Very similar to the
iPhone, except without the voice comms functionality Picked up my 8G model for 324USD in
San Francisco UA string: “Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U;
CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/3A110a Safari/419.3” ... quite new in comparison. I wonder what to call the browser? “iPod Webkit”? Probably the best example of a capable Web platform on the mobile UA. Though that doesn’t stop people from making iphone specific sites. :(
Only plugin is quicktime
No Flash, No Java
No copy and paste :/
WIFI in London really sucks, despite the options Seems to have issues with some wifi setups to say the least. Wifi implementations are a bit varied tbh.
Managed to crash it transparently a few times. Itunes asks to send the debug logs back to Apple.
Noticed some odd navigation issues from time to time, like not being able to select links
SVG support in my tests Does have
PDF support Touch navigation and its appropriate Web design is a world unto its own. The
iphone Facebook site is worthy of study. I can’t seem to select Flickr’s drop down menus. I never really liked them. Perhaps Flickr will change their menu styling??
You need a .com to make typing in URLs easier :)
Can’t figure out how to get rid of English (US) keyboard
RSS feeds are redirected and read in reader.mac.com Windowing is nice
Like the idea that the bookmarks are synced up with my desktop. Bookmarks menu could be in itself a platform when I think about it.
Typing in landscape mode is slightly better, but it still sucks a lot to type. Wish there was some nice portable bluetooth keyboard of some sort for this.
Long wireless passwords with numbers and lEtTeRs is incredibly painful to type in. Please use sensible short passwords with
WPA, without anything odd like irregular length encryption keys!! It has autocompletion. Not too sure what to make of it yet. I don’t seem to use it…
Want to investigate certificates. Unsurprisingly it does not seem to support
SSL certificate importing. Did a test with myopenid. Nice panning, though it can render slowly. I think I miss the snappy minimap of the S60. S60 guys… sync up the browser.
Big difference I think between this and other mobile platforms is the smooth
upgrade process via Itunes. Be amazing if the headphones didn’t always tangle up
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