Show us Your Phones!

Chris, Steve and Eddie show off their old mobiles outside the Apple Store at Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, Md. The men arrived about 10 a.m. this morning, which put just 20 people in front of them. I interviewed them for an eWEEK podcast.

I really love these guys. They were typical of the very atypical crowd waiting for iPhone. If there were geeks in line, I didn’t find them. But there were plenty of regular people, which says something about iPhone’s broad appeal and the cell phone market in general. Mobiles are gadgets for the masses, not geeks.