"Bringing smartphones mass-market"4.5 starson by stevieeg
Pros: Intuitive interface, desirability
Cons: Price, closed development
Summary: The Exchange ActiveSync compatibility is a great bonus and makes it easier for corporations to give users a desirable, reliable email device - let's face it Windows Mobile isn't great and Blackberry is too IO heavy on Exchange servers and incurs expensive licensing.
3G on Windows Mobile devices is slower in actual use (as a mobile browser) that the version 1.0 iPhone's EDGE so it will be interesting to see if there are real improvements. Of course the Windows Mobile devices are brilliant as an internet access point for mobile users with WM6's Personal Area Networks so this is a major drawback for some.
The GPS features, are of course moot; let's face it TomTom won't come to the device any time soon and unless all your friends buy an iPhone 2.0 tommorow, location based social networking isn't likely to be a compelling experience.
The major features with the new iPhone aren't the device itself; it's quite simply the lower price and the newer firmware.
If you're still an iPhone hater; just remember that it's making your vendor of choice (HTC, Blackberry and of course the "old" mobile makers) make more of an effort to finally get their act together and make decent devices that are flashy, reliable and intuitive to use.