Re: A hideously inefficient hardware design
"had poor power consumption, had 2G only, had a poor camera, no video recording, no secondary camera, no expandable memory, no removable battery, no GPS, no 3rd party application support, silly SIM tray thing"
* "poor power consumption" - a lie. Lasted 2 days, the same as any touchscreen smartphone
* "2G only" - another lie. It had EDGE support (2.75G)
* "poor camera" - not needed in a phone, go buy yourself a proper gear
* "no video recording" - a lie. You could do that on a jailbroken iPhone
* "no secondary camera" - only needed for 3G and skype video calls, no big deal IMO
* "no expandable memory" - no need for this, just don't be cheap and buy 16GB version. If you fill 16GB fast and are unable to manage your data, then microSD cards won't help you too
* "no removable battery" - same as most smartphones today
* "no GPS" - not a big problem - very few phones had it built in at the time (e.g. Nokia E90)
* "no 3rd party application support" - clearly a lie, it was lacking only until iOS 2
* "silly SIM tray thing" - you call it silly? It's clearly a great feature, I liked it very much on Moto StarTAC 130 and on iPhone too. It allows you to swap SIM card on the fly - without turning phone off
"We laughed our heads off" - it seems you've remained in this state ever since.