"The gains shown by the iPhone and Android show what is possible when phones are built with fully capable browsers and support a rich array of Web apps." - Techcrunch
The most kick-ass mind-blowing iPhone, Crackberry or it's-not-a-Google-phone is naught but a brick without an always-on ubiquitous wireless internet connection.*
Apple may have revolutionized the user-experience of the smartphone, but the Blackberry's early success proved that the crux of the device's addictiveness lies in the tubes.
* That's not entirely correct. You could still use this.