Smartphone comparison

iPhone 3GS ? Motorola Droid ? Palm Pre ? HTC Touch ?

For those of you who are quite unable to make your mind on which Smartphone to go for, here’s a detailed chart listing the features and cost for the top Smartphones currently in the market.

Thanks to Bill Shrink for producing this chart

It is interesting to see that three out of these four smartphones are based on Open Source technologies.

However, the iPhone has about 100K, that’s right… a Hundred thousand applications (on last count) available for download at the app store. This phenomenon is again a testimony to the superlative marketing skills by Apple. Although the number of developers for the iPhone must surely be far less compared to all the open source developers out there, the Applications for the iPhone beat those for the open source Android platform in an almost 10:1 ratio.

What I would like to see is, with Giants like Google and Nokia backing open source mobile platforms like Android and Maemo respectively, will the iPhone be able to sustain it’s top spot in the Smartphone market ? 

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3 Responses

  1. anuz Says:

    android will kick everyone’s arse, application un-official ones will surely surpass apple in a year’s time or so.

  2. Akhil Sakpal Says:

    The Droid will definately win over the Palms and MyTouchs but taking over Apple is going to be HUGE feat.. or something which might NEVER happen…

    and it’s gotta nothing to do with the OS or the device or the marketing… or even the price… it’s just the BRAND IMAGE…

    one can never beat the APPLE Brand Image… and u can take the example of the Ipods and Itouchs for the same… there are many many many mp3 players that offer better price .. better output .. better usability .. drag n drop .. etc etc.. the list is endless… but still the only ones who do not buy Apples are the only ones who genuinely hate the brand .. all others end up goin for the Apple Image..

    and that is what is going to get repeated in the Cell Phone Market as well…

    Akhil

  3. Bum Bag : Says:

    i just wish that mp3 players could also have some 10 band equalizers and bass boost functions-.”

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