The iPhone, Apps, and Mobile Blogging

I really loved my lost E71 but the iPhone is turning out to be a pretty incredible device. The battery life could be better and I sometimes miss running applications in the background, but I'm really loving it.

The vast array of applications is something you just can't get in S60. Yes, you can get your basic needs met, but Nokia and the Symbian Foundation just haven't put together an offering that's as compelling as what you get with the iPhone SDK.

The biggest thing, though, is that sing the iPhone is effortless. Apps load fast, they tend to not crash, and switching tasks is very quick. I still feel like the HTC Hero might be even better, but it's not an actual option right now. Once the North American version is released I might just have to reassess my options.

This post is a perfect example of what I'm talking about. I'm sure that there are options for posting to Blogger on an S60 phone, but a basic Google query didn't come up with anything. With my iPhone it only took 10 seconds in the App Store to find several different options, one of which was exactly what I was looking for.

The programming nerd within me recoils from a closed ecosystem, but there really are undeniable benefits.