Not to sound like a Sprint/Samsung salesman but...
I was gonna buy the new iphone until I checked out the Samsung Instinct.
I have a number of friends with the iphone and I opted to get the Samsung Instinct from Sprint. I have found it to be far superior smaller and a better touch screen. you can tap on it with your nail and it works awesome. The voice recognition software is top notch and the integrated GPS is amazing!
Also I did the CNET.com broadband speed test on my browser and it registered at 1.7 mbps! Hella fast! I love surfing the web on it, who needs wi-fi?
It takes video and pic's, and has a replacable battery, with a charger for the battery! I have seen many friends get frustrated that the iphone won't last long and then it needs to hunker down and recharge.
I can increase my storage from 2gb to 8gb with a replaceable card. And its built in webmail application is great!
And I pay less for unlimited texting data, and gps with nights at 7pm, and a better network then ATT, that has excellent call reception, at least where I live.
It also has On demand TV that is pretty cool, with CNN, LOGO, and other cable channels along with live tv.
Video voicemail just like the iphone.
Oh yea and it's an MP3 player, I just burned all my itunes to mp3's and it works great.
Now you Apple fans go with the iphone its a cool phone but for those that want options, check it out. Oh yea and I payed $130 for the phone.
My plan is 69.99 450 anytime minutes and nights at 7pm and everything else is unlimited. With ATT for almost the same you must addd $20 for unlimited texting.