I know, I know, the iPhone is not a movie, but as Apple premier video playing iPod it is a unique method of viewing movies, and I have found since getting it I often watch video on it’s gorgeous screen. In fact I have taken to ripping DVD’s all the time, so that I can watch it when I have a break at work, or if I am eating lunch by myself. This really is the first truly portable device that is really good for watching movies on, and since it is your phone, you will always have it with you. There are of course some caveats, like it’s small storage size for video (with movies taking up over 1GB of space) and it’s inability to play video playlists, but it is still an amazing video playing machine. It is also a good phone, and an impressive portable internet device. Sure AT&T’s 2.5G EDGE internet connection could certainly be faster (though the built in Wifi Screams), but having a real web browser on a phone is nothing short of a revelation (even without Flash support). The e-mail needs some work before it can be considered first class though. And the oh so talked about typing, is actually much better than I thought it would be. Honestly I didn’t think I would like it as much as I do, even though I think it needs much in the way of improvements before I would recommend it to a non-tech head, or a tech head trying to replace another high end phone like a Treo (which I have done, though not entirely successfully). Honestly this is the best iPod ever, and a world class phone and internet device.
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