speacking as a reasonably happy iphone user...
>I've been ignoring the iPhone for so long now I'd forgotten all its glaring omissions.
to be honest there has only been about two occasions i've missed this, my old phone had this feature, i think, never used it though. its a "nice to have" for sure though, so -1 to the iphone
not too bothered by this one actually, as an upgrade option on the contract not a bad idea though, more -1 to O2 here though
>, no MMS
never sent one so don't miss it, but its a valid point
>, one app open at a time.
it has a small screen, it would be hard to _use_ more than one at once, now background apps I'd be fine with, as long as the threads they run in get at most 25% of the CPU to keep whatever is at the front responsive. it would be nice but done badly its useless
>That's just primitive! BTW, >how's the Bluetooth stack looking these days? The last I heard it >stank, but that was a while ago.
the inability to move photographs off is irritating, not a 'killer' but it is a feature I miss,
>So can anybody tell me just why people like it so much? Is it the Jobsian Reality Distortion Field?
possibly, very possibly, but while there are definite limits what it does it does well, style over substance? maybe
>Having gotten used to all these features on *much* cheaper mid-range phones, it would irritate >the blazes out of me to suddenly have them taken away. That's why even a free-with-contract >offer didn't tempt me - I'd rather pay more for a supposedly inferior phone, such as the N85.
I've used feature packed phones as well, generally with interfaces that are annoying. my old K800i was ok, but i used maybe 10% of what it could do
>And I know it's probably childish, but I just don't like the way I can only do what Steve and his >marketroids tell me I can do. What features I "don't need".
I was marginally worried about this, but frankly its not something I worry about, its a device not a lifestyle
>What network I can use. What apps I >can use, and where I can buy them.
people buy applications? I've downloaded a few free ones, but not seen anything for sale i've wanted enough to buy it. the lack of choice could I suppose be an issue here, but theres a lot of rubbish out there trying to trick people into forking out cash.
>Making me pay twice for the same song if I want to use it as >a ring-tone, or, potentially, make me pay extra to send bytes to my laptop.
I could see this as irritating, if mine wasn't on silent most of the time.
all in all it could certainly be better, but i'm happy with mine, its costing me a whole fiver more than my previous contract phone, per month its true, but thats the base contract, my bill tends to be about the same so the cost is a non issue for me
overall I'm happy enough, rating? maybe 60-70%