Before I begin, I am a huge Apple fan. I have currently 3 Macs at home and my future computers will most likely continue to be Macs. That said, I have been waiting for the arrival of the iPhone for a couple of years now. When I realized it finally was going to be announced at the WWDC 07, I followed the announcement live in the Apple store at Michigan Ave, Chicago with my credit card ready to go. The phone was of course not released, but what was worse was that it was locked to a carrier and it wouldn't be available in Europe until 4Q. (I live in Sweden, but travel extensively) Well, I´ve had hold out for so long by then that 9 more months wouldn't make much difference, so I decided to continue my endless wait. But as the rumors began circling directly after the announcement, I got increasingly worried. No WCDMA or HSDPA? No GPS? Carrier exclusive phones in Europe?? A couple of weeks after the US release, I was in NYC and made my way down to the Apple store at 5th ave. When first I held the phone in my hand and got to play around with it, I just went WOW. I just got to have it! Ok, No WCDMA nor GPS, but I was sure the phone eventually would be hacked so you could change SIM card freely and if I was lucky there might be a third party GPS solution by the time I got it. Later I realized the iPhone wouldn't be released in all of Europe by 4Q, but only in UK, Germany , France. I was very disappointed, but... I really liked the iPhone, so I guess I could wait a bit longer. In the mean time I could get a Garmin Nüvi 370 for my navigation needs ($475 at amazon). Just when I was about to buy the Nüvi, iPhone 1.1.1 update happened. I think this was the final wake up call for me. It suddenly stood blatantly clear to me that the iPhone, at least to me (note to me) as a person that actually venture outside my own country, basically was form without function. If I eventually could get an iPhone, I would more or less be forced to buy a separate GPS and an extra cellphone to use when I was traveling. But, wasn't the iPhone suppose to be three devices in one and not the opposite? Today I finally caved in and, very reluctantly may I add, bought an unlocked Nokia 6110 navigator for $570. No matter how beautiful the iPhone is or how brilliant the UI is, I just cannot keep pretending as if the shortcomings aren't there. OK, the Nokia is ugly compared to the iPhone, the UI is a disgrace in comparison, BUT it does what I need it to do. Not very well and absolutely not with ease, but still... it does what I need it to do. Still, I don't think all hope is gone. That is why I went with the 6110 and not N95. I still hope that Apple for their own sake rethink their business model. Is visual voicemail really worth the loss in lost customers that can't be tied down due to excessive roaming charges? I seriously hope that someone at Apple gets to travel and pay the roaming charges from their own pocket. I am sure they will begin to see the light after a couple of thousands dollars in roaming charges. Moreover considering how fast Apples UI is copied today (see Vista), it is just a matter of time before SonyEricsson or Nokia will sell an unlocked iPhone clone. It saddens me to say that I will be first in that line if Apple hasn't presented me with a viable option by then.