I’ve just finished setting up an iPhone for my wife, which
I Santa Claus delivered on Christmas Day. I had been only half-following the iPhone hype since the summertime, convinced that the Windows Mobile phones, such as my newish AT&T Tilt, were superior.
I was wrong.
The iPhone is the most incredible piece of electronics I’ve ever seen. It’s sleek, fast, feature-rich, and the usability — well, let’s just say that I’ve never seen a more intuitive, friendly device in my lifetime. Most people would sooner have trouble figuring out a Pong paddle than with the iPhone.
My AT&T Tilt, while a superior phone in the Windows Mobile world, comes off like a chump. I can’t think of a single place where the Tilt is the clear winner.
- Networking is a SNAP.
- E-mail configuration is a SNAP.
- Keyboard typing is immensely helped by the instant-feedback feature.
- The web-browsing experience is AMAZING.
- Contact management features are FANTASTIC.
- Navigation (with gestures and only one hard button) is SUPERB.
I’m wondering how long it will be before I sell my Tilt and get an iPhone. Seriously, I have no need for my Tilt that the iPhone doesn’t fill.
- Remote Desktop? That’s such a drag on Windows Mobile that I don’t even use it anyway.
- Office Mobile? Don’t use it.
- OneNote for Windows Mobile? Too constrained to be useful.
- Do I miss not having a stylus? Not so far. With the advances in gestures, I can’t think of why I would miss it.
I’m very simply blown away. Great job Apple!