Walt has reviewed the iPhone and gave it a fairly positive rating, calling it a breakthrough handheld computer.
We have been testing the iPhone for two weeks, in multiple usage scenarios, in cities across the country. Our verdict is that, despite some flaws and feature omissions, the iPhone is, on balance, a beautiful and breakthrough handheld computer. Its software, especially, sets a new bar for the smart-phone industry, and its clever finger-touch interface, which dispenses with a stylus and most buttons, works well, though it sometimes adds steps to common functions.
The hype machine continues to reach higher and higher levels as we get closed to the Friday launch. It must be at 12 by now!