My favorite excerpt from the news coming out of MacWorld:
With a few finger taps, Jobs demonstrated how to pull up a Google Maps site and find the closest Starbucks to the Moscone Center. He then prank-called the cafe and ordered 4,000 lattes to go before quickly hanging up.
On a more serious note: with the range of features announced on the iPhone (phone, music, media synching, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth), I hope Apple is able to maintain their trademark simplicity and ease of use. The more features you pack into something, the more difficult it is to provide intuitive access to all of them.
That said, looking at the interface demos over at the Apple site -- it looks pretty good!
A select group of digerati will roll into the Pointe South Mountain Resort in Phoenix, Arizona next week for the DEMO '06 conference. The annual event is often a showcase for eye-popping emerging technologies, often from early startup companies. While not all the companies become successful with their ideas, many do.
A report on the morning session s is here DEMO 06: Morning Report (from HorsePigCow)
In a nutshell: Same formfactor and basic aesthetic; Samsung has superior software, more memory, and external, dedicated buttons for playing music. RAZR is slightly slicker looking.
Also, Samsung has built-in speech to text software so you can dictate text messages! Nice.