Top 10 iPhone alternatives

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.

  1. 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.
  1. Samsung Instinct – This device offers a full touchscreen, GPS capabilities and runs on the 3G network, and boasts a two megapixel camera.
  1. 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.
  1. T-Mobile G1 – The much anticipated “Google phone”. Running on open-source Android software, it boasts 3.5G speed and full HTML capabilities.
  1. Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 – This smartphone runs on Windows software, offering Microsoft Office and a three inch touchscreen.
  1. HTC Touch Diamond – This device comes with camera, camcorder, four gigabytes of internal memory and a 2.8 inch touchscreen.
  1. LG Glimmer AX830 – This phone boasts a week-long standby time, a two megapixel camera and weighs merely 4.5 ounces.
  1. Nokia N96 – Has a pull-out keypad, a camcorder recording up to 30 frames per second (FPS) and supports all major music formats.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.




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