Okay, I have had my iPhone for a month now, I know I am a late adopter, but I was so hesitant to get an iPhone for a couple of reasons I have mentioned here before but left with little option I decided to give it a try. As I have mentioned in the past, I have always been pretty hung up on the Palm products (not the ones using Windows, but using the PalmOS) and always have had great luck w/ my Treo. AT&T informed me that it was going to likely be January or February before the Pre came out, which is the Treo’s predecessor and the biggest challenger to the iPhone in my opinion. It’s already available for Sprint but they have the deal locked in w/ Palm kind of like AT&T has with Apple.
Once I brought the phone home and realized that it would indeed synchronize my Outlook calendar and contacts I was very relieved. I had heard a lot of rumors that it wouldn’t talk to Outlook and that was a deal killer for me if that was true. Once I loaded iTunes and synchronized it asked me to point out Outlook for my calendar and contacts so I knew from that point on that things were going to be okay.
I went into the App store and quickly grabbed up some Apps that I knew I was going to be needing, for instance Basecamp. I will launch a post soon with a list of iPhone apps that I am using and how I like them, that will likely become a weekly feature here if I keep discovering new apps that can bring value or productivity. I am not much of a gamer so don’t expect a lot of cool game recommendations.
After having been with this iPhone for a month now I am ashamed that I didn’t make this jump sooner. Don’t get me wrong, the Palm Treo served my needs well for several years now (I have had 3 different models) but the versatility that the iPhone has for my business is incredible. Not only can I stay linked up to all of the important social locations on the web (Facebook, Twitter, FriendFeed, LinkedIn, etc.) but I can also connect to my Basecamp and utilize some handy PHP reference tools and cheatsheets as well.
I have to thank all of you that recommended the iPhone, it has definitely been a blessing just getting acquainted with it. More to follow on this topic I am sure…