Well folks, I got myself an iPhone 3G yesterday to review. But unlike you, I didn't have to wait in line for hours to get one. It arrived in a nice little package on my desk Friday afternoon, already activated. (Ahh, the perks of being a reporter... but of course like all the products I review, I don't get to keep it.)
I started playing with it last night when I went out to dinner and a movie with my friend. I'm a big texter, and my actual cellphone has a full QWERTY keyboard. When using the iPhone 3G's touch-screen keyboard, my typing speed really slowed down. I often don't hit the key I want to, but I do like how the iPhone guesses what word I meant to type. By the end of the night -- even after several drinks -- I was getting better at typing. But I'm still not up to my normal typing speed.
With all the iPhone hype over the past few days, I kind of hoped I would get some reaction when I whipped out the phone in public. You know, the "Hey, that girl is so cool cause she has an iPhone" reaction. The waitress at TGI Friday's didn't say anything about the phone when I was messing with it all night. When we stood in line to see Hellboy, no one in line gave it a second look. After a while my friend Amanda would start to shout a few times "Hey Bridget, that's a cool new iPhone you got there!" ... but still, the fellow moviegoers couldn't give a crap. Sigh.
I did have something weird happen to me a few times when I made calls. When you're in the middle of the call and you take the phone away from your cheek, the touch screen reactivates with button options to do things like end the call or mute it. When I put the phone back to my cheek, I lost the call. It happened twice. Was it because I hit a button to mute or end the call with my cheek? Was it the fault of the person I was talking to? Was it because I had three cocktails when I made the call? Hmmm...
Stay tuned Tuesday for the full review!