This is just crazy! It’s an iPhone app that will translate text in real time. Signs in foreign languages instantly appear in your native language. Seriously, watch that video and prepare to be amazed.
The WordPress Admin App for the iPhone is very nice looking. Very functional from what I can see. The ability to add photos straight from the phone is nice and it looks like all of the necessary options for posts are there.
You can even edit existing/old posts and manage multiple blogs. Now, if the iPhone only had a Bluetooth keyboard.
Having worked in electronics retail for many years, I know that cutting edge products will always drop in price and that first gen. products will always improve with later releases. Even if I weren’t in the middle of a Sprint contract, I personally would have waited. Still, there were hundreds of thousands of people that purchased iPhone’s. The fact that Steve Jobs and Apple will offer customers who paid $599 for their iPhone a $100 credit is amazing. Kudos to Apple for listening to their customers and actually doing something about it.
Sure, I’d like to have an iPhone. However, since I don’t have $600 to drop on a new phone (and I’m indentured to Sprint for at least another year – or more). I’ll settle for playing with the Leaflets web based demo.
To get the full effect, you’ll need to be running Safari 3 on a Mac or PC. The idea of Leaflets is a great one. Provide a portal that formats a lot of the popular RSS based services for iPhone viewing. The RSS / Feeds view is very efficient and all the demos read very well on the small screen of the iPhone.
Still, the negatives on the iPhone (no MS Exchange, no high-speed data, etc.) make me want to wait for a later version anyway.