluetooth
and be made to play nice (as in flawlessly) with Microsoft exchange
based email services/systems then it will succeed in taking market share
from both RIM/Blackberry and Windows Mobile based devices. For the
business market, everything else is just fluff. As good as Nokia is in
the mobile handset market, Nokia does not even "get" this simple truth
with either its smartphone or its Internet tablet products.
One of the biggest mistakes that device developers make is to focus on
the so called "power user", instead of the "average user".
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Ken Kauffman wrote:
> The iPhone is well executed from a design standpoint. However, using
> it as a business device, the battery life was abysmal. I would need
> to charge it twice daily with 3G and GPS turned off! The exchange
> integration failed by freezing the phone (2.0 and 2.1 firmware). The
> only recovery was to initialize the phone. You could not simply
> delete the offending configuration because it hung. 3G connectivity
> was awful -- meaning, it would take 10-15 seconds before connections
> would ENGAGE and it would disconnect often. Bluetooth is crippled by
> only allowing Handset and Handsfree gateways. I confirmed this by
> pairing it with my Bold which tells me the available bluetooth
> resources on the remote device. This means no contact or file push
> via bluetooth which I use often enough it's a big deal. Also, there
> were idiosyncrasies in the bluetooth that were unacceptable.
> Interestingly, I had to disable WIFI in the configuration in order to
> pairing to work between my Acura TL and the phone, then re-enable
> WIFI. If I placed an outgoing call using handsfree, it would
> disconnect the bluetooth link on dial; requiring me to have the Acura
> re-find the phone using the voice command "next phone". Apps crashed
> on this more than I cared for as well, this includes free as well as
> paid for (registered) apps. My iPhone had the design sensibilities of
> Mac with the stability of "Windows ME". Unacceptable.
> Every wireless function on the Bold just works out of the box and is
> reliable. And I can go 3 days without NEEDING to charge the Bold.
> Apps are scarce but I really don't need them. GMail and calendar
> integration WITH CONTACT sync works well as well as working with
> Google App domains. Also, my Bold is completely unlocked and usable
> in Europe. I do travel there and use local SIM cards for
> connectivity. So when I travel to specific countries, I re-use the
> SIM, put some money on it to activate it and people already know my
> Also, iTunes applications really start to add up and is regulated.
> I think Android will improve very much like Linux has improved through
> the years. Linux was not perfect in the beginning (or now really). I
> do believe the evolution of Android will give me more choices and
> hopefully stability in the long term.
> On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 09:50, Joseph Brinkley <brinkley.joseph at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Ken can i ask why?
>> I mean JUST because its open source?
>> JUST because its Google?
>> OR because its a functionally working credible product?
>> Sometimes i find my self arguing over buying a laptop or a machine
>> with XP or **hits buzzer button** But in the end it works its a
>> functional OS and it servers a purpose. I found myself after first
>> getting into Linux wanting it to be on everything now after years of
>> use it breaks too.
>> i just slowly noticed that i wanted it on everything because it was
>> free and WOO HOO! but after years that WOO factor is gone and i know
>> it lowers cost but not on a phone.
>> So in your opinion just replace it because is OSS? or because it will
>> make it wok better.
>> On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 9:11 AM, Ken Kauffman <kkauffman at headfog.com> wrote:
>>> What is significant about this is that this could open the door to
>>> Android porting to the iPhone hardware. I have an idle iPhone 3G that
>>> I replaced with a Blackberry Bold. I just needed more reliability.
>>> It's also proven that software upgrades have improved reliability to
>>> the iPhone, so perhaps Android is the answer for me in the long term.
>>> On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 07:59, Roger W. Broseus <RogerB at bronord.com> wrote:
>>>> In the recent discussion of which Linux Distro is good for starters, etc.,
>>>> some funny comments were made about what lengths Linux geeks will go to.
>>>> Here's a new Extreme: Linux on an iPhone -
>>>> Not only is Linux taking over the world but the realm of the gods too
>>>> (explanation: Jesus phone is assimilated). This takes the CLI to new
>>>> heights. What's next? A Penguin on the top of Mt. Everest?
>>>> Roger Broseus
>>>> RogerB at bronord.com
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