I don't know if you actually remember the first iPhone, but it was similarly horrid. Not only was the build quality very low...
I can appreciate that you prefer Android and Windows CE phones over Apple phones, some people do. But to say that Apple went from a non-player in the mobile phone space to a dominant force almost overnight on the coattails of a "horrid" first iPhone with "build quality very low" and then didn't get any better until Android came along (although unveiled in 2007, first Android phone was released way later in October 2008, btw), is just revisionist history. Don't take my word for it, here are some actual quotes from 2007 reviews, a full 15 months before the release of the first Android set:
- if we had to boil the iPhone's SMS down to a one-word description, "purty" would certainly be a finalist
- The iPhone's calendar may possibly be the most usable we've ever seen on a cellphone
- For two megapixels, no autofocus, and no flash, we're about as impressed as we can be.
NEW YORK TIMES:
- The iPhone matches most of its hype
And it went on and on, and the rest is history... Yes, Android is great too. Windows CE, well, you hang on to that one.