Okay, Apple iPhone is totally cool, especially the 3G. You wish you can have one, don’t deny. But consider also that there is always an alternative. One-stop comparison site for cellphones and wireless phone plans Wirefly announced its top ten cell phone alternatives to the Apple iPhone.
Phones that made the list include those that have the type of touch-screen and multimedia features that make the iPhone popular, plus many features that the iPhone lacks, such as a full keyboard, live TV, video recording, photo/video messaging, removable battery, stereo hands-free Bluetooth, and a memory card slot to expand memory capacity.
According to Wirefly, the Top 10 cell phone alternatives to the Apple iPhone are:
LG Vu CU920 (AT&T) â€“ This sleek touch-screen phone has a large display and a matte black finish, with 3G data speeds, wide-screen virtual keyboard for texting, and streaming live TV.
LG Vu CU915 (AT&T) â€“ If you can live without live TV on your phone, the new LG Vu CU915 may be the best deal in touch-screen phones today. Itâ€™s the same phone as the LG Vu CU920 without live TV.
LG Voyager (Verizon Wireless) â€“ The Voyager has a unique design with flip-up touch-screen and hidden full QWERTY keyboard, plus Verizonâ€™s EV-DO can be up to 40% faster than the iPhone 3Gâ€™s maximum data speeds.
HTC Touch (Sprint/Alltel) â€“ The most compact touch-screen phone on the market features the incredibly easy TouchFLO touch-screen technology and the faster EV-DO high-speed internet.
LG Dare (Verizon Wireless) â€“ This brand new model for Verizon is super thin, with a brilliant huge touch-screen and EV-DO data speeds; 3.2-megapixel camera/camcorder includes face detection.
Samsung Glyde (Verizon Wireless) â€“ Samsungâ€™s high-end phone is the best of both worlds, with a full touch-screen interface and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, plus EV-DO high-speed internet.
HTC Tilt (AT&T) â€“ This powerful and popular smartphone with a full tilt-up keyboard does it all, from WiFi to GPS to a 3 megapixel camera/camcorder, plus Microsoft Windows Mobile.
BlackBerry Curve (AT&T/Alltel/Sprint/T-Mobile/Verizon Wireless) â€“ The best-selling BlackBerry is available for all carriers, with internet browsing, texting, instant messaging, plus camera, music, and video.
LG Glimmer (Alltel) â€“ The cool slider phone for Alltel has a touch QVGA display plus a traditional keypad; music player, camera, and expandable memory round out the feature set.
Palm Centro (AT&T/Sprint/Verizon Wireless) â€“ The slimmest and best Palm ever is power-packed with Microsoft Windows applications plus high-speed internet, camera, video and music player.
Originally posted on July 16, 2008 @ 11:09 am