Interesting multi-part comparison; start here for the multi-page overview
The iPhone is undeniably a thing of beauty. It represents a shift in user interaction, much like the recent "Surface" table Microsoft released. However, once you get past the exterior and superficial aspect of the iPhone, it falls short of what I expect from a $500 gadget — not to mention the $2000 fees a subscriber will rack up during their two year service plan. In fact, the iPhone is really nothing more than a tease — it’s full of potential, but thanks to DRM and a very restrictive environment it is a disappointment.