Re: [NTLK] Newton reclassification

From: Rod <>
Date: Fri Apr 27 2007 - 09:31:16 EDT

On 27/04/2007, at 8:24 PM, Mark Harter wrote:

> To a point I agree with this; however and this is not intended to
> flame anyone. Is the reason some people are not considering the
> iPhone is simply because its not a Newton?
> Ive wondered this since the phone was announced
> Mark
> (resent because parts got chopped off!)

Not me. At this point, I'm on the wrong side of the Pacific to get
excited about the iPhone :-) Also, its not an open platform. The
only way (at this stage) to run apps that you want is through Safari
as a web app. I'm guessing there will be a lot of Ruby on Rails and
WebObjects developers popping up :-)

To be honest, I haven't seen enough of the iPhone to make my mind up
yet. It seems a few of the cool features rely heavily on your Telco
rather than the iPhone itself ie. Visual Voicemail. Great idea, but
the only Telco that can run the iPhone in Australia (Telstra) won't
be in any great hurry to implement it. A lot of other functions that
you could see on the iPhone's screen during the Macworld demo were
just jpegs. I'll wait until its in the wild in June/July before I
could really answer that question.

For what the Newton stood for and what we use it for today, there is
still no peer. If Apple had let the Newton continue on its
development cycle, who knows where it would have gone :-)



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