Maybe. But I suspect all those ahem cool people are standing outside the apple store for the next 24hrs waiting for the release of the ipad I'd suggest they're practically freezing, and it's been raining heavily .. it's winter here, and apple in their infinite wisdom, and big glass house, decided not to put any sort of awning or canopy in front of their store because it would spoil the effect
My company went with iphones almost 3 years ago, based on the fact they are simple to use, and you can read email relatively easily. Something which many phone manufacturers are only starting to catch up with now.
Seriously ... we really only use these iphones for calling, sms, and checking email when out of office. I use mine for mp3's & surfing the web while out & about.
Practically every phone can do it now, they're just not as easy to use as iphones.