A blog sent from an iPhone
I'm standing in front of an Apple store in Hollywood, California writing this on the virtual keyboard of an iPhone as about 100 of the faithful wait for them to go on sale tonight.
The glass keyboard takes some getting used to as I'm a two-thumb BlackBerry user. But, I remember that the first time I used the BlackBerry, I hated it, but got the hang of it eventually. (As I was typing "hang", I mistyped "hanh" and the iPhone suggested "hang". A tap of the virtual space bar quickly fixed it.)
The iPhone doesn't run on the fastest data networks available and when I typed www.msnbc.com, it took 30 seconds for the home page to fully load, pictures and all.
Like the iPod, the iPhone has an unswappable battery. When it wears out, the thing has to go back to Apple for battery replacement. That may be okay on your music player, but hey, this is your phone, too!
Still, it's a cool gadget and I suspect Steve Jobs of Apple may have a hit on his hands.
EDITOR'S NOTE: George Lewis filed this blog entry via e-mail. Watch his Web-extra video on the anticipation, the hype, and the reviews around the iPhone.
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