No, it wasn’t CrunchGear, but Walt Mossberg did and he isn’t afraid to show it off. Of all places, he decided to show off the wonder phone at The Chronicle’s Presidents Forum. Yeah, I don’t know what that is either. According to Mr. Mossberg, cell phones are one of the three technologies to be watching at the moment and the iPhone is at the forefront of the revolution, or something like that. So what’d he have to say about the iPhone?
“I don’t know whether I’ll give it a good review or not,” he said, noting that he will use the phone for the next couple of weeks before writing his review. “I can already see some things I don’t like about it. I see some other things that I do like a lot about it.”
Fair enough, Mossberg. I wonder what he doesn’t like so far? Could it be the lack of keyboard? Hmmm.
“They are claiming that through clever software they have figured out a way for this to be actually far more accurate and efficient than you think it will be, and I’m testing that proposition,” he said. “And I can tell you that in the first hour it works a little better than I thought, but I’m still not sure it works as well as a regular keyboard — and the first hour is not a very fair test, so I’m going to keep going at it.”
Walt Mossberg Shows College Leaders His New iPhone [The Wired Campus]