Finally someone had a chance to challenge Apple. I was seriously excited to see the possibilities Android offered, maybe even buy one. All of the pieces were in place; -A big announcement with a lot of hype -An "Apple like" special event to announce the miracle device (btw hire professional presenters next time, these guys combined don't equal one Steve) -Tremendous clout on board-Google, HTC, and to a lesser extent T-Mobile -The technology world's attention was fixated on the announcement Then they go and release the most generic looking phone I could imagine. To make matters worse it lacks some of the most basic features a smartphone should have. How in the world did they show up to this event without being 100% certain that they had EVERY SINGLE iPhone complaint addressed by their device? They should have held off another couple of months and got all of the features functioning, it should have been an iPhone slaying if they wanted to have a chance. -Let's see, the iPhone lacks A2DP-what do you know, so does the G1! -3.5 mm headphone jack-oops iPhone has that one! -No video playback! They are counting on a 3rd party to add this functionality to their "app store". Apple has this more than covered, their iPod app is brilliant -Speaking of their app store-it is totally unregulated. Should be filled with viruses and 25 flashlight apps for the grand opening! Apple takes a lot of heat for their app store policing, it is done for a good reason. -No desktop app to sync the phone! iTunes, 'nuff said -No exchange support built in-iPhone +1 -No integrated memory. Granted it has a micro SD slot but c'mon iPhone has a minimum of 8GB, eventually it will reach 32GB. Don't forget the phone is not $179 after buying your memory card anymore. -No multi-touch! How do you bring out an iPhone competitor without one of its most brilliant features? -Finally the design is just awful. iPhone is the benchmark in elegant and useful phone design. Sorry Google, major FAIL.