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:
- It doesn’t support SD (micro)memory cards, no slot present
- I can’t install other software (TomTom navigation and so on)
- I can look at movies but I can’t record any
- I don’t use iTunes, nor an mp3 player function and I don’t care for music support or YouTube videos
- The battery is sealed-in so no hard reboot if the device locks (by removing and replacing the battery)
- Got to hand in the phone at Apple store for x days if battery breaks
- Not ready for over-the-air content delivery (3G and so on)
- Sealed deals with operators that require minimum sign-up periods
- 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
- 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.