Compromised mobile blogging with iPhone 3G


I’m sitting in the front row (lower box, 50-yard line!) at Candlestick Park right now waiting for the 49ers to hit the field and wishing my iPhone 3G (the only gadget I could fit into my front pocket) was really the true MID many consider it to be. If it really provided access to the "real internet," I wouldn’t be using the TypePad blogging application from the App Store, deleting sentences letter by letter, making do without adding links because of the lack of cut-and-paste and the stripped down features of the app, understanding I can’t make changes after publishing, accepting the default image placement, viewing only a few lines of text at a time because the virtual keyboard takes up half the screen, or pretending not to notice the extra space automatically added after photos (update: extra space now removed). No, I’d be logged into my real TypePad account, the one Safari on the iPhone renders impractical to use because of all the zooming/panning and inability to upload photos, doing everything I can do on a real browser here at the Park.

If the iPhone could tether to a Bluetooth-enabled device, I would have tried to stuff something like the Nokia N810 into my other pocket. Better yet, if I had the Gigabyte M528 MID, I wouldn’t have brought the iPhone at all!

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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