Apple just announce a new stylish gadget called iPhone. The iPhone has an integrated 2.0 megapixels camera, 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth with EDR, Quad-band GSM with EDGE and 4GB or 8GB of storage. And it will use OS X for the Operating System, so the browser will be using Safari and it will support widgets. It has no stylus, because the iPhone is designed to be use using fingers although in my opinion, stylus must be available for optional accessories.
The downside of iPhone according to Engadget are:
- No 3G
- No over the air iTunes downloads or WiFi syncing to your host machine
- No expandable memory (4GB or 8GB not enough?)
- No removable battery
- No Exchange or Office support
iPhone is not a smartphone. It’s an iPod, a cellphone and an internet device in one. Unfortunately, the iPhone will get into Asian market by 2008. Should I list it in my next gadget list?
The iPhone image is courtesy of Apple, Inc.