Today’s the day – it’s iPhone 2

Samsung obviously could not resist crashing Apple’s party. With a very strong technical specification Samsung’s i900 Omnia handset will be directly competing with whatever Steve Jobs reveals later today.

On paper the Omnia, Xperia, Touch Pro should kick the iPhone 2 into touch.

Unfortunately their iPhone killers all use Microsoft Windows Mobile Pro 6.1 which can, beneath the surface gloss, trace its inheritance to before Windows Mobile 2003.

The iPhone 2 will, I hope, meet both consumer and business expectations for a subsidised, feature rich (HSPA, GPS, high res camera) and open platform using a much enhanced OS.

We are just moments away from what could define a new era in mobile telecoms.