I Still Can’t Have An iPhone

I’ll admit it, I’ve wanted an iPhone for a long time. I don’t really know why, given that I haven’t compared the features available with any other smart phone, but I’ve always wanted one. Maybe I’m just falling into the rep surrounding the iPhone, but I’ve wanted one for a while.

For a long time, it wasn’t an option. I’ve been a Sprint customer for almost a decade now. Until recently, iPhones weren’t even an option. As such, I could look longingly at the iPhones, but I couldn’t get one unless I switched networks. I really didn’t want that kind of hassle.

But, then Sprint got iPhones. I could finally get one…except I couldn’t. As cool as they seem, I still need a physical keyboard. I’ve got calluses on the ends of my fingers. Every time I try to use virtual keyboards, I type even slower than back when I had to use a numeric keypad. It just doesn’t work, and I get pissed.

So, what does this mean? Well, I’m probably never going to be able to get an iPhone. I doubt they are ever going to make one with a physical keyboard. I’m stuck with my HTC touch. It isn’t bad, but it isn’t an iPhone.

I just want to be one of the cool kids.

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David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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8 Responses to I Still Can’t Have An iPhone

  1. Greg says:

    What about the 30-day grace period after getting a new device? Could always try again and return it if it still doesn’t work. I’m told the “trial” period for getting used to a full/all touch phone (e.g: IPhone) is right around two full weeks of use.

    • my htc touch evo has a virtual keyboard that i use from time to time when i’m too lazy to open the real one. that almost always leads to swearing, so i doubt i’m going to get used to a virtual keyboard anytime soon.

      • Greg says:

        HTC Touch – isn’t that a device that was released the same year as the original iPhone? And runs Windows 6.5, according to Wikipedia. If both are true, I vote take a deep breath a give it a whirl.

      • I think it’s actually the HTC shift evo touch. I’ve only had it for around two years, but I don’t know how old the model is. And it’s Android.

      • Greg says:

        That makes much more sense. From my readings around the web, Android has the best virtual keyboard; if that’s the case then I can understand your misgivings. I’ve also read but can’t confirm that iPhones are capable of installing other virtual keyboards. Either way, the bottom line is it’s up to the owner/user to use what works best for them. As Lewis Black once said, what’s great for one person can kill the person sitting next to them.

  2. Terrie says:

    Just read your post about the I-phone. I, too, waited a very long time for my I-phone for the same reasons about the keyboard. I just switched to one as my contract was up. You may already know this – I discovered by accident the I-phone has the ability to send text messages by voice! So no need to ever ‘type’ anything ;0 It counts towards your data use – but, my daughter is with Sprint and has unlimited data on her contract. Just a thought and wanted to share.

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