Some are calling it the Jesus phone, but Jason Chen calls it a moral quandry, Gartner Group is <a href=“http://www.techworld.com/mobility/news/index.cfm?newsID=9252&pagtype=samechan" title=;Techworld.com - Gartner warns IT to avoid Apple’s iPhone”>telling IT to avoid it (really, because iTunes is scary to enterprise), Business 2.0’s Joshua Quittner is reminding the peeps it’s just a regular phone, and Wayne Smallman is whining that it doesn’t have a flash or telephoto lens. (Humor alert: one of those is supposed to be funny, and another is supposed to be hilarious.)
Analysts who claim “It doesn’t have any features that would make it successful as a business tool” must surely be on the pay of competing manufacturers or networks. The promise here is that the phone is an incredibly rich and portable network device; businesses that can’t find value in that are probably in decline anyway. Still it is expensive, and it is subject to all the vagaries of cell phone service, and it doesn’t have a laser.