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Steve Gillmor On iPhone

Steve Gillmor’s quick-take on the iPhone. Happy or not? Watch the embedded video below and find out. By the way, I’m loving my Motorolla Q on the Verizon network. The iPhone might be great but the network counts for a lot – complaints from switching Verizon customers, accustomed to Verizon’s great network, are already coming in. For me, a network with excellent sound quality, coverage, and reliability is more important than the phone. Can you hear me now? I’m not knocking the phone, I’m knocking the network it’s tethered to.


Motorola Q vs iPhone

Motorola Q

 

I ordered a Motorola Q on Tuesday from my cellphone provider – Verizon. The Q is coming my way via FedEx, I should have it by tomorrow. The Q is replacing my Motorola RAZR, which I’m quite fond of, but needs at the office necessitate the upgrade. The upgrade also means I won’t be getting an iPhone any time soon. Some of you might find this surprising considering my recent iPhone posting frenzy.

Why did I opt for the Q over an iPhone?

1. Cost. The Q, $179 – the iPhone, $499, or $599. 2. Proven track record. The Q is a great phone and a reasonably good PDA – it has the track record to prove it. The iPhone might suck. Even if it doesn’t V 2.0 will be better. I’m going to give Apple some time to make it better and cost less. 3. Windows Ecosystem. I live in the Windows world and so does the Q – it remains to be seen how well the iPhone will do in a Windows world. 4. Verizon. Verizon provides the best all-around service of any carrier I’ve ever used. The phones work, I get great coverage, they don’t drop calls, and their customer service is excellent. Switching from Verizion to AT&T (which I’ve had bad experiences with) for an iPhone isn’t worth it. 5. Zimbra. We’re switching to a Zimbra mail setup at the office – I know the Q supports Zimbra Mobile – the iPhone may not. 6. Microsoft Outlook. I spend a lot of time in Microsoft Outlook. The Q has great support for Outlook – the iPhone may not.

I’m still a big fan of Apple’s products. I have an iPod and I use it almost everyday. I still really like the iPhone and I hope it’s great. I’m just waiting for a V 2.0 that’s better (more storage, better carrier options, a replaceable/extendable battery) and less expensive. The 1st iPod shipped in 2001 with 5g of storage – today, for the same money, you get 80g of storage and a much better product. I’m going to wait – at least a year. More to come on my Moto Q experience.

Update 06/21/07

See Apple already working on cheaper variants of iPhone 


iPhone Available 6 p.m. June 29th Your Time Zone

Happy hour with the iPhone | Tech news blog – CNET News.com
The American public will get its first chance to buy the iPhone at 6 p.m. in each local time zone, Apple confirmed Wednesday. [Source - CNET]


Indie iPhone Ad Spacetacular

Check out this Indie iPhone Ad. The concept and production values are great. Really impressive what people can do these days with a decent computer and a digital video camera. 69,979 views in about 3 days and Apple didn’t pay a dime for the Ad – nice.


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