I purchased an iPhone
Disclaimer, I am an long time Apple fan and was an Apple developer prior to joining IBM.Plus, I bought a Newton 13 years ago for $700. So, an 8 meg iPhone for $600seems like a discount.
Purchased phone last Friday, about one week after availability. Out of box to fullactivation and connection to home wireless system required less than fifteen minutes(mostly for me to find the password for our home Wi-Fi network).
Screen is larger and clearer than the combined screens of my video iPod and my formercell phone.
When receiving a call, iTunes pauses; when call ends, iTunes resumes where it left off.Many, many such well-considered features.
Phone + Browser + Music Player, all of high quality. Mobile payments, mobile bankingetc cannot be far behind.
Just as Nadal gives Roger Federer a challenge, the iPhone will shake-up the 'garden walls' of the Telcos. The USA now has the opening to enjoy the benefits of mobile computing as have our friends in Asia for several years. cperrien