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Alternatives to iPhone V.J. | , 12:56 p.m. July 16, 2008 2008-07-16


The iPhone has had a tremendous impact on the mobile phone markets around the world but not everybody enjoys Apple’s product either for personal reasons or functionality limitations.


There are a number of iPhone alternatives which also have the basics of the device and some extra features. Others can suit your needs the way iPhone cannot. Wirefly has presented a Top 10 list of mobile phones which can pretty much replace an iPhone.


The devices have been picked for their touchscreen and multimedia features which are so popular with iPhone. In addition the list includes phones with features the iPhone does not have including video recording, photo and video messaging, stereo hands-free Bluetooth, memory card slot.

Top 10 alternatives to iPhone:

1. LG Vu CU920 (AT&T) – 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.

2. LG Vu CU915 (AT&T) – 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. It’s the same phone as the LG Vu CU920 without live TV.

3. LG Voyager (Verizon Wireless) – The Voyager has a unique design with flip-up touch-screen and hidden full QWERTY keyboard, plus Verizon’s EV-DO can be up to 40% faster than the iPhone 3G’s maximum data speeds.

4. HTC Touch (Sprint/Alltel) – 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.

5. LG Dare (Verizon Wireless) – 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.

6. Samsung Glyde (Verizon Wireless) – Samsung’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.

7. HTC Tilt (AT&T) – 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.

8. BlackBerry Curve (AT&T/Alltel/Sprint/T-Mobile/Verizon Wireless) – The best-selling BlackBerry is available for all carriers, with internet browsing, texting, instant messaging, plus camera, music, and video.

9. LG Glimmer (Alltel) – 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.

10. Palm Centro (AT&T/Sprint/Verizon Wireless) – The slimmest and best Palm ever is power-packed with Microsoft Windows applications plus high-speed internet, camera, video and music player.


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