I’ve been living with the IPhone for a little over a month now and the results are good. There are negatives – the battery life is rather atrocious, though it’s not as much a factor for me since I predominantly work from home and it just sits in my dock all day and charges. Typing is a minor annoyance that gets better for me with each message, but it can be maddening at first. AT&T’s network is not as bad as I thought, but I still get more dropped calls and the coverage isn’t as good as Verizon. You can bet that as soon as Verizon picks up the IPhone (only a matter of time) I’ll switch back. For now, though, it’s well worth it!
For example, as everyone else and their mother has said before, some of the apps out there are really cool. There’s an app called “ColorSplash” where you can, with your finger, render a picture completely black and white and then, again with your finger, colorize certain parts of that photo. See here:
Cool, huh? Took me all of ten seconds to do this. I’ve tried a bunch of apps, some of which I keep, some of which I get rid of. The ones that have stuck around:
- Trivial Pursuit
- MLB At Bat Lite (just scores and standings)
- Weather Channel
That’s it so far. I’m trying to keep it pretty lean.
It’s also nice to have a camera on my phone again. My previous Blackberry did not have one and I kind of forgot how convenient it is to have a camera on my phone. I think the IPhone camera is 3 megapixels, which isn’t amazing but for a phone is plenty adequate. Here’s a shot I took last week while in California:
Of course, the best thing about the IPhone for me is that I no longer have to carry two devices. Being able to have all of my music AND my phone/camera/email, etc ALL on one device is totally sweet. So if you’re afraid of switching to AT&T, don’t be. The phone itself and all of its capabilities overrides the bumps on AT&T.