James O'Neill's Blog

November 28, 2007

It must be the truth ‘cos it’s there in the news

Filed under: Apple,Mobility — jamesone111 @ 10:08 am

I have learnt better than to read everything I read on The register.

But, deary, deary me. It seems only 26,000 iPhones have been activated in the UK. That was against a launch forecast of 100,000 for the first weekend. Indeed the register paints a picture of carphone warehouse having stacks of unsold iphones being gradually fixed to warehouse shelves by layers of cobwebs.

Gizmodo have a survey which says everyone’s heard of the iphone but 72% of people asked say it’s too expensive

I’ve never had my grubby paws on an iPhone so I shouldn’t comment, but I’ll happily quote what one of my colleagues said about it by comparison with the HTC’s touch dual.
I’ve got an HTC Dual and an iPhone and the Dual is way better than the iPhone.  As a business device the iPhone is a joke, email is just cr*p.  Also, although the UX/UI on the iPhone is initially cool, what really struck me was that on the plane in airplane mode – nothing worked as everything assumed a live connection

No doubt the usual Apple fan-boys and -girls will be along shortly to rant at me for even commenting on the telephonic messiah

Talking of rants, it seems Attila the stockbroker’s “Ranting at the Nation” album, so much a part of my mis-spent youth – is now avaialble for Download.  It includes “Russians at the DHSS”, which gave my title for this post. It opens with the fairly quotable
“It first was a rumour dismissed as a lie
But then came the evidence none could deny
A double page spread in the Sunday Express
The Russians are running the DHSS”.

Somewhere in a loft I must have a bootleg cassette of this album. It would be nice to go legit finally.


Update: Thanks to Finbar, I’ve fixed the link to the HTC phone. Note to self… don’t copy and paste links from OWA


This post originally appeared on my technet blog.


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