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Why I'm not getting an iPhone

Why I'm not getting an iPhone

Given my recent experiences with new phones and getting rather frustrated by their interfaces, I should be salivating over the forthcoming 3G iPhone. But I won’t be getting one.

Simply because as fancy as all these new touchscreen devices may be, with their huge screens and innovative ways of exploring and clicking, they fail on one very simple thing – you can’t text while you’re on the move. With a phone that has a traditional keypad, it is possible to dial numbers and text people while you’re walking from place to place (or driving!) without having to look at the screen. The trouble with touchscreen phones is that you always have to look at the screen when you’re doing anything – and if you’re walking from place to place (as you do in ol’ London town), that means stopping to look at the screen. And woe betide anyone who stands still on a London pavement – you’ll either get shoved aside, or charity muggers will come up to you.

Shame really – because otherwise it’d look fantastic. But just for the touchscreen factor, I’m selling my HTC TyTN II, and wondering if anyone can sell me a Nokia N95

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