Tweeted this earlier this evening from @phweet
I spent almost four hours in an iPhone store today. Downtown SF. I have the tweets to prove it. I was using Twinkle at the time. However, after they’d taken my SIM from the old iPhone and put it in the new 3G one… my address book was gone. Yep still had my email. Everything just works on Google! But my address book. Not a number.
Never fear as the story above said. I started sending Phweets out. In fact I’d been hitting Twitter at the Nokia Breakfast hosted by Gigaom. Good to get out. I’m still concerned that the discussion was too open source. The developers are right to push it, the problem is it currently isn’t always providing the solutions that you and I want in that mobile social world. I asked them how OpenSource was going to help us get more Open Telephony? How will it empower you and me. After that I kept silent… sort of.
So I exited the Intercontinetal. My daughter had been beating me up about an iPhone and I’d just come out having done a Phweet demo on Edge. Worked perfectly well. We’ve been experimenting with the iPhone to activate a dial-in connection. So you can take your Phweet on the iPhone with just a click and confirm. A little way to go still.
Had lots of fun in the store while waiting for AT&T. The service experience was appalling. I’d love to have shopped elsewhere and I would have paid 1500.00 for the privilege of not having to deal with AT&T in a second. I still don’t know if my account is “right” as it is not yet updated online. STUPID.
What was fun was demo Phweet in the store and showing them phweet working in tandem with Twinkle. Potentially any Twitter app on the iPhone could be making Phweet Talk to anyone anywhere at anytime.
I said this was all changing me. I’m going to twitter more and more. I am going to blog less and less and I am going to participate in more discussions with interesting people than ever before possible. If the whole world can talk without friction but merely based on personal choice then we have made the world a better place. Just think… you are going to have a world where if the phone rings… you chose to make it ring!
Now that’s progress.