There is no denying that the iPhone is one of the most popular smart Phones on the market today, but then the same can be said about XFactor, Firefox and wearing jeans below the hips in their respective arenas, yet I don’t follow any of these trends either.
The ‘trip’ you talk of involved Ian(programmer), Neal (intellectual F1 fan) and myself.
We did make comparisons about the iPhone and other smartphones, all perfectly valid:
1. Non changeable battery.
2. Non changeable memory card
3. Limitations on Bluetooth
4. Ties to iTunes
5. Tied to O2 (at the time I bought my phone)
6. Sheer cost of the units
The iPhone may well suit the masses, but my needs are not for the masses. I need the following from a smart phone:
1. None of the above
I bought an HTC Touch HD back in March. It has never crashed, does all the things I need it to do and only has one drawback – it has a touchscreen, which makes it really difficult to test whilst driving. At the time, I did consider the Nokia that both Neal and Ben bought, but had to dismiss it because of the screen size. I still believe that the Nokia was the better phone though.
So, no I don't hate the iPhone, It just doesn't do what I want it to do even with its designer price tag.