Published by Dan Frakes (@danfrakes) —
@danfrakes Disappointed that you ignore the PDA. http://t.co/pPbOXB21
@ifmw @thomholwerda As did the Sony touchscreen phone I had before iPhone. But the complete package was in no way comparable.
@thomholwerda You misinterpreted my comment. (I owned several PDAs and touchscreen smartphones, BTW.)
@danfrakes How so? Good luck fitting it in 140 characters ;).
@thomholwerda Ha! I’ll try. Two things: 1) Overall design/experience was dramatically different from PDAs & “smartphones” before it…
@thomholwerda 2) In 2006/7, I don’t know a single person who said “I want my next phone to look/function like [what the iPhone would be].”
@thomholwerda It was widely criticized for its design, UI, and lack of features, and many people thought it would flop.
@thomholwerda There were plenty of touchscreen/PDA devices before, but the iPhone took many of those ideas to extremes others wouldn’t
@danfrakes Apple turned existing tech into a fantastic product, no doubt, but many people are fed up with the hyperbole around the device.
@thomholwerda Agreed, but that’s just one aspect of the entire user experience.
@thomholwerda P.S. Several people have pointed out the LG Prada. But I don't think they're comparable when you consider the whole package.
@thomholwerda Also, the image in your article supports my comment: They all had buttons/features the iPhone was "inferior" for lacking.