Cellphone Inventor Finds iPhone 4 Underwhelming

Marty Cooper invented the cellphone. So when the man weighs in on iPhone 4, I'm inclined to hear him out. Initial verdict? Unimpressed.

Cooper's tweet in some ways states what we've suspected: Apple's still ahead of the pack, but serious competitors like the Evo 4G mean that, more and more, Apple's main advantage is its app ecosystem rather than the phone itself. They've got a safe lead there, but Android Market's growing at an impressive rate.

We also know that Marty likes to try out the latest and greatest phones when they come out. It'll be interesting to see what he's tweeting after some hands-on experience. [Twitter]

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