So I’ve thought more about this iPhone business and a few things really bother me. First, the battery situation is not good. With no removable battery, I’m kind of out of luck in getting the most out of a device like this. Although I don’t carry any extra battery for my RAZR now, I know I could if I needed to (I also don’t listen to music or watch TV shows on this phone). The second thing that bothers me is the lack of a tactile keyboard. For email I’d probably use a Bluetooth keyboard but for knocking out SMS and short emails it would be the virtual keyboard on the screen; not sure if that would work out too well. My final objection is the apparent lockout of 3rd party applications. This might actually be the show stopper for me as I’m not sure if there is an RSS aggregator built into iPhone or a podcasting application. We’ll see when it ships in June.
So I might just pick up the dated, but solid, Treo 680 for around $200 when the time comes, or wait until iPhone Gen 2.
I still think iPhone is going to be a big deal 🙂