We compare five formidable challengers to the iPhone’s throne atop the touch-screen cell phone universe, including the new Storm 2 from Verizon. All of these alternatives offer big, beautiful touch displays that allow complete control over your phone’s features, and support a full suite of online applications like Facebook, Flickr, Google Maps and YouTube.
|iPhone 3GS||Palm Pre||Samsung Impression||Samsung Highlight||BlackBerry Storm 2||HTC Imagio|
|Camera Megapixels||3 MP||3 MP||3 MP||3 MP||3.2 MP||5 MP|
|Applications Available||App Store||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|
|Music Options||iTunes||Sprint Music Store||AT&T Mobile Music||MP3||V CAST with Rhapsody||V CAST with Rhapsody|
|Memory Card Slot||NO||NO||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Network||HSDPA/EDGE||EV-DO Rev. A||HSDPA||GPRS/Edge||EV-DO Rev. A||EV-DO Rev. A|
|Top Data Speed||7.2 mbps HSDPA||3.1 mbps||3.6 mbps||3.6 mbps||3.1 mbps||3.1 mbps|
|Weight||4.8 oz.||4.8 oz.||5.3 oz.||3.7 oz.||5.5 oz.||5.2 oz.|
|Dimensions||4.5″ x 2.4″ x 0.5″||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||$199.99 for 16GB version or $299 for 32GB version with a new account and 2-year activation with select AT&T iPhone plans||$99.99 after instant discount with a new Sprint PCS 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)||$149.99 – voice, data, and messaging||$99.99 – voice, data, and messaging||$149.99 – voice, date, and 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||$3,800 for 16 GB or $3,900 for 32 GB plus tax||$2,500||$3,600||$1,920||$3,700||$3,800|
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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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