Originally Posted by Polwart
I've spoken to three iPhone users today who said:
1. No problem at all - have hundreds of contacts sorted by company etc. He uses a MacBook and transfers them from their apparently seemlessly.
2. Just use the 'search tool' as JK seems to.
3. Yes its a PITA. Apparently if you enter a contact with NO name, but a company name and save it then go back and edit it it sorts by Company but you can't do it the other way round!
It was quite entertaining to light the blue touch paper and watch the effect.
On point one .. this is whats becoming apparent, that if you dont sync with an apple product.. the default fields of your contacts program may not map directly to the iphones fields .. this isnt just an iphone issue though, I've had it with others too, but lack of flexibility doesnt help
On point two .. yes that is a fairly simple way of doing it, and thankfully it lets you search across all fields !! some phones dont, would you believe .. but the problem here is fiddlyness and speed.. every extra stare at the screen is not good for *ahem* driver & pc plod relationships
But thanks for your help/input anyway guys
Its been an interesting journey
as there is no doubt .. the user interface and software performance are top class
On a really great phone .. its all about speed and minimal button pushing.. which is about controlling it as much as it is about how fast it runs applications .. one phone I really loved was the first and second gen Sony Ericcsson P900 (not the last one which was a dog) It had a 4 way jog wheel on the side as well as a touch screen and I could operate everything on that phone with one hand .. it was no blackberry .. but it really worked and was fast
In regards to blue tooth operation, many other smart phones have atleast one user configurable button, as does the iphone, but its options are limited and dont include any bluetooth controls.
I think apple could do a lot to improve the phones flexibility therefor, it is a very nice piece of kit, and its shortcoming could easily be addressed by way of a software upgrade which may appear in due course. The tech is good and impressive, but its a bit Fur coat and no knickers when it comes to producing the results for hardcore phone users IMVHO I'll persevere for a bit yet to see if I can polish the contacts app up a bit .. and anyway .. I dont mind a wee bit of fur coat and no knickers