Ok. I got an SMS from AT&T late last night telling me welcome. I assumed that meant my service had transferred, but nope. I still can’t call my iPhone. I can get SMSes though – although possibly only from people on AT&Ts network.
Anyway, I spent several hours playing Duels (yes, I know there is nothing there yet – still in restricted beta, post a comment with your e-mail and I’ll invite you [and, no, I won’t publish your e-mail]) on my iPhone and it is freaking cool. The fact that I can do that is really impressive. (We use a lot of Flash, so there are a few things that aren’t there, but it is still playable.)
I browsed around and set up my WSJ account and looked at a bunch of pages. I still remain really impressed.
Typing in usernames, passwords, etc. doesn’t seem like a problem. I’ve had it for less than 24 hours and I can already type with two thumbs. The keyboard is as good as the one on my (now retired) Motorola Q….. If might even be better.
The software interface design on the web browser and the keyboard is some of the best I have ever seen.
The SMS handling looks pretty cool – it keeps them as an ongoing conversation – but I haven’t really fully tested it out.
Hopefully my number will transfer soon and I can really use it as a phone.
Let me know how you continue to like the iPhone. I’m about 2 weeks into an At&t 8525, and am very interested in their similarities and differences. See my recent post.
Sucks about the iPhone…looks like you aren’t the only one: http://paul.kedrosky.com/archives/2007/06/30/att_causing_maj.html
Hopefully, the Edge network will justify having to have AT&T as the voice provider.