So the final point of debate over the iPhone is what it would take to get smartphone memory way up there. I now admit that I can see some use for multiple gigs of storage on a phone. So right now the solution is flash because flash prices are dropping like stones.
The inflection point is at 16GB, which I don't quite understand. Today the price of a Corsair 16GB flash is under $150. But this Kanguru 32GB costs 800 bucks. They also have a 64GB which costs about 2700 dollars. That sounds to me like a manufacturing hurdle, not a technology hurdle, but I could be wrong. Anybody have a better guess? If it's merely manufacturing then next year this time, 32GB will be under $200, and new killer apps can be born. This will take a lot of pressure off of Google and Web 2.0 guys to up their storage maximums, although I've been scraping the limits of GMail for about 6 months now.
Again, what I'd really like to see is a wallet-sized bluetooth enabled 50GB storage brick. I would pay $500 for that. It would be the bridge between my most important machines, give me a week's worth of music, my historical email archive (behind the forward 2GB of live GMail), and space for serious data. We're probably two years out from that, if anybody is planning this kind of product. Wake up Palm, I told you to upgrade the Life Drive years ago.