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iPhone vs. Pre – Battle of the Smartphones Part ll


iPhone vs. Pre – Continued…

Yesterday we set about trying to determine which was Smartphone was the winner in the fight between Apple’s iPhone and Palm’s Pre – so far we have determined that the Pre has a better camera (with flash no less), better browsing and is more developer friendly.  The iPhone has been falling back on its legendary status, large screen size and state of the art AppStore.

But who will be victorious as the battle rages on…let’s find out!

•    Keyboard: The iPhone’s virtual keyboard is a beauty to behold, and if you’re fitted out with tiny fingers then it is a beauty to use.  The Pre on the other hand is fitted with a slide down complete QWERTY keyboard fit for a king.  However, when you are used to sliding around on a slick virtual keyboard its pretty weird to make the change to a full QWERTY keyboard.

•    Battery: One of the iPhone’s biggest let downs is most definitely the battery.  You can’t change it and your stuck with the one you are given.  If you find that after a while it only tends to last for less than a day then it’s just tough – if you can afford it then you can take it to the Apple Store and if not then carry the charger with you everywhere.  The Pre is totally the opposite and even comes with a spare – now that makes sense…come on Apple – think!

•    Copy and Paste:
You only have to sit at a computer for a few minutes to understand how important the need for a cut and paste facility is – so why wouldn’t you need one on your Smartphone?  Pre agree with me and have brought the feature to their Smartphone but the iPhone doesn’t feel that you deserve a cut and paste opportunity…and there aren’t any plans to introduce the feature in the future…

•    Browser: Finally we have found some ground where the two Smartphones meet.  Both the Pre and the iPhone use a browser that is based on WebKit as so many other Smartphone browsers are today – if anything it’s a little sad that one of them, the iPhone especially, couldn’t take things a step further – the iPhone is known for going that extra distance after all…

So who do you think the winner is?  Maybe you aren’t going to agree with me but after all the facts lay bare on the table, and the Pre has come up as the winner on the majority of the points, I still feel that the iPhone isn’t going to be knocked off its pedestal…

The iPhone set the standard for Smartphones today and although it has an appalling battery and ridiculously low quality camera it still gives that feeling of a well oiled machine that you feel comfortable and proud of holding in your hand.

The Pre is nice, and it has some great features, but compared to the iPhone it feels a little childish…

As I said you may not agree – what do you think?  The Pre?  Maybe neither?  Let us know what you think…


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