Why I Won't Be Getting An iPhone...
turbotodd 100000388Y Comments (2) Visits (1994)
First, as I think I've explained in the past, I've been burned too many times on early adoption.
The only early adopting I'll be doing moving forward is for small canine creatures I keep as pets.
Second, I just got my Blackberry Pearl.
It seems to do most everything I need it to do, for now. Everything except allow me to successfully browse the Internets. It used to do that, too, until the IBM internal software installation corrupted the browser.
They tell me I can fix it by wiping the Blackberry hard drive and starting from scratch.
Let me get this straight: I bought a Blackberry so I could check my corporate email and calendar (which I can successfully still do) and to surf the Internet.
But in order to successfully surf the Internet, I have to wipe the Blackberry hard drive and reinstall from scratch, in the process giving up my ability to successfully check my corporate email and calendar? And this is supposed to be productivity enhancement???
Three, the iPhone costs in the neighborhood of $600.
My Blackberry Pearl cost me $99. I can think of another $501 reasons I' won't be waiting for a new iPhone to ring.
Four, I don't like grovelling or begging, nor do I like sleeping overnight on sidewalks outside the Cingular store, not for concert tickets and certainly not for a new cell phone.
When I bought my Pearl, I called ahead, had 'em charge the Pearl in advance of my getting to the store, and by the time I arrived, simply did a quick run through and check out. I liked the Cingular retail people veddy much.
On June 29th, I will be staying as far away from the Cingular Web site and retail stores as is humanly possible. The core Appleites (pun intended) will be out en masse, they will be single minded of purpose, and they will have great anxiety over whether or not they'll be one of the lucky ones to win the iPhone lottery.
I will stay as far away from them and their mob as is humanly possible.
That is, unless they are willing to give me a personal tour of their new iPhone, in which case I'll be happy to oblige their momentary lapse of reason.
You can check out the cool new Apple iPhone TV spots here.