Coding Horror: The iPhone Software Revolution:
So someone at my office wants a phone. Not a iPhone. Not a PalmPre. Not a Windows mobile. A phone. One that will just take a cable and sync with her calendar on those occasions she wants that. But she doesn’t want a data plan. She doesn’t want activesync capabilitles. She doesn’t need to send text messages. Nor tweet. Nor blog. Or take pictures. Or video movies. Oh and it has to be Verizon as it will get coverage on the coast.
And I cannot tell from the Verizon page which phones are JUST a phone with a little bit of software to support a calender information transfer.
She doesn’t want a mobile computing platform that you can “get an app for that”. Or one that has a slide out keyboard. She wants “a phone”. One that has a battery life of a week or two. You know… just a phone.
Why is it that you cannot tell from the web sites what EXACTLY these phones do? And when you do want a phone that supports activeSync, sometimes it’s even hard to tell that. You have to give Apple credit with their you get one size, one capability model. You know exactly what it does. And it will sync with Exchange as well as support pop-ing out to personal email. But to all other phones offered up by all of the other cell plan providers… boy is it hard to figure out which one is just “a phone”.