Web browsing with touch screen on iPhone and Xenon

Posted on 2009-12-25
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
Hello everyone,

I'm new here, so I hope this question is not inappropriate.

I was going to buy an iPhone to use for Web browsing when I'm on the road.  I want to use store locators on retail Websites to find stores along my route or near my current location, look up details about medications, log into my Vonage account and change settings, and look up book titles, and electronics product pricing to name a few.  I would also like to synchronize data with Microsoft Outlook.

I was told that the LG Xenon was capable of this, and I could save on the expense of the phone and plan for the iPhone.  However, after trying the Xenon for 2 days, I am completely frustrated.  The primary problem is that it has a "resistive" touch screen, so it cannot tell when I am holding it down to grab it, or if I am pressing down to acccess a feature or menu, and I end up on screens that I don't want.  The secondary problem is that the Websites that I want to go to just seem to be too complicated for a non-computer, e.g., phone.

Am I going to find that the iPhone, like the Xenon, is limited in its Web browsing capability, and I just need to realize that, and use my notebook/laptop for this need?  Is the non-resistive touch screen on the iPhone much different in its level of difficulty?  For example, in contacts on an iPhone, how does it know that you are pressing down to scroll the screen, and not to select the contact your finger lands on?

Any advice about this would be greatly appreciated.  I am so disappointed and frustrated that I just don't know where to turn.  Thank you,

Question by:J-Antonio
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    Lots of people use the iPhone for web browsing with no trouble.  I find that it's easy for it to distinguish between when I am "clicking" on something with my finger, and when I am wanting to scroll, for example.  It takes a LITTLE bit of practice, maybe five or ten minutes, to feel comfortable, but not much longer than that.  There ARE some limitations in web browsing capability; for example, it currently can't handle flash-enabled sites.  But for the most part, I'm able to shop, look things up, and so on, and so are millions of others.  

    So many people have iPhones...surely you have a friend with one who would let you try web browsing for a few minutes, so you could see whether you like it or not?
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    I guess millions of people can't be wrong.  The iPhone really is THE phone to have if you want to do anything current.

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