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Thursday, September 6, 2007

How to fix the iPhone

Apple announced that it is dropping the price for the 8GB iPhone by $200, and discontinuing the 4GB model.

I think that the iPhone isn't selling quite as well as they thought it would-- make the jump for my analysis.

The main problem with the iPhone is that it isn't open. You're forced to use a particular provider.

It has only barebones bluetooth support-- it will not support a bluetooth keyboard. The touchscreen keyboard isn't the end-all-be-all, and it would be nice to use an external keyboard for composing longer emails.

If the iPhone had been open from the beginning, I think it would have been a much bigger hit. For now, I guess I'll stick with my BlackBerry Pearl.

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