Mobile phones are sooooooo much more than phones these days. I love being able to have all the info I need at my fingertips, or the means to look it up on the spot. Or cooler yet, being on a road trip and pulling up a live GPS-powered map that shows your location and being able to get directions or search for nearby restaurants or hotels (with one click access to viewing their web site, or calling them).
Apple has the market majority with the iPhone. I love it, but I’m on the Windows platform for now. I have an HTC Touch Diamond that does all the same cool stuff, and runs my Microsoft Office software suite. Plus I like having an unlocked phone that lets me use whatever provider I want. I’m not stuck with ATT or Verizon.
Oh yeah, I mentioned Google… Yes, now they are entering the market with the G1. Better keep an eye on this baby, as I expect a lot from it. It doesn’t have all the gazillion apps that you can get for the iPhone yet. But just wait, because they are promoting the open source platform and encouraging developers to go to town. Frankly though, it will come with all the useful stuff you really need out of the box, and will be by far the cheapest device of its type (less than the cheapest iPhone).