iPhone - business or pleasure?

Jan 16, 2007
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Hi all,

forgive me if this has been discussed already...but will the iPhone be able to accommodate most businesss needs(like blackberry), as well as personal/entertainment. i've heard that the iPhone might be more reserved as pure "entertainment" device..... i need a smartphone that i can use for businesss first and foremost (such as corporate email, excel, etc.).....and im hoping that iPhone can do so

need to make a decision as to go with the BB 8800 or iPhone......iPhone looks awesome, but I want to make the right decision....any input is appreciated
 

twindc23

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I too am looking for a smart phone/entertainment phone.
1. I need to have an application that allows me to store all my wesites, username/password. Like ewallet for the pocket PCs.
2. i need to have a media player for good times at the gym.
3. a good workable phone. =)

those are my three main reasons.
 
Jan 12, 2007
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Hi all,

forgive me if this has been discussed already...but will the iPhone be able to accommodate most businesss needs(like blackberry), as well as personal/entertainment. i've heard that the iPhone might be more reserved as pure "entertainment" device..... i need a smartphone that i can use for businesss first and foremost (such as corporate email, excel, etc.).....and im hoping that iPhone can do so

need to make a decision as to go with the BB 8800 or iPhone......iPhone looks awesome, but I want to make the right decision....any input is appreciated
Since the current Ipod accomidates contacts and calendars and the demos on the website show messaging, I would imagine that their won't be much this phone can't do while being more refined then previous smartphones or pda-phone hybrids in a software sense. The ipod was a new revoultion for music, and I feel Apple will set a standard with this phone.
 
Jan 16, 2007
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Since the current Ipod accomidates contacts and calendars and the demos on the website show messaging, I would imagine that their won't be much this phone can't do while being more refined then previous smartphones or pda-phone hybrids in a software sense. The ipod was a new revoultion for music, and I feel Apple will set a standard with this phone.
thanks for the reply JM...i think i would have to agree, i can't imagine Apple leaving any "stones unturned"....this phone will be the new standard.
 
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thanks for the reply JM...i think i would have to agree, i can't imagine Apple leaving any "stones unturned"....this phone will be the new standard.

There will be no 3rd party software on the iPhone and it doesn't support MS Office documents. You won't even be able to import your contacts. The iPhone is an entertainment device and a phone. If you watched the demo, tons of entertainment options (which look amazing) were shown. The only possibly businesss applications shown were conference calling, email, and web browsing. Being able to share your low res home photos over your phone isn't much of a businesss use.

My smartphone can run thousands of applications, has instant messaging, and I can use it as a modem for my laptop. The iPhone does look incredible though. I do want one, but I'll be waiting at least 16 for my current phone plan to end since all iPhones are locked and I can't just upgrade.



 

chris

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You can not sync your Outlook contacts with your iPhone. Sorry.
It makes you wonder if Mark/Space will develop a program the "works the other way". For years, they have been developing conduits so Windows devices would work with the Mac. I would think their familiarity with both operating systems could lead to a possible software product offering sync capability. There will be a BIG market for this type of software.

-Chris
 

Kabeyun

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I've been thinking the same thing. It really is a natural fit. However, without iPhone application expansion, the need for conduit support is unfortunately pretty limited. I'm confident that Apple will do a good job with sync services relevant to the bundled apps (iPod, Contacts, Phone, etc).

A propos the OP, I think it is the closed platform (for now) and absence of MSO support that makes the iPhone seem less than ideal as a businesss solution.
 

Seattle18

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I tend to think they will devise a method for PC users to sync with Outlook. As stated above either through MarkSpace or something similar, or even an Apple app. They still want to keep close relations with PC users, trying to sway them all the way, so why not offer compatibility with Outlook? They will boost sales of the iPhone that way for sure. Many will buy the iPhone, but not as many will totally convert and buy the iPhone and a Mac to go with it. Maybe they should offer a package deal for the hold-outs...:laugh2:
 
Jan 12, 2007
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Figure this

You can not sync your Outlook contacts with your iPhone. Sorry.
I sync my ipod with my contacts in Outlook right now (it's even 2007 beta) and my pictures. Hopefully we can prevent people who don't know what they are talking about commenting. Does anybody really believe a $600 phone would not sync with one of the largest email clients in the world?!?!?