the iphone looks like an incredible machine but from what I read they are trying to force you to switch carriers to get it, it's only provided to one of them, this to me makes it a no optionLet's have it.
I agree with your entire post, however that interface is REALLY attractiveThe iPhone has nothing on Windows Mobile besides the interface. What good is a fancy interface if you can't do anything with it? No Push, no third party applications, NO 3G, no keyboard (only a touchscreen).
Honestly, what good is the interface if it's not functional. As a business professional it serves no use. I'll take a device from HTC over the iPhone any day.
All flash and no go.
Jobs did acknowledge that the company is still struggling to decide if third-party developers will be able to create software that will run on the iPhone. It’s a decision Apple “is wrestling with,” according to Jobs.
the iphone looks like an incredible machine but from what I read they are trying to force you to switch carriers to get it, it's only provided to one of them, this to me makes it a no option
second thing is Steve refuses to allow any other apps to run other then the one his company writes, this to me is a no opt also
I will be very surprised and disappointed if I see this marketing strategy work for them, I am hoping people will be insulted and boycott the hardware because they don't want to be led around on a lease
but it is an incredible machne, I don't think the microsoft version is even close
Why cant you have both? And if you toast your battery because you are not paying attention then thats your problem. I imagine most people that buy a iPhone are buying it as a toy. Most people who buy Smartphones are usually buying it as a tool, since its more business orientated. Personally, I fall into a minority I have been using smartphones for a couple years just because of preference. I like that you can do so much more with them, but don't have to deal with the size of a PDA.
Sure the iPhone will have a better UI, something the Smartphones needs... but I think they are two entirely different markets, granted with some crossover but the intension's I believe are different.