According to this Apple Insider post, podcast downloads are coming to the iPhone.
I’m thrilled for this. Very rarely do I sync my iPhone to my iTunes library — usually when I’ve just bought new music. I only subscribe to a handful of podcasts, but because of how infrequently I sync, I’m usually too far behind to make an effort to catch up.
It’s unknown right now if it will support EDGE, but my feeling is it will. According to that post, we’re under the same 10mb limit for for App Store and that works just fine over EDGE.
I can’t wait for this to be released.