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 size3.5 inches
Screen resolution320 by 480 at 160 ppi
Input methodMulti-touch
Operating systemOS X
Storage4GB or 8GB
GSMQuad-band (MHz: 850, 900, 1800, 1900)
Wireless dataWi-Fi (802.11b/g) + EDGE + Bluetooth 2.0
Camera2.0 megapixels
Battery
  • Up to 5 hours Talk / Video / Browsing
  • Up to 16 hours Audio playback
Dimensions4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inches / 115 x 61 x 11.6mm
Weight4.8 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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Paul

Enthusiast, marketing strategist, writer, and photographer. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad. Allergic to stupid

8 Comments

  1. […] Seth Godin has pitched in with his thoughts on the iPhone.  Sure it is a cool looking device but Godin says the iPhone doesn’t really do anything new.  It doesn’t reinvent the mobile phone.  The iPhone takes the functionality you see in mobile phones today and performs some of them a little better.  Some of those functions are dependent on the Cingular network the iPhone will run on when it is released but, for the most part, it doesn’t exactly revolutionise the mobile phone. […]

  2. […] Ok, I know I am pretty close to having to rename this blog iPhone-chili or chili-iPhone (or something equally silly) with all the iPhone coverage but you probably want to see this.  This video is a demo of the iPhone.  While I stick by my initial thoughts on the iPhone, the interface on this device is very very slick and very much what you would expect from Apple: […]

  3. […] The launch of the iPhone wasn’t a welcome development for everyone.  Cisco, the company behind the other one, the Linksys iPhone range, took great exception to Apple’s use of their trademark on the work "iPhone" and has sued Apple for trademark infringement.  According to a Cisco news release issued on the 10th of January: […]

  4. […] The launch of the iPhone wasn’t a welcome development for everyone.  Cisco, the company behind the other one, the Linksys iPhone range, took great exception to Apple’s use of their trademark on the work "iPhone" and has sued Apple for trademark infringement.  According to a Cisco news release issued on the 10th of January: […]

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