Some of you probably know that I've been using the iPhone as my main device instead of my trusty blackberry curve for awhile.
It's been a struggle. That's for sure.
There are days I think about switching back to my Blackberry Curve. That thing just works but the blackberry browser is so lame. And WiFi on a phone is genius. So I think I'm going to hang in there. I want/need 3 things to stay loyal to the iPhone though:
-Wireless ActiveSync. Or some way to wirelessly sync my iPhone calender with my Exchange server. Syncing via USB is so ghetto. I can't believe I'm doing it.
-Search. The lack of address book search is absolutely killing me. There are a bunch of native apps for the iPhone (more on that one in a minute). Someone needs to develop a native address book search app. The current method of last or first name sort is ridiculous.
-Copy & paste. I didn't think I would miss this but I really do. The software should just let me hold down the shift key on the keyboard and click to select text. Then give me some short cut to copy, cut and paste. Please.
If I don't get at least items #1 & #2 soon, I'm gonna use my iPhone as a fancy, schmancy iPod Touch w/a camera and switch back to the Curve. My patience is wearing out. I'll wait until the Leopard release as my cut off date.
In the meantime, I have made improvements to my iPhone's usability. I switched from exchange config to imap config on the iPhone. That was was a big help.
And now thanks to Installer.app, I have a few great native applications on my iPhone (vs web services). Note: Installer.app is a little funky to install. During the install your iPhone will tell you it needs a full restore but just ignore it, be patient and keep iTunes closed. Once Installer.app is installed, it's a breeze to install native apps. All of the apps are installed on the iPhone itself over Edge or WiFi.