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Well it’s been a while sense I have updated my blog, bite me. I just haven’t had anything to write about in a while. But yesterday I got my iPhone my wonderful wife waited on line for 11 hours at a shity mall in front of the apple store.

Okay my first day with the iPhone, connection to activate the phone through the iTunes website took a few min to complete, I choose the lowest level of service plan that was offered, hell I’m cheap. Yea yea I know then why did you spend 600$ on a phone, I didn’t I spent 600$ on a toy.

After the phone was activated it took about 30 seconds to find my WiFi network and connect, that was pretty effortless.

The first application I configured was email, I use IMAP, the setup was a breeze but as people have stated the on screen keyboard took a little getting used to, I found I was using the backspace key A LOT! It worked first try without a hitch once my typing errors were corrected.

While connected to my WiFi there was no problem with the web, google came up in under 2 seconds, and it was one of the default bookmarks on the iPhone. Tap the screen from the web browser and the keyboard came right up for me to mistype my blog’s URL.

The next thing I tried was YouTube from the iPhone, it was a default shortcut on the iPhone’s desktop. While connected to my WiFi network at home it pulled up very quickly and the screen rez was incredible.

So far everything was going great, the phone worked without a hitch with everything I tried so far, but that was short lived. I was on my way to a grad party, my wife was driving so I figured let me play around with the toy. I hit the icon for YouTube again about 5 min in to our trip and no longer on my network connection, because nothing says road trip like the video for “White and Nerdy” while playing with my iPhone the day after release.

This is where the first issue I had with the iPhone it was slow, it was dirt slow connecting to YouTube, then I selected the video I wanted to watch 3.5-4 minutes later it came on the screen, which is just so wrong when 10 minutes before hand it was moving like “greezed I-talian lightning” If you aren’t in a hotspot you are for a world of pain if you try to browse the web much less use streaming media, this was a brutal experience.

Didn’t anyone at Apple even try this thing out away from a hotspot? Guys there is no reason for this, I might as well have tried dial-up. The tech is out there, I don’t understand why it wasn’t used, the EDGE network is painful to use.

Well I was on my way to a party so I didn’t get to play much with the phone, I was actually trying to socialize and chase my son down. I will get a little more time with the phone this weekend and update you on the other features as I use them.

Before I forget, The iPhone has a sexy solid feel in your hand, I think I will call this one “Lynne” its very well built and smooth…

One Response to “New 8Gb iPhone”

    I’m still waiting for your update on this one buddy!!! It an make the difference between me saying good-bye toa few Ben Franklyns or keeping them where they can grow (may be).

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