Summary: Beyond that, iPhone's advanced functionality is hampered by EDGE-only access to data networks, a lack of stereo Bluetooth or any kind of Bluetooth profiles for exchanging files, no flash for the camera, no external media controls, a bizarrely designed audio jack that's forced many an iPhone user to take an X-Acto knife to his favorite earphones, and a sealed-up back panel that means if you drain your battery before you can make it back home or to the hotel, you're out of...
Excerpt: (1 items) In both hardware and software, the iPhone is a truly new creation. In the technology industry, we tend to call these "1.0 products," and many savvy consumers choose to wait until a second version arrives, presumably with the original version's bugs worked out. The iPhone certainly has room to grow, and there's no doubt that future versions will build on the impressive list of features in this initial product.
Cons: Only supports slower EDGE cellular data network, Text-messaging tool supports SMS but not iChat, No support for text selection, cut, copy, and paste, Inline headphone jack incompatible with many third-party headphones, Browser can't display Flash content, No support for stereo Bluetooth headphones, Limited Bluetooth support
Conclusion: It's the best portable media player ever. It's possibly the most fun we've ever had with a handheld device. It browses the Web like a champ. But poor phone call performance and missing messaging options make us unwilling to recommend it as a phone.
Pros: Fun new interface for navigating multimedia. Huge screen looks amazing. Terrific Web browser. Syncs well with PCs and Macs. YouTube function is great. Functions flow seamlessly into each other. Built-in speaker for voice calling and music.
Cons: Poor business e-mail and PIM connectivity. Bad audio quality on phone calls. Tons of "GSM buzz" on nearby speakers. Virtual keyboard hard to type on. No phone functionality with iPod speaker docks.