Oh the frustration of it all. I’ve waxed lyrical on the iPhone for ages… but I have had it for almost 18 months now and am currently thinking I would prefer to have a traditional style of phone (don’t pass out, you lot!).
It is not that I don’t like the iPhone, but its just that I wish that I had a phone with all of the iphone features, but with a traditional keypad for making calls. I actually don’t like the touchscreen for that purpose. Weird, huh… Initially I thought it was because there is no physical feedback from the keys… but thats not it. Its a simple thing. I want to be able to hold the phone in my hand and input a number with the thumb of that hand, as I do with “ordinary” phones.
A simple solution, you might think… get an ordinary phone. The trouble is, I am a texting demon (well, not so much anymore) and I thoroughly detest texting on a standard phone keypad.
So whats the solution? A phone like the Samsung Blackjack? Or a Nokia E71 or similar? I think that I would be in the same boat. I would still need two hands to dial a number. Perhaps an E51 (I’m leaning toward this, as my text needs have almost dissipated… perhaps I can just deal with it once every so often)… or… and I am not sure if these will do the job, one of the HTC phones with a combination of standard keypad for calls, and a touchscreen for texting? I don’t know. What I do know is that the iPhone is on its way to being used only for applications and as an iPod.
I guess I shouldn’t be too distressed about it, its had a really good run, better than most other phones I have had. And I will still be able to use it with wifi.
But.. I suppose you could say… I’m over it.