I want an iPhone

I think I’m in love with Apple.

For years, I’ve wanted a good cell phone. And that’s hard to come across in North America unless you go to Blackberry (in my world). I fell in love with keitais when I was in Japan in 2004 (see [[Turning Japanese Again, Shinkansen to Tokyo]]), and have been envious of that ever since.

Enter the iPhone (and at Engadget).

I think I almost wet myself reading about this. Not the rumours, but the facts. Bluetooth, WiFi, GSM + EDGE (which I need to switch carriers to get, but I’m willing for this!), full-screen browsing, iTunes proper (not the ROKR crap they pushed last time), IMAP-enabled email (watch Research In Motion take a tumble), and the ability to browse the web with an actual browser.

Drool.

Okay, I’m sorry, I’m actually geeking out. It’s been a very long time since I’ve seen something I desperately want. This is the phone I’ve been looking for. It’s bigger than what I have now, admittedly, but … how can I possibly resist? It’s just so … right.

Except…

The reported battery life (according to MacRumorsLive.com) is “5 hours” with “16 hours audio”. Now I’m going to assume that it’s actually “5 hours talk time”, with a couple days of standby. Otherwise, this is almost a slap in the face to produce something so perfect and then woefully underpower it.

And I need to switch carriers. Rogers/Bell, you better be ready to support this puppy! Either that, or Telus, you need to get out of the freaking dark ages and support GSM!

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