Apple iPhone – Wow!

Apple announced the…

Apple iPhone

…today. I usually don’t buy into market-speak hyperbole. But, wow, the iPhone sure looks like a winner. The Microsoft Windows Mobile product group has a lot of head scratching and catching up to do now.

Couple of items…

  • The iPhone won’t actually be available until June
  • It will only be available from Cingular (which will become AT&T Wireless). This leaves out a large double digit percentage of US mobile phone users who are on Sprint PCS, T-Mobile, or Verizon Wireless
  • Assuming it only has a single battery, I’m concerned about battery life if I use it as both my phone and audio/video player
  • We don’t know what applications will be available. Me? I need Ilium Software’s eWallet on whatever mobile device I use.