Another Product of Convergence, the iPhone Is Destined for Failure Apparently the iPhone is doomed to failure because it is trying to combine two existing categories rather than creating a new category. The original iPod was a divergence device because it didn't use flash but had a HD. I'm sure Creative would have some comment. The cell phone is a divergence device since the first ones were luggables and should have converged with cars. Of course people still buy cars with built in phones... Of course the Blackberry, which converged email with a cell phone; or the Treo, convergence of a PDA and a cell phone; and Win Mobile devices, convergence of a cell phone and... what was it that wince originally did?; have all been such tremendous failures. So pity the poor fools who thought the device up, approved its roll out, and even more so those who buy this dead end device.