March 10, 2010
History was made yesterday, to a small degree, when we FINALLY received our eight Public Affairs iPhones yesterday. My team spent most of the day synchronizing all of the handhelds with a central stand-alone desktop PC and getting familiar with the infinite number of features and functionality that the iPhone is known for. It was like playing with a new toy for countless hours (yes, I did get some sleep last night). One thing that was very apparent to the team was the iPhone's ease of navigation and its quick access speed to the 3G network here in Germany. We hope to really put our new tool and capability to the test by evaluating its functionality, as we cover our activities in other parts of Europe. In the end, I hope the iPhone will prove itself to be a powerful tool that will streamline EUCOM's two-way communication efforts across all of our PA capabilities, European partner nations and cyber communities.