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Disclaimer: Referenced speeds require an HSDPA 3.6Mbps / HSUPA capable device with Receive Diversity and/or Equalizer. BroadbandConnect speed claims based on our network tests without compression using 3MB data files. 3G devices not enabled with HSUPA support typical upload speeds of 220-320kbps based on our network tests without compression using 500KB data files for upload. Actual throughput speed varies.
Verizon Wireless is also making headway towards getting its 4G network in place, but they're going a different route than Sprint by selecting LTE technology
their 4G LTE network will be roughly similar to its current 3G network in terms of size.
their network has seen peek download speeds of around 50Mbps, which is huge, but expect real-life download speeds of probably around 10Mbps, http://www.techreviewsource.com/content/view/411/1/
The question is what else do you use your phone for? If you are into email, web surfing and using applications, network speed might be something to consider. Obviously the importance of speed will depend how much time you spend using these non-phone talking functions. Diana Turner, http://www.helium.com/items/1762064-att-v-verizon, In this instance, speed is a bonus that AT&T holds over Verizon. Diana Turner, http://www.helium.com/items/1762064-att-v-verizon, The company has invested more than $55 billion since its inception to increase the wireless voice and data coverage of its national network and to add new 3G services like Mobile Broadband and V CAST. As the carrier with America's largest and most reliable wireless network, Verizon Wireless cell sites in New England provide 3G wireless data connectivity., http://sports.tmcnet.com/news/2010/03/09/4664576.htm
Linux, Linux OS supports more processors than any other operating system on the market, http://communication.howstuffworks.com/smartphone2.htm
iPhone vs Smartphones, iPhone, Pros:, Thin, sleek design., High-quality pre-installed applications, including a "desktop class" web browser, HTML capable e-mail client, and integrated Google Maps, as well as the potential for thousands of third-party applications via the AppStore., Support to read, but not edit, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as Adobe PDF files., Cons:, Tied to expensive multi-year contracts in many countries., Battery life may be insufficient for heavy users., Substantially larger capacity iPod models are available for less money per GB., http://www.everyipod.com/iphone-faq/iphone-3g-pros-and-cons.html, Smartphone, Pros:, Combines PDA and mobile phone functionality in a mobile phone form factor., Plays videos and music files with Windows Media Player Mobile, making it a portable multimedia-device., Variety of accessories, including GPS navigation software and Bluetooth headsets., Cons:, Variety of accessories, including GPS navigation software and Bluetooth headsets., Does not have the same set of built-in applications found on the Pocket PC—most notably, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Mobile are missing., Nationwide coverage, especially for high-speed data, is really limited to areas with larger population densities. Check your carriers coverage before committing to their wireless plan., http://www.smartphonemag.com/cms/_archives/Dec06/SPPCProsCons.aspx
Blackberry Storm vs iPhone, Blackberry Storm, Cons:, The BlackBerry Storm with the stock update from Verizon is a clunky piece of junk. The sad thing is that BlackBerry releases really good updates that fix almost all of the clunkiness, but Verizon wont make them official. So, if you install one of the unofficial updates from BlackBerry, it removes your Verizon warranty. I could care less about the warranty, so I installed one of the most recent updates from BlackBerry, and my phone now runs smooth., The browser, which is one of the most important things to me, is clunky in comparison with the iPhone. One of the “non-official” updates made it much better, but its still a clunky piece of crap. You also have to view one web page at a time. The Apple iPhone allows you to open a lot of windows at a time, and it runs way smoother., iPhone, Pros:, Multitasking: iPhone developers and users will finally be able to switch back and forth between applications without having to shut down the app entirely to enter the new one. Probably the biggest development unveiled Thursday, it comes with a catch: iPhone 3G users won't be able to multitask due to hardware restraints., Merge iPhone OS and iPad OS: There's also the chance that Apple could go even further in borrowing from iPad. It came up right after the iPad was introduced and hasn't been mentioned since. But there's a good chance the OS for the iPhone and the modified OS for the iPad will merge into one operating system. When that will be though is up for debate. John Gruber at DaringFireball thinks the introduction of OS 4.0 is the time. Jim Dalrymple, the author of The Loop blog (and a member of CNET's blog network), says the two operating systems will merge with the release of iPhone OS 4.1 in September or October., Cons:, Wi-Fi syncing: We would've really liked it if we could sync or back up our information on the iPhone over Wi-Fi instead of having to plug in our USB cable., Built-in photo editing: We know you can get third-party photo editors on the iPhone but it would be nice to have a built-in one as well., http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20002318-37.html?tag=hotTopicsBody.1, http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20001799-260.html?tag=mncol;mlt_related, http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19512_7-20002095-233.html?tag=mncol;mlt_related
Moorestown, Nearly every smartphone on the market contains an application processor based on processor cores from ARM. (ARM says 2.5 billion chips with ARM cores shipped last year, and the typical phone has at least two.) ARM doesn't make chips itself; instead, it creates intellectual property in the form of designed-for-processor cores, graphics, and memory connections., http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2360152,00.asp, Moorestown is the Intel Corporation's Atom processor based system-on-a-chip that's designed for smartphones. Moorestown-ready MeeGo operating system, combining the Intel-backed Moblin and Nokia-backed Maemo mobile Linux operating systems, was announced earlier this week. Steven A. http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/News/OpenPeak-OpenTablet-7/
iPhone, AT&T, older Edge network, not 3G, 4.76 oz (135 g), Browser: Safari supports landscape mode, multi-touch zoom and pan, and multiple windows., Screen size: 3.5" diagonal, GPS: A-GPS; photo, video geo-tagging, Keyboard: No
Droid, Verizon, Best 3G coverage in America, 5.99 oz (170 g), Browser: WebKit-based, Screen size: 3.7" diagonal, GPS: A-GPS supports LBS / navigation with turn-by-turn driving directions, Keyboard: Layout-Qwerty
Blackberry Storm 2, Pros: It has improved to have Wi-Fi, double the memory of the first version and an updated blackberry handheld software. The screen is a big larger compared to the Palm Pre., http://cell-phones.toptenreviews.com/smartphones/blackberry/blackberry-storm-2-review.html, Cons: The touch screen at the beginning let many people down due to the sluggishness and the not so comfortable "click" feel on the whole screen.
Palm Pre, Pros: It is a touch screen which allows many features such as zooming in or out with a pinching mode. It has a great program to surf the web and use all the top pages such as Facebook, Twitter and Google. Also, it has a built in GPS, Wi-Fi and stereo., http://cell-phones.toptenreviews.com/smartphones/palm/palm-reviews-49311.htm, Cons:It has a small screen. The inter graded camera does not record any types of videos.
Kenya Morales, Pros: 1.)The Nexus One only weighs 130 grams and is 11.5 millimeters thick. 2.)Video can be played for well over 3 hours over Wi-Fi from YouTube in H.264 (Baseline 1.2). 3.) The screen will self adjust brightness 4.)Nexus One comes out of the gate with a beloved 5 megapixel snapper with flash. 5.You can assign your Google Voice number to the phone, and use it to make all outbound calls and text messages.
Wendy Cardenas, Cons: 1. choice of coloring -- we would have liked to see something a little more consistent as opposed to the two-tone, particularly when the choice of hues is this drab and familiar. 2. no physical camera key -- had some real trouble with those four dedicated buttons: consistently accidentally tapping them while composing an email or text message, or missing them when tapping a little too low. 3. color balance -- reds and oranges are severely blown-out and oversaturated and cannot be seen in bright light, esp. sunlight. 4. tinny loudspeaker -- unpleasant for conference calls. 5. the dated and always-underwhelming music player has undergone almost zero change, and the soft keyboard -- while better than previous models -- can still be inaccurate. http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/04/nexus-one-review/
3G, Released July 11, 2008, the iPhone 3G supports faster 3G data speeds via UMTS with 3.6 Mbps HSDPA, and assisted GPS.
3GS, improved performance, a camera with higher resolution and video capability, voice control, and support for 7.2 Mbps HSDPA downloading (but remains limited to 384 Kbps uploading as Apple has not implemented the HSPA protocol)
Original, January 2007 the first generation iPhone was released for sale to At&T users that had two-year contracts with the company., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone
Product Description • Wrist Type: Wrist mobile phone (Watch mobile phone) • General Network GSM900/GSM1800/GSM1900 • Supports dual SIM card • Stereo calls • Bluetooth wireless data transmission/USB data transmission • 1.3 megapixels CMOS camera.
wrist watch phone, pros:, Jorje Alejandro, A watch phone replaces two devices: a wrist watch and a cellphone, so there’s less luggage to carry arround in your pockets It usually comes with a Bluetooth headset in the package, making it almost usable on a daily basis It’s easier to see if you have any missed calls or SMS messages A watch phone is always in reach, so you won’t miss a call or new message (this can also be regarded as a weak point, in case you don’t want to be reached). The alarm function will also be really loud as it’s closed to the ear, so you won’t fall asleep anymore in the morning when you have to go to work., You get it all, a cell phone, mp3 player, video player, digital and video camera., Ted DiPerna, cons:, A watch phone’s size is much bigger than a normal wrist watch, making it not a fashion statement and hard to match with your clothes Because it weights almost as much as a phone it’s hard to wear it all day long, and your hand gets tired after a few hours The screen for the screen is very small, thus lacking precision so that many times the menu options are hard to access, even with the stylus Always phone functions are mostly basic (Calls, Messaging, Phonebook), so if you need more than that you won’t be satisfied with a watch phone Having a Bluetooth headset paired to the watch phone means there’s another gadget that needs to be charged regularly. Also it increases the chance (actually doubles it) that one of them runs out of juice at one time and you don’t want to use the speaker as everyone near you can hear what you have to say. Every watch phone uses its special operating system, so not much of support here from software developers, so even if you can install additional applications the offers is very limited.