For unlocked, unsubsidized phones, they do. There are plenty of contracts that offer bungles but for the most part people want the freedom come and go as they please.
For the most part once the 18 month contract is up they are free to take the phone were ever they want.
Doomed my be a bit strong and retract this to a point. I will say that it will be challenged to sell as well as the shine has worn off. Right now, the E-Series Nokia phones have had Outlook, Blackberry support for quite some time. As this was a software implentation, there is no reason at all that Apple missed this.
Apple doesn't need to support Outlook. They have their own email client. Apple has basically said why they wouldn't directly support BlackBerry.
Its not fair to compare Nokia and Apple in that way. Nokia has been selling phones for nearly 30 years, while Apple is just in its first year.
Apple was not interested in simply stuffing lots of features into a phone. They want to take their time and grow the platform with features and apps that are of high quality, easy to use, and visually pleasing.
I meant, sending one message to multiple recipients at the same time rather than one at a time. I can now as my iPhone is jail broken. I use Weiphone and it is a better client than the one that comes with the iPhone.
Yes you can, this feature was added in firmware 1.1.3.
The N82 is my daily everyday phone (I mentioned this in this thread). My iPod Touch was a gift and now resides with my daughter. My iPhone is my work phone and either comes to me with work or sits in a draw somewhere. Once the iPhone gets to the level I consider to be a real device touting real telephony features, I will consider it more than a "niche" device.
How is the iPhone a work phone? You call it crippled non-enterprise phone that sits in a drawer.
However, from a European prospective smartphones are generally phones that can be utilized as an extension of your work PC/Mac with the ability to send and receive files, send vCards, have OBEX support, etc... The iPhone has none of these functions. As a power user, I miss having these on the iPhone.
This is your definition of a smartphone.
You like to rant about how Americans don't understand Europeans. You sure feel comfortable being an American making defining statements about a content with 50 countries and over 700 million people.
I will take your word for this, but in my opinion and that of apparently many in Europe, the iPhone is simply an iPod with phoning capabilities.
You don't have to take my word for it. You only simply have look at the picture. Or in your case take your iPhone out of the drawer and use it. You will clearly see their are 16 other apps than the iPod.
There are also over 1400 web apps and services built specifically for the iPhone. This list is growing by 100 a month.
O2 has said the iPhone is the most used device on their data network even to the point of straining their network. Looking at how the iPhone has taken a good chunk of the Europaen internet marketshare. This is solid proof that Europeans use the iPhone for more than an iPod.
I may have mispoke on the HTML 5. I was answering in genreal regarding the N82. If you say so about the HTMl 5, I will take your word for it.
I was speaking of HTML 5 features that will be coming to Safari. You said the N82 already does that. Is that just your default answer for everything?
True and 3rd party guys are doing it. No thanks to Apple on this.
Part of this is your impatience. Apple has said from the beginning they would continuously add features to the phone. And they have.
Apple has created and is improving a web based development for the iPhone. The results are nearly 1500 web based applications and services. Something that no other phone manufacturer has done.
Apple is building a 3rd party platform based on desktop API infrastructure. This is something that no other phone manufacturer has done. Apple has said that this is a lot of work and they want to insure everything is right because they will be stuck with these API's for a long time.
Not subjective at all. I have laid out some facts about what the iPhone can and can not do. These are facts, not opinions. How people choose to use their iPhone is based no their needs. For me, as a power user, the iPhone is nothing more than an iPod with phone.
What the iPhone can or cannot do is a fact, yes. Which of these features are most useful is the subjective part. You confuse the two.
You describe yourself a power user huh? Most of the power users I've seen who really need to send multiple texts are 13 year olds.