I’m being lazy. Today’s blog is actually a comment posted by a reader in response to my earlier post about the iPhone. It’s by far one of the funniest things I’ve ever read and I just had to share. Now if only we can get this guy a blog of his own.
The iPhone is a piece of shit.
No, I’m not going to get an iPhone, quit emailing me about it. I’m not getting one because I already have a phone that’s better: it’s called the Nokia E70, it’s the pinnacle of human achievement, and I love it more than my family.
You’ve probably never heard of the E70 because Nokia’s marketing team is not busy finding every last dick in the universe to suck, so I’m going to do their job for them and tell you about this product. And no, I’m not being paid to do this. I’m just tired of the iPhone fanboys shooting huge sticky wads and high-fiving each other (literally) over their stupid cellphones.
First of all, the E70 has a full keyboard, not some shitty stripped down, tap-and-pray smudgy piece of shit. Nokia uses a technology that’s even more advanced than the iPhone’s tap screen, allowing you to actually feel the keys you press as you’re pressing them! The technology is called “tactile response,” and it allows you to do things like dial a phone number without staring at your screen like a shit-chucking ape. In fact, every other cellphone ever made has this technology, sometimes called “buttons.”
This keyboard will not only stomp your colon, but the colons of distant relatives of the human species such as lagomorphs, and hypothetical colons of children you haven’t even had yet. Want to type a backslash? No problem. Ampersand? You bet your ass. On an iPhone, you have to press an additional button that opens up an alternate keypad that will allow you to type numbers and punctuation. So typing something as simple as elipses (…) requires you to tap your finger 9 times. Enjoy your phone, losers! People like me who have shit to do will stick to a keyboard that doesn’t have its lips wrapped firmly around the user-interface equivalent of a throbbing dong.
When the iPhone was first announced, CEO Steve Jobs spewed enough BS to cover a football field full of babies 3 feet deep in bullshit, which sounds cool because he could have potentially murdered a football field full of babies, but he passed on this opportunity by introducing the phone instead. He claimed that the phone was three devices in one.
It’s not three devices in one any more than my laptop is, you morons.
Using Jobs’ loose definition of what constitutes a separate device, technically my laptop can be considered 8 devices in one:
An “Internet communications device”
A phone (I can make voice calls with my modem)
A pornographic media storage device
A video player
A word processor
And an “iPod” (see below)
There’s no such thing as an iPod. The word “iPod” is a marketing tool for a hard drive with software that plays mp3s. Yeah, doesn’t sound so sexy now, does it, you chimps? And an “internet communications device” is officially the douchebaggiest way of saying “it has a browser.” So actually it’s just a phone that plays mp3s and has a browser. SNORE.
The Nokia E70 not only plays mp3s, video, has a full browser and Wi-Fi, IMAP and POP3 email, and Google Maps, but you can even run terminal software to telnet or SSH into remote servers. What that means in non-geek is that my phone is invincible. I can literally do anything. I can reboot my web server if I want to, and sometimes I do just because I can!
All of this power from a phone that’s over a year old, and it only costs $360.
There you have it: the most objective comparison of two cellphones ever made. I think I’ll take the rest of the afternoon off and copy and paste text on my cellphone because I can.