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  • What we Know
    What it has:
    • Built-in iPod with Video playback
    • Intelligent predictive typing
    • Multi-touch interface (fast)
    • Great scratch resistant screen (easily cleaned with your sleeve)
    • Tilt sensors that lock the screen when up to your face, but unlocks it when you lower it to type numbers
    • Screen that's visible in direct sunlight
    • Software upgrades over time
    • Decent voice quality
    • Call and song control from its headphones
    • Viewing Word, Excel and PDF documents
    • Free live traffic in Google Maps
    • Turn by turn directions that simulate a GPS (need to tell the phone when you're turning)
    • Dedicated volume control and mute switch
    • Microsoft Exchange support if your IT staff enables a setting on the server
    • Push email via Yahoo Mail
    • Syncing via Outlook calendar and contacts through iTunes (works even on Vista with the latest Outlook)
    • Ability to play with other applications while you talk
    • Good battery life
    • A "real" browser
    • Yahoo, Gmail, AOL, EarthLink, and various other email support
    • Visual voicemail (support for rewinding, fast forwarding like a song)
    • YouTube support
    • Decent 2-megapixel camera
    • It's thin
    • Lots of eye candy
    • Conference call with up to 5 people
    • Built-in speakers if you don't want to use headphones
    • Quicktime support in Safari
    • Activating the phone requires iTunes and internet access
    • A speakerphone

    What it doesn't have:
    • Support for all iPod accessories—doesn't support all car adapters for playing back, only charging
    • An easy way to transfer phone numbers, via AT&T, from an existing phone
    • Copy and paste support
    • MP3/iTunes music ringtones
    • Built-in game support
    • Flash support anywhere (including browser)
    • Instant Messaging
    • Picture messaging (MMS)
    • Video recording
    • Voice recognition or voice dialing
    • Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Streaming (A2DP support)
    • One-size-fits-all headset jack (May have to buy an adapter for certain headphones)
    • 3G (EV-DO/HSDPA)
    • A hardware keyboard
    • GPS
    • Removable battery
    • Expandable Storage
    • Direct iTunes Music Store Access (Over Wi-Fi or EDGE)
    • BlackBerry support
    • Flash or zoom on the camera
    • Windows Media support

    Known Problems:
    • Can get a little warm after use
    • Battery will need to be replaced by Apple after 300-400 charges
    • Levy had problems with one of his email accounts, due to his ISP blocking port 25. Apple's engineers "suggested a fix and said that this was something that would probably be addressed in an update."
    • EDGE data is very slow
    • AT&T's signal is lousy
    • No hardware playback buttons make you go back to the iPod app to change songs or stop music
    • Takes more taps to reach the phone interface than other smartphones
    • Getting your contacts onto here from your old phone may be a hassle
    • No real-time navigation
    • The few web-app programs Mossberg tried weren't' impressive
    • Camera is only good with ample light and no motion
    • Only 200 text messages included on any calling plan

    What we still don't know:
    • How fingerprinty/face greasy it gets
    • Whether Bluetooth file transfer works
    • When and how often software updates (with new features) will appear
    • Playing back music through an iPod dock may cause interference, so the iPhone "offered to switch to airplane mode". Doing so means you get no calls.

    Source: Gizmodo.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: What we Know started by Kyle Matthews View original post