What’s that? I hear you ask.
While I have spent a lot of time with the iPhone 3GS, it has always played second fiddle to the N8. It occured to me that it would be informative to adopt it as my primary device for at least a day to see how well it would satisfy my requirements.
I will update this page at intervals with my experiences with the 3GS all through today, so you need to check from time to time. I will also be posting Twitter updates, so if you are on twitter, this is a good time to follow @mobilityblog on Twitter.
Wish me a happy day!
Update 12.01 am: Needed to process a client’s order but had shut down my netbook for the night. Grabbed the 3GS and completed the account activation in record time. Safari handled it so smoothly I didn’t think I wanted to activate clients on PC anymore!
Update 12.30 am: I downloaded the Twitter client from the appstore. Found it largely confusing, compared to the Facebook app which I got the hang of right away. Of course, I don’t use Twitter as much as I do Facebook.
Update 6.40 am: I had read some articles saying that a third party app was needed for USB tethering. Well, I plugged in the 3GS via USB cable, enabled USB tethering under settings, and voila, I was connected on my netbook. Easy as pie.
Meanwhile, my contacts, calendar entries and mails have been synchronising quite fine since setup last night.
So far, so good.
Update 4.00 pm: It’s 4pm and battery is down to 23%. It has been an average work day spent at my desk.
Update 7.30 pm: Battery at 4%. Its crazy, but as much as I have enjoyed using the iPhone 3GS, I can’t wait for the battery to die so I can call it a day and get back to the N8. Die! Die!!
The 3GS has served me well today. No major niggles. ame minor issues that I detailed in my earlier mini review.
What did I enjoy best about the iPhone 3GS today? That’s simple – the built-in browser. Well, I am a mobile web person, and the ease of use is just undeniably sweet.
Now, when is this battery going to die?
Update 8.16 pm: iPhone 3GS battery dies. It’s been a day.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.