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What are some products that rival the Iphone?

Asked by pplufthesun (607points) September 30th, 2009

What are some phones that rival the iphone? I know the palm pre is one. But what are some specific ones?

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J0E's avatar

HTC Hero, Palm Pre, MyTouch, Blackberry Storm, Omnia, pretty much any touchscreen smartphone.

doggywuv's avatar

Blackberry Storm, Palm Pre, Nokia N97, and the HTC Dream. There are others but these I think are the main rivals.

XOIIO's avatar

The iPhone3g, the iPhone3gs, and a star trek communicator.

DarkScribe's avatar

The BlackBerry Storm was beating it in sales last month. Not sure if it still is. I have have both phones – one personal, one business and much prefer the Storm. My daughters argue over which is best – those who only want games prefer the iPhone 3G, those who want constant (low cost) unlimited internet access and business apps as well as games prefer the BlackBerry.

SpatzieLover's avatar

They don’t call ‘em Crackberry for nothing. my husband’s sixth finger is a Crackberry

ItalianPrincess1217's avatar

@DarkScribe Although it’s most likely too late for me to switch phones I’m still curious why you prefer the Storm to the iPhone? I recently bought an iPhone and I’m just wondering if it was worth the investment.

DarkScribe's avatar

@ItalianPrincess1217 I recently bought an iPhone and I’m just wondering if it was worth the investment.

If you have the iPhone then enjoy it – it is a fine phone, it is just that for me the ability to quickly handle email, browse web sites and particularly the fact that the BlackBerry comes automatically with unlimited internet access is more appealing. I find typing on the BlackBerry to be much faster and easier – even than the 3G version of the iPhone.

ItalianPrincess1217's avatar

@DarkScribe It comes with unlimited Internet? That’s huge. I have to pay $30 extra a month for mine and that still doesn’t include text messaging. Typing doesn’t come easy on the iPhone for me either. But aside from those few flaws I do love the Internet and how easy it is to navigate. And the apps (even free ones) are pretty great too. Im stuck with the phone either way but thanks for filling me on what I could be missing out on.

asmonet's avatar

The Pure looks pretty sweet, I got to play around with one at work today. It has some really neat features, as does the Tilt 2. They are more business centric, but they really don’t look, feel or act like it.
<- Owns an iPhone and works for an AT&T Dealer.

asmonet's avatar

@DarkScribe: Um, no. No single Blackberry comes with unlimited free internet. No phone does. I don’t know where you got that nonsense. I can only imagine that’s a promotional feature – if it exists – and it will not remain free.

@ItalianPrincess1217: Typing on the iPhone will get easier after your first week. It’s a pain for a while, then you learn to trust the corrections it makes and your fingers learn where to go without focusing on it.

asmonet's avatar

@DarkScribe: And, if you’re referring to changes made to your phone to circumvent the carrier’s policies – enjoy your $6000 phone bill. I deal with them all the time at work.

DarkScribe's avatar

@asmonet _Um, no. No single Blackberry comes with unlimited free internet. No phone does. _

Um, you are wrong. Here (Australia) the Vodafone that we use is ONLY available with an unlimited data plan. Check your facts and remember that this is an international forum before responding.

From what I can gather on CrackBerry Australia is not the only place where BlackBerry Storms are sold only on unlimited data plans – RIM (The company that makes BlackBerry) responded to criticism regarding the Storm’s lack of WiFi with “The phone doesn’t need WiFi – it is only sold on an unlimited plan.” When they first came out there were some delays in annuncing which carriers would provide tham as they had to also provide an unlimited plan – which could cut into revenue from their high priced limited plans. Telstra, Australia’s largest carrier refused to sell them for that reason.

There are no changes to the phone, I have owned it and the model before it which was also on an unlimited plan and have never been billed for more than au$79 or $114 per month depending on which phone. That is three years – I don’t that there are any “shock” bills coming.

See: BlackBerry Storm Plans

Maybe you had better pay a little more attention to your “dealings” at work.

(My daughters have the same phone on an unlimited data au$69 plan but with less business features.) The Business plans include unlimited 24×7 phone conversations between all phones registered to the same business. They are a good choice as a business phone.

asmonet's avatar

@DarkScribe: Perhaps, you should pay a little more attention in this forum which as you know is populated mainly by Americans. If you know that your information only applies to one or a few regions of the world you may care to mention it in the future rather than lead others on. @ItalianPrincess1217 lists her location as New York, so while you’re sitting pretty with free internet in Australia, I’ll be the one calling her and helping her work out what to do because she may have taken your advice more seriously than she should.

DarkScribe's avatar

@asmonet DarkScribe Perhaps, you should pay a little more attention in this forum which as you know is populated mainly by Americans.

Why? You are wrong about Storm plans – they aren’t exclusive to Australia. Do some Googling, check CrackBerry and Pinstack, look at some of the US and Canadian telco’s sites and their BlackBerry plans. Some of them have had unlimited internet and email plans since at least 2006 – before we did here.

Even if they were Australian only, why should I worry about the geographic demographics of the Fluther posters? I very often indicate that I am in Australia if it is relevant. This isn’t. If someone wants a response specific to their locale it is up to them to indicate that.

A couple of seconds Googling brings thousands of hits on US/Canada-centic unlimited plans – you know, the ones that you claim don’t exist. Pinstack is full of discussion on them. Here, I’ll help you

ItalianPrincess1217 lists her location as New York, so while you’re sitting pretty with free internet in Australia,

BTW yet more of your slapdash observation of posts – Australia does NOT have free internet, nor did I say or imply that it did. Please at least make an effort to read before responding.

JONESGH's avatar

None rival the iPhone!

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asmonet's avatar

@DarkScribe: I see no reason to continue this conversation, you’ve chosen to take this in a different direction entirely. I’m done. Good luck, dude.

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[mod says] Flame off, people.

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