Multimedia tools, gadgets and toys that approach an integrated solution, but ultimately settle for the pillars of the country America has become: Coolness and Profitability.
For better or worse, the iPhone's research and development (R&D) was driven by the questions: Can this sell and how can we sell as many as possible? This is a Near Device.
Near Devices like my awesome diNovo Mini, which gives me just what i need in terms of portability and function to control my HTPC's (Home Theater Personal Computer) but won't allow me to control my stereos or TV's. Devices like my GPS unit that only wants to do GPS. Not music and DVD's as well.