I am just not feeling the iPhone.
I know I know… its the greatest thing ever… I do think it looks very cool and hip but functionality wise… which unfortunately using it for business purposes is my main thing… its not adding any value. Sure if I was a teenager and wanted to show off to all my friends would I buy it? ABSOLUTELY. Heck it can probably even get you laid.
Its actually quite a downgrade from my Treo with EVDO on sprint. The network speeds are like 10x slower. The mail client (which I use all the time) lacks TONS of functionality. The web browser looks really neat but with weak caching and super slow Cingular network speeds.
I think apple is really good at INNOVATING things but they have a pretty piss poor track record when it comes to improving on already existing services. (see top 10 apple flops)
I am a married 30something male with a kid. I need functionality over flash. My treo will do everything this iphone does but 10x slower. See ITV
Also- Me and dillsmack debated a bit today about whether Cingular’s network can even withstand the onslaught of new network users. I think its going to crash. Dillsmack thinks they have thought that through and will be able to handle it. I guess we will know in a few hours.
Basically the bottom like is I just see no “value add” to the iphone.
Now with all that said… I do think once apple opens the development kit open to 3rd party developers who will make useful applications that can improve my productivity mixed with moving on some faster networks like Sprint/Verizon and ALSO will have gone through about 3 hardware versions and 20+ software then I will probably have one.