When the iPhone was first announced, CEO Steve Jobs spewed enough BS to cover a football field full of babies 3 feet deep in baloney, which sounds cool because he could have potentially murdered a football field full of babies, but he passed on this opportunity by introducing the iPhone instead. He claimed that the phone was three devices in one: an iPod, a phone, and an "Internet communications device." Oooh, an Internet communications device?! AWESOME!
It's not three devices in one any more than my laptop is. Using Jobs' loose definition of what constitutes a separate device, technically my laptop can be considered 8 devices in one:
An "Internet communications device"
A phone (I can make voice calls with my modem)
A pornographic media storage device
A video player A word processor
And an "iPod" (see below)
There's no such thing as an iPod. The word "iPod" is a marketing tool for a hard drive with software that plays mp3s. Yeah, doesn't sound so sexy now, does it? And an "internet communications device" is officially the lamest way of saying "it has a browser." So actually it's just a phone that plays mp3s and has a browser. SNORE.
The Nokia E70 not only plays mp3s, video, has a full browser and Wi-Fi, IMAP and POP3 email, and Google Maps, you can even run terminal software to telnet or SSH into remote servers.
Check out this comparison between a 1 year old Nokia E70 and the "brand new" iPhone