The only thread I found in a search is in the sony forum comparing it to a PS3 so I started this one. I'd like to take some time to point out a few of its flaws.
The iphone is lacking all of the following
Applications/games (not browser based)
Voice recognition or voice dialing
Fast data capability (Edge has terrible latency and low bandwith)
A real keyboard (some see this as a benefit)
iTunes Music Store Access
Exchange server support (very important)
Zoom or Flash on the 2mp camera
Multi provider support (at&t has terrible customer support ratings)
Use as a modem for a PC
Sync over Bluetooth or Wifi
High quality sound over Bluetooth (not even in mono let alone Stereo) A2DP
Headphone jack that doesnt support standard 1/4" plugs
(The last two combine to make this a pretty sad MP3 player)
The glass screen has already been broken by a few users. Unfortunately there is no end user replacement method unlike other cell phones. Example http://www.flickr.com/photos/fichark...7600594051928/
Lets move on to price
600 - for the 8gb.
100 - Activation fee and taxes.
1440 - Total cost of service for the mandatory 2-year contract at the cheapest rate. - $60/month for 450 daytime minutes
You're up to over $2100 for the ability to make calls and listen to mp3's. WHEEE!
edit: I've always wanted to post an OFFICIAL thread