I’m currently using the iPhone 3G as my handheld device. After having the 1st Generation iPhone from day one, updating to this one was a no brainer. (No I didn’t wait in line) This is by far, the most useful device for my line of work and interests. I’ve had it for 2 months now and here are my thoughts on it so far.
I can check my work and personal email directly on my device. I can also respond, send pictures and files if needed. It’s so simple to setup multiple accounts.
I’ve always loved music. I have about 2,000 songs and podcast I can listen to on my downtime. I can also connect the iPhone to my car stereo or home system when needed. Being so simple to connect to any sound system has saved me both at work and social gatherings.
Google Maps & GPS
There is no such thing as being lost with this device. Google maps and GPS makes searching for an address or current location a breeze. It also gives you turn-by-turn instructions to any destination.
When Steve Jobs announced the Apps Store, I knew this feature would be a complete game changer for this device. I admit, some applications available have no use what so ever. They shouldn’t even be allowed. How many flashlight or tip calculators do we need? Anyways, there are about 20 applications that make this device so much better. Some of my favorites: Apple Remote, Air Sharing, NetShare, MySpace, MLB at Bat, & QuickVoice.
It’s literally the internet in your pocket. It does not support Flash yet, but it’s quite useful for me to have my favorite websites available at any moment. Most websites display just like the desktop version and iPhone specific sites are increasing. (Kelly Blue Book) With 3G now, download speeds are much faster. Speed on the EDGE network was my #1 complaint on the 1st Gen iPhone.
Overall this device almost has it all. The built-in camera could be improved. Battery life can be an issue for the heavy user, but I haven’t had a problem. Simple features such as cut & paste, video recording & MMS are still missing. I can’t really complain because all the things this phone does do outweigh what it doesn’t. It’s just a matter of time that these features will be lacking, since Apple is always trying to improve it’s products.
Until something better comes out, I’ll remain an iPhone user. I’m extremely happy with the power of this device. I’m starting a series of how this device has saved me called iPhone To The Rescue.