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June 26, 2007

The First iPhone Reviews Are Out!

The first of many reviews on the iPhone have hit the web. As expected, the reviews are mostly positive with a bit of disappointment when it comes to typing on the touchscreen and the speed of ATT's Edge network. Here's a couple of links to get you started.

The Wallstreet Journal

"Our verdict is that, despite some flaws and feature omissions, the iPhone is, on balance, a beautiful and breakthrough handheld computer.
--Walter Mossberg and Katherine Boehret
New York Times --
"When you’re in a Wi-Fi hot spot, going online is fast and satisfying. But otherwise, you have to use AT&T’s ancient EDGE cellular network, which is excruciatingly slow. The New York Times’s home page takes 55 seconds to appear;, 100 seconds; Yahoo, two minutes. You almost ache for a dial-up modem."
--David Pogue
USA Today -- "Apple's iPhone isn't perfect, but it's worthy of the hype."
"I expected to miss the tactile feel that a physical keyboard provides. I didn't. Making calls was surprisingly simple. You can flick through your list of contacts or favorites (iPhone's equivalent to speed dialing) and then tap on a name to make a call or send a text message. The keys of the virtual keypad are large enough so that dialing a number manually — or punching in a code to access voice mail remotely — is easy. I rarely made a mistake."
--Edward Baig
NewsWeek -- "...all those people lining up to buy iPhones will find their investment worthwile."
"Web-browsing is where the iPhone leaves competitors in the dust. It does the best job yet of compressing the World Wide Web on a palm-size device. The screen can nicely display an entire Web page, and by dragging, tapping, pinching and stretching your fingers you can zero in on the part of the page you want to read. Web pages you wouldn’t dare go to on other phones are suddenly accessible, though those that require Flash, Windows Media or Real Media formats won’t work. A clear, very readable implementation of bookmarks helps you get to your favorites without typing." --Steven Levy

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