"Incredible"4.5 starson by biogrrl
Pros: safari, awesome screen, wifi
Cons: Can't copy contacts from SIM, battery???
Summary: So I've been playing with my iphone since last night, and here's what I've found so far:
WiFi works great - no problems connecting or switching between networks - and very fast
EDGE is not so bad - EDGE is all I can get at work, and its not nearly as slow as I thought it might be. The pages I've looked up all opened within a few seconds - definitely no 2 minute waits so far (as had been mentioned in some reviews)
Safari is much better than I thought it would be - especially since I don't use it on my MacBook. But I imported my bookmarks into Safari, and they synced automatically with the iphone - very nice.
I know the CNET review said you couldn't manually manage videos, but I could - I had the option to add any of several movies in my list, and just checked the ones i wanted - very nice, since that way you can control how much memory video takes up. and videos look AMAZING.
So it only holds 8GB. ok, its not the same as my 80GB ipod, but isn't that what smart playlists are for? It is as much as a Nano, only with video.
Very fast, very easy. My phone was activated in about 5 minutes from start to finish. I didn't get my employer's discount, but I already knew that was going to happen, and I didn't get it before.
very responsive, menus are very clear and easy to use. The keyboard is easy to get used to, and much easier then texting with T9 - and I have pretty fat fingers. Also, I haven't had any problems operating one handed - very easy, at least in iPod and Safari modes.
So the downside?
Can't copy contacts from old SIM to iPhone SIM. What's up with that? AT&T offered to sell me a flash drive for ~$20 so I could transfer them to my computer then to iPhone. Crazy.
No Flash -
I didn't think this would be an issue. But it would be nice to have. FYI, you can't see the weather.com radar in motion.
Non-Issues (for me)
AT&T service -
I already had AT&T service, so I know what to expect, and here in the middle of fly-over country, AT&T has good coverage. Much better than sprint, who I had before.
No voice dialing-
I had it before, never used it. Never found it useful, since it would never recognize the name I was saying (like Al, or MOM).
The only time I've ever replaced a batter is when I dropped my phone in water (a lot of water). So for me, another non-issue.