Motorola CTO dissects the iPhone
Padmasree Warrior, Motorola's (MOT) chief technology officer, knows a thing or two about cell phones. She offers her "morning after" insights on Apple's (AAPL) new iPhone (can we call it an iPhone without incurring the wrath of Cisco (CSCO)?) on her blog.
She makes some good points both geeky (why EDGE and not HSDPA?) and practical (how will people use a touchscreen to dial while driving?)
That shouldn't be a problem: I don't know about the US but in most European countries using a cellphone whilst driving is totally forbidden and heavily pennalised.
"..making calls or texting while we are moving at high speeds."
Thats totally irresponsible. People should NOT make calls while driving unless with a hands free kit. And texting? Do I need o comment on how dangerous that is when driving? What does Motorola think of drink driving then? Corporations should be very careful letting their execs blog.
Padmasree shouldn't be asking "how will people use a touchscreen to dial while driving?" because we shouldn't be dialing while driving at all. In fact, many cities and states have passed laws that forbid talking, and therefore, dialing a cell phone while behind the wheel of a moving car!
I will be a pain to text message using this phone...no tactile feel!
How to use the iPhone while driving... well same way you would use similar devices such as PDA phones like the XDA, then of course there's the more obvious answer.... you shouldn't
EDGE vs HSPDA well why not 3G/3.5G, would bet on the subsequent iPhone models to cover that ground.
You are not paying attention. It will be easy to type/text, because of the superior predictive text software (has to be better than motorola), and the ability to sort out multi-key strikes.
I laugh when I hear people say that you shouldn't be driving and texting. Well you shouldn't be drinking and driving either but guess what ? It happens everyday.
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