Mossberg on the iPhone

Our verdict is that, despite some flaws and feature omissions, the iPhone is, on balance, a beautiful and breakthrough handheld computer.

I generally don’t give too much credence to gadget reviews by people like Mossberg and Pogue (yes, yes, I realize the rest of the world treats their impressions as gospel), but regardless, I’m happy to see that the heavyweights are giving the iPhone such glowing write-ups.

I think the most surprising bit of information to come out of today’s slew of reviews is that the battery really does perform as advertised; pretty amazing all things considered. Of course, my main hangups with the first-gen device persist, but my outlook on v2.0 has only brightened.