There have always been add-on software available for Nokia's smart phones. Nokia has been pushing the software development kit (SDK) and generally tried to encourage third party software development for Nokias mobile platform trough all kinds of support programs. The potential market has also been huge, Nokia has been the largest handset manufacturer for years.
One week later than all the cool kids, but now I too have bought an iPhone 3G. The iPhone will be replacing my Nokia E90 Communicator although the iPhone, even unsubsidized, costs far less than the E90 (about 520€ compared to about 820€).
The touch-screen -keyboard used in the iPhone is terrible while the large qwerty keyboard in the E90 is superb. Apart from that, the iPhone is superior: more responsive, more stable, easier to use, more fun, smaller and so on. I have read some complaints about battery life and slow 3G speed but I have not had any of those problems.
The text says "iPhone, that you have been waiting for". It really should say "iPhone, that you are still waiting for".
On Monday (14th of July), I called different stores that Sonera (the operator selling the iPhone in Finland) listed as places selling the iPhone and none had any, they where all sold out.
Well, kind of. They do have phones, but their not for sale as they are reserved.
I was going to update the firmware in my Nokia E90 so I launched VMWare Fusion under OS X to get Windows going. Problem is, Nokia Software Updater requires XP. That's right, no OS X support and no Vista support. It seems the Vista SP1 update broke Nokia's updater software and they still haven't managed to fix it.
Sonera, the largest telecom operator in Finland, published prices for the upcoming iPhone 3G yesterday (27.6.2008). Unfortunately, they have left out the unlimited data option available with other phones so people are going to end up paying 1,49 € per exceeding MB - that is about 4 € per minute or 251 € per hour at 3G speed.