I have had this phone now for almost a year. I was thinking how this phone has really changed how I communicate and use the web compared to a year ago.
I find myself using the phone more for content than an actual computer. I use Twitter and Brightkite for most of my social media communications. I also do a majority of my blogging from the phone like I am doing now with the WordPress iPhone app. It’s easy for me to type on the phone compared to small keys like a Blackberry. Now ibwish I could do better blog layouts on the phone like a desktop. I use Live Writer on my main machine. That let’s me sprinkle pictures throughout my oh posts. On the phone my pictures will appear at the bottom of my posts. I am hoping that some inventive programmer will devise a way for me to do that on the fly.
Most evenings after I come home from work I don’t turn on my computer but I am not out of touch.
I receive my work emails as well as Gmail and yahoo mail directly on my phone.
Recently I was at a restaurant in Virginia Beach with friends. They had a sewage leak while we were eating. I was able to snap pics and post to Twitter warning people of my experiences as well as go to Urbanspoon app and write a quick review of my negative experiences while everything was still fresh in my mind.
I also use the Mint.com app for tracking my personal finances on the go.
Found myself taking a photo of an unusual experience in another restaurant. I took the photo but wanted to crop out other people. I quickly searched for a cropping tool in the Appstore. Found what I needed, installed and did the edit in under 5 minutes.
The web browser on the iPhone by far is very enjoyable when you are not at a computer. Granted, there are times the bigger display makes the net more enjoyable. However, when you are not able to be in front of a machine it works very well. Now if the phone could only provide Flash support, we’d be all set.
The phone hasn’t been without it’s share of issues. You would have thought the bright minds at Apple would have included cut and paste. I can’t tell you how much of a pain it was not having it. Now that it is here I wonder why it took so long to have a native smartphone function. The only other phone gripe I have is the inability to store extensions, etc in phone book.
It would also be nice if the phone could roam on CDMA networks. I was in North Carolina a few months ago. I was in a very rural part of the state and was without phone service for about 20 minutes.
Now I am going to save this blog post on WordPress.com and I am going to have it post at 8:00 am. If I hadn’t told you, you’d have thought I’d just typed the post.
Gotta love the phone. Now if the service was cheaper…