12 reasons to buy an iphone 3g over a windows mobile device.
1. The iphone has a much faster operating system than any windows mobile device, including the new htc diamond.
2. Safari browser is the most user friendly browser on a mobile device.
3. Jailbrake will open up so many more applications for the phone, so you will be able to have video recording, game emulators, mms the list goes on and on.
4. Apps store: loads and loads of respectable developers like sega will be producing great games and apps for the phone.
5. the touchscreen interface is smoother than any windows device on the market now. also the ease of use if far better.
6. The music and video player is far superior.
7. Tom Tom coming soon for the phone which will be much better than a windows device.
8. The iphone has style written all over it. looks much nicer than any windows device now.
9. Syncing your content from computer to your phone is flawless.
10. Push email coming soon for the phone.
11. we are not putting more money in bill gates pocket.
12. "hi i'm a mac" "and i'm a pc"
12 reasons to buy Windows Mobile phone instead of iPhone 3G
July 11, 2008 [Pocket PC phone] | By Edward J. R.
iPhone 3G goes on sale today worldwide, but we would like to point out that in many respects Windows Mobile phones are superior to iPhone 3G.
Here are the reasons:
3rd party applications in iPhone 3G cannot run in background: only one application can run at any given time in iPhone 3G so no background running of applications possible! In Windows Mobile phone several (many) applications can run at the same time so it is possible for example to simultaneously run in Windows Mobile: a) downloading a 50 MB MP3 file with a podcast, b) IM chatting with somebody including native Skype client for windows Mobile or native Live Messenger from Microsoft, c) edit Office documents, d) browse Internet, e) make a phone call, etc.
iPhone 3G has resolution of only 480x320 what is 2 times less than VGA (640x480) and W-VGA (wide VGA = 800x480) used in several Windows Mobile phones, what practically means: you can read more text on the display at once and everything is sharper
camera in iPhone 3G is inferior to camera in many Windows Mobile phones: it has only 2 megapixels compared to 3 to 5 megapixels in Windows Mobile phones and it does not have auto-focus - also present in many Windows Mobile phones
one cannot record videos with built-in camera of iPhone 3G, what is possible up to resolution of 640x480 pixels and 30 FPS (frames per second) in Windows Mobile phones
iPhone 3G supports HSDPA of maximal speed only 3.6 MB/second, while some Windows Mobile phones (including HTC Touch Diamond) suppport HSDPA of speed 7.2 MB/second
iPhone 3G does not have exchangeable battery that all Windows Mobile phones have, but only built-in battery so if you run out of battery you cannot replace it to prolong battery life - as it is possible with Windows Mobile phones
original (i.e. from Microsoft) Office Mobile is built-in in each Windows Mobile phone and allows not only for viewing but also for editing of Office documents, so there is no need ot buy 3rd party software for it
there is much more 3rd party applications (programs) for Windows Mobile: over 20,000 compared to 500 for iPhone 3G
to make applications for Windows Mobile one needs either PC computer or Mac but to make applications for iPhone 3G one needs to buy a Mac computer - if you don't have Mac computer then you cannot develop applications for iPhone 3G
most Windows Mobile phones come without SIM lock so they can be used at any operator in given country and with SIM cards from abroad (important when traveling and you want to use local prepaid SIM card to avoid International roaming fees) while iPhone 3G has SIM lock and can work with only this operator at which it has been purchased
iPhone 3G has capacitive touch-screen meaning that it must be used with fingers and that it cannot be used with stylus or fingernails (what women like)
iPhone 3G has no physical keyboard or keypad, so users have no choice but to use virtual keyboards on the display while Windows Mobile offers phones in various form-factors, including such that have both touch-screen and a physical QWERTY keyboard
Conclusion: do not buy iPhone 3G but instead buy one of many Windows Mobile phones!
Anonymous, 21 Jul 2008Wrong
8gb = 857 euro
16gb = 922 euro
http://www.plemix.com/phone-apple-iphone3g-phoneNope I'm not wrong.
525 = 8gb and 615 = 16gb
499 = 8gb and 569 = 16gb
If you don't know anything about it, shut up, cause the prices are on the carrier websites and I don't think they are wrong.
Anonymous, 21 Jul 2008You're belgian unlocked iphone prices are wrong;
8gb = 525 EUR
16gb = 615 EUR
Please ch... moreWOW, that's too much money for a "just" cool phone with uncomplete features..
when u can get an "oke" looking phone with complete features (for nowadays smartphone) with less money than that..
and that's not even the iphone 3G yet, i wonder how much it will cost for the unlocked iphone 3g..
8gb = 857 euro
16gb = 922 euro
You're belgian unlocked iphone prices are wrong;
8gb = 525 EUR
16gb = 615 EUR
Please change this information. The prices are out for a month now so.
se23, 21 Jul 2008I agree with Adam, who the hell r u? Get lost man. News is news and u come with some off topic... morelook here mr se23 if u dont agree what i say is not a problem but the iphone 3g and the iphone suks BIG TIME i am just saving u some money and time so get ur self a NOKIA and give it a rest i have all of them so just say thanks for saving you some money
if u dont like what i say is not my problem
onelove, 21 Jul 2008u get the iphone and be happy no need to tell me to f.off I agree with Adam, who the hell r u? Get lost man. News is news and u come with some off topic rant about nokia.
Adam, 21 Jul 2008What was the point in that post. f-off.u get the iphone and be happy no need to tell me to f.off
Have a Brazilian Hack Group, who already unblock the Iphone 3G on last monday 14/7.
Brazilian hackers unlocked Iphone 3g frist.
See www.techguru.com.br and look for unlock iphone 3g video
keep the damm iphone loked is and and see what nokia is caming up soon ....Did any one try the new e71 or e66 ....now that is art on mobile ...who needs the scroll(iphone) when u cant send bluetooth music video ring tones or when u are online web u can download nuthig the battery useless u will be afraid to take ur phone any where whit out a charger....yes ok u can zoom ur phots ok u can show off but at the end u know that the heavy phone just to show photos ?nnaaa and u keep charging the iphone so much u can use it like a press iron it get so hot ... and WHY WHY in havens name u keep it locked ? no mobile company ever did anythig like this ...i say KEEP IT i need a good mobile not a joke like iphone
Jailbroke my 3g iphone last night. went very smoothly. there are very little 3rd party apps out yet for the 2.0 firmware so do expect to much for at least a few weeks. the jailbrake actually made my phone run a bit faster aswell, not sure why that is but it did. dont forget tho if you choose to jailbreak your iphone you could void your warrenty.
cant wait for the old apps to update to 2.0. happy days.