Tuesday, January 09, 2007

An Apple A Day . . . Someday Soon

Just read about the coolest phone in the world. This thing may finally make me go over to the dark side. For years I've resisted the iPod craze (even though I'm a big gadget freak) because you can only get songs for it from Apple's iTunes store.

But the iPhone sounds pretty slick. It's all touch-screen technology. No buttons, no stylus, etc. It's supposed to be able to play music like an iPod, surf the net, text message, e-mail, and make phone calls. Instead of having a teeny tiny little keyboard like the Blackberry or the Q the keyboard keys will be touch screen keys that appear when you need them and disappear whenever you don't. The advantage to that is that the screen can be much bigger allowing for more to be seen. And it's supposed to be able to flip the image when you turn it on it's side. So you would get a wider screen that way which would make Internet surfing nicer.

The stuff I read made it sound like Cingular will be the carrier-which is great for me since I have Cingular now and like their service.

Got to hand it to Apple. They do design cool stuff. If this thing really will do all that Steve Jobs says it will then it will be a big hit.

Oh and the best part? It's supposed to be out in June! Just in time for my birthday and Father's Day.


A Hopeful Hollar said...

Hint! Hint! ;-)

I got it!

mearbear said...

Hi,Daddy! I do not want to get that phone for you because I will want to use it all the time! JK!!!!
;-]. I miss you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I do like that phone. I hate to ask how much it costs. Adios!

Jennifer Meachem said...

hey, i saw that on the news. those things are 499 bucks!!!

Keith Hollar said...

Yeah, I'm afraid that may be out of my price range.

I'm hoping maybe I can get money for my birthday and Father's Day and then put all the cash together and have enough.

We'll see in June!

mdlea_eng said...

I know what you really want for your birthday and Father's Day... ...cycling socks. You can never have too many pairs. Meredith and Michelle, you guys pay no attention to his rambling about "gadgets." Just get him socks. Oh, and maybe a tie. Yeah, a tie. ;-)

Johan said...

This phone won't do well in Africa because it has no support for MMS and 3G. It's hard to believe there are still phones without these features.

Socks and a Tie. Man, what did you do wrong?