It’s taken a while but I have made my choice. I have ordered an iPhone.
The camera kind of sucks, no video – although there is a way around it, I hear mixed reviews about typing because of the lack of non-tactile feedback but….. the applications rock. And it integrates nicely with my media center: it will transfer recorded movies automatically from iMac to iPhone when I enter the living room. Handy when I am going for a trip. Lastly, my iTunes library is shared seemlessly between media center and iPhone.
I thought the Windows based mobiles were a bit too clunky and I don’t need the Qwerti keyboard.
So, what apps do I want when the device arrives in a week or two? These are my favourites so far:
- Google Mail/Calendar/Reader
- Flickr – photo: not by Flickr itself but nicely done.
- Buienradar – weather
- WordPress – blogging
- Tumblr – microblogging
- Last.fm – streaming music: no coverage in Holland yet but will come eventually.
- Nu.nl – news
- Qik – video streaming – althought I will have to jailbreak the phone to use this app.
- PDA.net – tethering device – gives you broadband Internet for your PC without needing WiFi. Again, the phone has to be jailbroken.