HTC Touch vs. Apple iPhone???

Fareed Mahdi
Cell Phone Editor
Published: July 15, 2007

The HTC Touch and Apple iPhone are both very similar devices, but at the same time very different. I have compiled a list of pros and cons for both to see which one is better for YOU!!

Apple iPhone

HTC Touch

Runs OSX

Runs Windows Mobile 6

Only available with AT&T

Sim unlocked for Worldwide use

5 and 8 GB available

1 GB, 4 GB, and SDHC available

Good on screen keyboard

Keyboard same as before, ideal for stylus

Limited applications available     

Countless applications available

Although many people may prefer the iPhone over the HTC Touch, the fact of the matter is that not everyone can get it. Also not everyone wants to sign or renew their existing contract. The HTC Touch comes factory unlocked and will work on any GSM network while the iPhone currently can only be used with AT&T. Many people will turn to the HTC Touch or other phones as a last resort until they can get there hands on the iPhone. The Touch is available world wide while the iPhone is only available through AT&T and Apple stores across America.

The Windows Mobile 6 upgrade on new phones does add features and has a better UI, but overall it's very similar to Windows Mobile 5. What surprises me is that instead of Microsoft making this type of interface for all Windows phones, only HTC has done it for their own phone.

Microsoft has been working on a project called ZenZui however in my opinion it does not compare with the iPhone touch technology.

Microsoft may just be more concerned with their Touch Technology for the upcoming UMPC's which will have built in phone capability. See link below:

origamiproject.com/blogs/team_blog/archive/2006/03/08/4.aspx

In the near future I would like to see the iPhone come unlocked and sold at all Apple stores. I would also like to see the HTC TouchFLO technology in newer models especially the new ones with a slide out keyboard. This is the first phone released by Apple and already people are going crazy over it.

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