Excellent piece deconstructing much that is wrong with the iPhone user interface when it comes to actually making calls, sending texts, looking up contacts -- doing almost anything that involves communicating with people.
People are the most important entities on a phone. We call, text, poke, tweet and email people all the time. I’m not saying everything needs to be people-centric - that only works for apps like Facebook - but why can’t my phone favorites have their pictures added to my homescreen, for example? Why isn’t there a view where I can see my frequently called friends, so I dont have to manually create a favorites list? Why do apps get so much UI love and your friends & family don’t? Because Apple doesn’t get 30% when you make a friend.
-Kingsley 2.0 blog, March 28, 2011
This is an issue I've been harping on and a major advantage for Android if you are the sort of smart phone user who makes calls, sends texts and emails and wants to have a people-centric mobile experience. The Nexus S allows me to add pictures to the home screen with a nifty pop-up menu of all the ways to contact that contact, automatically populates a section of favorite contacts with most frequent contacts and so on.