Wednesday, August 08, 2007

The iPhone Is Not a Smart Phone

Timely Paul Thurrott reality check 

I've been testing Apple's hype-tacular iPhone since the company released it to the public in a media orgy on June 29. And although some of what the iPhone does is truly fantastic, none of the demo-friendly technology Apple employed in the device is particularly compelling for business users. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that the iPhone isn't a smart phone at all, at least not in the conventional sense. Instead, you might think of it as the cell phone equivalent of the Media Center PC you might put in your den. Sure, it's superficially similar to the PCs you use for work. But you really just use the Media Center PC, like the iPhone, for fun, and not for work. If that's not obvious to you, please read on.

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The iPhone Is Not a Smart Phone

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