[OT] iPhone anyone?
brentj84062 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 30 22:02:50 CDT 2007
The vanishing images is Google Maps, not the iPhone. It will work if
you find an area with high-res satellite coverage.
On Jun 30, 2007, at 8:58 PM, Marian Petrides wrote:
> Actually, I'm able to type quite fast with a single finger on my
> iPhone, but my hands are quite small. It'll take a while for me to
> be able to type with two thumbs, but I rarely do that anyway. One
> trick that really does work is to just type and depend on the
> predictive typing to actually work--most of the time it does quite
> well, although I bet it wouldn't do as well with esoteric words
> (like medical terms).
> As for zooming with the map, I found tapping to work well, but it
> was possible to tap to a zoom level for which there were no images--
> which at first looked like the map application had hung up. Then I
> tried used the finger-squeeze technique to zoom back out a little
> and poof the satellite map came back.
> On Jun 30, 2007, at 8:39 PM, Chipp Walters wrote:
>> Well, I finally went down to the Apple store to check it out. Of
>> course the
>> place was packed. They had about 30 iPhones there people could
>> play with.
>> Some observations:
>> - Most definitely 'perfectly sized' form factor. Beautiful finish.
>> - Software and interface extremely intuitive. All of it works well
>> (except Map*)
>> - When operating it, there really is a WOW factor. It really is
>> beautiful software. Reminds me of a futuristic demonstration
>> video prepared
>> by Hollywood.
>> - Very surprised at the data rate. I was able to see YouTube vids
>> quickly. The browser seemed a little slow, but not bad. Not
>> until later when
>> Chris reminded me I was on a WAN did I realize it. I imagine the
>> network would be slow. If it's like the Sidekick, it's too slow
>> to really
>> surf the net.
>> - Tried using the Map application, but it kept crashing. The two
>> finger 'zoom in' and 'zoom out', while cool, is very confusing
>> to the Map
>> application. Much better would be a zoom slider switch you could
>> drag with
>> one finger.
>> - Absolutely could not type on the keyboard. Very difficult.
>> my fingers are too large. Where's the stylus when you need one?
>> (Side note:
>> there WILL be a huge market in 3rd party styluses for this
>> thing.) My guess
>> is they'll have to fix the keyboard input. AFAICT, it's just not
>> I know I'll wait for them to get the kinks out.
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