The iPhone is probably the best media centric consumer grade smartphone to date. But considering the added PDA functionality and ability to add third party software I see no reason why it can’t also be used as a productivity tool. So I decided to take on this task with nothing more than a little creativity and some third party applications.
Well, I don’t know about you but today March 17, 2009, Apple brought us some major awesomeness all in one fell swoop named iPhone OS 3.0. Apple has been on a roll from day one by living up to their word that all updates will work on all devices and they will continue to update and improve the OS. To date Apple has successfully issued a total of 12 iPhone OS updates, which includes one major OS upgrade going from v1.0 to v2.0. That’s an average of 6 updates within a 12 month period since the iPhone was released pending no minor update release before the 3.0 released. That alone is 10 points in my book for Apple.
All to often, we discuss mobile technology and how it affects us here in the U.S. forgetting about the rest of the world. Well, since the world does not revolve around the U.S. here’s a place to go if you want broader perspective on things. Go check out our friends across the pond at Mobile Tech Addicts. This site is run by Chris Oldroyd who first came to my attention when he appeared as a guest and later one of the co-hosts on the Mobility Today Podcast here in the U.S. Focusing mainly on the smartphone market Chris and his co-host Gareth Myles are all about mobile technology and bring trends and goings on across the water to you. Want to know how Windows Mobile is doing in Europe? Wondering why some mobile phones are only released in Europe and other parts of the world? Need to know what the cellualr networks are doing in the U.K.? It’s all covered by Chris and Myles who give their thoughts on what works, what doesn’t and why. The U.K. is not on a totally different chapter when it comes to mobile technology. They’re just a good couple of pages ahead, but you won’t know that unless you tune into the Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast. As Chris says “Sit back, relax, satisfy your cravings”. Broaden your horizons on mobile technology from a different perspective. It’s worth listening to.