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Cell Phone Comparisons
GPhone vs. Touch Phones

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October 31st, 2009

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The introduction of the iPhone last summer was, arguably, one of the defining moments in the evolution of the cell phone industry. In the year since, the buzz surrounding the iPhone has hardly waned, even as impressive competitors pop up on the landscape. And, as exciting as the iPhone is, it remains a relatively expensive option tied to a specific carrier. Because of that exclusivity agreement, Wirefly is restricted from offering the iPhone to our customers. But there are alternatives . . .

If you’re excited about the G1, but are interested in learning more and investigating other options, we’ve compiled a list of equivalent high-end cell phones and present them here. These phones share many of the same features and flexibility seen in the Google phone:

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G1 with Google Palm Pre Samsung Behold Samsung Highlight BlackBerry Storm HTC Imagio
G1 with Google Palm Pre Samsung Impression Samsung Highlight BlackBerry Storm HTC Imagio
Shop Now Shop Now Shop Now Shop Now Shop Now Shop Now
Camera Megapixels 3.2 MP 3 MP 3 MP 3 MP 3.2 MP 5 MP
Applications Available Android Market Sprint Digital Lounge Media Mall   BlackBerry App World Windows Marketplace
Productivity Apps * YES YES YES YES YES YES
Entertainment Apps ++ YES YES YES YES YES YES
Voice-dialing YES NO NO YES YES YES
Music Options MP3, WMA Sprint Music Store AT&T Mobile Music MP3 V CAST with Rhapsody V CAST with Rhapsody
Memory Card Slot YES NO YES YES YES YES
Removable Battery YES YES YES YES YES YES
Network GPRS/Edge EV-DO Rev. A HSDPA GPRS/Edge EV-DO
Rev. A
EV-DO Rev. A
Top Data Speed 3.6 mbps 3.1 mbps 3.6 mbps 3.6 mbps 3.1 mbps 3.1 mbps
Weight 5.6 oz. 4.8 oz. 5.3 oz. 3.7 oz. 5.5 oz. 5.2 oz.
Dimensions 4.6" x 2.2" x 0.6" 3.9" x 2.3" x 0.7" 4.5" x 2.3" x 0.6" 4.2" x 2.1" x 0.5" 4.4" x 2.5" x 0.6" 4.7" x 2.4" x 0.6"
Price $97.99 after instant discount with a new T-Mobile account $99.99 after instant discount with a new Sprint account FREE after instant discount with a new AT&T account FREE after instant discount with a new T-Mobile account $99.99 after instant discount with a new Verizon Wireless account $199.99 after instant discount with a new Verizon Wireless account
Service Plans (unlimited) $59.99 – voice; $30.00 – data; $10.00 – messaging $99.99 – voice, data, and messaging $99.99 – voice; $30.00 – data; $20.00 – messaging $59.99 – voice; $10.00 – data; $10.00 – messaging $149.99 – voice, data, and messaging $149.99 – voice, data, and messaging
Total Cost over 24 months excludes taxes $2,500 $2,500 $3,600 $1,920 $3,700 $3,800
See More Phones T-Mobile Sprint T-Mobile AT&T Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless

*Productivity Apps include, but are not limited to, mobile banking, instant messenger, shopping, ReCall and TurboPasswords.

++Entertainment Apps include, but are not limited to, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Pandora Radio, YouTube, Need for Speed and Fandango.

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