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  • 1. The iPhone
  • 2.  
  • 3.
      • Phone
      • Mail
      • IPod
      • Safari
      • SMS
      • GPS
      • Itunes
      • App Store
      • Calendar
      • YouTube
      • Camera & Photos
      • Stocks
      • Weather
      • Clock
      • Notes
      • Calculator
  • 4.
      • Games
      • Entertainment
      • Utilities
      • Social Networking
      • Music
      • Productivity
      • Lifestyle
      • Education
      • Weather
      • Books
      • Reference
      • Travel
      • Sports
      • Navigation
      • Healthcare
      • News
      • Photography
      • Finance
      • Business
      • Medical
  • 5.
      • Wi-Fi
      • GPS
      • Sensors
      • 8GB or 16GB flash drive
      • 2.0 megapixel camera
      • MP3
      • SMS
      • 3G Network
      • Bluetooth 2.0
      • EDR
      • 2 antennas
      • Language support
      • International keyboard and dictionary support
  • 6.
      • AT&T, the lone iPhone carrier
      • Service Plan Cost
      • No Removable Battery
      • No Expandable Memory
      • No Voice Dialing or Video Recording
      • No Phone to Phone Picture messaging
      • No Copy/Paste Functionality
      • No Flash, Java, or Windows
  • 7.
      • The BlackBerry Storm
      • The Palm Pre
  • 8.
      • First iPhone 2007, Second iPhone 3G 2008
      • BlackBerry Storm bested the iPhone for the first quarter of the year
      • People prefer the BlackBerry keyboard and form factor
      • However, the iPhone interface and applications are superior
      • iPhone, for all its glorious features, is at best a mediocre phone with occasionally terrible coverage
      • AT&T has been slow to fix network issues and slow to respond to customer complaints and lacks a certain amount of customer service social grace
      • there should always be more BlackBerrys sold than iPhones simply because of network diversity
      • Not for “on-the-go business users”
      • if/when Verizon will finally get the iPhone
  • 9.
      • The idea of handheld devices surfaced in 2008
      • Pilots done and presented at the 2009 ACRL in Seattle, March 12-15 by Penn State U and University of Houston, TX
      • Many other libraries are using handheld devices for a variety of purposes
      • Such as, Ball State, Boston University Medical Center, Duke, NYPL, North Carolina State, Yale, Nashville Public, & Washington DC has a app!
      • Libraries worldwide that offer mobile services, including instant messaging for over dues and renewals; portable-ready audio, video, and eBooks collections; self-guided library tours; mobile catalog interfaces; and mobile instruction…
  • 10.
      • The test was inspired by the iPhone
      • But technical issues with PSU's wireless network
      • PSU experiment revealed that there was no favorite device but that there were a number of potential problems
      • spotty phone connectivity and unreliable wireless networks
      • web site displays don't always work well on the small screen, and some of the devices were too small to enter information easily
      • But the library search widgets searched well
      • users don't have to do much navigating or typing much
  • 11.
      • pilot project involved the use of the iPod Touch
      • the iPhone without the phone
      • use of wireless feature for blogs, chat reference, YouTube help videos, World Cat access
      • the Touch convenient for notes and calendar functions
      • hope to use the device for roving reference and virtual office hours
  • 12.
      • University of Virginia Libraries
  • 13.
      • http://www.apple.com/iphone/
      • Information on the Go. Carol Tenopir. Library Journal, 5/1/2009
      • Library Technology Reports: Mobile Web bit.ly/techsourcemobile
      • “ M-Libraries” from Library Success bit.ly/libsuccessmobile
      • 7 Things About Handheld Devices bit.ly/PSUhandheld
      • Rosenberg, Dave. iPhone or BlackBerry? Service is a major factor. Cnet. 5/4/09