So if I understand this Zews39, you don't even own an iPhone and have only played with them in stores?
Wow. I have been pretty critical of the iPhone over the past weeks but at least my critiques have been based on extensive real world experience. I'm sorry but you can't get the feel for this thingy by playing in a store.
Two of my colleagues returned their phones to the store within the return period, because they hated it. One businesss associate tried to show me his "cool" Google calendar while we were having dinner in a restaurant. To his utter frustration and embarrassment the calendar never loaded. After about 20 minutes he gave up. How much more "real world experience" do I need?
It does have serious flaws, some you pointed out, some you didn't. And some things you mention aren't nearly as bad as you make them out to be.
It is also brilliant in many, many ways, otherwise we "stupid" early adopters wouldn't have stuck with it.
Ante up the paltry $399 and go live with it before you write scathing commentary. You haven't earned the right.
I currently own a Palm TX (arguably the best calendar of andy PDA) and a Motorola Razr V3i
These two devices do everything and more, much more actually, than the iPhone does. Granted, they are not nearly as good looking as the iPhone.
But at my age, I am a 59 your old male, I am not that interested in looking cool. This seems to be one of the main reasons so many who have posted in these forums love this phone. The fact that it makes them look cool. Hey, I checked that box a long time ago.