I'll read a BOOK, thanks, and get my news on the internet using my laptop or phone, both of which I have already trained myself to keep charged/with me at all times.
I am not sure I would even want one for free.
It's not as if Google ever actually intended to buy Yahoo, either.
But seriously, in this discussion no one said anything about buying until you did. So what relevance does googles intention or not to buy yahoo have to a discussion which essentially boils down to "Mommy he's touching me", "No, she touched me first","He pulled my hair.", "But only because she stole my toy." all the way back to 1995.
Anyway, the iphone is nowhere close to being the monopoly that MS Windows is. I still see more blackberries than I do iphones on a daily basis.
Say hello to Stephen Baldwin for us when you get there!