Of course, as many of you know, I recently received the iPhone 3G for my 40th b-day which I made no secret I wanted really bad. I love the iPhone 3G. While it does have some drawbacks, namely, it can't do video recording or streaming... Nonetheless, it's perfect for me. And along that note, I commented back to Steve with the following:
To my surprise, he responded back. My comment above was not to create a cell phone war, but basically to say that I bet there are a lot of applications now that Apple has exploded with the "app store" concept and my thought that there are probably a lot of applications there that are valuable for educators. Here's his response:
Thanks for the post. I was windows based mobile phone user for a long time and mobile apps have always been a play with the pc end. I think you have captured a great many uses for mobile technology in the classroom with existing apps both free and pay. I finally made the switch to the iPhone for many reasons that I absolutely love - especially the app store. There are tons of tools for educators and web 2.o evangelists. I will admit that the cut and paste feature which is native to everything known to man is a draw back along with the lack of video capabilities for live streaming or chatting and eveything else, but I’m certain apple will get there in there next version. I don’t think it’s a mobile phone war that is to be had, I think it’s a mobile phone use in education. I’m sure someone will come post a blog about the many uses for the iPhone in education. Thanks for sharing, you have great applications for mobile technology.