iPhone is a very good for businesss in my opinion
It is funny how folks keep trying to compare the iPhone to a BlackBerry. That is like comparing an Apple to an Orange. I own both an 8700c Blackberry and an 8Gb iPhone. Each function well at what they were intended to do
Just my 2Cents
I understand your point, but have to point out a couple differences of opinion that I have. To me, the core features of a "Business Phone" are the phone, email, calendaring, and web browsing. In my opinion, the iPhone is actually better than any Blackberry at all four, although I will admit that for email purposes my usage is roughly 80% email reading and 20% email writing. For someone that is writing many emails a day, perhaps a Blackberry would be better but the iPhone is definitely better for reading email. The reasons that I say that it is better for me at all four are:
Super fast contact lookup
Intuitive three way calling
Intuitive transfer between phone, speakerphone and bluetooth
Very easy to do other tasks on the iPhone during calls
Quite simple, just the very best rendering and navigation that I have ever used on any mobile device combined with the best screen available. For me, it's the first device that actually displays email that looks good enough for me to actually want to read it.
Just like email, it's the very best rendering available combined with a beautiful high resolution display that is simply better than everything else. Once again, it's the first device (including Blackberry's) that the web browsing is so good on that I actually want to use it.
Works flawlessly with Outlook. OK, maybe this is one area where the Blackberry is just as good in my opinion.
So, although it seems to me that many people just categorize the iPhone as an entartainment device, and Blackberry's as businesss phones, I really do believe that this is way to much of a generalization.
If you don't mind waiting up to 15 minutes to be informed of new email, and if you do more email reading on your mobile device than you do writing I would argue that the iPhone is actually better for businesss purposes as well as for entertainment.
Of course, the software does need further integration with MS exchange for some.
Anyway, just my two cents.