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9 iPhone Alternatives

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Geeks and even soccer moms waited 6 months for Apple iPhone to hit the market. Last June 29, their long wait is over! But wait up, looks like someone is brewing a competition. So if are one of the Apple haters or you just really wantto be different from what the crowd is drooling at, you may want to try any of these Apple iPhone's rival. I'd say they are all into good competition. The only separating line are their prices. Yeah...

HTC Touch | Taiwanese cellphone maker HTC unveiled Touch this month, with a large touchscreen that--like the iPhone--is its main navigation system. The device runs Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system, plays music and videos and supports wi-fi Internet connections. The device, on sale this month in Taiwan, comes in "elegant soft black" and "alluring wasabi green."

LG Prada Phone | If you look beyond the posh co-branding, technology--not fashion--is what makes this phone cost $780. The device features a large color display, Adobe Flash-based user interface, document viewing features and music and video playback. Plus, it's only 1.2 centimeters thick. Like the iPhone, the Prada lacks a traditional keypad--buttons appear on the screen.

Samsung F700 | About a month after Apple unveiled the iPhone, Samsung started showing off this wonderphone. It features a 3G data connection, a 5-megapixel digital camera, a large touchscreen, all sorts of multimedia features, an expansion-card slot, Adobe Flash user interface, full Web site browsing and a slide-out QWERTY keypad.

T-Mobile Wing | Yet another HTC smart phone running Windows Mobile, the T-Mobile Wing has ho-hum features like EDGE data-network access and talk time up to only four hours. But it also has a large, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, an expansion card slot and wi-fi.

Nokia N95 | This gadget is thick and hefty but packs a punch, including GPS-powered maps and local search functions, TV-out capabilities to play your videos on a larger screen, and a 5-megapixel digital camera.

Motorola Rizr Z8 | Motorola's "media monster" doesn't have a touchscreen but supports full-motion video playback and 3G Internet browsing, uses the popular and powerful Symbian operating system and has a unique curvy sliding design.

RIM BlackBerry Curve | For business e-mailers who appreciate a touch of elegance, RIM's newest BlackBerry design is functional and attractive, with the usual, high-quality BlackBerry e-mail service and music and video playback.

Helio Ocean | "Virtual" carrier Helio, which resells air time on Sprint's network, decided to set itself apart from the pack by designing its own unique phone. Ocean has two slide-out keypads, one for normal dialing and another for text messaging, e-mailing and Web browsing. The phone also has neat features like GPS-powered Google Maps and an over-the-air music download service.

Sprint Mogul | This HTC-manufactured Windows Mobile smart phone probably won't win any design awards in the near future, but for Sprint customers looking for a solid touchscreen phone with a QWERTY keyboard and 3G network access, the Mogul has you covered.

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