People buy iPhone not because it's a great phone, but for all that mobile broadband fun


Wait, so people buy the iPhone not for the phone, but for the other goodies? I never knew!

An analyst at J Arnold & Associates, based in Toronto, says people buy the iPhone not as a phone, per se, but as a mobile broadband platform. Still, the same guy says RIM doesn’t really have anything to worry about re: people switching over to the iPhone in an enterprise market. RIM and BlackBerry still have a lot of business and government use cachet, while iPhone is viewed as more of a consumer device.

My plan: wait till the iPhone 3G comes out, then buy the 1st gen one for like $50 from some shady dude in Brooklyn off Craigslist. It’s foolproof.