Can you imagine a new BlackBerry coming out that only works with a simultaneously released new version of BES that doesn’t work and RIM not being able to get it fixed 3 weeks after it launched? I can’t imagine that either, but, apparently, a ton of iPhone users can.
MobileMe, the $100 a year service from Apple supposed to bring corporate, dare I say, BES-like synchronization of email, calendars, and contacts, to Windows PCs, Macs, iPhones, and iPod Shuffles has been having problems from the start. I don’t want to say that it flat out doesn’t work, but, it has enough bugs, outages, and flaws in it for me to say that it flat out doesn’t work a lot of the time.
Now, you might think that since I am a BlackBerry blogger and all that I might be a bit biased against the iPhone. Well don’t take it from me. Take it from someone who is widely regarded as one of the most influential technology writers out there, Walt Mossberg.