Originally Posted by Mustangman2000
nice phone, but do you really need all those features in a cell phone?
i don't know about you, but the primary reason i use my cell is to make phone calls.
and my free cingular sony ericsson does a bang up job at making phone calls.
i can spend that money on my car and actually improve my track times instead of pretending to be cool with a ridiculously overpriced cell phone.
It's only ridiculously overpriced... if all you use it for is making phone calls. If your free S/E phone does that amicably, then there's no reason you should consider an iPhone.
I look at it this way... I have my iPod, and my cell phone, and sometimes my PDA. I've only got so much pocket space.
Now, considering the iPod, do I always need my full music library with me at all times? No. My 60gb iPod is nice, but not entirely useful when on the move. Great in the car, great at home, or at work, but when I'm out running errands, it'd be nice to not have to lug it around. But I'd still like to listen to my tunes, so currently I do lug it around. The iPhone solves this, because I already have my cell phone with me at all times.
Considering my PDA, it's not as useful as I'd like, because I don't want to spend an exorbitant amount getting a wifi adapter for it ($10-$20 would be fine, $50 is retarded). I also wish it would sync with GMail, or at least Thunderbird and Sunbird. Instead I'm forced to use Outlook for contacts and calendaring, even though I will not use it for actual emailing.
Combine those two (with better syncing options), and a phone... and it's a great deal. Then they go and add Google Maps to it, and suddenly it's a GPS without traffic information... but being fully internet capable, you could just hop on the local news station's website and get traffic info. And that's not to say a full GPS update isn't coming.