Friday, May 9, 2008

The real truth about the iPhone

So what's the big break through with the iPhone again?

When the iPhone was first announced, CEO Steve Jobs spewed enough BS to cover a football field full of babies 3 feet deep in baloney, which sounds cool because he could have potentially murdered a football field full of babies, but he passed on this opportunity by introducing the iPhone instead. He claimed that the phone was three devices in one: an iPod, a phone, and an "Internet communications device." Oooh, an Internet communications device?! AWESOME!

It's not three devices in one any more than my laptop is. Using Jobs' loose definition of what constitutes a separate device, technically my laptop can be considered 8 devices in one:
A clock
A calculator
An "Internet communications device"
A phone (I can make voice calls with my modem)
A pornographic media storage device
A video player A word processor
And an "iPod" (see below)

There's no such thing as an iPod. The word "iPod" is a marketing tool for a hard drive with software that plays mp3s. Yeah, doesn't sound so sexy now, does it? And an "internet communications device" is officially the lamest way of saying "it has a browser." So actually it's just a phone that plays mp3s and has a browser. SNORE.

The Nokia E70 not only plays mp3s, video, has a full browser and Wi-Fi, IMAP and POP3 email, and Google Maps, you can even run terminal software to telnet or SSH into remote servers.

Check out this comparison between a 1 year old Nokia E70 and the "brand new" iPhone

All this for only $360

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