iPhone: widescreen iPod + mobile phone + communication device

It is true! There is an iPhone and true to form, Apple has unveiled a device that exceeds expectations. This very cool device is basically a widescreen iPod, a mobile phone and a communication device:

iPhone combines three products a revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and a breakthrough Internet communications device with desktop-class email, web browsing, maps, and searching into one small and lightweight handheld device. iPhone also introduces an entirely new user interface based on a large multi-touch display and pioneering new software, letting you control everything with just your fingers. So it ushers in an era of software power and sophistication never before seen in a mobile device, completely redefining what you can do on a mobile phone.

The Apple iPhone: Oh. My. Goodness!

As cool as the phone is, in theory, the specifications are a little disappointing:

Technical Specifications
Screen size 3.5 inches
Screen resolution 320 by 480 at 160 ppi
Input method Multi-touch
Operating system OS X
Storage 4GB or 8GB
GSM Quad-band (MHz: 850, 900, 1800, 1900)
Wireless data Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) + EDGE + Bluetooth 2.0
Camera 2.0 megapixels
Battery
  • Up to 5 hours Talk / Video / Browsing
  • Up to 16 hours Audio playback
Dimensions 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inches / 115 x 61 x 11.6mm
Weight 4.8 ounces / 135 grams

This is basically a replacement at an iPod nano level. While Macworld is far from over, I think this paves the way for a true widescreen iPod on a par with the bigger capacity iPod. I am probably not going to pass over my planned Nokia N95 for this gorgeous device but, man, Apple fanboy heaven.

I’ll be back later with more!

Update:
It looks like I am not the only person who isn’t impressed with the phone’s functionality.

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