The deal breakers on iPhone ..
Nope, went for a Nokia Communicator instead.
Yes, it's clunky, but especially a work phone should have the features I need for work, and this is where it didn't work for me.
Keyboard. I have an iPod Touch, so I know the interface. I'm impressed by the keyboard that it works as well, but it's not quite as super as it needs to be and I do need a minimum size of keys (the E90 keyboard could be less stiff, though). Other E90 advantage: able to interface with a laser keyboard, just in case I go that route, long live bluetooth..
Lock in. I live in a country which has no carrier has yet received the Jobbs absolution of being able to sell it legally. Well, sorry, I have a HUGE problem with lock in because I've only been using a mobile phone since the NEC P3 came out (and it's diagnostic chip, but I digress :-) and I have seen all the problems it can create from not getting a signal where another carrier just works to cranking up costs. Lock-in, as amply demonstrated by the likes of Microsoft means MUCH higher prices because consumer choice as well as competition is removed, and we only just managed to get the carriers to stop making profits that would make an RIAA executive green with envy. And the percentage of money flowing Apple's way is rumoured to be huge but hidden. Call me awkward (join the queue), but I dislike that - all of the above turns back the clock on the competition the carriers have been forced to engage in.
Apps. The SDK should have been there from day one. One of the key features that made that first usable PDA, the PSION Organiser II, a roaring success was that it was pretty much open - you could sit on a train, get a mad idea and before you got to the station you'd have the basics working (especially in the UK where trains add extra hours to your journey, but I digress). There were so many apps for it it was almost impossible to find a BBS without them (ah, BBS. OK kids, let's just say that we have been able to collaborate and email well before the web came along, it just cost a lot more money). There are a number of things I need in a smart phone but I no longer code myself (haven't for 20 years) which means I have to wait. The E90 is Symbian, plenty of apps for that. And again that lock-in - I am yet to be convinced that *contributes* to Apple's success. I think it serves more to *prevent* Apple from grabbing the market share it deserves with its innovation (I didn't say I didn't like Apple).
So, no thanks. The new one is more interesting and may even be at a point where apps start appearing. And if someone finds a way to connect up a laser projection keyboard I may still buy one, because then there is almost no argument not to.
And by that time I'll have worn out the E90 :-).