I buy a P990. Then they announce the iPhone.

Oh, the injustice of it all.
Here it is.
It has no physical QWERTY keyboard. Instead, it has a touchscreen and a button. It has iTunes and Safari and an iChat-like window for SMS. Like my P990, it has a 2-megapixel camera. Unlike my P990, it runs on Mac OS X – which is the best part of it, for me. After suffering a week of “This unit has restarted to improve performance,” saved only by running Sony Ericsson Software Update (which only runs on PCs, so I had to borrow my assistant’s PC for 4 hours), I am only now starting to make friends with Hermione.

Multitap texters will have a harder time of it.

I should be grateful Cingular’s got a lock on the iPhone. I’ll have a year to enjoy my P990.