The iPhone is definitely a cool device to get. It is a smartphone, iPod, e-mail system, and phone all-in-one. It allows you to move the iPhone to landscape view to see clear images, e-mails, and all other functions. You can view maps in color for navigate trips and local destinations. Viewing web pages has never been smoother and clearer…and faster. This really is a revolutionary device.
The skinny: There really isn’t much difference between the functionality of the iPhone versus a Blackberry or Treo. However, the way you get there is quite different. The seamless Apple feel is felt right away when you transfer from the e-mail to the music screen as translucent boxes flip in and out for special effect. The widescreen angle allows crisp viewing of multimedia and the brightness and clarity overall is second to none.
Should you get one? At $499 for a 4GB model and $599 for a 5GB model, it is still quite reasonable considering you can trash all your iPod, phone, and GPS device for just one device! Also, if you are patient in adopting a new device and need readily accessible e-mailing, music, and pics, then we definitely recommend trying out the iPhone.