- 7 Mar 08, 15:06 GMT
Dear Mr Jobs - or can I call you Steve?
So I gather thousands of developers are now going to be rushing to develop brilliant applications for the iPhone, backed by a $100 million dollar fund from one of Silicon Valley's top venture capitalists.
Good news? Maybe, though look what happened to Facebook when it let a thousand flowers bloom in a similar way last May - they soon began to choke the nice neat garden which had attracted so many users in the first place.
Doubtless there will be some attractive applications - and of course it will be up to iPhone users to decide what they want, but as one of that small but select crowd myself, there are a few things I'd like you to get sorted first. Right now I carry three mobile phones with me wherever I go. An iPhone for calls and web-surfing, a Nokia N95 to shoot video clips, and a Blackberry to pick up my corporate e-mail. I'd like to do everything on one device - and while the announcement that corporate e-mail is coming to the iPhone will help, I've a few other things on my list.
I have 4,000 contacts, and a stack of e-mails on my iPhone - why is there no simple search function to track them down, as there is on the Blackberry?
2. Cut and paste
Slowly, I'm getting to grips with the touchscreen keyboard. But if I could cut and paste text - again, I can do that on my Blackberry - it would be faster.
3. A better camera
The 2mp camera is frankly poor - and a software glitch means mine isn't even capturing pictures at the moment. The 5mp you get on an N95 is becoming standard - and video capture is also an essential for me.
On the wi-fi networks I use at home and at work, web surfing on the iPhone is a dream. On the very patchy EDGE network inbetween, it's frustratingly slow.
5. Cheaper roaming
Now this one is not your fault - and it applies to other devices too. But while I am paying £7 for every megabyte I use abroad, the mobile internet will be strictly off-limits away from home.
So sort all that, Steve, and I'll chuck away my other devices. Mind you if Nokia or RIM can produce a device that will do everything I want , with the elegance of the iPhone interface, then they can have my custom instead.
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