So. I am going to be one of the true-believers hoping to get a jesus phone this weekend. I had the opportunity to play with one a few weeks back. The thing that I most worried about, usability of the virtual keyboard, was a non-issue for me. One of my other big concerns–battery life / no replaceable battery–doesn’t appear to be that big a deal according to David Pogue and Walt Mossberg.
I’m still not happy about the slower-than-hell EDGE cellular data network, but I’ve been enduring that with a Cingular Blackberry for a couple of years now. It wouldn’t make any sense to elevate that to a deal breaker. The price isn’t a problem. The lifeless shells of more expensive phones clutter up my junk drawer given my futile attempts to date to find a “smart phone” that actually lives up to the name.
I’m very hopeful about the iPhone’s prospects.