iPhone: What it does; it does very well ...
After committing myself to not being an early technology adopter I have gone and done it. That is, I bought an iPhone. I have owned many smartphones and PDA's which now rattle around in my desk drawer. I cannot throw them away because of how much money I spent on them only to find them completely worthless 9-12 months later.
After staring at these expensive dinosaurs I committed myself to not buy expensive, early adopter technologies. Well, after reading many testimonials on the iPhone and forgetting to pickup my kids from school twice I decided I would jump back in.
I am very please to say that the iPhone is worth it. And, what it does (calendar, mail, contacts, Web browsing, and all the iPod stuff) it does extremely well. No complaints on the usability of the existing functionality.
Here it comes...
However, it could do so much more.
For example: Where is iChat? This device would be great for iChat (Instant Messenging). I am sure it would operate on the platform becuase Safari does.
I suppose the reason lies somewhere in the special agreement between ATT and Apple. If iChat were available it would reduce (for me eliminate) the need for SMS text messaging which costs extra on top of the digital data plan from ATT. I would be willing to bet when the iPhone API comes out either Apple or someone will offer an Instant Messaging client and I can reduce my monthly ATT bill.