OK, when I come on this forum I see alot of heated debates and comments and that's great to have discussions.
now that I've gotten that out of the way I have to say that I can't stand most of the decisions that Steve jobs and his team make by not letting the Iphone be more open.
but for some people to get on here and not be honest about what this phone has brought to the market is just silly.
Yes you can say well Winmo & Nokia has done this and that, But neither company made it popular like the Iphone did. The things that I am able to do with this device in my everyday life while not being attached to a computer is amazing. Apple did that not Winmo or Nokia.
Just a few things. I have a Viper alarm system that is controlled by my Iphone I can't control it with a Winmo or Nokia phone. I have 7 separate distinct phone numbers on my Iphone my AT&T number and 6 different voip numbers I couldn't do that with a Winmo or Nokia phone yes you can get voip on those other phones but not those many accounts.
So the point I am trying to make here is yes we all wish Apple would be more open with it's OS but to call it junk is just plain stupid the Iphone brought everything together unlike any of these other phone makers have been able to do. Winmo could have done it but they didn't Nokia could have done it but they didn't. You can dislike the phone it's your right but you can't discount the popularity of the phone over other phones and phone makers.
People laughed at the Ipod when it was first came out it was a hit with the public, People laughed at the Iphone when it first came out, Microsofts CEO said it would be a flop because they had better devices the public seen it a different way and purchased it in record numbers making the other phone makers look like fools. And now the Ipad is getting the same treatment well we will see how that goes but if history is a indicator the public will eat it up.
I could say Winmo, Nokia, Blackberry, Palm and the other competition to the Iphone is junk but I dont for me the Iphone is the perfect phone a Winmo phone won't work for me neither can any of the others the only other OS that can come close is the Android system and it's phone they are catching up and they have passed the others.
I didn't want to make this post this long but I just want to get somethinmgs across I have tried several different phones because I was getting tored of AT&T milking me for tones of money, So I tried the Blackberry Storm, Palm Pre, Samsung Instinct, Htc Tilt, and Mytouch 3G I tried each phone for a week in my everyday life and I kept going back to my Iphone the only one that came close was the Mytouch 3G with each of those other phones I still was in need of a computer unlike with my Iphone.
In closing I would say it's easy to say one phone or another is junk but do you think that if the Iphone had not come up we would have the developments that we have now most car headunit manufactures make there units compatible with the Ipod and Iphone most car makers make there units compatible with the Ipod and Iphone so to say the phone is junk is just silly. You need to thank the Iphone for pushing other phones in the right direction.