The iPhone drives a lot of interest in the cell phone market these days. And newly arriving on the market is the much anticipated Palm Pre from Sprint. So, for those customers who need the full-featured power of a smartphone, we compare four strong PDA alternatives to the iPhone and Palm Pre.
|iPhone 3GS||BlackBerry Curve 8900||BlackBerry Storm 2||BlackBerry Tour||BlackBerry Flip|
|Camera Megapizels||3 MP||3.2 MP||3.2 MP||3.2 MP||2 MP|
|Applications Available||App Store||BlackBerry App World||BlackBerry App World||BlackBerry App World||BlackBerry App World|
|Productivity Apps *||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Entertainment Apps ++||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Music Options||iTunes||MP3||V CAST with Rhapsody||MP3||V CAST with Rhapsody|
|Memory Card Slot||NO||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Network||HSDPA/EDGE||EDGE||EV-DO Rev. A||EV-DO Rev. A / HSDPA||GPRS/EDGE|
|Top Data Speed||7.2 mbps||2.4 mbps||3.1 mbps||3.6 mbps||2.4 mbps|
|Weight||4.8 oz.||3.9 oz.||5.5 oz.||4.6 oz.||3.6 oz.|
|Dimensions||4.5" x 2.4" x 0.5"||2.4" x 4.3" x 0.5"||4.4″ x 2.5″ x 0.6″||4.4" x 2.4" x 0.6"||4.0" x 2.0" x 0.7"|
|Price||$199 for 16 GB version or $299 for 32 GB version with a new account and 2-year activation with select AT&T iPhone plans||$99.99 after instant discount with a new Verizon Wireless account||
$29.99 after instant discount with a new Verizon Wireless account
$99.99 after instant discount with a new Sprint account
|FREE after instant discount with a new Verizon Wireless or T-Mobile account|
|Service Plans (unlimited)||$99.99 – voice; $30.00 – data; $20.00 – messaging||AT&T: $99.99 – voice; $30.00 – data; $20.00 – messaging; T-Mobile: $59.99 – voice; $30.00 – data; $10.00 – messaging||$149.99 – voice, data, and messaging||Verizon: $149.99 – voice, data, and messaging; Sprint: $99.99 – voice, data, and messaging||Verizon: $149.99 – voice, data, and messaging; T-Mobile: $59.99 – voice; $30.00 – data; $10.00 – messaging|
|Total Cost over 24 months (excludes taxes)||$3,800 for 16 GB or $3,900 for 32 GB||AT&T: $3,600; T-Mobile: $2,400||$3,700||Verizon: $3,630; Sprint: $2,500||Verizon: $3,600; T-Mobile: $2,400|
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*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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