Originally Posted by JeffDM
If you think it's a blunder, keep in mind that Steve Jobs made that very same blunder.
Besides, it's in the same general market even if it is a better device. You have to keep in mind that it's a lot of money to ask for such a device, and there's no assurance that it even fills the needs of the people in the market for a smart phone.
I've been in the market for a smart phone for about a year and a half now, and the primary thing that has prevented me from getting one is that they are all windows based, and having had a relatively recent PocketPC (HP iPaq 5555), I want nothing more of them. They crash any time you do something at any more than a snail's pace. Just one action that the programmers didn't expect, and it's mandatory reboot. You loose data. Pain in the ass. I'm a programmer myself, and I can't tell you how infuriating it is to see such poor software design. I have been waiting for a good, Mac compatible smartphone, and iPhone appears, from keynote and the info on Apple's website, to be THE thing. I want it instant-on, easy to type on, responsive, media capable, and, most importantly aesthetically pleasing. I'm not talking fu-fu pink here. I'm talking non-"Makes me want to rip my eyeballs out, shove them down my throat and choke to death on them." That's not that much to ask, now is it? I want something free from the Microsoft Taint.
Tried PalmOS before I had an iPaq, and I found the iPaq preferable. The Palm crashed just as well though.
There will be die-hard win-fans who are still enamored with the thought of Windows being the best operating system for business. If they ever change their opinions on that, it will be because their colleague scores an iPhone and loves it.
Or so I've been told. (by that little voice in my head!)