Am I missing something?
With all the hype around the iPhone, I had a couple of points of concern: things I do with my Treo that I’d sorely miss. These included Dial Up Networking (using my phone as a modem for my laptop, though Sprint shut that off, grumble, mumble), using my phone as a presentation controller (Salling Clicker), and a timer. Well, at least the timer apparently exists, and the DUN definitely does not. Still, I might be able to cope.
On the other hand, I wasn’t worried about the touchscreen keyboard, EDGE network slowness, few buttons, or even too many clicks to get to the phone, things others have been concerned about.
However, there’s an issue that no one seems to be talking about, except one sentence from Walt Mossberg: “There’s also no way to cut, copy, or paste text.” WHAT? Why isn’t anyone talking about this? I’m always scraping this from here and pasting it there, passing on quotes, rearranging sentences and paragraphs, etc.
Ok, it’s been mentioned that it’s an updatable software platform, so they could fix that later, though it seems like a) a mighty big elephant in the room that no one’s seeing and b) something that might require an innovative solution (hey, that’s what I do, they should call me ;). I just can’t understand the lack of concern!
Naturally, I haven’t decided whether to get one yet, or instead to upgrade my Treo (it’s got the slowest data capability). So, maybe I’ll hang in limbo a bit longer.
I have to admit that I’ve been frustrated with the Treo, too, that I can’t use the keyboard to select text (there’s an easy interface affordance that would be consistent with other experiences) and have to use the stylus, but not even being able to select, cut or copy, and paste strikes me as a major interface blind spot. Again, am I missing something?