It's easy to get sucked into the iDazzle of iPhone.
Keep in mind, iPhones still make up less than 2% of mobile handset sales worldwide. Nick Jones offers some thoughtful points about that little fact on his Gartner blog, specifically about businesses rushing out to develop applications for the iPhone.
"When I see people like banks developing iPhone specific apps I'm very cynical for a couple of reasons. One is that the proportion of customers of the average bank who have an iPhone is pretty small. And the second one is that I don't see the connection to bottom line revenue. I might switch banks for a higher rate of interest on my deposit, I'm not going to switch banks so I can do my mobile banking on a different phone."
- Nick Jones, Gartner
Despite all those apps, I'm not really seeing what the iPhone can do that a Nokia or Samsung smartphone can't already do and, for that matter, a Blackberry as well.
It will be interesting to see what the new iPhone 3.0 handset that comes out this summer will offer to woo us business folks further.