Ok, it’s taken six months but I finally succumbed to Steve Job’s Reality Distortion Fieldâ„¢ and bought an iPhone. Actually, we bought two since my wife had to have one as well.
I’ve only been using it for a couple of weeks but so far the device has completely lived up to the hype. And the phone is the least of it.
What I’ve got here is a great media player, a pretty good PDA, the start of an excellent internet device, all attached to a decent phone.
In fact, the biggest complaint I’ve read about the iPhone is the AT&T network that it’s attached to. It certainly is dog slow.
But I can find a wifi connection most places I go and that more than makes up the difference.
Even the on-screen touch keyboard, possibly the most debated feature, has been very easy to learn and to use.
Of course, these are just first impressions. We’ll see how well I like it after living with it for a year or so.
However, I still think the iPhone, not to mention the Kindle, the XO, the Asus Eee PC and a growing number of other portable devices, could very well be personal learning tools of our not too distant future.
And, yes, I posted this from the iPhone. Not quickly or error free but the process was all part of my personal learning. :-)