iPhone is great but it has limitations

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How long are you using your iPhone: 5 months

I ran out and picked up one of the few iphones available on the day of release. I was excited. The excitement was short lived though. The iPhone is an amazing piece of technology. There’s no doubt. The applications available are second to none. But after using the phone for months, I started to learn it’s weaknesses…Email. The push is just fair at best. It doesn’t work with Yahoo, though it claims to. You have to fetch gmail, and although it syncs with outlook, it has to download every time you open an email. Coming from the blackberry, this was unacceptable for me. I rely on email for my job daily, and the interface just isn’t designed well. It’s time consuming and don’t even get me started on the absence of cut and paste. You think it isn’t a big deal, until it’s no longer there to use. Unfortunately, I just purchased a new blackberry to go back to. I guess my iPhone will make a good little iPod. And with the wifi accessibility, I will still be able to use it at home. It definitely has the wow factor. But if email is important to you as it is to me, the device just isn’t worth it. Apple needs to learn a few things from RIM. If they ever do, I’ll gladly go back.

6 Comments

  1. match says:

    shut up u big baby, go back to Blackberry and ur email

    who uses a phone for email anyway

  2. Nehad says:

    I do! Thats why Im reading reviews. And the more I read the same comments regarding email, the less I am convinced to buy one.
    Review sites are supposed to be informative, not places for you to come and waste time when you have nothing else to do.
    Irritating.

  3. Cayes says:

    Anyone who used the internet would use their phone for email. What year are you in?

  4. KEITH says:

    A GUY AT WORK JUST BOUGHT ONE AND RAVES ABOUT IT. HE DID ALOT OF SYNCHING TO START, BUT NOW, ALL SET UP AND SAYS IT’S BETTER THAN THE BLACKBERRY HE HAD BEFORE. AFTER READING THE REVIEWS, I’M LEERY OF HAVING TO SYNCH TO OUTLOOK, THEN TO THE IPHONE. IT DOES HAVE A NICE SCREEN, GRAPHICS, INTERNET SEARCH FROM WHAT HE HAS SHOWN ME.
    I’M LEANING TOWARD A BLACKBERRY SINCE I HAD ONE AT A PREVIOUS COMPANY AND LOVED IT.

  5. sara says:

    Does opening your email give you any viruses? Does your phone ever freeze up and do you know if the applications have any viruses attach to them? Thank you

  6. Roderick says:

    After owning an origninal and now the 3Gs I am just about to call it a day with my iphone. I love the phone, the apps, the whole deal, but I get the sales and info emails for my company. So I can recieve 200 eamils in a day. The consequence is that I have not historical search for emails. The other wirnkle that is limiting my ability to keep it is that outlook meeting requests come in as unreadable mime messages. Maybe the best smart phone just does not want heavy business users….hey Apple are your listening?

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