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I'm pretty tired of hearing about how "great" the Iphone 3G is. So here's a short tribute to my trusty Windows Mobile powered Tilt.

  1. My Tilt already had GPS, Bluetooth, and 3G capability when I bought it. I didn't have to wait hours overnight for a sales clerk to tell me "here's your phone, it doesn't work all the way, but good luck activating it at home!"
  2. My Tilt has MMS capability - Granted I don't use it as much as others do, but for such a "great" phone you'd think Apple would have included such a basic feature.
  3. Sorry Iphone users - apparently another basic feature such as Copy/Paste was left out. Seems that's a basic part of my Windows Mobile 6 powered phone's core OS.
  4. My Tilt's camera capabilities (still photo and video) are better - wait, oh yeah, Iphone doesn't have a video camera.
  5. I was able to develop software for my Windows Mobile powered Tilt the day I brought it home from the store...didn't have to wait for the vendor to "decide" to offer 3rd party app support.
Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 11:20 AM Blowing off steam , Windows Mobile | Back to top


Comments on this post: 5 Reasons Why my Windows Mobile powered Tilt is better than the new Iphone 3G

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I'm with you. Apple and Google both seem to have these zealous followings that have always annoyed me. Microsoft really needs to address the user interface, but I'd still choose Windows Mobile over an iPhone.
Left by Anthony Trudeau on Jul 15, 2008 4:03 PM

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I'm with you on this. HTC has actually been working on new WM 6/6.1 Add-ons and their Diamond interface is veeerrrryyyy slick!
Left by Serge Baranovsky on Jul 16, 2008 11:35 AM

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I'm glad someone said it. Why still no copy-paste? Is it just arrogance from Cupertino?
Left by Tim on Jul 16, 2008 8:13 PM

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I'm somewhat with you. I very much have a love/hate relationship with Windows Mobile. Been using it since the CE and PsPC days. (Never had one of the HP DOS units though.)

I have to say, Opera 9.5 goes a fair way to helping erase the usability concerns. But that's just the web browser. Usability on the rest of the phone still sucks hard.

Oh and let's not forget--my Sprint PPC-6700 has had 3G for TWO-AND-A-HALF YEARS, suckers! And how much does unlimited data cost me? $15 _before_ the corp discount. Man...AT&T execs have got to be laughing.
Left by Hal Rottenberg on Jul 23, 2008 2:26 PM

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This reminds me of a post I wrote years ago, you might get a good laugh out of it:

http://www.lancerobinson.net/archive/2006/01/24/PocketPCtoiPod.aspx
Left by Lance Robinson on Jul 23, 2008 2:39 PM

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I took the plunge and bit the iPhone bait. :) All of your points are correct, but I am still loving the iPhone. :)
Left by Lance on Dec 22, 2008 5:31 PM

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