Just came across TryPhone a site that offers web based interactive interfaces for a wide range of mobile phones. Seems a great way to see the features.
And in the spirit of good embed-ness, you can put any of this in a web page. So before I do this, my own backl story. I have always been years behind in the latest phone tech. I use mine mainly for… calls, plus some photo/upload to flickr and a few posts to twitter. I am definitely a phone lagger.
But believe me, after trying an iphone in the Apple Store last August in Chicago, the tempation has been hard to ignore. You want one, admit it. I want one, I admit it.
So with some shame I mus admit that when offered to get a work paid iphone… I actually turned it down (for now). Why? Well, my previous one just died, and to get something new, I got sucked into the scam US providers do (lock us in) to a new 2 year contract for a new Razr phone (which I like, BTW). But I would have coughed up the surrender fee in a heartbeat if it were not for…. AT&T.
As a sole provider, you have no choice but cover your distaste and smile when you sign on their dotted line. But because I spend a lot of time in the Rim country north of Phoenix, access is key. And AT&T’s coverage sucks royally up there. The best signal we can get is by going outside to the end of the driveway and leaning to the south east. For a bar or two. My phone from Alltel comes in with a strong signal anywhere in town up there. And my new wireless mobile card from Alltel provides back up internet.
So I am opting to wait for the iPhone. Some to see if the choices for provider change or if AT&T actually does something to boost their signals. Heck, I know where on top of the rim the towers are. I can see them line of sight from my house. But I also think it might be wise to wait for a next-er version, one that may be 3G?
So until then, for my, TryPhone provides my own iPhone to play with and lust over.
The post "I got… err… try-ed an iPhone" was originally pulled charred and crispy from a smoky charred oven at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2007/12/tryphone/) on December 13, 2007.