Tech Mashup (tech blog)

iPhone – Blackberry – Android – Palm Pre, who is king?

By: Tim Coles
By: Tim Coles

As many of you may know I have been a loyal Blackberry user for years. I have even written about them in previous BLOGS. My loyalty ran so deep I proclaimed I would never switch. I was excited when the Storm came out to go up against the mighty iPhone. Don’t get me wrong I like Apple products, I have an iMac at home and it is great. The problem I thought I had with the phone was the keyboard and it wasn’t business phone.

iPhone – Blackberry – Android – Palm Pre, who is king?

As many of you may know I have been a loyal Blackberry user for years.  I have even written about them in previous BLOGS.  My loyalty ran so deep I proclaimed I would never switch.  I was excited when the Storm came out to go up against the mighty iPhone.  Don’t get me wrong I like Apple products, I have an iMac at home and it is great.  The problem I thought I had with the phone was the keyboard and it wasn’t business phone. 

So something funny happened one day, I was given an iPhone 3G.  Here I am one month into owning this device and I LOVE IT!  Yes I have gone over to the dark side.  Don’t get me wrong this phone isn’t perfect.  I am a power user and I have to keep it plugged in so the battery doesn’t run out.  My Blackberry Curve would run for three days without a charge.  The keyboard took a little getting used to it and until the iPhone 3.0 operating system came out I wasn’t able to sync my notes form Outlook.  Other than that I have not had issues with the phone.  I was worried the phone would be fragile, not the case.  Since I have had the iPhone my Internet usage has increased dramatically.  This is something I didn’t do with the Blackberry Curve because it was slow and I was limited where I could browse because of how slow it was.  The key to the iPhone is finding the APS for categories I liked to visit often.  The iPhone gives you an option of going through a browser or downloading an AP if it is available.  The APS that I use the most are; Twitterfon, Facebook, WOOT, AP, USA Today and 27togo.com/WYMTtogo.com.  I use my iPhone primarily for Internet access and email.  Contrast that with the Blackberry Curve where email was the primary function.    

As the title states; who is king?  To be fair I went to T-Mobile today to see the G1 Android Phone in action.  I met Jarrod a salesperson who helped demonstrate the phone.  Though he did a great job I have an issue with flipping the screen out to type.  I know you can use the screen keyboard but why have both.  The software for Android wasn’t as clean as the iPhone.  For me the G1 had too many buttons and it seemed that it took more actions to make something as simple as zooming in and out work.  I have also visited the Sprint store to see the Palm Pre and though it is a good looking phone.  To be fair to it and the G1 I would have to spend some time with them to see their strengths and weaknesses. 

Since I can only write about the phones that I have used I have posted three videos from Phonedog.com below that reviews all the phones mentioned.  So which phone do I think is KING?  Well I will let you decide for yourself.  Send me your feedback on these or any other phone that you think is KING for you and why.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Tim Coles, Tech Mashup!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSg_ISFsyJw

http://www.phonedog.com/cell-phone-videos/blackberry-storm-vs-iphone-3g-part-1-form-factor-phone.aspx

http://www.phonedog.com/cell-phone-videos/blackberry-storm-vs-iphone-3g-part-2-messaging-keyboard.aspx

 

 

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