Will It Blend -iPhone

12 Jul 2007

Last year in November I already mentioned the freakish powers of The Total Blender. They’ve been blending all sorts of crazy things in the past time but their recent clip really kicks it big time. They’re blending an iPhone. Pretty neat stuff. I haven’t really written about the iPhone here before, and it’s not because I work for Microsoft. It’s because I think the device is way too limited and has nothing to offer that I can use. I’ll give you some examples of why this fashionable device will (at this time) not be on my wishlist:

  1. It doesn’t support SD (micro)memory cards, no slot present
  2. I can’t install other software (TomTom navigation and so on)
  3. I can look at movies but I can’t record any
  4. I don’t use iTunes, nor an mp3 player function and I don’t care for music support or YouTube videos
  5. The battery is sealed-in so no hard reboot if the device locks (by removing and replacing the battery)
  6. Got to hand in the phone at Apple store for x days if battery breaks
  7. Not ready for over-the-air content delivery (3G and so on)
  8. Sealed deals with operators that require minimum sign-up periods
  9. I don’t store pictures on my phone, don’t have time to show off pictures either, I just use it for work-related things, not during coffee breaks
  10. Compared with Nokia’s N95 5 megapixel snapshot maker, the iPhone has a rather crappy image quality

So, apart from the very cool design and touch screen navigation, there really isn’t much in it for me. I just need a device with easy access that allows me to install what I want, that allows me to chose any provider I like and that improves my mobile experience. And for what it has to offer, I think it is way too expensive. There is no technology progress. A slick interface doesn’t make me happy if the functions behind it don’t live up to the expectations. But yeah, that’s just my humble opinion. What it does pretty well though, is blend!

Video: Will It Blend? iPhone [source]

By the way, you can bid for the blended iPhone on eBay :-) It’s already at $430.

iPhone Expectations

Posted by Miel Van Opstal in Uncategorized


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  1. Swimi

    July 13, 2007 at 12:15 am

    I haven’t broken down and bought an iPhone yet, but if I can’t connect it to my TomTom ONE XL, then forget it! I would seriously be lost without it!!

  2. Coolz0r

    July 13, 2007 at 12:57 am

    Same problem here. I really need TomTom, so I need a device that allows me to install it, and it has to communicate to the bluetooth receiver. This is the primary thing I look for when I buy a new device.

  3. Ahmet

    July 13, 2007 at 8:19 pm

    I would like to see how long it will be closed, like all Products from Apple.

    As You said, I’m not using mp3 funktion and wenn I decide others, I would like to see mp3 with record funktion and radio and many other things and all below 100 Euro.

    Back to the topic: I’m thinking that HTC has better device, also LG Prada has a nice one.

  4. Swimi

    July 13, 2007 at 8:32 pm

    I am with you! Maybe after the iPhone is out for a little they will fix some of these problems. Until then, it just isn’t the phone for me.

  5. StickiWidgets

    July 14, 2007 at 1:27 am

    Friday Video Starring iPhone and the Total Blender…

    Some of you may find this amusing and some may not. Blendtec, the makers of the Total Blender, have been marketing their product by blending various objects and posting the videos online.
    Below is the latest video.
    For more videos, check out the Ble…

  6. navin harish

    July 16, 2007 at 10:39 am

    There has been so much of hye surrounding it and it so long for apple to launch it. If you thik about how much time it takes other companies to launch a phone, iPhone has become outdated even before it is launched