Chicken and the Egg. You can't see the benefits of hardware like this without software to exploit it. You can't create games to compete with consoles without hardware that can run them though.Articles may claim it is on par with home consoles but how many games have we seen that offers very good gameplay or depth that the newly released GTA 3 game has.
I'm not but my point is we're already moving to quad core mobile phones by next year without even utilising dual core to its maximum potential. This is why WP7 works just great with a single core processor and really fast and snappy.Chicken and the Egg. You can't see the benefits of hardware like this without software to exploit it. You can't create games to compete with consoles without hardware that can run them though.
Software almost always follows hardware in situations like. You can't write it off before it's even begun.
That surely depends on how long you'll be keeping the phone for. If it's a 6-month affair or you change phones very often, you're right, it's not important. But if you're buying with an 18/24 month contract and will be keeping it, it will be an important consideration if you intend on gaming during your time with the phone (which I assume the OP will be, given the question asked). It wont take long after this hardware becomes common place for games to be optimised for it.My point to the OP was the GPU is not that important if we don't have the software that runs it, hence why GTA 3 runs perfectly fine on older devices.