The G1 came out. Hooray! The iPhone is the best selling phone in the US. Hooray! And, the Blackberry Storm is on its way! Hooray!
- Ergonomics: My eyes are 41, and my iPhone screen just isn’t big enough to show me all that I need to see in a document or spreadsheet. The zoom is great, but it isn’t sufficient for serious working. The keyboard is the same. My typing speed on a PC is pretty poor, but on a smartphone, it is really insufficient.
- Network Speed: My EDGE-based iPhone just isn’t fast enough for real browsing. (It isn’t fast enough on WiFi either. My Blackberry (I have an old one…) and feature phones (an LG and a RAZR) are horribly slow.
- Storage: I prefer to keep things in the cloud. It just makes sense to me to have someone else worry about the hardware upkeep. On my laptop, there is ample speed to keep all of my docs in Google Docs, all of my e-mail & calendar in GMail, my Photos on Mobile Me and Flickr and my ToDos at Remember the Milk. But in a situation where access to the cloud is too slow (see #2) it means that I need to keep stuff local. My iPhone at 16G is good, but when we get to 64 or 128 it will be a lot better. The BB and phones? Forget it. There isn’t enough room to keep a decent photo, never mind mail, calendar, photos, music, etc.