I've just ordered an HD2 from T-Mobile for my wife. I went for the cheapest tariff which was £10 per month, for 24 months, making the handset £241. However, I get free internet, unlimited texts (and 100 mins per month). I also get £50 vouchers for recommending her (and 3 months free on-network calls).
It would have been £190 for me on upgrade (as I have 50% discount with Friends and Relations discount), so upgraded to a G2 Touch for much less, and going to sell it to fund the HD2.
Considering that Apple push the "Do one thing and do it well" ethos at their iPhone developer events - I kind of agree with his comments. They say that rather than having one large monolithic application which does everything (but maybe not everything very well) - people can get lots of little apps which do the bits they want - and each can be tailored to do their thing well.
Writing a (mobile) application to do a particular task, or even a few tasks is significantly easier than a much larger, fully integrated (PC) application. That doesn't mean that either are trivial, but that in comparison they're easier.
Take, for example, Photoshop - the full PC app is huge - but the mobile Photoshop apps are much leaner and tailored towards a smaller set of tasks.
That's capacitive screens for you - they detect the presence of your finger without you having to actually touch it. Certainly on the iPhone we use at work for development, you don't actually need to physically touch the screen for it to react to your finger.
Can anyone provide a picture of the leather case? Does it have a belt clip? I have a Vario III but didn't like the case which came with it, so stuck with the one I've used with my Vario I - nice strong belt clip and magnetic flip cover. Would hate to have something that didn't go on a belt, or required the belt to feed through it (rather than just clipping on). Plus, has to be a magnetic clip - don't want silly poppers etc!
Started off for me (Flext35 + WnW with 50% Friends/Relatives discount) at £381.70! (That's more than the base price someone else said was £350). I asked about the size of discount I got, and was told £50.
I then asked whether I could do anything to my tariff to make a significant difference to that value and she went and checked, and I said how the friends and relations discount probably was why the phone price was so high, and she then said "Oh, I missed that, that's another £200 discount then" - which she then took it down to £181.71.
Didn't go for it, as it's still a big figure, and I'm not 100% sure about the phone yet - but might be helpful to others.