Apple is not Worried
Is Telegraph.co.uk a real web site, or is it a parody site like The Onion? Let’s take a look at some claims made in this article about the Vodafone Magic phone.
Vodafone’s new flagship is superb – Apple should be worried – yet the packaging for the HTC Magic is discreet.
OK. Apple should be worried..about what? Let’s see.
…whereas the Storm endured weeks of teething troubles prior to evolving into the best business handset on the market, the Magic weaves its spell from the moment you turn it on.
Does this phone offer Exchange support? Because without that, it’s not going to make inroads into the “business market”.
The handset also lacks a standard jack for headphones; an adaptor, however, is included in the box.
WTF? Another stupid non-standard headphone jack. Awful. Carrying an extra adapter is a pain. I have used headphones with my G1 exactly zero times. It needs a standard jack.
Three aspects are particularly impressive: the first is the touchscreen, which works as effectively as the iPhone’s, and consequently is among the best on the market.
Absolute horse shit. Ask any parent who has these two things in his or her house:
- An iPhone or iPod Touch
- A toddler
Multitouch is essential. A single touch screen isn’t even in the same league as iPhone. A toddler knows this intuitively. Watch them pinch the screen when viewing photos and playing games on an iPhone.
I have handed my G1 to family members and friends, and when they go into a picture, web page, or map…they instinctively try multitouch gestures.
I love Android, but let’s not be naive about how these phones stack up against the iPhone.