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Mossberg: iPhone a ‘breakthrough handheld computer’

In his review of the iPhone, Wall Street Journal writer Walt Mossberg, along with Katherine Boehret, gave the device a glowing review, claiming that it was a “beautiful and breakthrough handheld computer.” “Our verdict is that, despite some flaws and feature omissions, the iPhone is, on balance, a beautiful and breakthrough handheld computer,” Mossberg said. “Its software, especially, sets a new bar for the smart-phone industry, and its clever finger-touch interface, which dispenses with a stylus and most buttons, works well.” Mossberg, who had previously expressed concern over the device’s virtual keyboard, found it to quite usable. “The iPhone’s most controversial feature, the omission of a physical keyboard in favor of a virtual keyboard on the screen, turned out in our tests to be a nonissue, despite our deep initial skepticism… It isn’t for the average person who just wants a cheap, small phone for calling and texting. But, despite its network limitations, the iPhone is a whole new experience and a pleasure to use.”

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Did we read the same article?  I wouldn’t call it a glowing review. I think he likes some features of it, the web browser and overall software interface and multi-touch. 

Based on his review and my previous thoughts I don’t want this Version 1 iPhone. 

I’ll stick with my Treo 700p for now as it’s better in the key features I need:
- High Speed Internet
- a real PDA (I can search the PDA, copy & paste text, add on programs).

I hope Steve Jobs reads the reviews and updates Version 2 iPhone. 

An iPhone with these features, on the 3G network, and a larger at least 30GB drive would be a iPhone I’d buy.

I won’t be in line for this one.

Posted by wheatie on June 26, 2007 at 8:16 PM (CDT)


Looks pretty close to a glowing review to me.

Posted by The Raven on June 27, 2007 at 12:56 PM (CDT)

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