Sprint’s Touch a Weak Answer to iPhone’s Call
October 18, 2007, 4:05 pm
Filed under: Apple, AT&T, HTC, mobile, Opera, smartphone, Sprint, Touch

Sprint today launched Touch, the latest addition to its product line. Manufactured by Taiwan’s HTC, the phone has a full touch screen, an mp3 player, and e-mail support, and was touted as an answer to AT&T’s iPhone offering. Some of the phone’s features are very competitive with the iPhone in its first incarnation. The EVDO Rev. 0 network is a substantial advantage for Sprint, but the half Gig of SD storage in the base configuration is uncompetitive with iPhone’s 8 Gig onboard, and Pocket Internet Explorer is not a competitive mobile browser.

Sprint has a competitive product line overall, and Touch will certainly help, but it’s no iPhone.


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PC Mag’s Detailed Review of the Touch

Big Computer Makers Catch iPhone Fever
July 24, 2007, 12:21 pm
Filed under: Dell, Garriques, HP, iPhone, Motorola, smartphone

Dell and HP are each making moves in the smartphone market, Dell in deals with Nokia (and possibly Quanta Computer) and HP with its iPaq 510. But Dell’s hire of former Motorola executive Ron Garriques is believed to indicate an even more serious push into mobile devices.

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