What's the Big Deal?
When June came and went without leaving behind a shiny new iPhone offering, the rumor mill heated up more than even before. OK, so we didn't have a phone, but we have the new iOS 5 to look to for future treats, and to more than hint at what the iPhone 5 features might be. There was indeed plenty to get excited about if you are a lover of all things fruity and green, but a lot of us were left with a feeling of "OK, so aren't there operating systems and devices that offer that already?"
I'm not going to resurrect the old Apple vs. Android debate (well, maybe just a little), but Android users were among the first to point out that things like PC free set-up and maintenance of a phone, and wireless syncing, were already around and doing very well thank you very much. Features like Newsstand, Reminders and Twitter integration are no doubt wonderful, but are also available as apps on most other operating systems for you to pick and choose. And iMessage? Haven't BlackBerry been doing that for a gazillion years already with BB Messenger?
Now, if you do love your iPhone, of course you aren't going to switch to a dying BlackBerry device instead, but you might be surprised at some of the alternatives that are available, that can more than match up to the iPhone.