Robert Scoble writes:
After playing with it today Iâ€™ve got to agree. This is the company that can give you a crappy camera. No video. Charge you more than other devices. Make you wait hours in line. Take hours to get your credit card approved, your iPhones activated. And, at the end of it all, make you feel good.
Iâ€™ve been comparing the iPhone 3G to my Nokia N82 and N95 and my Microsoft Mobile-powered Samsung Blackjack II cell phones and, again, the iPhone kicks ass.
I’d have to agree, the iPhone 3G does kick ass. Is it considerably better than iPhone 2G? No. It’s not really but the upgrade was a no brainer for existing iPhone users in the UK – it was like getting an iPod touch for free mid-contract. My old iPhone is sitting, SIM-free, for use as a development machine and part time iPod touch for the time being.
Issues for the future though – I drained my battery in much less than a day. I was using 3G and GPS a lot so that’s to be expected but between 10 am and 4 pm, the iPhone battery became seriously depleted. I’m glad I have a Solar powered FreeLoader.