Saturday, November 10, 2007

iPhone arrives UK

Well some people were queuing up well over 24 hours in advance for arguably just a small slab of metal and glass. But making no mistake across the country exactly at 6.02pm all stores nationwide opened to start selling.

I myself made a trip to town, not exclusively to see the iPhone, but to go and get my phone unlocked and pick up some reserved books which had come into the store. Waiting for my phone to be unlocked, I glanced at the O2shop and I couldn't help notice the massive iPhone posters and in the centre there was a block with four iPhones there for testing.

I had fifteen minutes while my phone was being unlocked, all the hype and reviews, I thought why not just have a look. Talking to the assistants who just talked to me about the phones features while I browsed through them. While messaging, my fingers, although not that big did sometimes hit the wrong letter which I thought may have been due to me partly quickly going through the phones features.

The YouTube button on the main screen led me to a list of videos, while watching part of a video I then clicked the button at the bottom to return to the home screen. I do quite like the glassy shades and the overall effect which is given. Overall a very good phone but it is for me (not being part of the cult-of-Mac following) too expensive; coupled with the contract which must be purchased I am standing away from this.

Moving on maybe in a years time when a new version is released, with many more features and capabilities I may purchase. Looking at the price drop which occurred in America just a mere two months after release of the iPhone, I predict that the same step will not be taken so soon in the UK but I do feel that the iPhone will be dropped in price in about four months time, maybe April or May.