And here we go with the name calling again.
What's the matter? Are you getting phone envy cause your Nokia / Motorola / Other hideous interface device is being threatened.
Funny how when I had a Nokia and Motorola phones, nobody called me a sucker, but now that I have an iPhone, suddenly I am judged harshly.
Amazing as it may seem to some reg readers, I do actually prefer my iphone to any other phone that I've used.
Like ALL phones, it has its annoyances, but for me, far fewer than any previous phone that I've possessed (and I've had a few).
Once again the jealousy / paranoia from the Apple haters is laughable.
If the iphone and Apple are that bad, why do you feel the need to attack all the time?
Surely it is just us "suckers" who are affected? How can that effect you, to the degree that you have to sink to immature name calling.
I suspect that name-calling is all you have to offer in absence of a reasonable, well thought-out argument.
And lastly Alan, regarding the comment "because it is a very well publicised, gimmicky, flavour of the month device"
Over here in Australia, leading up to the launch, the iPhone got virtually NO publicity. No TV ads from any of the carriers, no newspapers ads, no in store promotion.
Seriously, the day before the launch, none of the local phone stores had anything to indicate there was going to be iphones in-store the next day.
But despite absolutely zero hype, what happened? - Sell out, and still now with most stores a waiting list to get one.
So, flavour of the month, yes. Well publicised - didn't need to be.
In my experience with the iphone, people see it in action and want one (by your reasoning, I must only know suckers).
I've never had any other phone get that sort of reaction.
Of course these are normal people, not tech-heads or phone geeks.
They see a nice looking phone, that has many functions that are actually easy to find and use.