But they've missed the key point.
That's pretty interesting.
A big complaint about web based apps is lack of native platform functionality. This kinda does away with that. Well defined services offered up via a browser local connection url would provide a nice sandbox for the apps to run in. Say: safari:/phone/dial?number=555-3928 And you get back a little xml doc when it's done. Sweet!
Also notice that you don't have to deal with the service provider to get your app out there. The haters probably don't realize it but not all phone service providers will let you just offer up your native phone app for free. You typically have to pay and get your app hosted by the service provider.
Dunno... I'm not at the WWDC... perhaps I'm smoking crack. But I'm started to think Apple's onto something.
Oh yeah... There's about 0% chance I'm dropping ~500 bucks on one of those things no matter how cool they are.