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So from MSmobiles I found this very neat comparison of the features - I'm actually considering replacing the trusty Orange C600 that I have been using for some while now and everytime I catch the video of the interactive display of the iPhone I do think it looks great, but..... 

I have to remind myself that Mobiles (even more that Laptops) are a very tactile choice and before you make the commitment you should definately have the chance to pick one up and touch and play with it - jump in too quickly and you could be regretting it later?

Apple iPhone or Windows Mobile phone ? Truthful answer here!
June 29, 2007 [General] | By Edward J. Rutkowski.

The most over-hyped device in history of mankind - Apple iPhone - goes on sale today in USA, and by the end of 2007 also in Europe and in 2008 also in Asia. Some analysts say that iPhone is a "game changer" and it changes everything when it comes to mobile phone industry - so hype is widespread and not limited to Apple fan boys...

Many people are asking themselves whether it is worth waiting for, is it worth purchasing instead of a Windows Mobile powered phone for example? Here you can find truthful and objective answer:

We present hereby a feature comparison between iPhone and Windows Mobile phones, so that people can decide for themselves, which one is better, which one is more suitable for their needs...

  • multi-touch technology (display detects more than one point of contact)
    • iPhone : yes
    • Windows Mobile : no
  • touch screen with "drag, throw, lift the finger and observe scrolling" technology
    • iPhone : yes
    • Windows Mobile : yes (now: TouchFLO technology available only in HTC Touch phone, soon more phones available with it)
  • built-in GPS
    • iPhone : no
    • Windows Mobile : yes (in some models)
  • can run 3rd party stand-alone applications
    • iPhone : no (so no SlingPlayer, no eBook readers, no other 3rd party software!)
    • Windows Mobile : yes (both native code and managed code [.NET, but some models also Java])
  • can run AJAX web applications inside of the Internet browser
    • iPhone : yes (limited to abilities of Safari browser)
    • Windows Mobile : yes (limited to abilities of various browsers, for example: NetFront or Opera Mobile)
  • voice over IP
    • iPhone : no
    • Windows Mobile : yes (including original Skype Mobile and several SIP clients)
  • support for 3G cellular networks = wireless broadband speeds
    • iPhone : no, only EDGE (2.5G technology, slower)
    • Windows Mobile : yes, including HSDPA 3.6 MB/s, UMTS, CDMA EVDO
  • display resolution
    • iPhone : 480x320 pixels
    • Windows Mobile : depending on model : 800x480, 640x480, 320x320, 320x240, 240x240, 176x220
  • camera
    • iPhone : 2 megapixel without autofocus
    • Windows Mobile : depending on model : 2-3 megapixel, some models with autofocus and macro mode
  • internal storage
    • iPhone : 4GB or 8GB
    • Windows Mobile : memory card slot with support 2GB or 4GB in case of the standard cards (some models support though SDHC and thus 8GB and more - no limits)
  • stereo audio over Bluetooth
    • iPhone : no
    • Windows Mobile : yes
  • physical keyboard
    • iPhone : no
    • Windows Mobile : yes (some models)
  • virtual keyboard
    • iPhone : yes
    • Windows Mobile : yes (in some models also with T9 predictive text input)
  • scroll wheel
    • iPhone : no
    • Windows Mobile : yes (some models)
  • visual voice mail
    • iPhone : yes
    • Windows Mobile : yes (available as 3rd party download)
  • Wi-Fi
    • iPhone : yes
    • Windows Mobile : yes (some models)
  • viewing and editing Microsoft Office documents
    • iPhone : no
    • Windows Mobile : yes
  • Microsoft Direct Push email
    • iPhone : no (only IMAP connection to Microsoft Exchange)
    • Windows Mobile : yes
  • instant messaging (I.M.)
    • iPhone : no
    • Windows Mobile : yes (Live Messenger with file transfer ability built-in + several 3rd party I.M. programs available)
  • ability to connect external hardware
    • iPhone : no
    • Windows Mobile : yes (through SD/SDIO interface + through USB host feature in some models)

Conclusion: as you can see above in several areas Windows Mobile phones are superior to Apple iPhone.

Posted on Saturday, June 30, 2007 2:06 PM C500/C600 SmartPhone (or replacement) , Exchange and Push Email , Real Cool Stuff | Back to top

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