krakp0t wrote:Must agree here. iPhone is a great media device but I find the virtual keys a bit tiresome for heavy email use.
I was of the same opinion before I got my hands on one, now I find myself typing at a fair whack on the on-screen keyboard, far faster than I can on any phone-sized device with physical keys.
One of the main advantages is the seamless auto-correction, you can just bash away ignoring any typing mistakes you make as 98 times out of a hundred they'll be corrected... correctly. With a Blackberry for example, I find myself having to be vigilant and cautious in case I press a wrong key, then waste time deleting and re-typing if I clock a mistake.
Milwaukees-Junglist wrote:The only trouble with both of those is that they don't play divx/xvid which is a major pain in the arse but probably worth it for the apps and slick UI.
Not that big a deal if you've got a reasonably powerful computer; just use Handbrake to convert the original video file to the optimal codec and resolution for the device you'll be playing it on. Saves memory space and battery life, especially on those devices that don't support hardware acceleration of certain codecs.
Takes my Core i7 system under 10 minutes to convert a 720p HD .mkv file to an iPhone-optimised .mp4 one, and you can set up batch jobs: http://handbrake.fr/