The much-hyped iPhone launched in New Zealand on Friday last week to muted enthusiasm. While the Kiwi geek collective loves the technology, the pricing offered by Vodafone (the sole carrier offering the iPhone in NZ) leaves much to be desired. Across the ditch in Australia iPhone packages are more attractive, with competition between Optus, Telstra and Vodafone keeping the prices at a level consumers can live with.
I had been looking forward to replacing my old Nokia with an iPhone, but now I’m not so sure. In the meantime, I’ve come up with my own alternative, which I’m calling the EyePhone (see below).