News: Apple's iPhone stirs up rivals

sdy284 - February 4, 2007 10:59AM in Mobile

Pablo Gonzalez, a Prada shoe-wearing cell phone connoisseur who jumps from one new handset to the next, is ready to ditch his $1,000 touch-screen cell phone for Apple's iPhone when it becomes available in June. Tark Abed, on the other hand, just got the new Samsung BlackJack smart phone a month ago. The industrial designer at Palo Alto-based Speck Design isn't keen on spending $500 even though he finds the iPhone's sleek interface alluring and innovative. "I upgraded to an unlimited data plan and got the BlackJack for $149," he said, "and that's a lot of phone already for $149."