Somebody thinks that the iPhone is going to suck.

What doesn’t iPhone do? Unlike most smart phones, the iPhone doesn’t have voice-dialing, voice memos, 3G Internet access, Word or Excel support, one-handed operation, or video recording. It can’t be used as a laptop modem. The battery can’t be replaced. It doesn’t support removable storage. The calendar, task list and e-mail won’t sync with Microsoft Outlook.

- via Macworld.

What doesn't Ross do with his Smartphone? He doesn't use voice dialing, create voice memos, have access to (or want to pay for) 3G Internet access, work with Word or Excel documents, use one hand to operate it, use it as a laptop modem, replace the battery, store stuff on the removable storage or sync with Microsoft Outlook (even when I was a windows user).


What does Ross do with his Smartphone? Makes phone calls, takes pictures, records video, uses IM and SMS, looks up stuff in his address book, takes an occasional note and reads email.

What will Ross do with his iPhone? Everything he does with his Smartphone, except feel better about it because it won't suck from a usability or integration perspective. And he won't miss the video recording capabilities for a second, 'cuz the quality of that on his Smartphone sucked too...

Don't even get me started on whether or not its important for the iPhone to support third party apps. Guess how many of those I have installed on my Smartphone....

Where do these "journalists" get these ideas from? Do they even talk to normal people? Or has the rarified atmosphere of Silicon Valley taken its toll on their brain cells?