My New iPhone 3GS: Beyond Awesome

Aug. 03, 2009 2:40 AM ETAAPL, VZ, T19 Comments
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Shelly Palmer

As most of you know, I am not an iPhone lover. I bought my first one right when they came out and, then, immediately brought it back to the genius bar to ask why the speakers didn’t work. My iPhone version 1.0 story is chronicled in two articles from July 2007. The first July 7, 2007 was a love letter entitled, “iLove my iPhone,” which is mostly about my first impressions. The second, written on July 21, 2007, was “iPhone Reality/Sanity Check — my iWish list,” which is just what it says it is.

By September 2007 (see iPhone Aftermath) I’d had enough fun with my iPhone and I purchased a Verizon (VZ) BlackBerry World, which was actually my least favorite of the BlackBerry family, but it worked as designed. The moment Verizon offered the BlackBerry Curve, I was in the store. It is what I carry today and it works exactly as designed. Although, I won’t miss it at all.

I have a good deal of experience with the Apple (AAPL) App Store. I have been using my old iPhone as an iPod Touch since it was decommissioned and, more recently I purchased a 16GB Touch because I have too many apps for my 8GB iPhone. Size matters!

A few weeks ago, I downloaded an app that made me think about returning to the iPhone fold. It’s called Daylite Touch. It’s a simple program that seamlessly integrates Daylite (my favorite contact/pipeline management software) with the iPhone. I liked it on the Touch, but after using it for a short while, I knew it was really going to be something special in a 3G broadband cloud. I was right.

Last week, I purchased a new 32GB iPhone 3GS. It is beyond awesome. Daylite Touch and Omnifocus sync so perfectly with

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Shelly Palmer is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group LLC and the author of Television Disrupted: The Transition from Network to Networked TV (2006, Focal Press). Shelly is also the president of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, NY, vice-chairman of The National Academy of Media Arts & Sciences and oversees the Advanced Media Technology Emmy® Awards. You can read Shelly’s blog at He can be reached at

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