Here is the first review

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  1. Captnroger macrumors regular

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    This "review" appears to have been written based on a very brief use of the phone. The author didn't even know the data plan rates so i wouldn't put much faith in it.
     
  2. bluesman87 macrumors member

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    absolutely usesless...no hands on explanations and all the douchebag does is reiterate what every ignorant news media columnist has already criticized it for, lack of space and price. Its not meant to be a laptop and thats not what its competing with. He doesnt even go into why the email is apparently so bad as well...next please.:rolleyes:
     
  3. eskimayo macrumors newbie

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    even has the photo of the phone before the YouTube app came out.. i dont trust it at all.
     
  4. Uptown710 macrumors member

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    Ha!

    Lol conversely i should call this "Don't get hung up on his review!!"

    Seriously, you cant review a product when you haven't spent enough time with it. Even he admits his time with the iPhone was short. Also, he's complaining about the size of the net on the screen....no one expects to get a 17" monitor type display out the iPhone. Well maybe him....He also makes himself look like a ass assuming that data plans were gonna be expensive...WRONG. Todays announced pricing made him look like a ass. He sounds like hes basing his review on the iPhone that was shown in January. Come back when you have the FINAL product.

    Wait till after June 29th for a real review I say.
     
  5. CarloVonSexron macrumors member

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    Anyone who has watched the 20 minute tutorial could have written something better.
     
  6. eddietr macrumors 6502a

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    So he would prefer a 17" iPhone so he can see his documents/pages without scrolling? It's a phone that fits in your pocket. It's going to have a small screen. Except that Apple's screen is bigger, sharper, brighter than any other device that small. But he says it's not as big as a laptop screen. :confused:

    And at the end of the day, the only phone he can identify that is better than the iPhone is the next iPhone.
     
  7. mrowl macrumors regular

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    I think Walt Mossberg's review will be more reliable as his will be based on two weeks of use rather than first impressions.
     
  9. dagomike macrumors 65816

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    Seems like an editorial from freelance hack. Most editorials this week have been about hedging the iPhone. It's become so overexposed, the only thing left for writers to talk about why people DON'T want it. Everyone already knows why they want it.
     
  10. iPwn macrumors newbie

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    He contradicts himself he says "The screen is quite small" then calls it a big bulky device"
     
  11. Salty Pirate macrumors 6502

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    now they are comparing it to a laptop? well no kidding a laptop has a better screen, but who wants to lug a laptop around all the time? What a no talent a$$ clown. and he is a bit off on the data plan costs!
     
  12. mrowl macrumors regular

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    the title of this post needs to be changed...

    its not a full review, and its not the "1st" mini review...

    Mods?
     
  13. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    His won't be the only negative review. We've been warning for weeks that people will immediately notice what the iPhone videos so conveniently avoided showing:

    "You can't read much of an article on a Web page without panning back and forth across. "

    Which is why a browser that has a mode to fit the text within the width of the screen makes enormously more sense on a handheld, instead of "the real internet" view... which is like looking at your computer screen through a small tube.

    If Apple hadn't so obviously and deliberately tried not to show this problem, then it wouldn't be such a hot topic now. It's the old "oh what webs we weave" problem when you try to hide things. The same goes for the videos of super download speed, and the idea that a 2" wide touch keyboard will be easy to use.
     
  14. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    You clearly haven't used phone browsers that shrink the screen - it's useless because you can't see anything. Panning isn't a big deal, and there's no good way around that, regardless of resolution, on a screen that size. Yes, a "fit" view is nice for seeing where things are on the screen, but useless for reading.
    The download speeds aren't misleading - the thing has Wifi as well as 2.5G connections. The keyboard isn't going to be more of a pain that similarly miniscule "real" ones on similarly sized phones.

    I have my cons about the iPhone as well, but nothing that'd stop me from buying one.
     
  15. diabolic macrumors 68000

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    You know, you can still go to pages that are optimized for mobile browsers if you want to.
     
  16. Fredo521 macrumors member

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    When I was reading the replies, I thought to myself "Can these people actually take a negative review without bashing it?". And then I read it. You call that a review? He even admits to using for a "brief" period of time, doesn't go in-depth to any of the features, basically says nothing new and calls the screen small :)confused:) and calls it bulky (one of, if not the most thin phones on the market?). I was looking to see where Page 2 of the review was, but there isn't one...looks like this guy just wanted the pleasure of having the "First Review" stamped onto his page.
     
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  18. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    What a joke. I left him a nice comment at least.


    -nickspohn
     
  19. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Sounds like you're arguing against Safari's shrink view?

    Yes sir, I've used shrink browsers. Even wrote one over a decade ago for settop boxes.

    I believe you misunderstood my comment about fitting the text to the width of the screen. I meant wrapping the text so you don't have to scroll left and write. Other browsers, like the one from Nokia, both display the full page like Safari, but then wrap it down when you zoom in. Makes life so much easier.

    The download speeds have only ever been shown over a private WiFi network with its own dedicated servers. No real life there. Apple could've easily have posted on their website, speed comparisons so consumers couldn't claim they were misled.

    There's such a thing as taking the high road.

    Had no thoughts that it would :)
     
  20. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I did misunderstand your point, and I completely agree with you.
    I disagree there. WiFi speeds are always given as max possible... I don't see any one of the carriers or vendors showing likely real-life speeds in their ads. The best I've seen to such honesty is T-mobile's maps of coverage, which I find refreshingly honest and usually pretty accurate.
    As it turns out, I won't actually be buying one. I work for a... competitor. But, were I in the market, I think this is a great set of features, and I expect upgrades to come out - unlike so many phones where people almost never upgrade their firmware.

    Me?

    I'm waiting for the next one. :)
     
  21. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    True, and that's EXACTLY what iPhone users will have to do for their customized "web apps".
     

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