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.
Excerpt: As a self-confessed techno-weenie, with a noted lack of impulse control, I purchased my 8 Gig iPhone from the Apple store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan three days after the launch day hype and madness.
Excerpt: You’ve got to hand it to Apple: Not only has the company orchestrated one of the most anticipated and overhyped product launches in gadget history, it has also delivered an instrument that, for the most part, lives up to its inflated expectations.
Pros: Elegant yet sturdy design. Innovative interface is not only functional, it’s a blast to use. More features than you know what to do with. Excellent calendar and contact management. Seamless integration with your computer. Full-fledged browser and email client.
Cons: AT&T’s EDGE network is laughably slow. Limited music volume. Won’t work with standard headphones. Text-entry is slow compared with two-thumb QWERTY phones. Browser lacks Flash and Java support. Camera doesn’t work well in low light. Limited extensibility-where’s my Unix command line?
Summary: T he iPhone is a versatile mobile phone offering many possibilities. It is a must for the gadget freak. The 2.0 Megapixel digital camera lets you make reasonable pictures. However; you will undoubtedly miss the zoom function, and the resolution is, to put it bluntly, simply too low.
Summary: If you want to love this much-hyped gadget, you'll find plenty to drool over. The iPhone is expensive and comes with some major drawbacks, but it's hard to be patient once you've seen one - the future of mobile devices is here and it's called an iPhone.
Pros: Multi-touch navigation, fantastic display, great handheld video player, impressive browser, durability and build quality
Cons: Lack of 3G/HSDPA, no instant messaging/office applications, gets warm with constant use, iffy text entry