rowland at cashi.us
Wed Jan 10 10:02:50 EST 2007
Don't forget the accessories, I'm sure someone will make an iGuard
that's like the glass sneeze-guard at the buffet that keeps people
from getting grease, ear wax, saliva, and other tasty bodily fluids
all over their new iPhone :)
On Jan 10, 2007, at 9:47 AM, Michael Czeiszperger wrote:
> On Jan 10, 2007, at 9:34 AM, Michael Williams wrote:
>> I'm a Mac user and fanboy, and I think the iPhone looks/seems really
>> cool, but I have a couple of major hurdles to get over:
>> 1) Let's be honest here: face grease. Maybe I'm just a big
>> greaseball (what do you mean I *shouldn't* bathe in a replenishing
>> of butter and light sweet crude?) but I am constantly having to wipe
>> off the screen on my current phone. The iPhone is *all* *screen*.
>> That thing would look terrible after a week of being shoved up
>> my face.
> I totally agree with you on this. Its not a show stopper for me, but
> there's going to be lots of people rubbing these things on their
> shirts and pants to wipe of sweat if they put it to their faces to
> talk. Maybe that's where the blue-tooth ear bud comes in? You'd
> never have to put it to your face then...
>> 2) $500? I can't describe, on a family-friendly list, the things
>> phone would have to do to be worth $500. However, I have never been
>> much enchanted by the whole concept of smartphones and PDAs and such,
>> so maybe that's a great price, I dunno. It just seems, like... wow.
> The presentation goes into that. Currently "smart phones" like the
> Treo are $499 to $599 *with* a contract! You can get cheaper
> smartphones like the Blackberry from between $249 and $349 with a
> contract. The iPhone is also a 4 or 8GB iPod, which is $199 or $249.
> So, add up the cost of both the phone and an iPod nano, and you're
> ahead of a Treo and an iPod, and somewhere in the range of a a
> blackberry and an iPod.
> The problem with this logic is:
> 1. I just bought an 60GB iPod last year.
> 2. I just got a new RAZR.
> How, oh how could I possibly justify spending $500 on another device?
> How can I ever live without using Cover Flow on my iPod :-)
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