That's right, this a real iPhone and I tested it in a Media Markt store in Portugal. Sorry for the out-of-focus picture...my hands were still shaking from the excitement.
I have to say that, even though I've seen a lot of iPhone reviews, images and videos, I still ran into a few surprises:
- It was thinner than I actually though it would be.
- The resolution of the screen is absolutely fabulous. At the beginning, I even thought the menu that was displayed on the phone was a sticker. It wasn't until I touched the screen, that I could verify that this was an actually working iPhone.
- The transitions between applications and menus are amazingly fast
- Handling pictures with the multi-touch screen interface is even better than I expected
- There were no music files on the iPhone, so I couldn't test the "iPod" feature
- The device wasn't connected to any WiFi network or GSM network, so I couldn't test the Internet access or the "phone" feature
- Writing in the multi-touch keyboard is not simple. Your fingers get in the way of each other and you end up writing more than you wanted
- The calendar is nothing special and it doesn't add almost anything to the calendar I have on iPod.
- The iPhone gets a bit (actually, a lot...) smudgy after playing with it for just a while and you feel the need to clean it almost every time you use it. But I guess that's the problem with every multi-touch interfaces.