Does everyone try to kill iPhone?

It seems that every single month a new iPhone killer appears on the market. We all know G1 prepared together by: HTC, Google and T-Mobile. The same title was given to Nokia N97, which is not yet on the market. Two business players – Strom from Blackberry and reincarnated Palm were also announced as direct competitors to Apple’s selling hit. Now it seems the press will give this name to one more touch-UI device. This time it’s going to be new Samsung ACME i8910. Unofficial pictures of this iPhone killer are posted at blog. According to unofficial of course specifications it has very multimedia oriented features like HDMI output support and ‘so-called’ HD recording. It will be offered in 8GB and 16GB variants.

I’m wondering when the gossip about next iPhone killer will finish and someone will simply say that all modern high-end phones are looking all the same now 🙂


3 Responses to “Does everyone try to kill iPhone?”

  1. 1 Aymen Saket February 9, 2009 at 7:05 am

    Everyone talks about iPhone Killers. I have tested just about everyphone there is out there, and moved to the Nokia E71. Why?! Well, because there is no iPhone killer, and the iPhone is not a business device.

    Here is how I look at it:

    1. Touch: beleive it, the only real touch phone out there is the apple iPhone, with a capacitive screen, the response is remarkable. The rest of the flock are all resistive touch screens with sloppy touch responses. Take for example the HTC Diamoind, the pride of HTC, every single user will tell you that they repeated their touch gestures more than once many times a day, unlike the iPhone, just touch and there you go.

    2. OS: I beleive that anyphone that DOES NOT CARRY windoes mobile is a good phone, so there goes HTC trying the android with better success, to compete with the iphone, but i am afraid that if Android fail, it will be because of the touch screen, not the OS.

    3. Hardware: if we are talking business, you need to enter your input quickly, and get there in no time, well the resistive touch screens are no good, a candybar E71 does that exactly.

    Finally, I beleive that between linux on mobile, S60, and android, the real winner would be the hardware host. The best one now is the E71. However, if teh race is to kill the iPhone, …. get real, manufacturers need a NEW TOUCH SCREEN TECHNOLOGY or the iPhone touch screen technology.



  2. 2 Cell Phone Reviews February 9, 2009 at 7:15 am

    Well Apple really did a great job in designing the iPhone that competitors didn’t strive hard enough to have a design of their own, but they made it similar to the iPhone.

    You haven’t mentioned the Toshiba TG01

    It looks promising as well, and tough competitor for the iPhone.

  3. 3 Fletch February 10, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    The problem is that phone makers are playing catch up to each other instead of focusing on customers.
    This makes companies follow the perceived leaders instead of trying to become leaders by innovation.
    I like the iPhone as a technological piece. However, I would not buy one today. I proudly carry an E71 because I think it is a better phone for my needs.
    My only hope is that companies will go back to become leaders instead of followers. Until then we, the consumers, are all losing.

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