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Authored by: frgough on Jan 16, '07 11:23:50AM
1) no replaceable battery. This isn't an ipod, it's a communication device that some people NEED 100% accessibility with. That means when your battery goes dead, you swap in another one. This is not possible with the iPhone.

Yep. People walk around with spare cell phone batteries in their pockets so they can swap them out when they forget to charge the phone up the previous night. FUD #1.

2) clumsy or impossible to operate with a single hand. I can operate my phone with one hand. This is handy. By itself, not quite a deal killer, but #1 alone is and this one almost is.

How do you know? You haven't used one before. FUD #2.

3) cannot protect cover. You can put a case on an ipod and still operate the wheel. You can't with the iPhone. It requires the touch of your finger. The only thing you can protect is the sides and back.

Ditto with clamshell phones. Gotta flip the clamshell up to access the phone. First accessory out for this will be a clamshell cover. FUD #3.

4) heavily restricted software. With all the PDA/Smart Phones out there that you can download apps for, Apple's missing the boat playing the restrictive card.

How do you know? You haven't used the product. You're going off of rumors. FUD #4.

And there's more, too, but I'll stop here.

Good. It was getting boring.

For me, this isn't even a prototype. They need to go back to the drawing board and find a way to solve these key problems before iPhone will ever be a real player in the market.

2001 is calling. It wants the iPod rant back.

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