So why am I starting a blog? Well, it’s not that I have some desire to see my writing on the internet, though that’s not a bad thing in and of itself for those who desire to do it. It has more to do with believing I can offer a unique type of criticism. A sort of right-place-right-time view. I’m an American IT tech (telephone technician & systems administrator) living in Sweden — not to be confused with Switzerland, for those who are geography-challenged. Anyone who knows anything about tech knows that Sweden can more than hold its own when it comes to IT. And when it comes to mobile phones, both Sweden, land of Ericsson, and her neighbor, Finland, land of Nokia — yep, that’s where Nokia comes from, not Japan — lead the way. After living in the midst of these battling mobile phone giants, I’ve learned a few things about their products. Definitely enough to say I’m an experienced user.
So, now Apple has produced a mobile phone. The iPhone. There’s a lot of hype surrounding it. But is it really all that Mac fans (DISCLAIMER: I’m typing this blog entry on my MacBook Pro. I LOVE IT! But please don’t mistake me for someone who’ll scream “Apple or nothing!”) claim it to be? I don’t really know, but I plan on taking a look at what all the hype is about.