The first phone I ever had was a 3210 and it was a robust little phone that withstood a fair few knocks without a problem. However, the glimmer of new tech succeeded in dragging me away a couple of times, only to be disappointed.
My phone list goes something like this:
- Nokia 3210, which stayed with me for years
- Sony Ericsson T68i, which I was disappointed with partly because the raved-about colour screen was naff and partly because the joystick broke
- Nokia 6680, which I was happy with for a couple of years
- Orange SPV M3100 (HTC TYTN), which was quite a good machine for the first month, and then the touch screen stopped working, so it got dumped in the drawer and the 6680 was called back into service.
Okay, its not an iPhone but based on previous experience, I generally don't leap for the first version of something now. By the time this contract is up, the iPhone should hopefully have matured a lot and, even more hopefully, will be available on more than one network.
That's not to say, of course, that I wouldn't love to get my grubby mitts on one of those little babys, I just don't want to be strong-armed into changing service providers in order to get one.
I like to have choice!