Top 10 iPhone alternatives
Tuesday, December 9, 2008/
The 3G iPhone has been one of the most talked-about gadgets all year, and now mobile phone manufacturers are starting to catch up. The last few months have seen a string of new smart phone gadgets released, all with the intention of stealing would-be buyers away from the iPhone.
But despite the new devices, many buyers aren’t aware of another option. So courtesy of Digital Trends, here are 10 of the best iPhone alternatives.
- LG Prada 2 – This update to the high-end smart phone includes a slide-out keyboard, a five megapixel camera, full HTML browser and WiFi capability. Should be available by the month’s end.
- Samsung Instinct – This device offers a full touchscreen, GPS capabilities and runs on the 3G network, and boasts a two megapixel camera.
- BlackBerry Storm – The device that caused arrests of enthusiastic techies upon news that stores had sold out. It boasts a full touchscreen, 3G network capability and a media player.
- T-Mobile G1 – The much anticipated “Google phone”. Running on open-source Android software, it boasts 3.5G speed and full HTML capabilities.
- Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 – This smartphone runs on Windows software, offering Microsoft Office and a three inch touchscreen.
- HTC Touch Diamond – This device comes with camera, camcorder, four gigabytes of internal memory and a 2.8 inch touchscreen.
- LG Glimmer AX830 – This phone boasts a week-long standby time, a two megapixel camera and weighs merely 4.5 ounces.
- Nokia N96 – Has a pull-out keypad, a camcorder recording up to 30 frames per second (FPS) and supports all major music formats.
- BlackBerry Bold – A full keyboard, media manger, camera and GPS – this iPhone alternative also boasts Microsoft Word and PowerPoint editing. Probably the most similar to the iPhone.
- LG Viewty KU990 – This phone boasts a five megapixel camera with a high definition lens, a 120 FPS camcorder, three inch touchscreen and is compatible with YouTube technology.