Ok….I’ve had a couple of days for my thoughts on the iPhone to solidify and here’s what I’ve come to. There are several technologies in the iPhone that are insanely cool. Multi-point touchscreen, gestures for scrolling, form factor a UI that makes Windows Mobile look pathetic and Apple’s typical fit and finish.
Here’s what really bothers me though. Cingular only for 2 years. 2 YEARS!!! I have no use for Cingular and don’t wish to pay a 2 year contract to them that I may not use. And stuck on Cingular’s crappy EDGE network. Bleh. So, no iPhone for me for quite a while. Completely locked too. No easy way to put it on a different carrier and no easy way (without some serious hacking no doubt) to run 3rd party apps. No sync with Outlook, not that that’s surprising. I could live without that one.
So, why am I bitter? I want my 100gb, widescreen, multi-touch video iPod and I want it now! Leave out all of the radios and just give me a new stinking iPod!!!