At 7:37 AM -0600 1/11/07, Tom Legare wrote: >No offense at all Angus! > >I don't believe you're getting a true OS X mini Mac like you're thinking, >however. The iPhone will indeed be running a trimmed down version of OS X, >like an OS X Lite, and it won't be able to be a substitute for truly having >a laptop for computing work. > >I believe one disadvantage is not having a slide out keyboard.... The >onscreen tap keyboards are not for quick entry and makes replying to emails >arduous. There doesn't look to be handwriting recognition like the old >Newtons. I have an iPaq 3835 without a keyboard and tapping sucked. The >Cingular 8525 I have now has the slide out keyboard (Blackberry brought them >back into style actually) and it beats handwriting recognition every time. Well it does have BlueTooth so potentially a keyboard could be used that way. > >I absolutely love the iPhone's screen. The 480x320 resolution will be much >appreciated by every user, and I often wish my 320x240 pixel screen had more >resolution and more screen space. I think web browsing on the iPhone will be >top in its class. I watch movies and TV shows on my Palm Tx which has 480x320 resolution. It is very nice. It is as good a display as most analog TVs, or at least the difference is negligible. > >Once they get hard drives inside the iPhone, making it essentially an >awesome Apple version of the Palm LifeDrive, NOW you're talking about the >ability to start replacing a laptop. Hopefully they won't put a harddrive in the iPhone. They just aren't rugged enough for the abuse a phone gets. The Palm LifeDrive is rather passe now, I have a TX with a 4Gb SD card in it, that, AFAIK can do anything the LifeDrive can. And a version of the iPhone is coming with 8Gb. -- Clark Martin Redwood City, CA, USA Macintosh / Internet Consulting "I'm a designated driver on the Information Super Highway"