… I still won’t buy you.
I love the screen. I love the software. The ability to have GPS in my pocket is especially near and dear to my heart. (I once developed software for GPS on cell phones). Finally with the fast data connection, you can do what my Treo 700P did two years ago. At $199, you are a better value than iPod Touches… but you lock me into AT&T’s service.
Alas it’s that last thing that will prevent us from being phone mates. By affiliating yourself only with AT&T, you have told me that my business isn’t important to you. AT&T charges $30 a month for data access – the same amount that Sprint charges me for nearly all it’s services. Granted, I do have a special grandfathered plan with Sprint… it shouldn’t come between us. To get the equivalent level of service with AT&T, I’d have to pay nearly $85 a month. That means it will cost me an extra $660 a year.
As much as I love having the latest and great phone, I realize that I’m around a computer more often than not. I only take advantage of my Treo’s advanced capabilities once every few days. When I do, I usually call up Google Reader which comes in a mobile form that doesn’t require iPhone’s greatness.
IPhone, I would love to be able to talk myself into buying you (and be able to justify the cost), but I simply can’t. If/When you reconsider your relationship with AT&T, perhaps we could do dinner together sometime.