the n95 – is the [i]phone for gardeners ?

hmmmm....

hmmmm....

First up – I’m not a computer techie genius. I studied horticulture for four years. Computer stuff so to speak is a past-time. Secondly. Of things that may fall out of ones pockets, fall into puddles, get rained upon etc… my gadgets need to be tolerant of my lifestyle. See this post on my camera 🙂

I had a Nokia N95. But I was given/ got an iphone. A new phone. I know some may say it is the best thing since roll out turf and I will not disagree with anyones review of what I am sure is an amazing piece of technology. But, I am constantly asked my thoughts on it, how I find it and if for me it works.

Whats this got ot do with the great outdoors I hear you say? Quite simply, I wanted to text a client a pic of a plant recently to say Eureka! I found ‘the one’. But, I couldn’t. It is therefore relevant to the business of landscaping. It needs to be reviewed.

The iPhone:

  • the battery life wont usually get me through a day
  • it is a little more fragile
  • the camera is 1 megapixel – very poor
  • one cant text a photograph
  • one cant recieve a photo in a text
  • i dont want email to my phone
  • i cant use qik on it [one can but you need to be a gifted techie]
  • i can’t use another sim card in it if i go abroad [see above]

This is why I will revert back to my old reliable Nokia N95.

  • it has a decent battery
  • its hardy-er
  • the camera is 5 megapixel [it even does black and white]
  • i can take a pic and text it to my mam
  • she can send me one back
  • i dont have email on it – i dont want it
  • qik was downloaded instantly

what do you think?

2 replies
  1. donna m
    donna m says:

    i love my ipod. i love my new mac computer, but i had a good look at the iphone the other day when someone beside me on the bus started playing with theirs… and i too think the iphone is not for me or for many people. i think if you’re a young kid and like gadgets, if you like applications (ie facebook type stuff) and you like to surf the net on your phone its for you.

    i think if you need data and a calendar and are more into a phone for the phone and the contact list and such, then a good phone or blackberry is probably for you

    glad you wrote about it – ive been wondering for months if its all its cracked up to be

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