Friends…..Those of you in India planning for iPhone… THINK TWICE
BEFORE MAKING A DECISION… The short comings of iPhone are endless…
can’t use as a wireless modem, (you pay ridiculous data charges to
activate internet on your phone, but cannot connect it to your PC and browse when
you are at home)
No copy and paste,(cannot copy a part of a…. say…. email & send
it….have to type it out yourself)
No 3.2 or 5 megapixel camera,(the 2MP camera it carries is worst camera
I’ve ever seen….. photos look like they have come out of a VGA camera)
No video recording with camera.
No front camera.
No FM radio,
No JAVA support.
No physical keyboard (BELIEVE me! this alone is a dealbreaker…touch
keyboard as good as it looks…once you use it then only you come to
about the importance of having a hard keypad)
No 3G network yet in India. so why pay for expensive 3G phone if you
use its 3G services … so, for India, iPhone 2.0 is no better than its
No video calling,
No AD2P on the Bluetooth,
Can’t share any (mp3, images, videos….) files via Bluetooth,
No removable battery. (You cannot change battery. Have to send it to
outlet.. Come on now!!!!…This is not an iPod. Its a bloody phone. You
cannot live without phone for 2-3 days)
No haptic feedback and
cannot send MMS,
can’t use as external storage device (16 GB of utter waste. next time
go to your friend’s house & find some interesting songs, movies,
etc…Sorry you cannot connect your ’16 GB’ phone and share it!!!! Apple
apparently has a solution… “BUY MUSIC & MOVIES FROM iTUNES STORE
Give me a break will you APPLE!!!)
can’t use your mp3 files as ringtones,(This is heights man!!!)
Cannot insert any other SIM card….
completely tied to iTunes… Connect to your friend’s iTunes & you risk
erasing everything on your phone.
List goes on & on & on….
We Indians are used to these features. Most of our phones already have
these features. & we cannot do with out them…. i mean can you imagine
paying so much for a phone with which you cannot transfer files via
Bluetooth. What age is this …STONE AGE???
Some features may be activated by jailbreak… But why the hell should
risk losing your warranty after paying so much.
And want to add third party software’s? YOU HAVE TO BUY THEM FROM
STORE ONLY!!! . (Shell out more money). Apple is a bloody control freak.
Don’t surrender your freedom to it.
It’s good for American markets (who have no idea what mobile
is) which is in Stone Age compared to Asian/ European markets. When they
want to buy a phone, they have to go to network operators and buy only
those phones that are available on that network. & stick to that company
till their contract expires. You want to change carriers? Not before
damages, & buying another phone on the other network again.
On the contrary, we in India have so much freedom. We go to handset
buy which ever phone we like. Then go to carriers… checkout the plans &
buy SIM… Don’t like the plan or rival carrier came up with a better
plan???? EASY… Just remove & replace the SIM.
Apple are trying to IMPOSE THEIR MODEL ON US riding on the hype iPhone
created in the US (yes it was a flop in Europe …that’s why Apple never
talks about its sales in Europe).
Don’t fall for the subsidized price of iPhone… CHECKOUT THE DATA PLAN
ATTACHED TO ITS SIM…They will recover the cost through ridiculous data
plans. Bill might come to around Rs 2500/month.(ATLEAST AMERICANS PAY
Let me clear one thing though.. iphone is the best looking phone (its
interface is nothing like you have ever seen ), & best browsing
out there no doubt …. (& others are fast catching up. check out the
android demo at Google IO 2008)…. BUT AFTER A FEW DAYS IT ALL COMES
Those of who buy it… You will be most happy for atmost a week… &
MARK MY WORDS…YOU WILL START REGRETTING IT!!!
My advice…WAIT FOR HTC DREAM!! (Powered by android). Still not
by then…by all means go for iPhone…
So friends lets spread this info to all our friends and help them in
a wise decision….. & those of you who have bought unlocked versions
already please share your experiences with others