iPhone hate – keyboards
Posted by onlydarksets on May 5, 2008
There are some things I love about the iPhone (UI, performance, storage space) and some things I hate (lack of extensibility, no tasks, no 3G). What I hate most about the iPhone is the fact that it’s near impossible to have a rational conversation about its pros and cons. This even extends to the supposedly impartial fourth estate.
I came across this article about the iPhone keyboard:
The following, I believe, is absolutely true:
In spite of all the well-deserved hoopla about the iPhone, RIM still has an impregnable position in enterprise and corporate markets — its tactile QWERTY keyboard is way more accurate than Apple’s glass keyboard, and corporate types are less tolerant of e-mail errors than rank-and-file consumers.
This, however, seems completely unsupportable:
On the other hand, RIM, which has been advertising for experienced Apple technology experts, may be able to replicate the Apple touch screen — other handset makers have similar handset touch screens — easier than Apple can come up with an accurate enough keyboard to satisfy corporate users.
Who could honestly believe that RIM can invent a touch UI more easily than Apple can slap a keyboard on its existing UI? That’s just bunk.