iPhone anyone ?

Thomas McGrath III 3mcgrath at comcast.net
Thu Jul 17 12:48:58 EDT 2008


If you rotate the phone sideways the text is much larger and then you  
can also zoom in from there. In fact you can zoom in so that each word  
fits on screen. It is not comfortable enough to read a book with but  
for email and use lists it is just fine and websites are amazing. You  
can't get the feel of 'touch' or 'pinch' from the emulator so  
comparing it to a mouse won't give you a great comparison. Neither of  
these issues seems the right parameters anyway for choosing a phone?

For me this is the first of many, many pda's that even comes close to  
allowing me to be productive and I use mine all day long for  
everything from directions, email check ups, sms, pictures, web  
browsing, Calendar reminders, passing away free time with YouTube and  
games etc. I check the weather a few times a day and listening to my  
music. I bring it to camp to plug into my TV for Movies, I bring on my  
boat for Music, I hook it up to my RV for both Videos, Movies and for  
Music. My last vacation I didn't even bring my laptop which is a first  
since I have my iPhone and can stay productive.

I find this to be the most useful portable device I have ever bought.  
I am also using Revolution to prototype software for the iPhone and my  
company is putting it's software on it.

I can't imagine money better spent than on an iPhone. It truly is  
amazing for day to day use. I can type almost as fast on it as I can  
with a full keyboard. The interface is completely intuitive and I have  
not yet let someone use it that did not get how to use it immediately.

It is not meant to be a full fledged computer but for most things that  
I do outside of the office or home it can't be beat.

I only wish it had more space and copy paste (coming soon).

Tom McGrath

On Jul 17, 2008, at 5:59 AM, Richmond Mathewson wrote:

> If you cannot afford an iPhone, or can but cannot be bothered to buy  
> one; you can download the Apple iPhone developer tools for free:
> http://developer.apple.com/
> These tools contain an iPhone emulator.
> I have just checked the Use-List using iPhone's version of Safari,  
> which has served several purposes:
> 1. Tells me that should I have the money it would be better spent  
> elsewhere because:
> 1.1 I don't have eyes that are good enough to read Use-Lists that  
> appear as small as they do on iPhone.
> 1.2 I like using a mouse.
> 2. Confirms my belief that a PC is one thing, and a telephone is  
> another thing.
> However, fooling around with the iPhone emulator made me start  
> thinking about how to develop something for it with RR: why? 'cause  
> its there!
> sincerely, Richmond Mathewson.
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