OK. I still don't like the lockin policy. I find it horribly objectionable.
But I got a chance to play with an iPhone this weekend, a good 10 minutes of lustworthy exploration.
Yeah, the edge network is sucky, but it is sufficient for a lot of work.
Yeah, the lockin policy is repulsively crippling.
But the thing is so well done, so well put together, so easy to use, with all the little touches, that if I didn't have 7 months to go on my cellphone contract, I'd go out and buy one today.
I'll still probably wait (I don't want to spend an extra $150 bucks to get out of my cellphone contract), but the iPhone looks seriously worth it.